diplomat’s son lyrics – vampire weekend

“diplomat’s son”

it’s not right but it’s now or never
and if i wait could i ever forgive myself?

on a night when the moon glows yellow in the riptide
with the light from the tvs buzzing in the house

cuz i’m gonna cut it where i can
and then i’m gonna duck out behind them
if i ever had a chance it’s now then
but i never had the feeling i could offer that to you

to offer it to you would be cruel
when all i want to do is use, use you

he was a diplomat’s son
it was ‘81

dressed in white with my car keys hidden in the kitchen
i could sleep wherever i lay my head

and the sight of your two shoes sitting in the bathtub
let me know that i shouldn’t give up just yet

cuz i’m gonna take it from simon
and then i’m gonna duck out behind them
if i ever had a chance it’s now then
but i never had the feeling i could offer that to you

to offer it to you would be cruel
when all i want to do is use, use you

he was a diplomat’s son
it was ‘81

i know, you’ll say
i’m not doing it right
but this is how i want it

i can’t go back
to how i felt before–

that night i smoked a joint
with my best friend
we found ourselves in bed
when i woke up he was gone

he was the diplomat’s son
it was ‘81

looking out at the ice-cold water all around me
i can’t feel any traces of that other place

in the dark when the wind comes racing off the river
there’s a car all black with diplomatic plates

/ vampire weekend lyrics