Afghan musicians in Portugal reimagine their musical futures

class=”MuiTypography-root-134 MuiTypography-h1-139″>Afghan musicians in Portugal reimagine their musical futures

Musicians with the Afghanistan National Institute of Music arrived in Portugal in December 2021 with high hopes of working again in their profession. But six months later, the future remains uncertain for them.

The WorldJune 10, 2022 · 2:00 PM EDT

World renowned US cellist Yo-Yo Ma, center, plays with viola players Marzia Anwari, left, from Afghanistan and Luis Fernandes, bassist Eduardo Santos and cellist Mohammad Sami, right, from Afghanistan, at the Music School of the National Conservatory in Lisbon, Tuesday, March 29, 2022.

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When 24-year-old sitar player Huma Rahimi fled from Afghanistan last year, she said she gave her instrument to a man to hide for her before she left.

In Afghanistan, under Taliban leadership, playing music in public is forbidden and harsh consequences mean musicians’ lives are at risk.

“When I came from Afghanistan, I didn't bring my sitar, because if the Taliban knows that we are musicians, it will be dangerous for all of us. It was difficult."

Huma Rahimi, sitar player from Afghanistan in Portugal

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“When I came from Afghanistan, I didn't bring my sitar, because if the Taliban knows that we are musicians, it will be dangerous for all of us. It was difficult,” Rahimi said.

Last December, Portugal welcomed Rahimi among nearly 300 Afghan musicians and some of their relatives affiliated with the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM), Kabul's only music academy. 

After a few months of limbo in Qatar, the group landed in Lisbon with high hopes for their futures as working musicians. Yet, six months later, their future remains unclear.

“We are here to have a good life. … We came with an important mission, to preserve Afghan music for the future.”

Ahmad Naser Sarmast, ANIM founder and director

Huma Rahimi with her new sitar on the terrace at the refugee center outside Lisbon where she is staying. 

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“We are here to have a good life,” said Ahmad Naser Sarmast, ANIM's founder and director. “We came with an important mission, to preserve Afghan music for the future.” 

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Ahmad Naser Sarmast, founder and director of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music, puts on his face mask as an airplane arrives at Lisbon military airport bringing music students, faculty members and their families from Afghanistan, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. 

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Many of the musicians are struggling to adjust to their new lives.

Rahimi, a member of ANIM’s Zohra orchestra, Afghanistan's first all-female music ensemble, currently stays at a refugee center in an industrial area just outside Lisbon, called the Centro de Acolhimento para Refugiados, run by a nongovernmental organization in partnership with the government. 

She said she was glad when Sarmast, ANIM’s director, found her a sitar to borrow — even if its sound wasn’t as good as the one she had in Kabul. 

She now uses the sitar to teach students staying at another refugee center in the area.

“It's difficult to come somewhere that you don't know the language, the culture, and you don't have anything here. … But I'm glad that I am safe here and I'm trying to be positive and work hard to see my future.”

Huma Rahimi, sitar player from Afghanistan in Portugal

“It's difficult to come somewhere that you don't know the language, the culture, and you don't have anything here,” she said. “But I'm glad that I am safe here and I'm trying to be positive and work hard to see my future.” 

She hopes that ANIM will reopen in Portugal and that she’ll be able to continue teaching the sitar in a school, like she did back in Kabul. 

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The group has already organized a few concerts and established a partnership with the music conservatory in Lisbon. 

World renowned US cellist Yo-Yo Ma, 4th right, plays with Portuguese and Afghan music students at the Music School of the National Conservatory in Lisbon, Tuesday, March 29, 2022. 

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Rahimi thinks about the stark differences between her life now and her rural upbringing in Afghanistan, where it was difficult for girls to study — let alone to play music. “I believe in myself,” she said. 

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Other refugees are finding it harder to stay positive. 

Jamal Hashemi, a 30-year-old pianist, composer and ANIM member, said he thinks incessantly about the family he had to leave behind in Kabul. 

“Because of my [musical] activities, my family … they are in danger. I am afraid to call my wife, really. When I call, they start crying … and I say, ‘oh, my God, what should I do?’”

Jamal Hashemi, pianist from Afghanistan now in Portugal

“Because of my [musical] activities, my family … they are in danger. I am afraid to call my wife, really. When I call, they start crying … and I say, ‘oh, my God, what should I do?’”  

"Afghanistan Islamic Emirate," is written on the main entrance of the Music Institute, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022. 

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Hashemi and the other musicians were granted asylum, but they still need Portuguese residency papers to bring their families to Portugal. It could take months before they receive those documents. 

While waiting, Hashemi tries to help his relatives by sending them most of the $160 he receives from the refugee center intended for food, telephone services and transportation. 

Hashemi rarely leaves the center to try to save as much money as possible for his family back in Afghanistan.

“I'm just thinking about my future. What should I do? What should I do for my family? How can I earn money? I can't see the beauty of Portugal now because I don't care,” Hashemi said. 

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He did take one trip with his Portuguese teacher to Nazare, a seaside village north of Lisbon. It was the first time he saw the ocean, he said, but it was a completely numbing experience. 

Hashemi does find a little hope through connections with local musicians who reached out to ANIM members and invited them to play music at popular music venues, such as Tejo Bar, in Lisbon’s historic Alfama neighborhood. 

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Meeting musicians from all over the world inspired Hashemi to imagine opening an artists’ association in Portugal, similar to the one he founded in Kabul, known as azhang, a Dari term that refers to the power of the collective. 

“We have to explain the meaning. For example, we have water, a lake, and one drop of water comes to this lake. And you can see this wave becoming bigger and bigger and bigger. This process, we call it azhang,” he said. 

An Afghan boy carrying musical instruments disembarks from an airplane at Lisbon military airport, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. A group of students, faculty members and their families from the Afghanistan National Institute of Music arrive in Portugal, where they are being granted asylum and where they hope to rebuild their acclaimed school.

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One local musician in Lisbon gifted Hashemi a piano, for which he said he feels extremely grateful. 

His own piano remains in Kabul, hidden in the back of his parents' house under a mountain of bags filled with garbage.

The new one sits in the corner of his room in Lisbon, a small space he shares with a refugee from another country. 

While his roommate is out, Hashemi plays the piano. 

It’s the one thing that reminds him of who he is and — even here — still makes him feel at home.

Portugal’s golden visa program sparked an investment boom. But locals say they’re getting priced out.

class=”MuiTypography-root-134 MuiTypography-h1-139″>Portugal’s golden visa program sparked an investment boom. But locals say they’re getting priced out.

Over the last decade, Portugal has issued more than 10,000 golden visas to foreign investors in exchange for $6 billion in investments. But some say the visa program prices out locals and that Lisbon’s historic neighborhoods are "losing the magic."

The WorldApril 29, 2022 · 3:45 PM EDT

A young woman takes a picture of Lisbon, Portugal, in the Alfama neighborhood from a viewpoint above it at sunset, Aug. 15, 2015.

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The main square of the historic Alfama district in Lisbon, Portugal, fills with the sounds of fado music as women sell traditional cherry liqueur in tiny chocolate cups. 

The festive atmosphere here draws packs of tourists to this area of the country every year. 

But activists say that iconic neighborhoods like Alfama have been threatened largely because of the government’s golden visa program for foreign investors.  

“I'm afraid that this neighborhood is dying a little bit every day. I'm very afraid of that."

Luis Mendes, geographer, University of Lisbon

“I'm afraid that this neighborhood is dying a little bit every day. I'm very afraid of that,” said Luis Mendes, a geographer who studies housing at the University of Lisbon. 

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A man uses an electric scooter at a viewpoint overlooking the old Alfama neighborhood in Lisbon, Portugal, Oct. 6, 2021. 

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Mendes blames it in part on the country’s golden visa program under which foreigners have flocked to invest in Portuguese properties and businesses in coastal cities such as Lisbon and Porto.

Portugal’s golden visa program began in 2012 to attract foreign investors. It was part of a package of incentives to rejuvenate the Portuguese economy following the 2008 global financial crisis. 

