Curses (Lyric Video) - The Crane Wives

To celebrate the release of Foxlore AND Coyote Stories on vinyl, we'll be posting a series of lyric videos highlighting songs from both records!

Buy the Coyote Stories / Foxlore Double LP here:

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Full Lyrics:

There’s a fire in my brain and I’m burning up
Oh my, oh my
Keep running for the sink but the well is dry
Oh my, oh my
Every word I say is kindling
But the smoke clears when you’re around
Won’t you stay with me, my darling
When my walls start burning down, down, down

This house says my name like an elegy,
Oh my, oh my
Echoing where my ghosts all used to be
Oh my, oh my
There’s still cobwebs in the corners
And the backyard’s full of bones
Won’t you stay with me, my darling
When this house don’t feel like home
When this house don’t feel like home

Ashes, ashes, dust to dust
The devil’s after both of us
Oh, lay my curses all to rest
And make a mercy out of me

This tired old machine is a’ rumbling,
Oh my, oh my
Singing songs to the secrets behind my eye
Oh my, oh my
All my aching bones are trembling
And I may yet fall apart
Won’t you stay with me, my darling
When the war starts in my heart
When the war starts in my heart

Ashes, ashes, dust to dust
The devil’s after both of us
Oh, lay my curses all to rest
And make a mercy out of me

Ashes, ashes, dust to dust
Tell me I am good enough
Oh, lay my curses all to rest
And make a mercy out of...


  1. GasmoCorgi

    GasmoCorgi2 dögum síðan

    This is such a nice song, she has a beautiful voice!

  2. Jose Carrizo

    Jose Carrizo4 dögum síðan


  3. Šav 880

    Šav 8805 dögum síðan

    Can you do The Moon Will Sing next if you haven’t yet? I love your music so much, especially this song and TMWS! :)

  4. kookiepup12

    kookiepup126 dögum síðan

    I heard this song for the first time a few days ago, and every day since I’ve played it and looped it at LEAST five times in a row - I can never just stop at hearing it once. The music, the harmonies, this song is so enchanting and I can’t escape

  5. Tiffany Belle

    Tiffany Belle7 dögum síðan

    They are too good not to have 1 mil subs already.

  6. Mikela

    Mikela8 dögum síðan

    I love this one too.

  7. Mikela

    Mikela8 dögum síðan

    Wow. Your songs are amazing. 🧡

  8. Davko

    Davko10 dögum síðan


  9. Aytaj

    Aytaj11 dögum síðan

    Just perfect❤️

  10. Paradøx Incøgnitø

    Paradøx Incøgnitø13 dögum síðan

    My dad shared this with me- we've always shared a taste in music but HOLY SMOKES this is now a big favorite of mine!! Loving it so much, thank you!! Edit: Help me, I now have about three more characters inspired by this song to add to my overall collection of 70-80 now

  11. Rea

    Rea15 dögum síðan

    This is legit the definition of an underrated song-

  12. LazySmxck

    LazySmxck16 dögum síðan

    This is so good! Amazing and what a catchy song craven wives! 👏

  13. Мексика

    Мексика19 dögum síðan

    thanks I needed this classy lyrics :D

  14. the pickled mustache

    the pickled mustache20 dögum síðan


  15. muontsy

    muontsy21 degi síðan síðan

    I actually haven't been able to stop listening to this song ever since I found it, this is such a great one! I've been sharing it with other people and they loved it as well

  16. Cinna Bun

    Cinna Bun23 dögum síðan

    Is there a Crane Wives Fan club? :O

  17. Uffle

    Uffle23 dögum síðan

    i can sing it now :))) i still have no clue how to play it :(((

  18. -Lavender Soap-

    -Lavender Soap-26 dögum síðan

    I love your music :D! This was how I found you, not quite a year ago but almost and I never get tired of your songs! You all inspired me to start learning some instruments, too. Thank you for being amazing!

  19. Clara B.

    Clara B.26 dögum síðan

    1,000th like! you guys need more love.

  20. Adventures Of Ace & Bella

    Adventures Of Ace & Bella26 dögum síðan


  21. Spyre SOBlazx

    Spyre SOBlazx27 dögum síðan

    I've been singing it wrong ;-; Curses is how I found you guys! Y'all are awesome!

  22. Chara Dreamuur

    Chara Dreamuur28 dögum síðan

    Oh my gosh I love your music!!

  23. Zoe Graham

    Zoe Graham28 dögum síðan

    First song I found in ages that I am addicted to. Give these people 20 rounds of applause.

