Blues From Down Here Lyrics

TV on the Radio


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Babatunde Omoroga Adebimpe, David Andrew Sitek, David Kyp Joel Malone, Gerard Anthony Smith, Jaleel Bunton
album: Track 9 in album Return to Cookie Mountain
release date: 2006-7-3
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genres: Electronic Rock Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Downtempo/Post Rock/Experimental/Indie Rock
length: 5:18
drums: Jaleel Bunton
vocal: Kyp Malone and Babatunde Adebimpe
guitars: Dave Sitek
guitar: Kyp Malone
guest: Shanina Robinson and Katrina Ford
horn: Chris Taylor, Stuart Bogie and Martin Perna
sampler: Dave Sitek
synthesizer: Dave Sitek
horn arranger: Chris Taylor

Cover Art

TV on the Radio Return to Cookie Mountain cover art
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From the depths I called you, ma
For your breath and breast so warm and fabled
Your hands reached inside
Grabbed my heart, enlarged, disabled

Hailed for your mercy
An ear that cares

How the blues sound from up there?

With my wet hair, I wipe the blood off of your feet
Carry me through these shark infested waters
Well you spared me from slaughter for sure,
But these sharks are equally in need of a martyr

Oh kindess shared
Undeserved purest gift, this life you spared

How the blues sound from up there?

Teeth gnashing, masticating this dumb tongue
Quiet now, quiet now, hear that supplication
Echo into the void
Been received by no one

Oh my sweet dear
Cold alone poisoning ourselves
Engulfed in our own tears

Signed, blues from down here.

Pull the pin, drop it in, let it wash away your

Time for your favorite story
Of how to achieve golden glory
Wash yourself all squeaky clean
All in white all Hallow's Eve

Lessen your desire
Hold your breath so patiently
Never inquire how to be free
Just stay on your knees

You might doubt it
Think there's nothing left for me
To do but stomp my feet
And shout about it

From the depths I called you.

Now I'm waiting for an answer patiently
Stuck here at the bottom of this well
It's not the last you've heard from me


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 I Was a Lover
  • 2 Hours
  • 3 Province
  • 4 Playhouses
  • 5 Wolf Like Me
  • 6 A Method
  • 7 Let the Devil In
  • 8 Dirtywhirl
  • 9 Blues From Down Here
  • 10 Tonight
  • 11 Wash the Day