Under the program, golden visa holders can become permanent residents in Portugal if they invest a minimum of between $294,000 and $525,000 in real estate, depending on location and rehabilitation costs. Golden visa holders must spend at least seven days in Portugal for the first year and 14 days every two years after that. After five years, they can become citizens. Foreigners who live in Portugal less than six months a year can do so tax-free. 

In January, to relieve the pressure in popular coastal cities like Lisbon and Porto, the government changed the golden visa program so that foreigners can no longer qualify for the visa with a coastal residential purchase. However, properties in Portugal's interior, which have been less popular with investors and tourists, still qualify under the new guidelines.

So far, Portugal has issued more than 10,000 golden visas in exchange for $6 billion in investments, sparking a boom in real estate development and tourism.

People like Mendes say the visa program has been a double-edged sword.

“We have all the employment created, all the economy boosting. We have an enormous amount of rehabilitation work being done in the neighborhood,” Mendes said. 

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Mendes pointed out a late 19th-century mansion decorated with traditional blue and while porcelain tiles located on Rua Remedios, one of Alfama’s main streets. He said the building was purchased by Chinese investors and converted into luxury apartments. But the building is currently sitting empty, he said, adding that many of the area's buildings have been converted to short-term tourist rentals surrounded by conveniences that cater to them. 

“What you see is souvenir shops and bars and the art gallery. Which is good. But it's all that we have here in Alfama. And the grocery store, the bakery, the butchery disappeared. And that's a very high impact for the inhabitants,” he said. 

By January, real estate values were already up by more than 50%. The average rent in Lisbon is now nearly $1,000 a month. 

But Portugese developers and real estate investors have denied that the golden visa program alone has inflated home prices, claiming that other factors like high taxation and antiquated housing legislation have contributed to the housing crunch in coastal areas. 

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A tree rises between buildings in Lisbon, Portugal's Alfama old neighborhood, Nov. 17, 2020. 

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There are also other factors pushing out locals.

When the golden visa program began in 2012, the government also ended rent control, allowing property owners to raise rental prices and evict those who can not afford the new rates. 

Rita Silva, a housing activist with the organization Habita, said housing and rental prices have risen to levels beyond reach for many of Lisbon’s Portuguese residents. 

“For us, it's stratospheric prices. It’s not prices that we can afford."

Rita Silva, housing activist, Habita, Lisbon, Portugal

“For us, it's stratospheric prices. It’s not prices that we can afford,” she said. 

A big part of her job is helping local residents fight eviction orders. She said she’s handled dozens of those cases since the golden visa was implemented.

"We are seeing more and more middle-class [people] that were all OK. They were living in the rental house and quiet and they thought they were going to live in that house for the rest of their lives in peace. And now, they don’t because rents are increasing, contracts are being interrupted and they don't have alternatives,” she said. 

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A man walks in Lisbon, Portugal's old Alfama riverside neighborhood, March 13, 2020.

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Irene Costa, 69, is facing eviction after 50 years in the same apartment building at the back of a quiet courtyard in the Alfama district. As a retired house cleaner, she shares her tiny one-bedroom apartment with a black cat. The apartment is crammed with her belongings.  

She said her problems started when her original Portuguese landlord died. The current owner, an investor from Brazil, wants her out so he can sell her unit. 

Costa lives on a pension of $300 a month and said she doesn't have the kind of money needed to purchase the unit or to rent it under the new owner. She said that she doesn’t know where she’ll go. 

She said it’s an agonizing situation and that sometimes she feels betrayed. 

A number 28 tram drives through a narrow street in Lisbon, Portugal's old Alfama neighborhood, Dec. 17, 2021.

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Mendes said one quarter of Alfama residents have either moved or been evicted in the last decade. 

Sara Paixao grew up in the area, and still works as a waitress here. She said she welcomes tourists and foreign residents but misses the old neighborhood — she remembers playing with her cousins and brothers in the streets. 

Paixao said that today, everything is more expensive and most of her neighbors are gone. 

“It’s sad. I think it’s sad. Because the neighborhood lost the magic of the people.” 

Portugal. The Man – All Your Light (Times Like These)(RZA Remix) Lyrics

Play this song

[Verse 1]
I’m just a shadow of a bigger man
Glowing brighter with each year I am
I was standing on a mountain
Just looking down (on you, on you)

It’s like my daddy said
“You gotta use your head
My body won’t work for nobody but me, son”
Yeah, no one said that I aim to please

[Chorus]
All your light can’t save me
All your light, all your light can’t save me
I won’t wait, though my time may come
I can’t wait, I can’t wait, for my time to come
“My body won’t work for nobody but me, son”

[Verse 2]
As a boy, I had it figured out
There are things that you can’t live without
But money, it’s sad but true, would surely top that list
And your rules (your rules), your rules, well they would not be missed

And I became
Whole again
‘Cause no one said, no one said, no one said
There’d be times like these

[Chorus]
I said all your light can’t save me
All your light, all your light can’t save me
I won’t wait, though my time may come
I can’t wait, I can’t wait, for my time to come

[Post-Chorus]
“My body won’t work for nobody but me, son”
No one said there’d be times like these
“My body won’t work for nobody but me, son”
No one said there’d be times like these
“My body won’t work for nobody but me, son”
No one said there’d be times like these
“My body won’t work for nobody but me, son”
Well, no one said there’d be times like these

[Bridge]
I was licking flames when I broke your reins
Still, no one said, no one said, no one said it’d be suicide

[Chorus]
All your light can’t save me
All your light, all your light can’t save me
I won’t wait, though my time may come
I can’t wait, I can’t wait, for my time to come

[Post-Chorus]
“My body won’t work for nobody but me, son”
No one said there’d be times like these
“My body won’t work for nobody but me, son”
No one said there’d be times like these

[Chorus]
All your light can’t save me
All your light, all your light can’t save me
I won’t wait, though my time may come
I can’t wait, I can’t wait, for my time to come
“My body won’t work for nobody but me, son”

All your light can’t save me
All your light, all your light can’t save me
“My body won’t work for nobody but me, son”
I won’t wait, though my time may come
I can’t wait, I can’t wait, for my time to come

All your light can’t save me
All your light, all your light can’t save me
I won’t wait, though my time may come
I can’t wait, I can’t wait, for my time to come

Shawn Mendes – In My Blood Portuguese lyrics

[Intro]
Help me, it’s like the walls are caving in
Sometimes I feel like giving up
But I just can’t
It isn’t in my blood

[Verse 1]
Laying on the bathroom floor, feeling nothing
I’m overwhelmed and insecure, give me something
I could take to ease my mind slowly
O sonho que trago comigo
Se acredita sonho contigo
Keep telling me that it gets better
Does it ever?

[Pre-Chorus]
Help me, it’s like the walls are caving in
Sometimes I feel like giving up
No medicine is strong enough
Someone help me
I’m crawling in my skin
Sometimes I feel like giving up
But I just can’t

[Chorus]
It isn’t in my blood
Eu vou acreditar

[Verse 2]
I’m looking through my phone again feeling anxious
Afraid to be alone again, I hate this
I’m trying to find a way to chill, can’t breathe, oh
Is there somebody who could…

[Pre-Chorus]
Help me, it’s like the walls are caving in
Sometimes I feel like giving up
No medicine is strong enough
Someone help me
I’m crawling in my skin
Sometimes I feel like giving up
But I just can’t

[Chorus]
It isn’t in my blood
Eu vou acreditar

[Bridge]
Que vamos conseguir
Que vamos conquistar
Nós somos Portugal
Uma só voz e um coração

[Pre-Chorus]
Help me, it’s like the walls are caving in
Sometimes I feel like giving up
But I just can’t

[Chorus]
It isn’t in my blood
Eu vou acreditar, oh

[Outro]
It isn’t in my blood
Que vamos conquistar
Nós somos Portugal
Uma só voz e um coração
It isn’t in my blood

Portugal. The Man – Sleep Forever lyrics

As I finally meet my end
I won’t be scared, I won’t defend
The things I’ve done
I don’t need him like you do
I don’t fear him like you do

