What's you favorite 'The National' lyric quote?

 
  • What's you favorite 'The National' lyric quote?

    You can post as many as you like.

    Mine are:

    Turn the light, out say goodnight
    No thinking for a little while
    Let's not try to figure out everything at once
    It's hard to keep track of you falling through the sky


    Especially the underlined sentence, from Fake Empire.

    and

    Hey, love, we'll get away with it
    We'll run like we're awesome, totally genius


    From The Geese of Beverly Road.

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    • 11 Dic 2010, 12:03
    Wow, this is almost like choosing your favorite parent. I have at least ten quotes, but after a while I was able to narrow it down to the five I like most:

    This precious stuff makes me dizzy, I guess I've always been a delicate man (Lemmonworld)

    Break my arms around the one I love, and be forgiven by the time my lover comes (Daughters of the Soho Riots)

    Just say something perfect, something I can steal (Baby, We'll Be Fine)

    You know I've dreamed about you for 29 years before I saw you
    (Slow Show / 29 Years)
    and of course this (from Mr. November):

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    • 19 Dic 2010, 0:59
    Wow, this was really difficult!! I adore every word of The Geese of Beverly Road and Slow Show, as they are my 2 favorite tracks. Recently I've been re-visiting their older stuff and a couple lines in Cold Girl Fever just hit me like a ton of bricks!!

    Put your spine in your back and your arms in your coat
    Don't hold on to me when there's nothing to hold

    (Cold Girl Fever)

    a few more...

    The sun fell behind you and never stood up.
    (All Dolled-Up in Straps)

    another uninnocent, elegant fall into the unmagnificent lives of adults

    (Mistaken for Strangers)

    can't forget their most recent gem

    I was in a fog, I didn't notice everything
    Was coming all apart inside of me
    There wasn't anyway for anyone to settle in
    You made a slow disaster out of me


    (You Were A Kindness)

    I'll end the post here, since I could sit here and quote them all night! Soooo damn good!!

  • love for words

    I love Matt's words, they are the reason i fell in love with them in the first place. I have listened the National for many years now and some of the songs are medicine for me.

    First of all, i love: "Didn't anybody, didn't anybody tell you
    Didn't anybody tell you, this river's full of lost sharks" - Secret Meeting.

    "Oh, come, come be my waitress and serve me tonight
    serve me the sky with a big slice of lemon" - the Geese of Beverly Road.

    "They’ll find us here here here in the guest room
    where we throw money at each other and cry, oh my" - Guest Room

    "Everything I love gets lost in drawers" and "I leaned on the wall and the wall leaned away" - Slow Show

    "Falling out of touch with all my
    friends are somewhere getting wasted,
    hope they’re staying glued together,
    I have arms for them." - from Green Gloves

    "you keep changing your fancy fancy mind every time I decide to let go" - Brainy.

    "Sorrow found me when I was young,
    Sorrow waited, sorrow won" - Sorrow

    "The sun fell behind you and never stood up.
    " - From my favorite song All Dolled up in Straps.

    It's really hard to choose though, I also love the ironic ending in Cold Girl Fever. And I must add, "Danh42, you have an exceptionally good taste in music and lyrics!

  • `we are looking for astronauts, looking for astronauts`
    - looking for astronauts

  • Favorite lyrics

    So many... these are stuck to my earlids:

    Ada don't stay in the lake too long, it lives alone and it barely knows you. - ADA

    You wouldnt want an angel watching over, surprize, surprize, they wouldn't want to watch..another uninnocent elegant fall into the unmagnificent lives of adults - Mistaken for Strangers

    I'm a birthday candle in a circle of black girls. God is on my side, cause I'm the child bride. So sorry but the motorcade will have to go around me this time...-
    All the Wine

    They're going to send us to prison for jerks for having vague ideas of how to turn each other on. - Guest Room

    Lay me on the table, put flowers in my mouth and we can say we invented a summer love-in torture party
    - Lemonworld

    Someone send a runner through the weather that I'm under for the feeling that I lost today. - England

  • Just saw them last night at Beacon Theatre, so amazing!

