Ya Hey Lyrics

Vampire Weekend


publisher: ©Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
writers: Ariel Rechtshaid, Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij
album: Track 10 in album Modern Vampires of the City
release date: 2013-5-14
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
length: 5:12
assistant engineer: Eric Isip
engineer: Chris Kasych
mix: Rich Costey
assistant mix: Chris Kasych
producer: Rostam Batmanglij, Ariel Rechtshaid
composer: Rostam Batmanglij, Ezra Koenig, Ariel Rechtshaid
lyricist: Ezra Koenig

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[Verse 1]
Oh, sweet thing
Zion doesn’t love you
And Babylon don’t love you
But you love everything
Oh, you saint
America don’t love you
So I could never love you
In spite of everything

[Pre-Chorus]
In the dark of this place
There’s the glow of your face
There’s the dust on the screen
Of this broken machine
And I can’t help but feel
That I’ve made some mistake
But I let it go
Ya Hey (x3)

[Chorus]
Through the fire and through the flames
(Ya hey x2, Ut Deo, ya hey x2)
You won’t even say your name
(Ya hey x2, Ut Deo, ya hey x2)
Through the fire and through the flames
You won’t even say your name
Only “I am that I am”
But who could ever live that way?
(Ya Hey x2)
Ut Deo, Ya Hey
Ut Deo, Deo

[Verse 2]
Oh, the motherland don’t love you
The fatherland don’t love you
So why love anything?
Oh, good God
The faithless they don’t love you
The zealous hearts don’t love you
And that’s not gonna change

[Pre-Chorus]
All the cameras and files
All the paranoid styles
All the tension and fear
Of a secret career
And I think in your heart
That you’ve seen the mistake
But you let it go
Ya Hey (x3)

[Chorus]
Through the fire and through the flames
(Ya hey x2, Ut Deo, ya hey x2)
You won’t even say your name
(Ya hey x2, Ut Deo, ya hey x2)
Through the fire and through the flames
You won’t even say your name
Only “I am that I am”
But who could ever live that way?
(Ya Hey x2)
Ut Deo, Ya Hey
Ut Deo, Deo

[Middle 8]
Outside the tents, on the festival grounds
As the air began to cool, and the sun went down
My soul swooned, as I faintly heard the sound
Of you spinning “Israelites”
Into “19th Nervous Breakdown”

[Chorus]
Through the fire and through the flames
(Ya hey x2, Ut Deo, ya hey x2)
You won’t even say your name
(Ya hey x2, Ut Deo, ya hey x2)
Through the fire and through the flames
You won’t even say your name
Only “I am that I am”
But who could ever live that way?
(Ya Hey x2)
Ut Deo, Ya Hey
Ut Deo, Deo

[Refrain]
Through the fire and through the flames
You won’t even say your name
Only “I am that I am”
But who could ever live that way?
(Ya Hey x2)
Ut Deo, Ya Hey
Ut Deo, Deo

Track Listing

  • 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