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Slipping Husband

This song is by The National and appears on the album Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers (2003).

Sit down, dear, we gotta talk, you're acting like a kid
We don't wanna hear about the things you never did
You coulda been a legend, but you became a father
That's what you are today, that's what you are today

Spending all your time somewhere inside your head
Haunted by the important life you coulda lead
But your kisses aren't enough to keep your kids in line
So you better straighten out yourself and give your baby time
'Cause if you don't give her what she needs, she'll get it where she can
'Cause she's lonely, man

Don't, don't leave yourself alone
For too many days
'Cause sooner than you know you're gonna start
Slipping

You'll end up talking to the ghost of your wife as if you knew her
Your eyes will put her everywhere
And spending all your time somewhere inside your head
Haunted by the important life you coulda lead
You'll fuck yourself to clear your head, you'll close your door and go to bed
You'll try to sleep without a dream 'cause that's where she finds you
Yeah, that's where she finds you

Don't leave yourself alone
For too many days
'Cause sooner than you know you're gonna start
Slipping

Dear, we better get a drink in you before you start to bore us
Dear, we better get a drink in you before you start to bore us
Dear, we better get a drink in you before you start to
Dear, we better get a drink in you before you start to bore us

Don't forget the alcohol
Ooh baby, ooh baby
Ooh baby, ooh baby
Ooh baby

Written by:

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

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