As the world revolves the sun
I hope the light that I become can
Sleep for once
I will leave it like you do
I won’t lead it like you do
I won’t leave it like they do
I don’t need him like they do

I just want to sleep forever
Never see tomorrow
Or lead or follow
I don’t want to work forever
Know what I know
Or beg or borrow

Just like our mothers
Who gave us our homes
We’ll be just like our fathers
And go out on their own
‘Cause we are the colors
Of all that you see
We’ll be just like our brothers
And take to the streets
Take to the streets

I just want to sleep forever
Never see tomorrow
Lead or follow

As my world it hides behind
The words only your wars define
They read a lot like news
But I fear it more than you
I fear it more than you

I just want to sleep forever
Never see tomorrow
Or lead or follow
I don’t want to work forever
Know what I know
Or beg or borrow

Just like old lovers
Who never leave home
We’ll forget the city
And forget the roads
‘Cause we are all rebels
Never do what we’re told
We may not grow money
But man we grow old
Man we grow old

I just want to sleep forever
Never see tomorrow
Or lead or follow
I don’t want to work forever
Know what I know
Or beg or borrow

Just like our mothers
Who gave us our homes
We’ll be just like our fathers
And go out on our own
‘Cause we are the colors
In all that you see
We’ll be just like our brothers
And take to the streets

‘Cause we are all children
Yeah, we are all man
It may not be much
But we do what we can
Don’t need no preacher
To make us believe
That everything’s perfectly
Fucked up like me

Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still lyrics

[Verse 1]
Can’t keep my hands to myself
Think I’ll dust ’em off, put ’em back up on the shelf
In case my little baby girl is in need
Am I coming out of left field?

[Chorus 1]
Ooh woo, I’m a rebel just for kicks, now
I been feeling it since 1966, now
Might be over now, but I feel it still
Ooh woo, I’m a rebel just for kicks, now
Let me kick it like it’s 1986, now
Might be over now, but I feel it still

[Verse 2]
Got another mouth to feed
Leave it with a baby sitter, mama, call the grave digger
Gone with the fallen leaves
Am I coming out of left field?

[Chorus 2]
Ooh woo, I’m a rebel just for kicks, now
I been feeling it since 1966, now
Might’ve had your fill, but you feel it still
Ooh woo, I’m a rebel just for kicks, now
Let me kick it like it’s 1986, now
Might be over now, but I feel it still

[Verse 3]
We could fight a war for peace
(Ooh woo, I’m a rebel just for kicks, now)
Give in to that easy living
Goodbye to my hopes and dreams
Start flipping for my enemies
We could wait until the walls come down
(Ooh woo, I’m a rebel just for kicks, now)
It’s time to give a little to the kids in the middle
But, oh until it falls
Won’t bother me

[Bridge]
Is it coming?
Is it coming?
Is it coming?
Is it coming?
Is it coming?
Is it coming back?

[Pre-Chorus]
Ooh woo, I’m a rebel just for kicks, yeah
Your love is an abyss for my heart to eclipse, now
Might be over now, but I feel it still

[Chorus 3]
Ooh woo, I’m a rebel just for kicks, now
I’ve been feeling it since 1966, now
Might be over now, but I feel it still
Ooh woo, I’m a rebel just for kicks, now
Let me kick it like it’s 1986, now
Might be over now, but I feel it still
Might’ve had your fill, but I feel it still

Portugal. The Man – Easy Tiger lyrics

[Verse 1: John Gourley]
Good kid, bad brains
Livin’ for whatever
Tight rope, no chains
Holdin’ it together
But it’s hard to see clouds
When you’re six feet underground
Keep building a house
Then tearing it down

[Pre-Chorus: John Gourley & Zoe Manville]
And it goes on, on
It goes on

[Chorus: John Gourley]
Dumb coconut, can’t break it open
Easy, tiger
You’re only 16, goin’ on forever
Take it easy, tiger
Dumb coconut, can’t break it open
Easy, tiger
Only 16, goin’ on forever
Easy, tiger
You’re only 16, goin’ on forever

[Verse 2: John Gourley]
No rain, clear skies
At least I got the weather
Bought in, sold out
Finger up to heaven
‘Cause I still see your face
Getting lost in the crowd
And I still hear the sound
Of the pack when they howl

[Pre-Chorus: John Gourley & Zoe Manville]
And it goes on, on
It goes on

[Chorus: John Gourley]
Dumb coconut, can’t break it open
Easy, tiger
You’re only 16, goin’ on forever
Take it easy, tiger
Dumb coconut, can’t break it open
Easy, tiger
Only 16, goin’ on forever
Easy, tiger
You’re only 16, goin’ on forever

[Bridge: John Gourley]
Gaspin’ for air, I’m chokin’
Runnin’ with no sign of slowin’
‘Til my legs are broken
Easy tiger
Gaspin’ for air, I’m chokin’ (tiger)
Running with no sign of slowin’

[Chorus: John Gourley]
Dumb coconut, can’t break it open
Easy, tiger
You’re only 16, goin’ on forever
Take it easy, tiger
Dumb coconut, can’t break it open
Easy, tiger
You’re only 16, goin’ on forever

Portugal. The Man – Tidal Wave lyrics

[Verse 1: John Gourley]
I can see it in your eyes
See it in your face
Bangin’ on your chest
Actin’ tough, lookin’ unfazed
Trippin’ over landlines
Cuttin’ deep with a dull blade
Running out of unrest
Goin’ out of your mind

[Bridge 1: John Gourley & Zoe Manville]
Lonely days will follow
Days will follow
And the gaze that stuck
The halls will know your name

[Chorus: John Gourley & Zoe Manville]
Hit me like a tidal wave (ooh)
Triggered by the aftershock
Hit me like a tidal wave (ooh)
Triggered by the aftershock
Ooh, ooh, ooh
Hit me like a tidal wave (ooh)
Triggered by the aftershock
(Aftershock, the aftershock)
(Triggered by the aftershock)

[Verse 2: John Gourley]
I can see it with my own eyes
The tracks down your face
It can’t be easy tryna unwind
Sleepin’ on your day dreams
I’m not tryna role-play
These things can make us take the wheel
These days can break
But I’m gonna take the wheel

[Chorus: John Gourley & Zoe Manville]
Hit me like a tidal wave (ooh)
Triggered by the aftershock
Hit me like a tidal wave (ooh)
Triggered by the aftershock
Ooh, ooh, ooh
Hit me like a tidal wave (ooh)
Triggered by the aftershock
(Aftershock, the aftershock)
(Triggered by the aftershock)

[Bridge 2: John Gourley & Zoe Manville]
Bet on the winners
Worst of you’s born to lose
Bed with no dinner
The rest of you’s born to lose
Better than zero
Worst of you’s born to lose
Bet on the winners

[Chorus: John Gourley & Zoe Manville]
Hit me like a tidal wave (ooh)
Triggered by the aftershock
Hit me like a tidal wave (ooh)
Triggered by the aftershock
Ooh, ooh, ooh
Hit me like a tidal wave (ooh)
Triggered by the aftershock
(Aftershock, the aftershock)
(The aftershock)

Portugal. The Man – Keep On lyrics

[Verse 1]
Keep on hangin’ on
Stuck here ’til I’m gone
Boys still throwin’ stones
Runnin’ till I’m wrong

I never listened
To tell the truth
I never knew
But nobody misses
What you did
Quite like I do

[Chorus]
Got me thinkin’ ’bout it
All day long
(’til we’re dead and gone)
All day long
(’til we’re dead and gone)

Bangin’ my head against the wall
All day long
Bangin’ my head against the wall
Dead and gone

[Verse 2]
But I’m seein’ a pattern
Fallin’ from a ladder
Must be trippin’ like a cartoon
Slippin’ on a banana

Looked up in the sun
Burned out but I ain’t done
Ice cream meltin’ down
Drippin’ on the ground

Young black and gifted
Never lose, gotta be the shoes
That old money privilege
Got me confused
What is it you do?

