Lanegan, Mark - Harborview Hospital Lyrics




I walked by harborview hospital
I heard the agnus dei
Oh sister of mercy
I've been gone too long to say
And all around this place I was a sad disgrace

They're singing, they're singing
Away up on the hill
They're building, they're building
A mystical union, beautiful and still
But down here in the dirt they'll say it doesn't hurt

The devil's ascended
Upon some crystal wings
In the citadel lightning
Splits a cloud of butterflies and fiends
And with a vacant stare I'll leave a flower there

They're riding, they're riding
A hellhound down the hill
They're sinking, they're sinking
Into the ocean, beautiful and still
And yet it's hard to leave in wealth or poverty

I walked by harborview hospital
And stopped at ninth and James
Oh sister of mercy
I've been down too far to say
Are they supposed to be as sick as you and me?





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  1. siostraWita

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12TWXYoTQH8
    I can't stop singing this while listening to Harborview Hospital ;p

  2. Michael Kohn

    This song pulls on my heart strings...

  3. herschel walker texas ranger

    everything mark lanegan does is perfect

  4. Fatma Morabust

    Me trae tantos recuerdos, no sé bien qué sentir.

  5. Alds Amanda

    Thanks Top Gear.

  6. John Regan

    such a treasure is Mark Lanegan

  7. Alfonsina Halle

    Me hace bien al cora

  8. Bruno Castro

    what a beautiful song !!!! I travel every time I listen !!!

  9. AntDAn

    Questa cazzo di canzone riesce a commuovermi sempre...

  10. Jose Antonio

    Love this tune, voice, individual.
    It Makes me wanna end my days in Harborview Hosp.
    Not to mention one of the best covers of the Joy Division's "Love will tears us apart" with Peter Hook on stage.

  11. zanmarsel

    👁️💫⭐👁️💫⭐

  12. Jason Smith

    i spent 4 months on the 8th floor of harborview in the 90s...yah personal song.

  13. zer0 95

    that dreamy riff reminds me of joy division for some reason

    Tristan Young

    I agree

  14. Ulises Serrano Espinoza

    hay un tema que es como javiera mena mala la wea.. otros temas eran chacales

  15. Marc De Wolf

    great song

  16. Emanoel Pedro Martins

    I walked by harborview hospital
    I heard the agnus dei
    Oh sister of mercy
    I've been gone too long to say
    And all around this place I was a sad disgrace

    They're singing, they're singing
    Away up on the hill
    They're building, they're building
    A mystical union, beautiful and still
    But down here in the dirt they'll say it doesn't hurt

    The devil's ascended
    Upon some crystal wings
    In the citadel lightning
    Splits a cloud of butterflies and fiends
    And with a vacant stare I'll leave a flower there

    They're riding, they're riding
    A hellhound down the hill
    They're sinking, they're sinking
    Into the ocean, beautiful and still
    And yet it's hard to leave in wealth or poverty

    I walked by harborview hospital
    And stopped at ninth and james
    Oh sister of mercy
    I've been down too far to say
    Are they supposed to be as sick as you and me?

    Austin Lucas

    Wow, that's a lot different from what I *thought* the lyrics were:

    I walked by harborview hospital
    I heard they ache this day
    My sister of mercy
    I've been gone too long to say
    And all around this place was a sad disgrace

    They're singing, they're singing
    Away up on the hill
    They're building, they're building
    (?) beautiful and still
    They say the vinegar, they say it doesn't hurt

    The devil's ascended
    Upon some (?)
    In the (?)
    (?) a cloud of butterflies and feet
    And with a vacant stare I'll leave a flower there

    They're riding, they're riding
    A (?) down the hill
    They're sinking, they're sinking
    Into the ocean, beautiful and still
    Yes it's hard to leave wealth and poverty

    I walked by harborview hospital
    And stopped at ninth and james
    My sister of mercy
    I've been down too far to say
    Are they supposed to be as sick as you and me?

    (I had previously listened to the 4AD version mostly.)

    Jen Anz

    Beautiful and super weird lyrics i love them <3

    Rusty_Cage

    @Jen Anz It's about drug addiction i think... very deep lyrics, the imagery he uses is amazing.
    One of his best.

  17. mat11trick

    Are they supposed to be, as sick as you and me?

    Bob Johnson

    mat11trick best line, very deep

  18. Evg shcher

    Amazing !

  19. Rene Lio

    (In Harborview Hospital Andrew Wood rest in peace)

  20. Aldo Cervini

    Amazing Song!

  21. André Cascais

    they`re sinking, they`re sinkinginto the ocean, beautiful and stilland yet it`s hard to leave in wealth or  poverty

  22. Emiliano Ortega-Guerrero

    the soundtrack our lives... rock n roll yeah

    Emiliano Ortega-Guerrero

    +Emiliano Ortega-Guerrero STONER ROCK, ALTERNATIVE ROCK AWESOME

    Tracey Zielonka

    Emiliano Ortega-Guerrero

    Emiliano Ortega-Guerrero

    oh... tracey zee

  23. karlnnoise

    TALENT D UN DUO CHANT ET GUITARE ....... EXEPTIONNEL

  24. Kevin

    Reminds me a little of Echo and The Bunnymen 

  25. Shane C

    Here because I discovered Mark Lanegan from Qotsa's "in the fade" ... man that guy has such a great voice!

  26. geekrockrats

    Harborview,where Andy Wood died

    John Lee Hooker

    geekrockrats really?

  27. MarketScoop

    Dreamy. Echoes of the late Stuart Adamson here.

  28. Rene Lio

    That's right Levi!

  29. Rene Lio

    Great song! Sounds like Soulsaver's Broken hidden track....

  30. losingmyreligion6767

    wtf. whats wrong with this version? why are the vocals so far back?

  31. thedeadonmusic1

    So H.A.T.E.R.S. can hate...

  32. thedeadonmusic1

    Yup, and so do I!!!!! What a P.R.E.T.T.Y. song!

  33. Arwen Goodall

    I've always wondered...WHY is there a dislike button?

  34. ourfault 119

    Great song, great album. Mark can do anything he fucking pleases.

  35. Domka Staley Lanegan

    Oh Mark... I don't like this song. Sorry, you disappoint me. :'( But this album is great.

  36. Nic Burns

    Blues Funeral is such an amazing album, not a weak song on it, but this is one of the most beautiful. I have been lucky enough to see him perform twice this year, and meet him, and Mark Lanegan is the most self-effacing, genuine guys you could ever meet. A true gentleman and a grunge legend. i feel privileged to have talked to him.

  37. ghostwhiskey

    "with a vacant stare,i leave a flower there" that always makes me think of batman in crime alley

  38. ArnGo

    so... did you kick his ass or not?

  39. terschellingfilm

    guitars chime, voice spiritual

  40. CobaltNight

    The canal plus live version is exceptional.

  41. Jonas Van Otterdijk

    Makes me thinking about another great song: hymn of the big wheel, massive attack

  42. Andrew Sterling

    Fantastic song! Amazing voice!

  43. skwcorp

    Favorite song on the album. Freakin awesome.

  44. Qoontz

    Twas I. I HAVE NO REGRETS.

  45. Erick Preciado zavala

    puff this is great!

  46. irlandos1

    @marmelaki shame on them!!

  47. marmelaki

    I know who clicked on the "dislike" button :-p