Saturday Sessions: Tune-Yards perform "My Neighbor”

California-based music duo Tune-Yards join this week’s “Saturday Sessions.” Artists Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner recorded their first album with a hand-held recorder on a recycled cassette tape. It got them noticed — and signed — and a later album hit the Top Ten on Billboard’s Rock and Independent Albums charts. Performing from Oakland from their new album "Sketchy,” here are Tune-Yards with "My Neighbor."

Video Transcript

[MUSIC - TUNE-YARDS, "MY NEIGHBOR"]

MERRILL GARBUS: (SINGING) Ooh let me love, let me love, let me love, let me love. Ooh, let me love, let me love, let me love, let me love. Ooh, let me love, let me love, let me love, let me love. Ooh, let me love, let me love, let me love, let me love.

Oh, my neighbor held the key to my survival. The loneliest woman I ever saw. Her death around the corner. Her children screaming at her, pounding fists upon the rotting wooden floor. Oh, my neighbor held the key to my survival. I made sure to lock the door.

Ooh, let me love, let me love, let me love, let me love. Ooh, let me love, let me love, let me love, let me love. Ooh, let me love, let me love, let me love, let me love. Ooh, let me love, let me love, let me love, let me love.

Oh, my enemy had the key to my survival. But my envy overtook my brain. I saw her doubled over and recognized myself and said, "perhaps I'll quit besmirching her name." Oh, my enemy held the key to my survival. And I killed her all the same.

[VOCALIZING]

Time. It's time, it's time, it's time, it's time, it's time. Time. It's time. It's time. It's time.

Oh, my neighbor held the key to my survival. The garbage truck kept passing her by. Another week full of trash. She folds herself exactly in half.

Ooh, let me love, let me love, let me love, let me love. Ooh, let me love, let me love, let me love, let me love. Let me love. Let me love, let me love, let me love, let me love. Ooh, let me love, let me love, let me love, let me love.