[Chorus]
Got me thinking bout it
All day long
(Bangin’ my head against the wall)
All day long
(Bangin’ my head against the wall)
All day long
(Bangin’ my head against the wall)
All day long
And it’s all and it’s all and it’s all day long
‘Til we’re dead and gone

[Verse 3]
Maybe I’m trippin’ to tell the truth
Don’t have a clue
(Maybe you’re not alone, that’s right)
Maybe I missed out on my youth
Playing it cool

Man in the mirror like
Grow up, be a winner
Blow up, be a winner

[Chorus]
All day long, ’til we’re dead and gone
(be a winner)
All day long, ‘tll we’re dead and gone
(grow up, be a winner)
All day long, ’til we’re dead and gone
Bangin’ my head against the wall
All day long
And it’s all and it’s all and it’s all day long
Bangin’ my head against the wall
‘Til we’re dead and gone
And it’s all day long ’til we’re dead and gone
Bangin’ my head against the wall

Portugal. The Man – Live In The Moment lyrics

[Verse 1]
My home is a girl with eyes like wishing wells
I’m not alone but I’m still lone-lonely
When I was young, always gold below the midnight sun
Those days are done, but I’m still glowing

[Chorus]
Ooo, la-la-la-la-la
Let’s live in the moment
Come back Sunday morning
Oh my, oh well
When you’re gone
Goodbye, so long, farewell
Ooo, la-la-la-la-la
Let’s live in the moment
Come back Sunday morning
Got soul to sell
When you’re gone
Goodbye, so long, farewell

[Verse 2]
My home is a girl who can’t wait for time to tell
God only knows we don’t need history
Your family swinging from the branches of a tree
God only knows, we don’t need ghost stories

[Chorus]
Ooo, la-la-la-la-la
Let’s live in the moment
Come back Sunday morning
Oh my, oh well
When you’re gone
Goodbye, so long, farewell
Ooo, la-la-la-la-la
Let’s live in the moment
Come back Sunday morning
Got soul to sell
When you’re gone
Goodbye, so long, farewell

[Bridge]
If (you) your company don’t
Nothing’s gonna comfort me now
If (you) your company don’t
Nothing’s gonna comfort me

[Chorus]
Ooo, la-la-la-la-la
Let’s live in the moment
Come back Sunday morning
Oh my, oh well
When you’re gone
Goodbye, so long, farewell
Ooo, la-la-la-la-la
Let’s live in the moment
Come back Sunday morning
With that soul to sell
When you’re gone
Goodbye, so long, farewell

[Outro]
Oh, God, I can’t believe my eyes
Wake up everybody you know
Come and watch the garden grow
I’ll see you when you get there
Oh, god, I can’t believe my eyes
Wake up everybody you know
Come and watch the garden grow
I’ll see you when you get there
I’ll see you when you get there
I’ll see you when you get there

Portugal. The Man – Mr. Lonely (feat. Fatlip) lyrics

[Intro]
(New York City, 1977, here we go)

[Verse 1: Zoe Manville & John Gourley]
Are you living your teens in a shed?
Is growing up giving you the bends?
Is my little sunshine getting jealous of the moonbeams
Feeling gloomy in your bed?
You left your friends where the pavement ends
The road of broken bones begins
Between here and now
There’s glitter falling and a banner that says “welcome to hell”
Make yourself at home but leave behind free will
Can you feel me now?

[Pre-Chorus: John Gourley & Zoe Manville]
You know I can’t feel this pain in my heart
Because it’s hard to see it falling apart
Maybe I’m too blind to see why trouble finds me
But if it’s here I’d rather see where it leads
Call me Mr. Lonely

[Chorus: Zach Carothers & Zoe Manville]
You can call me anything, call me if you know me
You can call me king, I got 48 below me
You can call me anything, call me if you know me
You can call me king but there ain’t a lot below me
You can call me king, I’m the king, you wanna know me
But no one calls me, call me Mr. Lonely

[Verse 3: John Gourley]
The stars are falling and I bet they got some stories to tell
Be like long ago when I knew you well
Listen for a change
Can you hear it now?

[Pre-Chorus: John Gourley & Zoe Manville]
You know I can’t feel this pain in my heart
Because it’s honestly been falling apart
Maybe I’m too blind to see how trouble finds me
Well if it’s here I’m gonna see where it leads
Call me Mr. Lonely

[Chorus: Zach Carothers & Zoe Manville]
You can call me anything, call me if you know me
You can call me king, I got 48 below me
You can call me anything, call me if you know me
You can call me king but there ain’t a lot below me
You can call me king, I’m the king, you wanna know me
But no one calls me, call me Mr. Lonely

[Verse 4: Zoe Manville]
Do you whisper your dreams to the deaf (hello?)
Deny that it’s all in your head (that thought)
The bitter past sleeps, sitting pretty in a limousine
Lookin’ cruely under-fed (the real king)
Leave your friends where the pavement ends
The road of broken promise begins
Feet, don’t fail me now

[Verse 5: Fat Lip]
Broken promises, alcohol anonymous
Inducted in the hall of fame for vomitin’
I puked around the world, I’m the Duke of Earl
I used to have a girl but she wasn’t happy
She left me naturally, she left with Natalie
They left in the back of a taxi, they was laughin’ at me
So I lit the club, bottles up, poppin’ shit
False sense of happiness, perhaps I’ll take what I get
I guess it’s better than nothin’, right?
Least I got this blunt to light
I’m doin’ what I want tonight
Tomorrow I’m like “fuck my life”
Laugh once, cry twice
I’m bad at takin’ good advice
Man this lonely life ain’t nothin’ nice

Portugal. The Man – Noise Pollution (Version A, Vocal Up Mix 1.3) (feat. Mary Elizabeth Winstead & Zoe Manville) lyrics

[Intro: John Gourley]
Hello, I’m, hello, I’m, hello, I’m
Hello, I’m introducing

[Verse 1: John Gourley & Zoe Manville]
Hello, I’m introducing
Live leak the revolution
Go stream it now on demand
New world distribution
Let’s make low resolutions
Let’s reverse evolution
Let’s leave behind this dry land
Crawl back to the ocean

[Pre-Chorus: Zoe Manville]
Act like you’re over it, still be upset
Naturally gifted, I’m losing it
Act like you’re over it, still be upset
Naturally gifted, down for heavy lifting

[Chorus: John Gourley & Mary Elizabeth Winstead]
I know my rights, je t’aime Paris (je t’aime Paris)
Live or die like c’est la vie (c’est la vie)
With my fist in the air, “je suis Charlie” (je suis Charlie)
Can’t ya see I’m feeling magnifique? (magnifique)

[Post-Chorus: Zoe Manville]
So down, is there no hope?
I can’t believe in no one
So down, is there no hope?
I can’t believe in no one

[Interlude: John Gourley]
Out for me, out for me, out for me, out for me
They got it out for me, out for me, out for me, out for me

[Verse 2: John Gourley & Zoe Manville]
Broke out the institution
Got lost in the confusion
Not mad, man, I’m a big fan
I love that “Noise Pollution”
It’s in my constitution
Forever disillusioned
So, go on, keep on talkin’
Y’all can’t take my bullshit
You can’t take my bullshit
You can’t take my bullshit

[Pre-Chorus: John Gourley]
Act like you’re over it, still be upset
Naturally gifted, down for heavy lifting

[Chorus: John Gourley & Mary Elizabeth Winstead]
I know my rights, je t’aime Paris (je t’aime Paris)
Live or die like c’est la vie (c’est la vie)
With my fist in the air, “je suis Charlie” (je suis Charlie)
Can’t ya see I’m feeling magnifique? (magnifique)

[Post-Chorus: Zoe Manville & Mary Elizabeth Winstead]
So down, is there no hope? (c’est la vie)
I can’t believe in no one (I’m still feeling magnifique)
So down, is there no hope?
I can’t believe in no one

