AWOLNATION - Holy Roller (Audio)

  • Published: 17 March 2015
  • Holy Roller off the new album ‘RUN’ from AWOLNATION

    From AWOLNATION’s new album, ‘RUN’, available now at:
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    Hold your head up high, everyone can see
    Not afraid that I need your love
    Raining from my eyes, crashing at my knees
    Not afraid that I need your love

    Holy roller, blow me over
    Holly roller, blow me over

    Wouldn’t it be nice drifting out to sea
    With my swollen eyes I need your love
    Tell me where you hide, tell you where I bleed
    Maybe I’m too shy I need your love

    Holy roller, blow me over
    Holly roller, blow me over

    Holy roller, blow me over
    Holly roller, blow me over

    It’s a cold cold brutal world
    It’s a cold cold brutal world

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Comments • 128

  • R3dsnow 75
    R3dsnow 75  1 months back

    If you read this,I love you Sarah.
    I'll never forget you.

    • eX FaMoUs
      eX FaMoUs  2 months back


      • Sherod Brown
        Sherod Brown  3 months back

        Ive been desperately looking for an interview of awol talking about this whole album in general but this song especially. My favorite in 4 way tie with jailbreak like people like plastic and windows

        • James Corker
          James Corker  7 months back

          What are the words spoken on top of the second part of the chorus? The three that accompany the bass-y notes?

          • GhoulioCoolio
            GhoulioCoolio  8 months back

            Still listening in 2019 and was wondering if anyone remembers the "elevator music" version of this where they were in an elevator and playing this song. I try to find it on here but i cant. They sing it so differently and its great.

            • Gustavo Barbosa
              Gustavo Barbosa  6 months back

              here it is

          • quaid
            quaid  11 months back

            is this song in 6/8 or 4/4

            • Mia Druckrey
              Mia Druckrey  1 years back

              2:55 what it sounds like to ascend into heaven

              • Stephan Seraphin
                Stephan Seraphin  1 years back

                Does... Does anyone else hear Pikmin - Forest of Hope throughout this entire song?

                • ognyan asenov
                  ognyan asenov  2 years back

                  I will be in karaoke bar and I'm going to sing this song and I will ask some friends to help me to sing it together.This is how I'm going to propose wedding to my wife!

                • Joe Norman
                  Joe Norman  2 years back

                  I listen to AWOL all the time, and it is often that this song comes on. Today, however, I felt such emotion listening to it. I had to fight hard to not cry in the halls of school as I walked alone on this gloomy day, listening to such a beautiful song. I never knew a song could do this to me.

                  • Jack Trout
                    Jack Trout  2 years back

                    i just realised why i like this,
                    it sounds like a night in the woods song

                    • It's Eoleh
                      It's Eoleh  2 years back

                      Totally get a feeling of Elton John in the Vatican with this song... Not that that's bad. Definitely not!

                      • pastel aesthetic
                        pastel aesthetic  2 years back

                        I just can't explain how truly beautiful this song is, it's so calming, and I love it

                        • gurbo
                          gurbo  2 years back

                          Most underrated awolnation song

                          • osru
                            osru  2 years back

                            Some notes I discovered for this song on piano.

                            Guitar part (In the beginning of the song)

                            F E F E F C D E D E C A repeat

                            Holy Roller, blow me over

                            - F E F G F E E F F C repeat

                            Feel free to improvise 😂

                            • rainier
                              rainier  8 months back

                              The chords are just F, C, F, C, F, C, Am, E, repeat, but strummed as notes 1, 2, 3, and then the last of the chord played together, or on piano, just arrpegiate the chords and tap the last three once (for F, it would be F A C ACF, then C E G EGC for C). The melody is F E F E C, D E D C, F E F E C, D E D C, F E F E C, D E D C, F E F E C, D E D, played together with F, C, F, C, F, C, Am, E, with the chords played two notes into each repeat of the melody

                          • Dalton Layne
                            Dalton Layne  3 years back

                            Grate song👍👍

                          • Eetu Luoma
                            Eetu Luoma  3 years back

                            What a great song! Strange how it isn't more popular.

