Horchata Lyrics

Vampire Weekend


album: Track 1 in album Contra
release date: 2010-1-11
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Indie Rock
length: 3:27
producer: Rostam
lead vocals: Ezra Koenig
mixer: Justin Gerrish and Rostam
engineer: Rostam, Justin Gerrish and Shane Stoneback
keyboard: Ezra Koenig
additional guest cello: Hamilton Berry
additional guest: Anne Donlon
additional guest double bass: Nat Baldwin
additional guest viola & violin: Jonathan Chu
assistant engineer: Fernando Lodeiro
guest additional shekere & percussion: Marcus Farrar
guest additional percussion & shekere & bass drum & shakers & marimba: Mauro Refosco
composer: Ezra Koenig, Christopher Tomson, Chris Baio, Rostam
lyricist: Ezra Koenig, Rostam

Cover Art

Vampire Weekend Contra cover art
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In December drinking horchata
I'd look psychotic in a balaclava
Winter's cold is too much to handle
Pincher crabs that pinch at your sandals

(Whoaaaaa ooooh)

In December drinking horchata
Look down your glasses at that Aranciata
With lips and teeth to ask how my day went
Boots and fists to pound on the pavement
Here comes a feeling you thought you'd forgotten
Chairs to sit and sidewalks to walk on

(Whoaaaaaa ooooh)

You'd remember drinkin horchata
You'd still enjoy it with your foot on masada

Winter's cold is too much to handle
Pincher crabs that pinch at your sandals
Here comes a feeling you thought you'd forgotten
Chairs to sit and sidewalks to walk on
Ooh you had it but oh no you lost it
Lookin back you shouldn't have fought it

In December, drinkin horchata
I'd look psychotic in a balaclava
Winter's cold is too much to handle
Pincher crabs that pinch at your sandals
Years go by and hearts start to harden
Those palms and firs that grew in your garden
Falling down and nearing the rose beds
The roots are shooting up through the tool shed
Those lips and teeth that asked how my day went
Are shouting up through cracks in the pavement

Here comes a feeling you thought you'd forgotten
Chairs to sit and sidewalks to walk on
Oh you had it but oh no you lost it
You understood so you shouldn't have fought it

Here comes a feeling you thought you'd forgotten
Chairs to sit and sidewalks to walk on
Here comes a feeling you thought you'd forgotten
Chairs to sit and sidewalks to walk on






Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Horchata
  • 2 White Sky
  • 3 Holiday
  • 4 California English
  • 5 Taxi Cab
  • 6 Run
  • 7 Cousins
  • 8 Giving Up the Gun
  • 9 Diplomat’s Son
  • 10 I Think Ur a Contra