[Bridge: Mary Elizabeth Winstead]
Tu cries, tu souffres, (haha) et tu souris
Tu broies du noir, et tu rougis
Tu cries, tu souffres, et tu souris
Tu broies du noir et tu souris
Ah-ah, ah-ah

[Chorus: John Gourley & Mary Elizabeth Winstead]
I know my rights, je t’aime Paris (je t’aime Paris)
Live or die like c’est la vie (c’est la vie)
With my fist in the air, “je suis Charlie” (je suis Charlie)
Can’t ya see I’m feeling magnifique? (magnifique)
I know my rights, je t’aime Paris
Live or die like c’est la vie (c’est la vie)
Even when the world has it out for me
I’m still feeling magnifique

[Post-Chorus: Zoe Manville & John Gourley]
So down, is there no hope? (c’est la vie)
I can’t believe in no one (magnifique)
So down, is there no hope?
I can’t believe in no one

[Outro: John Gourley]
Yeah, oh
Yeah, oh

Portugal. The Man – Number One (feat. Richie Havens & Son Little) lyrics

[Intro: Richie Haven]
Freedom
Freedom
Freedom
Freedom

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
A long way from my home

Sometimes I feel like I’m almost gone
Sometimes I feel like I’m almost gone

[Verse 1: John Gourley]
When the morning came
Like another’s pain
But didn’t know to fade
Like the sound it made

Let’s go down the drain
With the falling rain
Wash away the stains
In the evening shade

[Pre-Chorus]
It’s that suffering
Don’t know why it brings
Such sweet memories
Will be the end of me

[Chorus]
But you’ll come out all right
(Yeah) I know it seems there’s no end in sight
(Yeah) But it doesn’t mean you can’t put up a fight
But ya don’t, no, no
But ya don’t, no, no

[Post-Chorus]
No, no, no
No, no, no
No, no, no

[Verse 2: John Gourley]
All the trails we blazed
Have long since been paved
Leadin’ the modern age
On down memory lane

Can’t turn the page
Like it’s just a phase
Somehow still be amazed
That the leaves had changed

[Pre-Chorus]
It’s that suffering
Don’t know why it brings
Such sweet memories
Will be the end of me

[Chorus]
But you’ll come out all right
(Yeah) I know it seems there’s no end in sight
(Yeah) But it doesn’t mean you can’t put up a fight
But ya don’t, no, no
But ya don’t, no, no

But you’ll come out all right
(Yeah) I know it seems there’s no end in sight
(Yeah) But it doesn’t mean you can’t put up a fight
But ya don’t, no, no
But ya don’t, no, no

[interlude: Richie Haven]
Sometimes I feel like I’m almost gone
Sometimes I feel like I’m almost gone
When I need my brother (yeah)
Father (yeah)
Sister (yeah)
Mother (yeah)
Yeah yeah yeah yeah

[Outro: John Gourley]
It’s gonna be all right
Telling white lies
Of late nights
‘Til the sunrise
Cause when we rise up we rise up above
All of the chaos
To get lost
Don’t make me don’t make me wake up
Cause I’m gonna be like a drug
That never gets old
Or gives hope
But baby you make me feel loved

Portugal. The Man – Rich Friends lyrics

[Verse 1: John Gourley]
Hey man I’m cool to lean on
But I’m not your property
See I’m crushin’ down these problems
Cuttin’ pain with poverty
I’m just tryna catch a free ride
From the temple to the tomb

[Bridge: John Gourley & Zoe Manville]
I could really really really
Use a rich rich friend like you
I could really really really
Use a rich rich friend like you

[Verse 2: John Gourley]
Let me be your one-man army
I’ll campaign for anarchy
I been slippin’ through the cracks
Like I was clothed in Vaseline
Let me be your little sunshine
In all this gloom and doom

[Bridge: John Gourley & Zoe Manville]
I could really really really
Use a rich rich friend like you
I could really really really
Use a rich rich friend like you

[Chorus: John Gourley & Zach Carothers]
Crashin’ on chardonnay and Adderall
Driving head-on into the Wonderwall
Every day holidays when daddy’s gone
Livin’ life like we’re the only ones that know we’re famous

[Verse 3: John Gourley]
From the Capetown coliseums
Cold disparity
Electric fences hummin’ like a hive without a queen
We’re all tryna catch a free ride
From the temple to the tomb

[Bridge: John Gourley & Zoe Manville]
I could really really really
Use a rich rich friend like you
I could really really really
Use a rich rich friend like you

[Chorus: John Gourley & Zach Carothers]
Crashin’ on chardonnay and Adderall
Driving head-on into the Wonderwall
Every day holidays when daddy’s gone
Livin’ life like we’re the only ones that know we’re famous

[Break]

[Chorus: John Gourley & Zach Carothers]
Crashin’ on chardonnay and Adderall
Driving head-on into the Wonderwall
Every day holidays when daddy’s gone
Livin’ life like we’re the only ones that know we’re famous
Crashin’ on chardonnay and Adderall
Driving head-on into the Wonderwall
Every day holidays when daddy’s gone
Livin’ life like we’re the only ones that know we’re famous

Portugal. The Man – So Young lyrics

[1st verse: John Gourley]
So young, just begun
Don’t need to live to know
What I’ve become
When ya wake up
Still in your make up
You’ll make it home just
Fine without breaking down

[Spoken sample interlude]
Man that’s so young [Zoe Manville]
That’s so young [A$AP Rocky]

[Bridge: John Gourley]
Stay calm, we’ll all just get along
Sit around, pretendin’ like nothing’s wrong
So long, love letter
But you and I are gonna live forever

[Chorus John Gourley & Zoe Manville]
I don’t need to make amends
But I’m done going undercover
I just want to find a friend
I don’t need another lover
One day the world may end
But there’s still plenty to discover
‘Til then I’ll just pretend
I don’t need another lover

[2nd verse: John Gourley]
So young, loaded gun
Oblivious to what the trigger does
When you wake up
Never gonna make up
Got ammunition on a mission
We’re gonna shoot you down

[Spoken sample interlude]
Man that’s so young [Zoe Manville]
That is so young [A$AP Rocky]

[3rd verse: John Gourley]
Knocked out with the Midas touch
A champion wearing golden gloves
Got you punch drunk, seeing stars
Little birdies singing “why’d ya fall so hard?”

[2nd Chorus: John Gourley and Zoe Manville]
I don’t need to make amends
But I’m done going undercover
I just want to find a friend
I don’t need another lover
One day the world may end
But there’s still plenty to discover
‘Til then I’ll just pretend
I don’t need another lover

[4th verse: John Gourley & Zoe Manville]
My light burning bright
Everlong till the thrill is gone
Love’s my battle cry
It’s never wrong
How I stay so strong
I’ll fight all my life
I’m all like I can’t go on
When I can’t go on
We’re gonna live forever
We’re gonna live forever

[3rd Chorus: John Gourley & Zoe Manville]
I don’t need to make amends
But I’m done going undercover
I just want to find a friend
I don’t need another lover
Today the world will end
You never know we may recover
No time left to pretend
I don’t need another lover

[Outro]
Oooh… it’s troubling
When the belly of the beast starts rumbling
Oooh… it’s getting too hot
Like it’s summer in the city that we’re living in
Oooh… it’s troubling
When the belly of the beast starts rumbling
Oooh… it’s getting too hot
Like it’s summer in the city that we’re living in

[A$AP Rocky]
Feeling so young…

Portugal. The Man – Keep On (Uncensored)

[Verse 1]
Keep on hangin’ on
Stuck here ’til I’m gone
Boys still throwin’ stones
Runnin’ till I’m wrong

I never listened
To tell the truth
I never knew
But nobody misses
What you did
Quite like I do

[Chorus]
Got me thinkin’ ’bout it
All day long
(’til we’re dead and gone)
All day long
(’til we’re dead and gone)

Bangin’ my head against the wall
All day long
Bangin’ my head against the wall
Dead and gone

[Verse 2]
But I’m seein’ a pattern
Fallin’ from a ladder
Must be trippin’ like a cartoon
Slippin’ on a banana

Looked up in the sun
Burned out but I ain’t done
Ice cream meltin’ down
Drippin’ on the ground

Young black and gifted
Never lose, gotta be the shoes
That old money privilege
Got me confused
What is it you do?