                          • Corn Freak
                            Corn Freak  3 years back

                            The chorus seriously reminds me of Drew Monson's music

                            • Sin Jericho
                              Sin Jericho  3 years back

                              Lion King rip off

                              • Luis Ruiz
                                Luis Ruiz  3 years back

                                6 caballos no es coincidencia

                                • digimondudeify
                                  digimondudeify  3 years back

                                  It's a cold, cold, brutal world.

                                  • wrcpatrick
                                    wrcpatrick  3 years back

                                    Best song on the album!

                                    • ogih
                                      ogih  3 years back

                                      it's a cold cold brutal world

                                    • CaptainPho
                                      CaptainPho  3 years back

                                      a beautiful emotional song

                                      • Floored
                                        Floored  3 years back

                                        Fuck this song is a beast of harmony

                                        • Legend Cavins
                                          Legend Cavins  3 years back

                                          Does the beginning of this remind anyone else of Robot Unicorn Attack?

                                          • saint oyku
                                            saint oyku  3 years back

                                            As from 2:58 ♥

                                            • Instant Noodles
                                              Instant Noodles  3 years back

                                              At first I thought this song was just repeating itself over again, and then I listened to the entirety of it and then the drums came in and I shit myself

                                              • 50ShadesofFuckedUp
                                                50ShadesofFuckedUp  3 years back

                                                Aaron: Blow me
                                                Me: Well, I mean okay at what time-
                                                Aaron: Over
                                                Me: Well okay then

                                              • klairebear1986
                                                klairebear1986  3 years back

                                                Wow. Listening to this album for the first time and this song is a huge standout for me.

                                              • Ana Doll Barbie
                                                Ana Doll Barbie  4 years back


                                                • Jovan Alexander
                                                  Jovan Alexander  4 years back

                                                  i like the background music soo much

                                                  • Joe
                                                    Joe  3 years back

                                                    Me too !

                                                • P OConnor
                                                  P OConnor  4 years back

                                                  I feel so bad, I thought I was a HUGE AWOLNATION fan, well obviously I'm not cuz I didn't know this song existed until about 2 mins ago

                                                  • chris bungle
                                                    chris bungle  4 years back

                                                    This is kinda like a lullaby 😍😍😜😍

                                                    • jody domingre gang
                                                      jody domingre gang  4 years back

                                                      cold cold brutal world

                                                      • Amanda Kimble
                                                        Amanda Kimble  4 years back

                                                        I never wish to dismiss anyone's interpretation but it hit me very suddenly one night at work whilst truly focusing on the lyrics that it's about the ocean. If you know how much surfing means to him it's all too clear, also the subtle whisper of "Flow" right after "Holy" and "Right" before "Over". The music itself has a very aquatic feel as well. "Raining from my eyes" and "Crashing at my knees" made me think even further about it. That's the magic though with an artist who chooses to not divulge meanings word for word, we all make our own meanings

                                                        • skunkape2
                                                          skunkape2  3 years back

                                                          +Amanda Kimble This is exactly what this song is about. A "Holy Roller" as referenced in this song is describing the perfect wave. It's not the religious "Holy Roller". Props to Amanda and love from Jeff Spicoli.

                                                      • Jerry MicGuire
                                                        Jerry MicGuire  4 years back

                                                        Melancholy vibe...if I ever took my own life, it would be to this song. Hauntingly beautiful.

                                                        • Lupus Malum
                                                          Lupus Malum  2 years back

                                                          it aint that deep

                                                        • Chase G
                                                          Chase G  3 years back

                                                          +Josh Gold (Melon Maniac) he said if, calm down

                                                      • Spencer Van Meppelen Scheppink

                                                        its sounds like the lion sleeps tonight. from the lion king

                                                        • Augie Cardenas
                                                          Augie Cardenas  4 years back

                                                          Aaron never tells what his songs are about! but look up "holy roller" and a definition comes up as a "holy roller" is a person soo into the spirit of god at a church that they fall over and praise god. I think he is a holy roller for the one he loves. hes going wild for that person.

