Mansard Roof Lyrics

Vampire Weekend


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Rostam Batmanglij, Ezra Koenig
album: Track 1 in album Vampire Weekend
release date: 2008-1-28
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length: 2:08
engineer: Jeff Curtin, Rostam Batmanglij, Shane Stoneback
mix: Jeff Curtin, Shane Stoneback, Rostam Batmanglij
producer: Rostam Batmanglij
composer: Vampire Weekend
lyricist: Ezra Koenig

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I see a mansard roof through the trees
I see a salty message written in the eaves
The ground beneath my feet
The hot garbage and concrete
And now the tops of buildings, I can see them too
The Argentines collapse in defeat
The admiralty surveys the remnants of the fleet
The ground beneath their feet
Is a nautically-mapped sheet
As thin as paper
While it slips away from view

Track Listing

  • 1 Mansard Roof
  • 2 Oxford Comma
  • 3 A-Punk
  • 4 Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
  • 5 M79
  • 6 Campus
  • 7 Bryn
  • 8 One (Blake’s Got a New Face)
  • 9 I Stand Corrected
  • 10 Walcott
  • 11 The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance