Dessa - Velodrome Lyrics




I don't believe
My will's quite free
I'm half machine
At least half steam
Aquinas, call on me
How many angels on the head of your pin?
Anybody in stilettos can answer that old thing
It's one for the right foot, one for the left
Half an angel per pin at best
Add wings, add heart, add harp, all set

We lean to turn in the velodrome
All lines are curved in the velodrome
We pitch and roll, wheels flesh and bones
Total control and it's
It's ours alone
[x2]

It goes gospel, gossip, slander
Harvest, hunger, rain dance
Hand-to-god, I didn't think it was contagious
Eve leaving Eden in a makeshift dress
With a bell to tell us when we're hungry
There's a bell to tell us when we're tired
A bell that tells us to rise and fight
A bell to rise and die
It's just all bells
Sometimes I ring myself
To see if I might chime

We lean to turn in the velodrome
All lines are curved in the velodrome
We pitch and roll, wheels flesh and bones
Total control and it's
It's ours alone
[x2]

We spend our days and nights deciding
Where to go and how to ride there
And in the end again
We all vote yes
We all turn left

We lean to turn in the velodrome





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  1. Michael Ives

    It's just all bells sometimes

  2. rose szurek

    Velodrome bike 🚲🚴🏼‍♂️racing is so fun to watch

  3. Kaizer P

    This is when everyone new the cello was a superior instrument

  4. Gordon Anderson

    If the USPS puts out a DESSA stamp issue - will they use the dark haired version or the newer blonde Dessa?
    We will need 2 stamps.

    sqweek E.

    Thank you for raising this concern my friend, it is of vital importance. However one must also ask, will the stamps feature just Doomtree or also the Minnesota Orchestra?
    We will need four stamps.

  5. Sean Davidson

    Stuck with this. I am teary

  6. Amberlee

    Having just finally listened to the new Florence + the Machine album... I would pay so much money to see Florence cover this song and Dessa cover Shake It Out or Sky Full of Song.

  7. Amberlee

    The more I listen to this song, the more beautiful it becomes.

  8. StarPhotographs

    That moment when listening to this song is ringing yourself to see if you might chime. (IE, you know you'll cry but you want to!)

  9. JAMES BATES

    I heard this on 90.3 and Dessa was talking about something that was remisicenct of eternal sunshine of the spotless mind.

  10. Klaire H

    please release an instrumental version!

  11. Natasha W.

    I wish this was like two minutes longer

  12. And The Rainfall

    This one's super gorgeous. Something about Dessa's voice makes vocoders sound extra cool.

  13. vofenn

    I didn't know what a Velodrome was so I was imagining a collection of female cyborg knights that fly around in a gyrocopter and their lives are incredibly controlled due to their cybernetic augmentations....

    Sean Davidson

    no, a velodrome is a place where you ride a bike in circle. the tarmac is made made of i know what. the faster you ride, the more perpendicular to the pull of gravity you get, if choose to ride up the slope. its fun
    then you fail.
    but the adrenaline will force right back onto your bike
    have fun

    Athena Colonna

    I kind of like that better, actually

    Gordon Anderson

    Look up '6 Day Bicycle Racing'
    "I'm half machine, at least half steam", indeed.

  14. ebonyravenstainted

    Lyrics

    I don't believe
    My will's quite free
    I'm half machine
    At least half steam
    Aquinas, call on me
    How many angels on the
    Head of your pin?
    Anybody in stilettos can
    Answer that old thing:
    It's one for the right foot, one for the left
    Half an angel per pin at best
    Add wings, add heart
    Add harp, all set

    (Chorus) x2
    We lean to turn in the velodrome
    All lines are curved in the velodrome
    We pitch and roll, wheels
    Flesh and bone
    Total control and it's
    It's ours alone

    It goes gospel, gossip, slander
    Harvest, hunger, rain dance
    Hand-to-god, I didn't think
    It was contagious
    Eve leaving Eden in a makeshift dress
    With a bell to tell us when we're hungry
    There's a bell to tell us when we're tired
    A bell that tells us to rise and fight
    A bell to rise and die
    It's just all bells
    Sometimes I ring myself
    To see if I might chime

    (Chorus) x2
    We lean to turn in the velodrome
    All lines are curved in the velodrome
    We pitch and roll, wheels
    Flesh and bone
    Total control and it's
    It's ours alone

    We spend our days and nights deciding
    Where to go and how to ride there
    And in the end again
    We all vote yes
    We all turn left

    We lean to turn in the velodrome

  15. 51516

    goodness.

  16. Miranda Jackson

    its all bells sometimes, i ring myself to see if i might chime... downright gorgeous!!

  17. Ben Caughers

    Dessa is a Goddess!

  18. HypeSociety

    Dessa + Doomtree, come up to the National Sports Center Velodrome in Blaine on Thursday nights in the summer to watch races! Or better yet, take a class and ride on it! The one here is only going to be standing for two more seasons before it's officially retired.

  19. Tara Swanson

    I ride on a velodrome in Minnesota. Track cycling is the best and this song is gorgeous.

  20. Moira Russell

    The whole album is amazing, but this song is just beautiful genius.

  21. Seth Hansen

    Always a treat, Dessa. Thank You.

  22. Michael Scott

    That production is so beautiful. I am a sucker for violins.

    Kaizer P

    Its a cello

  23. Kay

    Fell in love with this song immediately. A song that I definitely put on repeat.

    Natasha W.

    I agree 10000000% love this one

    Miranda Jackson

    @Ari Wilds still playing this regularly 💗

  24. 3kl3

    I connect with this album. Beautiful song. Thank you Dessa / Doomtree

  25. Katie Kat

    Beautiful

  26. Reifenthaler

    People, sound the bells for this album!!