[Chorus]
Got me thinking bout it
All day long
(Bangin’ my head against the wall)
All day long
(Bangin’ my head against the wall)
All day long
(Bangin’ my head against the wall)
All day long
And it’s all and it’s all and it’s all day long
‘Til we’re dead and gone

[Verse 3]
Maybe I’m trippin’ to tell the truth
Don’t have a clue
(Maybe you’re not alone, that’s right)
Maybe I missed out on my youth
Playing it cool

Man in the mirror like
Grow up, be a winner
Blow up, be a winner

[Chorus]
All day long, ’til we’re dead and gone
(be a winner)
All day long, ‘tll we’re dead and gone
(grow up, be a winner)
All day long, ’til we’re dead and gone
Bangin’ my head against the wall
All day long
And it’s all and it’s all and it’s all day long
Bangin’ my head against the wall
‘Til we’re dead and gone
And it’s all day long ’til we’re dead and gone
Bangin’ my head against the wall

Portugal. The Man – Feel it Still Remix Lyrics

[Intro]
Can’t keep my hands on myself
Put another dress, and come a little closer, baby
Since you got my soul in your hands

[Bridge]
Uuuuu, I’mma river just for kicks is
Got me feeling its a 1966
Got them over riped, but they feel it still

[Hook
Uuuuu, I’mma river just for kicks is
Got me feeling its a 1945
Got them over riped, but they feel it still

Uuuuu, I’mma California dreamin’
Got me feeling its a 2018, 16
Got them over riped, but they feel it still

[Verse: 1]
Uuuu, I’m still lie on a grass, but I can to feel your breath still
Your the heart, is beatin’ still so loud, got me over riped, but I feel it still

[Bridge]
Uuuuu, I’mma river just for kicks is
Got me feeling its a 1966
Got them over riped, but they feel it still

[Verse: 2]
Uuuu, Eazy going, eazy going
Hardly working, hardly working
I’m lieing on a grass, but I still can feel your breath
And then you come to me and told me

Not afraid, not afraid (uuuuuuu)
Not streesed, not stressed (uuuuuu)
Not dressed, not dressed (uuuuuu)
I can’t see it, but I can feel it (on my skin)

[Bridge]
Uuuuu, I’mma river just for kicks is
Got me feeling its a 1966
Got them over riped, but they feel it still

[Hook
Uuuuu, I’mma river just for kicks is
Got me feeling its a 1945
Got them over riped, but they feel it still

Uuuuu, I’mma California dreamin’
Got me feeling its a 2018, 16
Got them over riped, but they feel it still

Portugal. The Man – Number One (feat. Richie Havens & Son Little) (Woodstock Album)

[Intro: Richie Haven]
Freedom
Freedom
Freedom
Freedom

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
A long way from my home

Sometimes I feel like I’m almost gone
Sometimes I feel like I’m almost gone

[Verse 1: John Gourley]
When the morning came
Like another’s pain
But didn’t know to fade
Like the sound it made

Let’s go down the drain
With the falling rain
Wash away the stains
In the evening shade

[Pre-Chorus]
It’s that sufferin’
Don’t know why it brings
Such sweet memories
Will be the end of me

[Chorus]
But you’ll come out all right
(Yeah) I know it seems there’s no end in sight
(Yeah) But it doesn’t mean you can’t put up a fight
But ya don’t, no, no
But ya don’t, no, no

[Post-Chorus]
No, no, no
No, no, no
No, no, no

[Verse 2: John Gourley]
All the trails we blazed
Have long since been paved
Leadin’ the modern age
On down memory lane

Can’t turn the page
Like it’s just a phase
Somehow still be amazed
That the leaves had changed

[Pre-Chorus]
It’s that sufferin’
Don’t know why it brings
Such sweet memories
Will be the end of me

[Chorus]
But you’ll come out all right
(Yeah) I know it seems there’s no end in sight
(Yeah) But it doesn’t mean you can’t put up a fight
But ya don’t, no, no
But ya don’t, no, no

But you’ll come out all right
(Yeah) I know it seems there’s no end in sight
(Yeah) But it doesn’t mean you can’t put up a fight
But ya don’t, no, no
But ya don’t, no, no

[interlude: Richie Haven]
Sometimes I feel like I’m almost gone
Sometimes I feel like I’m almost gone
When I need my brother (yeah)
Father (yeah)
Sister (yeah)
Mother (yeah)
Yeah yeah yeah yeah

[Outro: John Gourley]
It’s gonna be all right
Telling white lies
Of late nights
‘Til the sunrise
Cause when we rise up we rise up above
All of the chaos
To get lost
Don’t make me don’t make me wake up
Cause I’m gonna be like a drug
That never gets old
Or gives hope
But baby you make me feel loved

Portugal. The Man – Live In The Moment (Woodstock Album)

My home
Is a girl with eyes like wishing wells
I’m not alone
But I’m still lone, lonely
When I was young
Always go below the midnight sun
Those days are done
But I’m still glowing

Ooh la la la la la
Let’s live in the moment
Come back Sunday morning
A lie, oh well
When you’re gone
Goodbye, so long, farewell

Ooh la la la la la
Let’s live in the moment
Come back Sunday morning
With that soul to sell
When you’re gone
Goodbye, so long, farewell

My home
Is a girl who can’t wait for time to tell
God only knows
We don’t need history
When your family
Swinging from the branches of a tree
God only knows
We don’t need ghost stories
Ooh la la la la la
Let’s live in the moment
Come back Sunday morning
A lie, oh well
When you’re gone
Goodbye, so long, farewell

Ooh la la la la la
Let’s live in the moment
Come back Sunday morning
With that soul to sell
When you’re gone
Goodbye, so long, farewell

Ooh I can’t believe it
Nothing’s gonna comfort me now

Ooh I can’t believe it
Nothing’s gonna comfort me now

Ooh la la la la la
Let’s live in the moment
Come back Sunday morning
A lie, oh well
When you’re gone
Goodbye, so long, farewell
Ooh la la la la la
Let’s live in the moment
Come back Sunday morning
With that soul to sell
When you’re gone
Goodbye, so long, farewell

Oh my god I can’t believe my eyes
Wake up everybody you know
Come and watch the garden grow
I’ll see you when you get there

Oh my god I can’t believe my eyes
Wake up everybody you know
Come and watch the garden grow
I’ll see you when you get there
I’ll see you when you get there
I’ll see you when you get there

Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still (Woodstock Album)

Can’t keep my hands to myself
Think I’ll dust ’em off, put ’em back up on the shelf
In case my little baby girl is in need
Am I coming out of left field?

Ooh woo, I’m a rebel just for kicks, now
I been feeling it since 1966, now
Might be over now, but I feel it still
Ooh woo, I’m a rebel just for kicks, now
Let me kick it like it’s 1986, now
Might be over now, but I feel it still

Got another mouth to feed
Leave her with a baby sitter, mama, call the grave digger
Gone with the fallen leaves
Am I coming out of left field?

Ooh woo, I’m a rebel just for kicks, now
I been feeling it since 1966, now
Might’ve had your fill, but you feel it still
Ooh woo, I’m a rebel just for kicks, now
Let me kick it like it’s 1986, now
Might be over now, but I feel it still

We could fight a war for peace
(Ooh woo, I’m a rebel just for kicks, now)
Give in to that easy living
Goodbye to my hopes and dreams
Stop flipping for my enemies
We could wave until the walls come down
(Ooh woo, I’m a rebel just for kicks, now)
It’s time to give a little tip
Kids in the middle, move over ’til it falls
Don’t bother me

Is it coming?
Is it coming?
Is it coming?
Is it coming?
Is it coming?
Is it coming back?