  24. Pastamations 101

    Pastamations 10129 dögum síðan

    ♡ >^

  25. Tayla Bell

    Tayla Bell29 dögum síðan

    The Crane Wives: *releses this video* Me: Oh! Look! I found my will to live!!

  26. Star Dust

    Star Dust29 dögum síðan


  27. Mayte

    Mayte29 dögum síðan

    I love all your music

  28. Ioana Negroiu

    Ioana Negroiu29 dögum síðan

    you guys truly are the best

  29. defeatism

    defeatism29 dögum síðan

    its the song that have introduced me to the crane wives and i couldnt be more happy seeing it in my recomendations

  30. awkward _robyn

    awkward _robynMánuði síðan

    My obsession started with New Discovery (still one of my favorites), and then this song, and now I’ve literally downloaded every album and every single and listen to them constantly. They’re just so g o o d 😩

  31. Mjolnir

    MjolnirMánuði síðan

    Hey Crane Wives!! Emilee!! You've been my favourite band for months now!!

  32. Vale Vale

    Vale ValeMánuði síðan

    This is literally my favorite Crane Wives song! Thanks for the lyrics

  33. Evangeline Strickland

    Evangeline StricklandMánuði síðan

    B.e.S.T f'u''l'l D.a.T.i.n.G h.o.T G.i.r.L's - E-R-O-T-I-C---- .❤️ 垃圾 PRIVATE SNAP : ️⤵️ WTF-Baby♥️ #BEST_TRENDING 2021 !💖🖤❤️#今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!#この日のライブ配信は、#かならりやばかったですね!#1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(#笑)#やっぱり人参最高!#まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした,.💖🖤 #在整個人類歷史上,#強者,#富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,#氏族,#城鎮,#城市和鄉村中的弱者,#無`'#守和貧窮成員。#然而,#人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,#被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,#並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。.#說到食物,#不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。#相反,#他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。#他們學會了清潔,#切塊,#調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,#在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,#並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(#如山核桃,#山核桃和豆科灌木 #來調味食,@

  34. 메로mero

    메로meroMánuði síðan

    OMG... I really love this song😭🧡🧡

  35. Vuong Ly

    Vuong LyMánuði síðan

    ayyyyyy i just got into listening their music recently because of this song, its great

  36. ghostcraft9

    ghostcraft9Mánuði síðan

    Yes my favorite, and first song has comments and a sing along. BEST birthday ever!

  37. ghostcraft9

    ghostcraft928 dögum síðan

    @The Crane Wives why thank you

  38. The Crane Wives

    The Crane Wives29 dögum síðan

    Happy belated birthday!

  39. Majo_ Animations

    Majo_ AnimationsMánuði síðan

    Woah! I was listening to this song earlier! This song is amazing I love each song you guys make I can’t wait to see what’s next

  40. jonah j

    jonah jMánuði síðan

    just happened to look this song up and saw this pretty epic

  41. PlagueDoctor

    PlagueDoctorMánuði síðan

    I´m so happy this song has comments again! Seeing fellow commenters enjoying it is a very nice feeling!

  42. tired little moon

    tired little moonMánuði síðan

    the only source of serotonin I have left is this song-

  43. :›

    :›Mánuði síðan

    Thank you

  44. la folie circulaire

    la folie circulaireMánuði síðan

    Love you guys. Some of your songs, including this one, are in our library's playlist; playing at the records' section in the background.

  45. Mike Wazowzki

    Mike WazowzkiMánuði síðan

    Oh my

  46. Ki wi

    Ki wiMánuði síðan

    It appeared in my recommended, and wow its a good song

  47. Ki wi

    Ki wiMánuði síðan

    the word 'good' isn't enough to express my love of this song, I have been looping this song like ten times now

  48. twiexcursori

    twiexcursoriMánuði síðan

    Heck yeah!!!

  49. Thomas Putney

    Thomas PutneyMánuði síðan

    Algorithmic punch!

  50. Steven Wilde

    Steven WildeMánuði síðan

    Oh My god!! the BEST SONG!

  51. Roșca Vlad

    Roșca VladMánuði síðan


  52. Jacob

    JacobMánuði síðan

    I missed having comments on crane wives videos

  53. Stalkiwi

    StalkiwiMánuði síðan

    The fact that you put the instrumental is amazing and it makes my day

  54. Permanent Resident

    Permanent ResidentMánuði síðan

    This was the first song I heard from them, and oh god, what an introduction

  55. Keiji Akaashi

    Keiji AkaashiMánuði síðan

    I legit found this song today at school because it was in my playlist and I ran out of skips. Best time because this is now on eof my favorite songs

  56. i won't hesitate bitch

    i won't hesitate bitchMánuði síðan

    ah yes,,, instant serotonin

  57. Celia Wiles

    Celia WilesMánuði síðan

    I love all your music so much.

