New The National Song
2013-11-07 by fish CONTRIBUTOR | 50 Comments

The National are now streaming their contribution to the upcoming The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack. The track, entitled 'Lean', was originally called 'Dying Is Easy' until the band were forced to change the title after it was deemed too dark.

You can check it out here: http://soundcloud.com/universalrepublic/the-national-lean-the-hunger?in=universalrepublic/sets/the-hunger-games-catching-fire

The soundtrack comes out in its entirety on November 19th.

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ILJ
November 7th 2013

6662 Comments


The series originated as a novel about kids being forced to kill other kids and the title of a song is too dark.

ok

FruityCatOfDoom
November 7th 2013

2082 Comments


^
This.

humblerodent
November 7th 2013

211 Comments


The series originated as a novel about kids being forced to kill other kids and the title of a song is too dark.
[2]

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Hopelust
November 7th 2013

956 Comments


kids being forced to kill eachother for others' entertainment, at that!

AdolfChrist
November 7th 2013

1739 Comments


"The track, entitled "Lean", was originally called "Dying Is Easy" until the band were forced to change the title after it was deemed too dark."

fucking pussies.

AdolfChrist
November 7th 2013

1739 Comments


song is decent. first hunger games movie fucking blew so i wont be seeing this one.

Hopelust
November 7th 2013

956 Comments


read the book.

ILJ
November 7th 2013

6662 Comments


the book isn't that great either. it's okay. the writing isn't very good

AdolfChrist
November 7th 2013

1739 Comments


i did read the first one. it was ok, but its obvious why it was in the "teen" section. didnt like it enough to read the others.

KenboSlice
November 7th 2013

916 Comments


Katniss in the books is the whiniest bitch ever.

porcupinetheater
November 7th 2013

111 Comments


Battle Royale is pretty cool

henryChinaski
November 7th 2013

2723 Comments


Song is okay. That movie franchise sucks though.

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
November 7th 2013

21790 Comments


The series originated as a novel about kids being forced to kill other kids and the title of a song is too dark.

ok


yeah the band said something along these lines

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c0ffee
November 7th 2013

279 Comments


The "dying is easy" melody around that part sounds similar to the one at "Am I the one you think about when you're sitting in your faintin' chair drinking pink rabbits?"

ti0n
November 7th 2013

1385 Comments


^
indeed



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BigPleb
November 7th 2013

35974 Comments


Yawn.

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mxbrady
November 7th 2013

982 Comments


^^ Yup, that's it. I was trying to figure out what existing song of theirs this sounded like, and that's definitely it.

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Green Baron
November 7th 2013

19622 Comments


great song

but fuck the pussies who made em change their name

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sailSAway
November 7th 2013

840 Comments


Battle Royale

Green Baron
November 7th 2013

19622 Comments


The series originated as a novel about kids being forced to kill other kids and the title of a song is too dark.

ok

[3]

tommygun
November 7th 2013

24532 Comments


song is swee

hopefully movie is aight the first was ok but the books really went to shit after the first so hmm

hmm

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WhiteNoise
November 7th 2013

3105 Comments


Oh man did anyone read the third book? Worst fucking Author ever, barely had any idea what was going on.

tommygun
November 7th 2013

24532 Comments


yea third book was a turd all that stuff about the 'pods' or whatever, real stinker

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
November 7th 2013

21790 Comments


2nd and 3rd books were both awful iirc

skoopy48
November 7th 2013

1478 Comments


I didnt like any of them honestly, I found all the characters to be boring. Song is good

Tikicobra
November 7th 2013

573 Comments


I like the books but the writing was pretty mediocre, and the third book basically sucked. I enjoyed the movie though because Jennifer Lawrence.

KenboSlice
November 7th 2013

916 Comments


Jennifer Lawrence is the definition of average.

ABjordanMM
November 7th 2013

1391 Comments


wrong^

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hogan900
Contributing Reviewer
November 7th 2013

1602 Comments


Battle royal is the better story, but god I remember having a teacher my freshmen year who literally forced us to read the hunger games because she thought it was like the citizen Kane of new age literature.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
November 7th 2013

23806 Comments


pretty missable song

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
November 7th 2013

21790 Comments


I like it

Ignimbrite
November 7th 2013

5318 Comments


are you guys ready for this


I enjoyed all three books


but wait, there's more... I liked the movie and an excited for the sequel


wow. such opinion

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
November 7th 2013

21790 Comments


I'm always confused when people treat the series as anything more than a half decent children's (/"young adult's") book series

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
November 7th 2013

23806 Comments


it's ok but it sounds like something that was cut from Trouble...

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
November 7th 2013

21790 Comments


likely was

KenboSlice
November 7th 2013

916 Comments


Nah, Jennifer Lawrence is really just average. She's really not that hot

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
November 7th 2013

21790 Comments


who cares

Aspenshadow
November 8th 2013

307 Comments


I know a guy who had the hunger games as assigned reading in college.

30secondstocydonia
November 8th 2013

417 Comments


"Jennifer Lawrence is the definition of average."

She won the Oscar for Best Actress lolwut

30secondstocydonia
November 8th 2013

417 Comments


Anyway, the first movie was decent but not great.

thatoneguy726
November 8th 2013

1632 Comments


I like it, but it's basically an alternate version of "Pink Rabbits." I don't want to hold that against The National, so I'm just gonna pretend it didn't happen.

KenboSlice
November 8th 2013

916 Comments


@30seconds, She's average looking. That being said, she's also not that good of an actress and the Oscars don't mean shit.

thatoneguy726
November 8th 2013

1632 Comments


Mmm an Oscar means a lot.

ABjordanMM
November 8th 2013

1391 Comments


Idk. i wouldn't mind getting an oscar.

YetAnotherBrick
November 8th 2013

4409 Comments


actually, the Oscars are like the only award show around anymore that matters. it seems like they're the only ones that actually care about quality. 99% of the time, movies that win Oscars are better than movies that don't. did you see Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook? fucking incredible acting. how can you possibly deny that.

also the first hunger games movie wasn't bad at all. people just like to rebel i guess

YetAnotherBrick
November 8th 2013

4409 Comments


and the song is amazing, as expected

ABjordanMM
November 8th 2013

1391 Comments


growin on me yeah.

ABjordanMM
November 8th 2013

1391 Comments


even though some of the melodies totally come from pink rabbits

AdolfChrist
November 8th 2013

1739 Comments


"people just like to rebel i guess"

lol no. everything about it was pretty much bad.

skeames1214
November 9th 2013

2713 Comments


the first twenty minutes of the first hunger games was pretty good. sucked after that, unfortunately.

Song's pretty good, not top-tier national, tho.



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