Vampire Weekend - Horchata Lyrics

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


  • Credits
    album: Track 1 in album Contra
    release date: 2010-1-11
    popularity : 103 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
    Album Information
    label: XL Recordings
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 634904042929
    script: Latin