Ooh woo, I’m a rebel just for kicks, yeah
Your love is an abyss for my heart to eclipse, now
Might be over now, but I feel it still

Ooh woo, I’m a rebel just for kicks, now
I’ve been feeling it since 1966, now
Might be over now, but I feel it still
Ooh woo, I’m a rebel just for kicks, now
Let me kick it like it’s 1986, now
Might be over now, but I feel it still
Might’ve had your fill, but you feel it still

Portugal. The Man – Keep On (Woodstock Album)

[Verse 1]
Keep on hangin’ on
Stuck here ’til I’m gone
Boys still throwin’ stones
Runnin’ till I’m wrong

I never listened
To tell the truth
I never knew
But nobody misses
What you did
Quite like I do

[Chorus]
Got me thinkin’ ’bout it
All day long
(’til we’re dead and gone)
All day long
(’til we’re dead and gone)

Bangin’ my head against the wall
All day long
Bangin’ my head against the wall
Dead and gone

[Verse 2]
But I’m seein’ a pattern
Fallin’ from a ladder
Must be trippin’ like a cartoon
Slippin’ on a banana

Looked up in the sun
Burned out but I ain’t done
Ice cream meltin’ down
Drippin’ on the ground

Young black and gifted
Never lose, gotta be the shoes
That old money privilege
Got me confused
What is it you do?

[Chorus]
Got me thinking bout it
All day long
(Bangin’ my head against the wall)
All day long
(Bangin’ my head against the wall)
All day long
(Bangin’ my head against the wall)
All day long
And it’s all and it’s all and it’s all day long
‘Til we’re dead and gone

[Verse 3]
Maybe I’m trippin’ to tell the truth
Don’t have a clue
(Maybe you’re not alone, that’s right)
Maybe I missed out on my youth
Playing it cool

Man in the mirror like
Grow up, be a winner
Blow up, be a winner

[Chorus]
All day long, ’til we’re dead and gone
(be a winner)
All day long, ‘tll we’re dead and gone
(grow up, be a winner)
All day long, ’til we’re dead and gone
Bangin’ my head against the wall
All day long
And it’s all and it’s all and it’s all day long
Bangin’ my head against the wall
‘Til we’re dead and gone
And it’s all day long ’til we’re dead and gone
Bangin’ my head against the wall

Portugal. The Man – Tidal Wave (Woodstock Album)

I can see it in your eyes
See it in your face
Banging on your chest
Acting tough looking unfazed
Tripping over landlines
Cutting deep with a dull blade (blade)
Running out of unrest
Goin’ out of your mind
Lonely days will follow
Days will follow
And the gaze that stuck
The halls will know your name
Hit me like a tidal wave
Triggered by the aftershock
Hit me like a tidal wave
Triggered by the aftershock
Hit me like a tidal wave
Triggered by the aftershock
Aftershock
Aftershock
Triggered by the aftershock
I can see it with my own eyes
The tracks down your face
It can’t be easy tryna unwind
Sleepin’ on your day dreams
I’m not tryna role play
I keep thinkin’ break us take the wheel
These days can break
But I’m gonna take the wheel
Hit me like a tidal wave
Triggered by the aftershock
Hit me like a tidal wave
Triggered by the aftershock
Hit me like a tidal wave
Triggered by the aftershock
Aftershock
Aftershock
Triggered by the aftershock
Bet on the winners
Worst of you’s born to lose
Bed with no dinner
The rest of you’s born to lose
Better than zero
Worst of you’s born to lose
Bet on the winners
Hit me like a tidal wave
Triggered by the aftershock
Hit me like a tidal wave
Triggered by the aftershock
Hit me like a tidal wave
Triggered by the aftershock
Aftershock
Aftershock
Aftershock

Portugal. The Man – Noise Pollution (feat. Mary Elizabeth Winstead & Zoe Manville) (Version A, Vocal Up Mix 1.3) (Woodstock Album)

[Verse 1: John Gourley]
Hello, I’m, hello, I’m, hello, I’m
Hello, I’m introducing
Hello, I’m introducing
Live leak the revolution
Go stream it now on demand
New world distribution
Let’s make low resolutions
Let’s reverse evolution
Let’s leave behind this dry land
Crawl back to the ocean

[Pre-Chorus 1: Zoe Manville]
Act like you’re over it, still be upset
Naturally gifted or losing it
Act like you’re over it, still be upset
Naturally gifted, down for heavy lifting

[Chorus 1: John Gourley]
I know my rights, je t’aime Paris
Live or die like c’est la vie
With my fist in the air, "Je suis Charlie"
Can’t ya see I’m feeling magnifique?

[Post-Chorus 1: Zoe Manville]
So down, is there no hope?
I can’t believe in no one
So down, is there no hope?
I can’t believe in no one

[Interlude: John Gourley]
Out for me, out for me, out for me, out for me
They got it out for me, out for me, out for me, out for me

[Verse 2: John Gourley]
Broke out the institution
Got lost in the confusion
Not mad, man, I’m a big fan
I love that noise pollution
It’s in my constitution
Forever disillusioned
So, go on, keep on talking
Y’all can’t take my bullshit
Can’t take my bullshit
Can’t take my bullshit

[Pre-Chorus 2: John Gourley]
Act like you’re over it, still be upset
Naturally gifted, down for heavy lifting

[Chorus 1: John Gourley]
I know my rights, je t’aime Paris
Live or die like c’est la vie
With my fist in the air, "Je suis Charlie"
Can’t ya see I’m feeling magnifique?

[Post-Chorus 2: Zoe Manville & Mary Elizabeth Winstead]
So down, is there no hope? (C’est la vie)
I can’t believe in no one (I’m still feeling magnifique)
So down, is there no hope?
I can’t believe in no one

[Bridge: Mary Elizabeth Winstead]
Tu cries, tu souffres, et tu souris
Tu broies du noir, et tu rougis
Tu cries, tu souffres, et tu souris
Tu broies du noir et tu serais

[Chorus 1: John Gourley]
I know my rights, je t’aime Paris
Live or die like c’est la vie
With my fist in the air, "Je suis Charlie"
Can’t ya see I’m feeling magnifique?

[Chorus 2: John Gourley]
I know my rights, je t’aime Paris
Live or die like c’est la vie
Even when the world has it out for me
I’m still feeling magnifique

[Post-Chorus 3: John Gourley & Zoe Manville]
So down, is there no hope?
I can’t believe in no one
So down, is there no hope? (C’est la vie)
I can’t believe in no one (Magnifique)
So down, is there no hope?
I can’t believe in no one

Portugal. The Man – Rich Friends

[Verse 1: John Gourley]
Hey man I’m cool to lean on
But I’m not your property
See I’m crushing down these problems
Cutting pain with poverty
I’m just tryin’ to catch a free ride
From the temple to the tomb

[Bridge: John Gourley & Zoe Manville]
I could really really really
Use a rich rich friend like you
I could really really really
Use a rich rich friend like you

[Verse 2: John Gourley]
Let me be your one-man army
I’ll campaign for anarchy
I been slippin’ through the cracks
Like I was clothed in Vaseline
Let me be your little sunshine
In all this gloom and doom

[Bridge: John Gourley & Zoe Manville]
I could really really really
Use a rich rich friend like you
I could really really really
Use a rich rich friend like you

[Chorus: John Gourley & Zach Carothers]
Crashin’ on chardonnay and Adderall
Driving head on into the Wonderwall
Every day’s holiday when daddy’s gone
Livin’ life like we’re the only ones that know we’re famous

[Verse 3: John Gourley]
From the Capetown coliseums
Cold disparity
Electric fences hummin’ like a hive without a queen
We’re all trying to catch a free ride
From the temple to the tomb

[Bridge: John Gourley & Zoe Manville]
I could really really really
Use a rich rich friend like you
I could really really really
Use a rich rich friend like you

[Chorus: John Gourley & Zach Carothers]
Crashin’ on chardonnay and Adderall
Driving head on into the Wonderwall
Every day’s holiday when daddy’s gone
Livin’ life like we’re the only ones that know we’re famous

[Break]

[Chorus: John Gourley & Zach Carothers]
Crashin’ on chardonnay and Adderall
Driving head on into the Wonderwall
Every day’s holiday when daddy’s gone
Livin’ life like we’re the only ones that know we’re famous
Crashin’ on chardonnay and Adderall
Driving head on into the Wonderwall
Every day’s holiday when daddy’s gone
Livin’ life like we’re the only ones that know we’re famous

Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still

[Verse 1]
Can’t keep my hands to myself
Think I’ll dust ’em off, put ’em back up on the shelf
In case my little baby girl is in need
Am I coming out of left field?

