Everlasting Arms

I took your counsel and came to ruin
Leave me to myself, leave me to myself

I took your counsel and came to ruin
Leave me to myself, leave me to myself

Oh I was made to live without you
But I’m never gonna understand, never understand

Oh I was made to live without you
But I’m never gonna understand, never understand

Hold me in your everlasting arms
Looked up full of fear
Trapped beneath a chandelier that’s going down

I thought it over and drew the curtain
Leave me to my cell, leave me to my cell

I hummed the Dies Irae as you played the hallelujah
Leave me to my cell, leave me to my cell

If you’d been made to serve a master,
You’d be frightened by the open hand,
Frightened by the hand

Could I ever be made to serve a master?
Well, I’m never gonna understand, never understand

CHORUS

Music by Rostam Batmanglij and Ezra Koenig. Lyrics by Ezra Koenig. Additional bass by Ariel Rechtshaid. Mixed by Rostam Batmanglij and Ariel Rechtshaid. Produced by Rostam Batmanglij and Ariel Rechtshaid. Mastered by Emily Lazar and Joe LaPorta at The Lodge.

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