  58. hianedae

    hianedaeMánuði síðan

    I said on instagram an i'll say it again..i could spend the rest of my life chopping wood and listening to the crane wives and i'll be happy. Greetings from Chile 🔥Aguanten lxs que luchan🔥

  59. vazak11

    vazak11Mánuði síðan

    I adore this

  60. BoopSnekk

    BoopSnekkMánuði síðan

    All songs by Crane Wives are so good. It’s really impressive and inspiring, I also love the message in some of their songs. Keep you safe and The moon will sing always bring me comfort and I find the lyrics to them really beautiful. Lots of their music has also inspired parts of a story I’m making, a long with other songs of course, but definitely the Crane Wives to:))

  61. shrumpy

    shrumpyMánuði síðan

    i dont know why but i associate this song with zatanna

  62. vxchyssxise

    vxchyssxiseMánuði síðan

    beautiful, now i can see if im singing it wrong or not. thank you, crane wives. update: i have been singing it wrong.

  63. The Crane Wives

    The Crane WivesMánuði síðan

    We don't believe there's a wrong way to sing it, we just love that you're singing :)

  64. Mysticor

    MysticorMánuði síðan

    I can not express the joy this song gives me

  65. Adrienne - ukulele , crafts and more !

    Adrienne - ukulele , crafts and more !Mánuði síðan

    SAME , the amount of serotonin that fills me every time that jazz part starts

  66. Rose or whateva

    Rose or whatevaMánuði síðan

    same though

  67. Caio Ferreira Cardoso

    Caio Ferreira CardosoMánuði síðan

    I can't comprehend how they make such good music

  68. Nina Kay

    Nina KayMánuði síðan

    Names for the fox wearing the crown, go!

  69. Chad Wedeven

    Chad WedevenMánuði síðan


  70. The Crane Wives

    The Crane WivesMánuði síðan


  71. Skye Marvin

    Skye MarvinMánuði síðan

    I feel their lyrics in my soul

  72. Chad Wedeven

    Chad WedevenMánuði síðan

    Two thumbs riding a well worn groove

  73. Wisteria Waves

    Wisteria WavesMánuði síðan

    Wow! Amazing! Thanks for another lyric video!

  74. Wisteria Waves

    Wisteria WavesMánuði síðan

    I love how you add detail about what’s going on in the song, like the instrumental!

  75. Agripina MS

    Agripina MSMánuði síðan


  76. Christian Baeza-Hernandez

    Christian Baeza-HernandezMánuði síðan

    What a great song

  77. wilddogwatching

    wilddogwatchingMánuði síðan

  78. Maddie Turtwig

    Maddie TurtwigMánuði síðan

    This song is so Martin and the Archivist

  79. Maddie Turtwig

    Maddie TurtwigMánuði síðan

    @Havah Jones my friend said it to me and ever since it has been canon for us

  80. Havah Jones

    Havah JonesMánuði síðan

    woah you're so right i wouldn'tve thought of that!

  81. Hat

    HatMánuði síðan

    Oh my god they came back to save my soul in early 2021 and to prepare me for the middle of 2021😩🙏

  82. Memsly Mem

    Memsly MemMánuði síðan

    Ha! I was just listening to this a few hours ago. Your songs are in the playlist that I listen to every day. Curses and Ribs are two of my most favorite songs!

  83. See Eun (See Eun) Hong

    See Eun (See Eun) HongMánuði síðan

    Yes!!! Can you please make Down the River next time? Love from Korea ❤❤

  84. See Eun (See Eun) Hong

    See Eun (See Eun) HongMánuði síðan

    @The Crane Wives OH MY GOODNESS DID YOU JUST ACTUALLY REPLY ME This is the best day of my life, and I am definitely going to buy Here I Am again XDDD pls visit korea ;D

  85. The Crane Wives

    The Crane WivesMánuði síðan

    You got it!

