Ladder Song Lyrics

Bright Eyes


publisher: ©SONGS MUSIC PUBLISHING
writers: Conor M Oberst
album: Track 9 in album The People’s Key
release date: 2011-2-11
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length: 3:58

Cover Art

Bright Eyes The People’s Key cover art
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No one knows where the ladder goes
You're going to lose what you love the most
You're not alone in anything
You're not unique in dying
Feel a strange day every now and then
Fall asleep reading science fiction
I want to fly in your silver ship
Let Jesus hang and Buddha sit
It's on now
The days are long now
The ups and the sundowns
And a twisting mind
If I got to go first
I'll do it on my terms
I'm tired of traitors always changing sides
They were friends of mine

Don't hang around as the promise breaks
You'll be there when the next one's made
Kiss the feet of a charlatan
Some imagined freedom
All the rest is predictable
You can say you're the first to know
Bought a mantra to concentrate
Car alarm or hissing snake
I know now
Oh, it's going to turn now
You got to calm down
Or I'll lose my place
Got to get to the center
Got to get to the concert
Run off with a dancer
Going to celebrate

Welcome the new age
Covered in warrior paint
Lights from the jungle to the sky
See now, a star's born
Looks just like a blood orange
Don't it just make you want to cry
Precious friend of mine?

Well, I know when it's finally done
This whole life's a hallucination
You're not alone in anything
You're not alone in trying
To be


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Firewall
  • 2 Shell Games
  • 3 Jejune Stars
  • 4 Approximate Sunlight
  • 5 Haile Selassie
  • 6 A Machine Spiritual (In the People’s Key)
  • 7 Triple Spiral
  • 8 Beginner’s Mind
  • 9 Ladder Song
  • 10 One for You, One for Me