Devlin - Watchtower Lyrics and Video




Watchtower by Devlin featuring Ed Sheeran, Music Lyrics and Video

Watchtower is the fifth single by British rapper Devlin, and the lead single off Devlin’s second studio album “A Moving Picture”. The song features British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and was produced by Labrinth.
The song samples the main chorus line from Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower”. It also borrows Jimi Hendrix’s riff from the guitarist’s cover.
The music video for the song was directed by Corin Hardy.

Devlin - Watchtower ft. Ed Sheeran Video

Devlin - Watchtower ft. Ed Sheeran

There must be some kind of way out of here
Said the joker to the thief, yeah
There’s too much confusion
Mmm I can’t get no relief

[Verse 1:Devlin]
Yeah
I see jokers on my left, thieves upon my right
You’d find me in the middle if I picked a different life
Before my name started tripling in size
But I’m still showing signs …
In the pitch black, it’s too cold
I’m all alone take me back to the roads
I had to rode to get here and I’ll hitch back
Get a cab to my mother’s house
See my old man and grab a six pack
Tell my brother I love him
And give him something that will see him through the hard times
What’s a brother for?
When I’m sick of this life I see
It has to be my family who lift me off the floor
Make sense of all the madness in a world full of money, full of tears full or war.
I was a failed man and worse I couldn’t give a fuck
Save your wine for the entrepreneurs

[Chorus: Ed Sheeran]
All along the watchtower
Princes kept the view
While all the women came and went
Barefoot servants too, yeah
Outside in the cold distance
A wildcat did growl
Two riders were approaching
And the wind began to howl

[Verse 2: Devlin]
Cause your world is the same as mine
Pour more blood in your cup
Take a sip full of sin and let your taste buds savour the buzz
The flavour of an ill-mannered nature
That lingers on as animals in all of us
Trying to fight for the right to live a life
But some will never win though
That’s why they live a lie
I don’t think I’ll ever win
All of this is anything
When I die I hope a brother’s at my side
There’s no trap door, or get out clause
The world can be your oyster or a set of jail doors
You’ve seen mine, I think it’s time I see yours
I bet you that we’ve been scarred by the same swords
Some are lost some are …
Apart from the fact I live my life in the light and now I’m trapped in it
The way I feel within a few years time
I might have a couple kids and just forget I ever wrote this

[Chorus: Ed Sheeran]
All along the watchtower
Princes kept the view
While all the women came and went
Barefoot servants too, yeah
Outside in the cold distance
A wildcat did growl
Two riders were approaching
And the wind began to howl

[Verse 3: Devlin]
Take away the treasure of a man
Convinced that he holds heaven in his hands
Even though I ain’t religious I’m a little superstitious
Maybe there is a promised land
But will I make it or not is a different matter
I’ve been a joker, I’ve been a thief, I’ve been a rapper
I’ve been the only enemy that I can never beat
Give me a piece of mind upon a platinum platter

[Chorus: Ed Sheeran]
All along the watchtower
Princes kept the view
While all the women came and went
Barefoot servants too, yeah
Outside in the cold distance
A wildcat did growl
Two riders were approaching
And the wind began to howl

Song Information

“Watchtower” entered the UK Singles Chart on August 26, 2012 at number 7, becoming Devlin’s highest-charting single and Sheeran’s fifth Top 10 hit.

Released 16 August 2012
Genre Hip-hop, pop
Length 3:39
Label Universal Music Group, Island Records
Writers James Devlin, Ed Sheeran, Timothy McKenzie, Bob Dylan
Producer Labrinth


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