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The Perfect Song

This song is by The National and appears on the album The National (2001).

Ten years older than I was
When I brought you down to see
What I thought would make you fall in love
Where an old canal would dream
"Someday, man, I'm gonna be
No different than the other rivers"
I tried to look at you
But I couldn't break the ice
You stood out there for an hour freezing
You put your hand around my back
I guess you thought I needed that

I never try to find you
And I hope you don't remember me
And I hope you're not alone

You wanted me to take you home
You said you'd rather be alone
I never thought of that
The car was warm and we had wine
But I couldn't find the perfect song

Now I own furniture, a 401 and crow's feet
And I can't even remember the car
Sometimes I can feel your weight
When I close my eyes
Seven times I was under you

I never try to find you
And I hope you don't remember me
And I hope you're not alone
And I don't wanna know what you're thinking
I'm looking out the window
Drinking, drinking, drinking, drinking

Shallow frame and shaky sticks
But I know there's a river in me
Shallow minded adult tricks
But I know there's a river in me
Shallow frame and shaky sticks
But I know there's a river in me

I never try to find you
And I hope you don't remember me
And I hope you're not alone
And I don't wanna know what you're thinking
I'm looking out the window
Sitting there, sitting there, just fucking drinking

Written by:

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

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