Julian Casablancas and the Voidz Take Off in “Where No Eagles Fly” Video

Marc Hogan

By Marc Hogan

Lead News Writer
on 09.09.14 in News

Julian Casablancas and the Voidz won’t be caged. The Strokes frontman’s first album with his new band, Tyranny (due out September 23 via Cult Records) has already offered up the shape-shifting epic “Human Sadness” and the noisier, churning “Where No Eagles Fly.” Now via Pitchfork comes a video for the avian-themed track, plus single cover art and lyrics. With shaky, grainy footage of the band on a rooftop and others places, as well as superimposed blood, the visuals carry over the track’s cryptic frenzy. The words, meanwhile, convey a sardonic sympathy for predators. John Ashcroft, the former U.S. attorney general, can no longer claim the most noteworthy music video about eagle flight.

Julian Casablancas, "Where No Eagles Fly," cover art

“Where No Eagles Fly” lyrics

please, come on babe, they’ll end up all confused,
what’s the point of telling people if they won’t use it?

fly on the wall, bird of prey in the mall
it’s the eye in the sky, where no eagles fly

predators eat meat.
predators eat meat.

ceremony or a speech,
in a church or on a beach,
predators eat.

the wolf will cry sheep as they take him away,
we plot in our sleep but follow orders all day

the rhythm is for you but the song is for me,
the meaning might be secret but the melody is free

predators eat meat.
predators eat meat.

let all my big dreams sink in,
no one to enjoy it with.
oblivious… stay oblivious,
why can you not be more like me?
hiding in a nearby tree.

business, business, i forget,
pray for predators i guess
uh-oh, uh-oh, here we go, all our future’s thru that door

future future’s come to this, everybody cheats i guess
let’s go down to mexico, ‘there’s a couple guys i know’

all our future’s come to this, i don’t want my friends to know
all our future’s come to this, i don’t want our friends