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Bastille
Writer(s) Dan Smith
Producer(s) Dan Smith, Mark Crew
Length 3:06
From Bad Blood
Singles "Overjoyed"
"Bad Blood"
"Flaws"
"Pompeii"
"Laura Palmer"
"Things We Lost in the Fire"
"Oblivion"
Bad Blood track listing
Get Home
Bastille singles chronology
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Pompeii Laura Palmer Things We Lost in the Fire

"Laura Palmer" is a song by British band Bastille. It is the fifth single from their debut studio album Bad Blood, and the follow-up to their hit single "Pompeii".

BackgroundEdit

The song was originally released in 2011 as a track from their self-released EP of the same name (along with the tracks "Overjoyed", "Things We Lost in the Fire" and "Get Home"). It was re-released as its own digital download on 2 June 2013. It peaked at number 42 on the UK Singles Chart.

The song took its name from the character in David Lynch's TV series Twin Peaks.

Music videoEdit

A music video to accompany the release of "Laura Palmer" was first released onto YouTube on 11 April 2013 at a total length of three minutes and twenty-one seconds. In the video, which depicts a vague and bizarre story where group leader Dan Smith is kidnapped and released within less than two minutes, four people wear rubber masks. Toward the end, after being released, Smith is given a rubber mask which looks like Killer BOB, Twin Peaks '​ main antagonist; Smith dons the mask and removes it after a few seconds.

The version of the song used in the video is unique to it because of a sudden and unexpected interruption in the music. During the scene where Smith is kidnapped, which is shown as a camcorder shot, there is a jump-cut - as in a badly edited VHS tape - to a completely unrelated shot of a dog howling, also shot with a camcorder, and the song stops in the middle of the second chorus (the dog had already appeared in the video but with no accompanying audio). After five seconds, the video cuts back to a more neutral point-of-view shot and the song resumes.

Music Video Information
Bastille - Laura Palmer03:21

Bastille - Laura Palmer

full

Premiere April 11, 2013
Filmed
Director Austin Peters
Producer Ross Levine
Production co Forever Pictures
Exec. producer
Editor Taylor Ward
Choreographer
Length 3:21
Source

Track listingEdit

Digital downloadEdit

  1. "Laura Palmer" – 3:06
  2. "Thinkin Bout You" (featuring O.N.E.) – 3:05
  3. "Laura Palmer" (RAC Mix) – 3:11
  4. "Laura Palmer" (Imagine Dragons Remix) – 3:49
  5. "Laura Palmer" (Kat Krazy Remix) – 3:32

7" vinylEdit

  1. "Laura Palmer"
  2. "Thinkin Bout You" (featuring O.N.E.)

Lyrics Edit

Walking out into the dark
Cutting out a different path
Lead by your beating heart

All the people of the town
Cast their eyes right to the ground
In matters of the heart

The night was all you had
You ran into the night from all you had
Found yourself a path upon the ground
You ran into the night; you can't be found

But

This is your heart
Can you feel it? Can you feel it?
Pumps through your veins
Can you feel it? Can you feel it?

Summer evening breezes blew
Drawing voices deep from you
Lead by your beating heart

What a year and what a night
What terrifying final sights
Put out your beating heart

The night was all you had
You ran into the night from all you had
Found yourself a path upon the ground
You ran into the night; you can't be found

But

This is your heart
Can you feel it? Can you feel it?
Pumps through your veins
Can you feel it? Can you feel it?

If you had your gun would you shoot it at the sky, why?
To see where it would fall, will you come down at all?
If you had your gun would you shoot it at the sky, why?
To see where your bullet would fall, will you come down at all?

This is your heart
Can you feel it? Can you feel it?
Pumps through your veins
Can you feel it? Can you feel it?

This is your racing heart
Can you feel it? Can you feel it?
Pumps through your veins
Can you feel it? Can you feel it?

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