  86. HelloFellowDucks The Channel

    HelloFellowDucks The ChannelMánuði síðan

    O h... t h e y f o u n d m e r e a l I s e d I v e b e e n l I s t e n I n g t o t h I s s o n g o n r e p e a t f o r t o l o n g a n d a c t e d a c c o r d I n g l y I s e e

  87. Lazar Dragicevic

    Lazar DragicevicMánuði síðan

    Hell yeah dawg, love this song

  88. h

    hMánuði síðan

    🤩love this eneerhy

  89. AviatorNic28

    AviatorNic28Mánuði síðan

    Love to see yall are alive

  90. kajortoq

    kajortoqMánuði síðan

    My favorite song from yall. Love you guys, hope to see a live show one day!!

  91. Comatoast Tomacoast

    Comatoast TomacoastMánuði síðan

    I love you guys!

  92. 1up Elemental

    1up ElementalMánuði síðan

    As soon as i have enough money i am totally getting the vinyl.

  93. DoOrDoNut -.-

    DoOrDoNut -.-Mánuði síðan

    Noice!! If your doing all the songs in the albums then I can't wait for The Garden and Never Love an Anchor since they are my favourite songs from their respective albums :D. Love your Music❤️

  94. DoOrDoNut -.-

    DoOrDoNut -.-26 dögum síðan

    @dareks keire Yes it is, though I didn't watch his videos (I got this from Google images ;-;)

  95. dareks keire

    dareks keire27 dögum síðan

    Is that, by chance, a Blender doughnut that I see your profile picture?

  96. Caren Helms

    Caren HelmsMánuði síðan

    I love this song so much! Another fantastic tune. The saxophone was everything!

  97. Aesurii

    AesuriiMánuði síðan

    This song is such a banger oh my god

  98. Alenna Hathaway

    Alenna HathawayMánuði síðan

    Why is every single song they make perfection?

  99. Brian Fallen

    Brian FallenMánuði síðan

    Darker. Need much darker. Feed my angst, damn you!

  100. Brian Fallen

    Brian FallenMánuði síðan

    Bullshit aside, I value every single last one of you.

  101. Bruh Bruh

    Bruh BruhMánuði síðan

    Just discovered them. Fell in love.

  102. { QuantumBlauthor }

    { QuantumBlauthor }Mánuði síðan

    Including descriptions of the instruments is _crucial_ for lyrics, I'm so happy

  103. Stormy The Soukeyi

    Stormy The SoukeyiMánuði síðan

    this song is always going to be good :D

  104. eddy zagan

    eddy zaganMánuði síðan

    wait haven't i heard this somewhere beefore?

  105. BestShadow

    BestShadowMánuði síðan

    It's not a new song

  106. Neha S

    Neha SMánuði síðan

    Ahhh I’ve had tongues & teeth stuck in my head all day yesterday and today because I’ve just been getting really into the discography but I found the band through curses months ago so this is so exciting!!

  107. tigerstaile

    tigerstaileMánuði síðan

    hello fellow gays

  108. b𖦹𖦹る

    b𖦹𖦹るMánuði síðan

    I love it, beautiful

  109. Qwerty Board

    Qwerty BoardMánuði síðan

    The Crane Wives has been my favorite band for so long now, their music has helped me through so much and they're ALWAYS reliable when you don't know what type of music you want to listen to

  110. lucas k

    lucas kMánuði síðan


  111. lizzy toms

    lizzy tomsMánuði síðan

    Agreed ^_^

  112. femslash

    femslashMánuði síðan

    crane wives rlly just go "let's just make the only song Ever" every time they put pen to paper, love that for them

  113. femslash

    femslashMánuði síðan

    i NEED more people to listen to the crane wives you guys deserve so much more hype!!!

  114. ghostcraft9

    ghostcraft927 dögum síðan

    @RanDomly Creating that’s the difficult part

  115. RanDomly Creating

    RanDomly Creating27 dögum síðan

    yesyes, I want them to get attention, but not to the point where the fans become toxic

  116. ghostcraft9

    ghostcraft9Mánuði síðan

    @Max Schubert I agree with both of you

  117. Max Schubert

    Max SchubertMánuði síðan

    Careful what you wish for.

  118. Erynn Lippert

    Erynn LippertMánuði síðan


  119. Dei In Disguise

    Dei In DisguiseMánuði síðan

    It's over :(

  120. Stickynote105

    Stickynote105Mánuði síðan

    The song of the ever

  121. Max Schubert

    Max SchubertMánuði síðan

    Hahaha wat

  122. Catherine Crabb

    Catherine CrabbMánuði síðan

    hell yeah i love this song

  123. Dei In Disguise

    Dei In DisguiseMánuði síðan


  124. Mr. Anna

    Mr. AnnaMánuði síðan