    It's a common fetish for a doting man
    To ballerina on coffee table, cock in hand
    -Karen

    Karen, put me in a chair, fuck me and make me a drink
    I've lost direction and I'm past my peak
    I'm telling you, this isn't me, no, this isn't me
    Karen, believe me, you just haven't seen my good side yet
    -Karen

    In case you hadn't guessed, I love Karen!!

    I'm a confident liar
    -Conversation 16

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    • 29 May 2012, 12:50
    I am in love with the first vers in Vanderlyle crybaby geeks :

    Leave your home
    Change your name
    Live alone
    Eat your cake

    And then the quote: We're half awake in a fake empire, from fake empire, boxer..

    And last and not least, as my man dougffunny already shouted out : I'm a confident liar from Conversation 16! :-)

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    • 17 Oct 2012, 20:37

    my favourite3 have to be:

    you own me, luck you - lucky you (sums everyones life up in 5 words)

    break my arms around the one i love - daughters of the soho riots (agony about not being able to hold on forever)

    you know i dreamed about you, i missed you for 29 years - 29 years (good things come to those who wait)

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    • 8 Mar 2013, 14:46

    favorite lyrics

    from cardinal song :
    " jesus christ you have confused me cornered wasted blessed and used me forgive me girls i am confused stiff and pissed and lost and loose"

    "never say you miss her
    never say a word
    and do everything she'd never do"

    from cherry tree : " Loose lips sink ships...
    Don't Look at me
    I'm only breathing
    Don't look at me I'm indiscreet"

  • from Demons

    Fuck

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    • 5 Jun 2013, 5:39

    Crazy hard

    Hanging from. Chandeliers Same small world. At your heels ...
    When they ask what I see I say a bright white beautiful heaven hanging over me
    When I walk into a room I do not light it up... FUCK
    I was a white girl in a crowd of white girls in the park

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    • 7 Ago 2013, 15:32

    the entirety of Wasp Nest

    You're cussing a storm in a cocktail dress
    your mother wore when she was young
    Red sun saint around your neck
    A wet martini in a paper cup
    You're a wasp nest, you're a wasp nest.

    Your eyes are broken bottles
    And I'm afraid to ask
    And all your wrath and cutting beauty
    You're poison in the pretty glass
    You're a wasp nest, you're a wasp nest

    You're all humming live wires under your killing clothes.
    Get over here, I wanna kiss your skinny throat
    You're a wasp nest, you're a wasp nest

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    • 29 Sep 2013, 19:20
    "Make up something to believe in your heart of hearts,
    So you have something to wear on your sleeve of sleeves" - Mistaken For Strangers.

    Gonna get that sonofabitch tattooed one day.

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    • 25 Dic 2013, 21:37

    tough decision., but...

    1. Fashion Coat.

    'm not stupid I swear
    I read the foreign news to understand my nation
    you get two options in The You Estates
    black city bloodbath or white country rape

    I die fast in this city
    outside I die slow

    2. Graceless

    It's the side effects that save us.

    3. Thirsty.

    I don't have a hawk in my heart
    no dumbass dove in my dumbass brain

    4. Sin-Eaters.

    Wanna give a withering speech to the fucked

    5. Bitters & Absolut.

    I'd do you better than you do
    I'd do you better than you ever will
    When I am on bitters and absolut

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    • 7 Mar 2014, 0:29
    Hey Jo, sorry I hurt you but, they say love is a virtue, don't they? - Sea of Love

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    • 7 Mar 2014, 0:31
    It's the side effects that save us. - Graceless

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    • 18 Mar 2014, 16:17
    I pull off your jeans, and you spill jack and coke in my collar
    I melt like a witch and scream
    I'm so sorry for everything

    "Baby, we'll be fine"

  • Hey, are you awake
    Yeah I'm right here
    Well can I ask you about today?

    Serve me the sky with a big slice of lemon!

    Just say something perfect, something I can steal.

  • 'I am not my rosy self, left my roses on my shelf'
    Graceless

    and

    'You wake up in the bed you make, I think you made a big mistake'
    Lucky You

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