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The National:Don't Swallow The Cap Lyrics

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Don't Swallow the Cap

This song is by The National and appears on the album Trouble Will Find Me (2013).

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Don't Swallow the Cap
Gold light breaks behind the houses
I don't see what's strange about this
Tiny bubbles hang above me
It's a sign that someone loves me

I can hardly stand upright
I hit my head upon the light
I have faith but don't believe it
It's not there enough to leave it

Everything I love is on the table
Everything I love is out to sea

I have only two emotions
Careful fear and dead devotion
I can't get the balance right
With all my marbles in the fight

I see all the ones I went for
All the things I had it in for
I won't cry until I hear
'Cause I was not supposed to be here

Everything I love is on the table
Everything I love is out to sea

I'm not alone
I'll never be
And to the bone
I'm evergreen

I'm tired, I'm freezing, I'm dumb
When it gets so late I forget everyone
I need somewhere to stay
Don't think anybody 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

I'm not alone
I'll never be
And to the bone
I'm evergreen

And if you want (dead seriously)
To see me cry (don't swallow the cap)
Play 'Let It Be' (pat yourself on the back)
Or 'Nevermind' (dead seriously)

Is it time to leave? Is it time to think about
What I want to say to the girls at the door?
I need somewhere to be
But I can't get around the river in front of me

Calm down, it's alright
Leave my arms the rest of the night
When they ask what do I see
I say a bright white beautiful heaven hanging over me

I'm not alone (dead seriously)
I'll never be (don't swallow the cap)
And to the bone (pat yourself on the back)
I'm evergreen (dead seriously)

And if you want (dead seriously)
To see me cry (don't swallow the cap)
Play 'Let It Be' (pat yourself on the back)
Or 'Nevermind' (dead seriously)

Music by:

Matt Berninger Wikipedia16 / Aaron Dessner Wikipedia16 / Bryce Dessner Wikipedia16 / Bryan Devendorf / Scott Devendorf

Lyrics by:

Matt Berninger / Corin Besser

Annotations:

Let It Be / Nevermind

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