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Humiliation

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

Original video
I survived the dinner
Then the air went thinner
I retire to the briars by the pool
It gets so loud

If I die this instant
Taken from a distance
They will probably list it down
Among other things 'round town

Got my rings around me
I got baby to pound me
I see stars and go weak
My baby cries and lays me down

In the skies over black Venice
I see eyes of the white menace
The surprise of the week
Is that I never heard the sound

All the L.A. women
Fall asleep while swimming
I got paid to fish 'em out
And then one day I lost the job

And I cried a little
I got fried a little
Then she laid her eyes on mine
And she said, "Babe, you're better off."

I got my rings around me
I got baby to pound me
I see stars and go weak
My baby cries and lays me down

In the skies over black Venice
I see eyes of the white menace
The surprise of the week
Is that I never heard the sound

Tunnel vision lights my way
Leave a little life today

As the free fall advances
I'm the moron who dances, ah
I was teething on roses
I was in Guns and Noses, ah

Under the withering white skies of humiliation
Under the withering white skies of humiliation

Tunnel vision lights my way
Leave a little life today
Tunnel vision lights my way
Leave a little life today

She wore blue velvet
Said she can't help it
She wore blue velvet
Said she can't help it
She wore blue velvet
Said she can't help it

Music by:

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

Lyrics by:

Matt Berninger / Corin Besser

annotations:

blue velvet