                                                          • G Morrison
                                                            G Morrison  3 years back

                                                            ... I thought it was about surfing

                                                          • Richard O' Neill
                                                            Richard O' Neill  3 years back

                                                            +Augie Cardenas But they don't love him back hence the "it's a cold cold brutal world"

                                                          • Augie Cardenas
                                                            Augie Cardenas  4 years back

                                                            +Jessie Hicks right?! lol

                                                          • Jessie Naber
                                                            Jessie Naber  4 years back

                                                            I think that is such a perfect explanation!!

                                                        • Spaamesh
                                                          Spaamesh  4 years back

                                                          ROAD ROLLER DA!

                                                          • Sterling Kmonster
                                                            Sterling Kmonster  4 years back

                                                            Gives me chills. Great song :D I love the rhythm

                                                            • Marin
                                                              Marin  4 years back

                                                              Is Awol a believer?

                                                              • 78Crunchyforever
                                                                78Crunchyforever  9 months back

                                                                I don't know. I think it is unlikely and he just tries yo find a fitting title yo the melody, bass and separate lyrics. They seem emotional and I think this may be his way if expressing his inner thoughts and emotions. Either about his current state, or past events that have happened in his childhood. Then again, he may not always be writing the lyrics from his point of view, or in a way that fantisizes things to make a good song, that can allow people to interpret his songs in whatever they feel, and help understand what they feel, based on what they think he feels, or thinks.

                                                              • Moonfire121
                                                                Moonfire121  1 years back

                                                                Marin probably not, I've seen allusions to religion in his songs but it's portrayed quite differently than what I'm used to hearing. Idk, maybe I'm wrong! I could totally be wrong.

                                                            • Di W
                                                              Di W  4 years back

                                                              I was walking from Market to Fisherman's Wharf on a really nice day when I was hearing this song. Probably the best day I've ever had.

                                                              • Marie.Bailey
                                                                Marie.Bailey  4 years back

                                                                i love this song it makes me feel good

                                                                • HypnotizeNLP
                                                                  HypnotizeNLP  4 years back

                                                                  What does "Holy Roller" refer to?

                                                                  • Richard O' Neill
                                                                    Richard O' Neill  3 years back

                                                                    HypnotizeNLP I think an extremely religious person

                                                                • Nicole E
                                                                  Nicole E  4 years back

                                                                  I fucking love this song. It kind reminds me of a church song but much better.

                                                                • dimetrodon
                                                                  dimetrodon  4 years back

                                                                  have got absolutely fucking obsessed with this recently, for some reason. wasn't crazy on it when i first heard it. definitely a grower.

                                                                  • Miss Kitty Emily
                                                                    Miss Kitty Emily  2 years back

                                                                    That's what I'm finding about this entire album (better late than never).....songs just keep growing on me!

                                                                  • jody domingre gang
                                                                    jody domingre gang  4 years back

                                                                    great me too

                                                                  • Malum
                                                                    Malum  4 years back

                                                                    +Jamesy Wamesy Agreed, i'd always skip this song, but after a while I was like "Hooooooolyyyyyyy Roooooolleeerrrr~".

                                                                • llih aidyl
                                                                  llih aidyl  4 years back

                                                                  idk if anyone here watches the show "fear the walking dead" but if you do,
                                                                  does this song remind you of nick or is that just me lmao

                                                                  • llih aidyl
                                                                    llih aidyl  3 years back

                                                                    10 months later and yet I still think of nick when I hear this song

                                                                  • llih aidyl
                                                                    llih aidyl  4 years back

                                                                    +llih aidyl 5 months later and i still think the same thing when i listen to this song