She left a week to roam
Your protector's coming home
Keep your secrets with you, girl
Safe from the outside world

You walk along the stream
Your head caught in a waking dream
Your protector's coming home (coming home)

As you lay to die beside me, baby
On the morning that you came
Would you wait for me?
The other one would wait for me

You run with the devil

Tell your brother to be good
Tell your sister not to go
Tell your mother not to wait
Tell your father I was good

As you lay to die beside me, baby
On the morning that you came
Would you wait for me?
The other one would wait for me


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  • +3
    General CommentI think that:
    "I'm the one in the shootin' game"

    Should be:
    "On the morning that you came"
    OVNSon July 07, 2008   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationLyricWiki says:

    "She left a week to roam,
    Your protector's coming home.
    Keep your secrets with you girl,
    safe from the outside world.

    You walk along the stream,
    Your head caught in a waking dream,
    Your protector's coming home, coming home.

    As you lay to die beside me, baby,
    On the morning that you came.
    Would you wait for me?
    The other one would wait for me.

    As you lay to die beside me, baby,
    On the morning that you came.
    Would you wait for me?
    The other one would wait for me.

    You run with the devil.
    You run with the devil.

    Tell your brother to be good,
    Tell your sister not to go,
    Tell your mother not to wait,
    Tell your father I was good.

    As you lay to die beside me, baby,
    On the morning that you came.
    Would you wait for me?
    The other one would wait for me."

    ...and I agree.
    cdn42on March 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI must agree with OVNS.
    kev404on July 11, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAlso, "As you lay to die beside me" is "As you lay tonight beside me", no?
    Adelaison August 13, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's supposed to be

    As you lay tonight beside me
    On the morning that you came
    Would you wait for me
    The other one
    Would wait for me

    It's such a beautiful song, my favourite Fleet Foxes song.
    femfleuron August 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfemfleur's got it right.
    Neonnoodleon August 30, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMaybe my favorite, why choose a favorite though? There are certainly none that I dislike.
    julian333on August 31, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm going to agree with Neonnoodle --

    Keep your secrets with you, girl
    Safe from the outside world

    girl/world are quiet and deep, but they're definitely there.

    Gorgeous song, haunting, and I can't stop listening to it!
    loveforsaleon September 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSuch a beautiful song by such a lovely band. I don't know about favourite songs but this one really captured my attention.

    Also not relating to this song, but to the band in general, I love the end of the description on the album:
    Music is a weird and cosmic thing, its own strange religion for nonbelievers, and what a joy it is to make, in any form.
    Bellvedereon October 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's a song about a resistance fighter, told from the viewpoint of his lover who has a premonition of his death.

    The girl and her family are living under an occupation but are sympathetic to the resistance- hence the need to "keep your secrets with you...safe from the outside world" and "you run with the devil." In the dream, she is there with him when he is killed. The resistance fighter tells her what she needs to tell her various family members: "tell your sister not to go (looking for me)," "tell your mother not to wait (for me)," "tell your father I was good."

    She's gone to look for him "she left a week to roam." The resistance fighter is coming home to her as a dream since he can't come back physically and telling her to go home.
    Siriusnighton March 06, 2009   Link

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