by simon baird

Saturday, February 14, 2009

"blood" by the middle east with lyrics

Updated 11/3/09 with correct lyrics thanks to commenter


The Middle East - Blood (click play above to listen) via the vine


These lyrics are now on my new web site for The Middle East. Find them here along with a few more at The Middle East Lyrics.


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15 comments:

Gracie said...

Thanks so much for putting the lyrics up, even though they're unofficial. I could never understand what was being said in the song, so its really cool to know now. I love this song, its really pretty. Thanks for posting!

simon said...

glad you like it. agree, amazing, beautiful, sad song. i'm pretty sure about most of the lyrics, except for "she lay aside" and "paved this far to walk" part. if anyone knows corrections please comment. "gentle soul" isn't in the official track but i think that's what it's supposed to be..

oz said...

yea its cool u did this. some of the lyrics are a bit unclear but trying to look up correct versions is basically impossible... awesome band, whole cd is great.

simon said...

i am still waiting for my cd :(

Anonymous said...

older brother, restless soul, lie down. Lie for a while with your ear against the earth. You'll hear your sister sleep talking, say "your hair is long but not long enough to reach home to me, but your beard someday might be" and she'll wake up in a cold sweat on the floor, next to a family portrait drawn when you were four, and beside a jar of two cent coins that are no good no more. She'll lay it aside.
Older father, weary soul, you'll drive back to the home you made on the mountainside. With that ugly, terrible thing, those papers for divorce and a lonely ring, sit on your porch and pluck your strings. You'll find somebody you can blame. You'll follow the creek that runs out into the sea and you'll find the peace of the Lord.
Grandfather, gentle soul, you'll fly over your life once more before you die. Since our grandma passed away you've waited for forever and a day just to die, and someday soon, you will die. It was the only woman you ever loved that got burnt by the sun too often when she was young and the cancer spread and it ran into her body and her blood and there's nothing you can do about it now.

Anonymous said...

when it says grandfather, gentle soul, you'll fly change gentle to weary

simon said...

believe or not it's a mistake. it's supposed to be gentle so i'm going to leave it like that even though it's weary on the track.

Anonymous said...

Such a ridiculously beautiful song.

I don't quite understand what it's about though? Are they talking about one man(and they refer to him over the course of his life)? Or am I completely off?

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much!
i have been trying to find out the song name and artist for ages! And also to work out the words he was singing

Andrew McMillen said...

Thanks so much for posting these. Incredible song.

Anonymous said...

i love this song, its amazing. i want to hear more of their material. what are some other good songs of theirs?

simon said...

There is another track you can listen to on their myspace. Or you can buy their EP on iTunes Australia.

Anonymous said...

It was rather interesting for me to read that post. Thank you for it. I like such themes and anything that is connected to them. BTW, why don't you change design :).

Anonymous said...

Pretty nice site you've got here. Thanx for it. I like such topics and anything that is connected to them. I would like to read a bit more soon.

Best wishes

http://essays-online.net/ said...

fantastic lyrics!! so sad song, but so beautiful and warm!! love it