[Chorus 1]
Ooh woo, I’m a rebel just for kicks, now
I been feeling it since 1966, now
Might be over now, but I feel it still
Ooh woo, I’m a rebel just for kicks, now
Let me kick it like it’s 1986, now
Might be over now, but I feel it still

[Verse 2]
Got another mouth to feed
Leave her with a baby sitter, mama, call the grave digger
Gone with the fallen leaves
Am I coming out of left field?

[Chorus 2]
Ooh woo, I’m a rebel just for kicks, now
I been feeling it since 1966, now
Might’ve had your fill, but you feel it still
Ooh woo, I’m a rebel just for kicks, now
Let me kick it like it’s 1986, now
Might be over now, but I feel it still

[Verse 3]
We could fight a war for peace
(Ooh woo, I’m a rebel just for kicks, now)
Give in to that easy living
Goodbye to my hopes and dreams
Stop flipping for my enemies
We could wave until the walls come down
(Ooh woo, I’m a rebel just for kicks, now)
It’s time to give a little tip
Kids in the middle, move over ’til it falls
Don’t bother me

[Bridge]
Is it coming?
Is it coming?
Is it coming?
Is it coming?
Is it coming?
Is it coming back?

[Pre-Chorus]
Ooh woo, I’m a rebel just for kicks, yeah
Your love is an abyss for my heart to eclipse, now
Might be over now, but I feel it still

[Chorus 3]
Ooh woo, I’m a rebel just for kicks, now
I’ve been feeling it since 1966, now
Might be over now, but I feel it still
Ooh woo, I’m a rebel just for kicks, now
Let me kick it like it’s 1986, now
Might be over now, but I feel it still
Might’ve had your fill, but you feel it still

Portugal. The Man – Modern Jesus lyrics

Come on in
Take a seat next to me
You know we got
We got what you need

We may be liars
Preachin’ to choirs
But we can
We can sell your dreams

You don’t need sympathy
They got a pill for everything
Just take that dark cloud
Ring it out to wash it now

Don’t pray for us
We don’t need no modern jesus
To roll with us
The only rule we need is never givin’ up
The only faith we have is faith in us

We’re the ones who start little fires
Yet they burn out
But when they’re on the rise
It can’t help but shine

And when the wave approaches
Take our ashes to the ocean
Who cares if hell awaits
We’re having drinks at Heaven’s gates

Don’t pray for us
We don’t need no modern jesus
To roll with us
The only rule we need is never givin’ up
The only faith we have is faith in us

We know that we’re helpless
At least we always assume
But we don’t need to prove nothin’ to you

Let’s keep it cool
You don’t need to feel blue
Cause we wont sell you nothin’
You can’t use

Don’t pray for us
We don’t need no modern jesus
To roll with us
The only rule we need is never givin’ up
The only faith we have is faith in us

Sun Kil Moon – I Love Portugal Lyrics

In my hotel where the band is staying
I’m off desert but what I’d give to not get on that plane
Woke to the sound of birds calling and I wanna water the flowers in the garden
And the maid scooting her tray around the echoey hall
I just want to stay in Portugal today, that’s all
‘Cause when I’m here there’s a sense of calm
People living day to day and enjoying the moment
Last night we found a cozy place and we listened to fado music and we ate steak
And bacalhau and caldo verde
Then we went and got gelato and we drank iced lattes

And the fans have always shown me love (shown me love)
And so have my friends Vasco, Miguel, and Nadia, and Monica (Nadia and Monica)
I can’t complain, I get to visit every year
Last night my driver said my music brought him to tears

[Chorus]
I love Portugal, I love Portugal, oh, oh
I love Portugal
I love Portugal, I love Portugal, oh, oh
I love Portugal
I love Portugal, I love Portugal, oh, oh
I love Portugal
I love Portugal, I love Portugal, oh, oh
I love Portugal

Was listening to Mahavishnu Orchestra’s “Liala’s Dance”
As I drifted off into rare afternoon nap
Yesterday, one shot in Minnesota, one in Baton Rouge, and then retaliation in Dallas
Someone shot and killed five cops
And the cops came back and killed that sniper with a robot
But all was peaceful here at the Seculo Hotel in the Bonfim neighborhood of Oporto
Now I’m on my way to Zürich at Gate 35
TAP operator by Swiss Airlines
I miss my quiet day in Oporto, sleeping and listening to the many birds sing
And the shoe store that I wanted to shop in
Was closed and, man, it pissed me off
As we drove by twice on the way to soundcheck and on the way to the hotel that night

I’m gonna return some day, I know it (some day)
I’m gonna buy me a home looking over the river in Oporto (river in Oporto)
Gonna get me a plate of melon and prosciutto and grilled sardines, a cup of coffee, and a bowl of gazpacho (bowl of gazpacho)
The USA can’t pull the guns from the trolls of the country I live in
Can’t get a grip on gun control
If we’re gonna live with a president who’s a huge fucking asshole
Then believe me, baby, I’m gonna buy me a home in Portugal

[Chorus]
I love Portugal, I love Portugal, oh, oh / Where the people don’t walk
I love Portugal / They just stroll
I love Portugal, I love Portugal, oh, oh / Where the people go to bars, relax
I love Portugal / and listen to fado
I love Portugal, I love Portugal, oh, oh / Where I feel at peace from my
I love Portugal / head to my toe
I love Portugal, I love Portugal, oh, oh / Particularly I love the city of Oporto
I love Portugal

At the [?], Room 301, in Zurich
The Bern show is cancelled tomorrow night due to violence and a bunch of crazy shit
It’s found its way into the venue
I’m not going to sing about it
I’m just gonna read the statement from the promoter to you

“Dear Mark, Dear all at Sun Kil Moon
I have really, really, really bad news. We’re deeply afraid but see ourselves in circumstances that unfortunately urge us to have to cancel. The Sun Kil Moon show at Dachstock Reitschule, Bern, the open space in front of our house Reitschule, Bern is causing increasing troubles with violence and sexes. An organized drug dealer and the [?] we decided to shut the place down and its ongoing activities. For a while, at least ten days, or maybe longer and find a way of how to deal with our society’s problems erupted in front of our house, creating a rather explosive atmosphere at times in front of our house. We’re very sorry that due to this reaction the show with Sun Kil Moon will have to be cancelled. As we’re in general enforcing this temporary shutdown, apologies for any inconveniences to you, I know your band just got into town. Of course we’re gonna pay full agreed guaranteed fee as well as covering your hotel for 12/7/16. Also tickets will be reimbursed, it can be used to see your show tonight in Zürich. We strongly hope you reschedule your concert in Bern next time your band is touring in Europe. Reitschule remains closed until further notice. Again, my deepest apologies, but it’s totally out of my control. Let me know if you need any more info
Sincerely, your promoter at Breathing Hope.”

[Chorus]
I love Portugal, I love Portugal, oh, oh / And the sparkling Douro River estuary
I love Portugal
I love Portugal, I love Portugal, oh, oh / And when I die I want some of my ashes spread there
I love Portugal / and skip the Hail Mary
I love Portugal, I love Portugal, oh, oh / I’m gonna back next year and I’m gonna find that same shoe store
I love Portugal
I love Portugal, I love Portugal, oh, oh / It’s gotta be somewhere between the venue and the Fnac bookstore
I love Portugal
I love Portugal, I love Portugal, oh, oh / And it doesn’t have a goddamned thing to do with football
I love Portugal

[Outro]
I love Portugal, I love Portugal, oh, oh
I love Portugal
I love Portugal