"Louisiana" as written by and Matthew Frederick/bauer Barrick....
Louisiana
Come, go away with me
We'll take the highway
I'll see you in between

I listen to my head
And every word have come
It's been two days without it
The sleeping in the sun, hey

Crossing through Tennessee
Watching the sunrise
Thinking about a dream
Well, we'll listen all night

To the footsteps in the hall
There's thunder and there's lightening
A hundred miles off

I got my hands full
All summer long
I got my hands full
I got my hands full

Louisiana
Come, go away with me
Drinking our coffee
Under the canopy

Never saw a morning
I slept through half a day
There's thunder and there's lightening
A hundred miles away, hey

I got my hands full
Oh, summertime
I got my hands full
I got my hands full


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"Louisiana" as written by Matthew Frederick Barrick James Hamilton Leithauser

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  • +1
    General CommentI love this song! I think this is definitely one of the Walkmen's better songs...

    also here are the lyrics I found on the Walkmen's website (sort of, they were from the message boards haha)

    Louisiana
    Come, go away with me.
    We’ll take the highway.
    I’ll see you in between.
    If I listened to my head
    I never would have come.
    It’s been two days without it
    Just sleeping in the sun.
    Hey!

    Crossing through Tennessee
    Watching the sunrise
    Thinking about a dream.
    Well, we listen all night
    To the footsteps in the hall.
    There's thunder and there’s lightning
    A hundred miles off.

    I got my hands full
    All summer long.
    I got my hands full.
    I got my hands full.

    Louisiana
    Come, go away with me.
    Drinking our coffee
    Under the canopy.
    We never saw the morning.
    I slept through half a day.
    There's thunder and there's lightning
    A hundred miles away.
    Hey!

    I got my hands full
    Most of the time.
    I got my hands full.
    I got my hands full.
    dothepanic251on June 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is my favorite Walkmen song, definitely.

    And yes, I think there is a dark meaning to it, like he cannot enjoy his vacation because of the stresses of his life. I think the line, "Drinking my coffee under a canopy," is pretty symbolic of what the song's meaning really is, saying he cannot enjoy himself because of the canopy of stress hanging over his life.
    mofloon September 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWoo hoo! the boys are back with a thunderous new album, and I got first post!

    Love those mariachi trumpets! Great to hear an upbeat song from the Walkmen!
    bkat004on June 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song.
    Love Louisianna.

    Saw them play my school. so effin awesome
    CautionarySongon July 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI wonder if it might be about going to rehab in Louisiana. Palmetto (palmettocenter.com), for instance, has clients travel in from all over to receive treatment there.
    louisianawaterson November 25, 2011   Link

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