Vampire Weekend - Step Lyrics

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Intro:
Every time I see you in the world
You always step to my girl

Verse 1:
Back, back, way back I used to front like Angkor Wat
Mechanicsburg, Anchorage and Dar es Salaam
While home in New York was champagne and disco
Tapes from L.A. slash San Francisco
But actually Oakland and not Alameda
Your was in Berkley with her communist reader
Mine was entombed with a boombox and walkman
I was a hoarder, but girl that was back then

Chorus:
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
What you on about?
I feel it in my bones,
I feel it in my bones,
I’m stronger now,
I’m ready for the house
Such a modest mouse
I can’t do it alone,
I can’t do it alone,

Every time I see you in the world
You always step to my girl

Verse 2:
Ancestors told me that their girl was better
She’s richer than croesus
She’s tougher than leather
I just ignored all the tales of a past life
Stale conversation deserves but a bread knife
And punks who would laugh when they saw us together
Well they didn’t know how to dress for the weather
I can still see them there huddled on Astor
Snow falling slow to the sound of the master

Chorus:
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
What you on about?
I feel it in my bones,
I feel it in my bones,
I’m stronger now,
I’m ready for the house
Such a modest mouse
I can’t do it alone,
I can’t do it alone,

Verse 3:
Wisdom’s a gift, but you’d trade it for youth
Age is an honor, it’s still not the truth
We saw the stars when they hid from the world
You cursed the sun when it stepped to you girl
Maybe she’s gone and I can’t resurrect her
The truth is she doesn’t need me to protect her
We know the true death, the true way of all flesh
Everyone’s dying, but girl you’re not old yet

Chorus:
The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
What you on about?
I feel it in my bones,
I feel it in my bones,
I’m stronger now,
I’m ready for the house
Such a modest mouse
I can’t do it alone,
I can’t do it alone,

The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
What you on about?
I feel it in my bones,
I feel it in my bones,
I’m stronger now,
I’m ready for the house
Such a modest mouse
I can’t do it alone,
I can’t do it alone,

Every time I see you in the world
You always step to my girl
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Obvious Bicycle
  • 2 Unbelievers
  • 3 Step
  • 4 Diane Young
  • 5 Don’t Lie
  • 6 Hannah Hunt
  • 7 Everlasting Arms
  • 8 Finger Back
  • 9 Worship You
  • 10 Ya Hey
  • 11 Hudson
  • 12 Young Lion


  • Credits
    album: Track 3 in album Modern Vampires of the City
    release date: 2013-5-6
    popularity : 156 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Pop Rock/Indie Pop/Indie Rock
    length: 4:11
    producer: Ariel Rechtshaid and Rostam
    mixer: Rich Costey
    engineer: Chris Kasych
    assistant mixer: Chris Kasych
    assistant engineer: Eric Isip
    lyricist: Ezra Koenig
    composer: Ezra Koenig, Rostam
    Album Information
    label: XL Recordings
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 634904055622
    script: Latin