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Seeing The National In 46 Days

In honor of this, here's the best lyric from each song on their past 4 ralbums
1The National

Secret Meeting - "I'm sorry I missed you, I had a secret meeting in the basement of
my brain."
2The National

Karen - "Without warm water in my head, all I see is black and white and red. I feel
mechanical and thin, hear me play my violin again."
3The National

Lit Up - "My bodyguard shows a revolver to anyone who asks. And yes, she comes to
attention when you come up to me too fast."
4The National

Looking For Astronauts - "You know you have a permanent piece of my medium-
sized American heart."
5The National

The Daughters of the Soho Riots - "I have your dreams and your teeth marks, all my
fingernails are painted."
6The National

Baby, We'll Be Fine - "I had a stilted, pretending day. Lay me down and say
something pretty. Lay me down where I wanted to stay. Just say something perfect,
something I can steal."
7The National

Friend Of Mine - "Why did you listen to that man, that man's a balloon. Fake a heart
attack, you've gotta get back to me."
8The National

Val Jester - "Fill her coat with weapons and help her get it on, because one day when
she goes she's gone."
9The National

All The Wine - "I'm a perfect piece of ass, like every Californian. So tall I take over
the street, with high beams shining up my back, a wingspan unbelievable. I'm a
festival, I'm a parade."
10The National

Abel - "I see water on the bridge, well you better hold my hand through this. Turn
around, turn around, take me back, I can't calm down."
11The National

The Geese Of Beverly Road - "Oh come, come be my waitress and serve me tonight,
serve me the sky tonight. Oh come, come be my waitress and serve me tonight,
serve me the sky with a big slice of lemon."
12The National

City Middle - "I've got five hundred in twenties and I've got a ton of great ideas, I'm
really worked up. I'm on a good mixture, I don't want to waste it. I'm on a good
mixture, I do not want to waste it."
13The National

Mr. November - "I wish that I believed in fate. I wish I didn't sleep so late. I used to
be carried in the arms of cheerleaders."
14The National

Fake Empire - "Turn the lights out, say goodnight. No thinking for a little while. Let's
not try to figure out everything at once."
15The National

Mistaken For Strangers - "Showered and blue blazered, fill yourself with quarters".
16The National

Brainy - "You know I keep your fingerprints in a pink folder in the middle of my
17The National

Squalor Victoria - "Out of my league, I have birds in my sleeves, and I want to rush
in with the fools."
18The National

Green Gloves - "Cinderella through the room, I glide and swan cause I'm the best
slow dancer in the universe."
19The National

Slow Show - "I wanna hurry home to you, put on a slow dumb show for you, and
crack you up, so you can put a blue ribbon on my brain. God, I'm very, very
frightening, I'll overdo it."
20The National

Apartment Story - "Tired and wired, we ruin too easy. Sleep in our clothes and wait
for winter to leave. But I'll be with you behind the couch when they come, on a
different day, just like this one."
21The National

Start A War - "Do you really think you can just put it in a safe behind a painting, lock
it up and leave?"
22The National

Guest Room - "They'll find us here, here, here in the guest room, where we throw
money at each other and cry."
23The National

Racing Like A Pro - "Sometimes you wake up and bake a cake or something,
sometimes you stay in bed. Sometimes you go la dee da dee da dee da da, till your
eyes roll back into your head."
24The National

Ada - "Stand inside an empty tuxedo with grapes in my mouth, waiting for Ada."
25The National

Gospel - "Invite me to the war every night of summer, and we'll play G.I. blood."
26The National
High Violet

Terrible Love - "It takes an ocean not to break."
27The National
High Violet

Sorrow - "I live in a city sorrow built. It's in my honey, it's in my milk."
28The National
High Violet

Anyone's Ghost - "I had a hole in the middle where the lightning went through it. I
told my friends not to worry."
29The National
High Violet

Little Faith - "All our lonely kicks are getting harder to find, we'll play nuns versus
priests until somebody cries. All our lonely kicks that make us saintly and thin, we'll
play nuns versus priests until somebody wins."
30The National
High Violet

Afraid Of Everyone - "With my kid on my shoulders I try not to hurt anybody I like,
but I don't have the drugs to sort it out."
31The National
High Violet

Bloodbuzz Ohio - "I was carried to Ohio in a swarm of bees. I never married, but
Ohio don't remember me."
32The National
High Violet

Lemonworld - "I gave my heart to the army, the only sentimental thing I could think
of, with cousins and cousins somewhere overseas, but it'll take a better war to kill a
college man like me."
33The National
High Violet

Runaway - "What makes you think I'm enjoying being led to the flood?"
34The National
High Violet

Conversation 16 - "I was afraid I'd eat your brains, cause I'm evil."
35The National
High Violet

England - "Put an ocean and a river between everybody else, between everything,
yourself and home."
36The National
High Violet

Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks - "Leave your home, change your name, live alone, eat
your cake."
37The National
Trouble Will Find Me

I Should Live In Salt - "There's too much crying in the sound, I should know you
better than that."
38The National
Trouble Will Find Me

Demons - "I do my crying underwater, I can't get down any farther. All my drowning
friends can see, now there is no running from it."
39The National
Trouble Will Find Me

Don't Swallow The Cap - "I'm tired, I'm freezing, I'm dumb, when it gets so late I
forget everyone. I need somewhere to stay, but I don't think anyone I know is
awake. Calm down, it's alright, keep my arms the rest of the night. When they ask,
what do I see, I say a bright white beautiful heaven hanging over me."
40The National
Trouble Will Find Me

Fireproof - "Jennifer, you are not the only reason. My head is boiling and my hands
are freezing."
41The National
Trouble Will Find Me

Sea Of Love - "Hey Joe, sorry I hurt you but, they say love is a virtue, don't they?"
42The National
Trouble Will Find Me

Heavenfaced - "How completely high was I? I was off by a thousand miles. Hit the
ceiling, then you fall, things are tougher than we are."
43The National
Trouble Will Find Me

This Is The Last Time - "Oh, don't tell anyone I'm here, I've got Tylenol and beer."
44The National
Trouble Will Find Me

Graceless - "I'm trying, but I've gone through the glass again, just come and find
me. God loves everybody, don't remind me. I took the medicine and I went missing.
Just let me hear your voice, just let me listen."
45The National
Trouble Will Find Me

Slipped - "I'm having trouble inside my skin, I try to keep my skeletons in."
46The National
Trouble Will Find Me

I Need My Girl - "Remember when you lost your shit and drove your car into the
garden? You got and said I'm sorry to the vines and no one saw it."
47The National
Trouble Will Find Me

Humiliation - "As the free fall advances, I'm the moron who dances, ahhhhhhh. I was
teething on roses, I was in guns and noses. Ahhhhh."
48The National
Trouble Will Find Me

Pink Rabbits - "You didn't see me, I was falling apart. I was a white girl in a crowd of
white girls in the park. You didn't see me, I was falling apart. I was the television
version of a person with a broken heart."
49The National
Trouble Will Find Me

Hard To Find - "I don't know why we had to lose the ones who took so little space.
They're still waiting for the east, to cover what we can't erase."
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