High Violet (2010)

Kevin’s Selection: 9/18/16 – 9/24/16

Theme: Northeast US

Band: The National

Release Date: 5/10/2010

Runtime: 47:40

Label: 4AD

Track Listing:

1). Terrible Love – 4:39
2). Sorrow – 3:25
3). Anyone’s Ghost – 2:54
4). Little Faith – 4:36
5). Afraid of Everyone – 4:19
6). Bloodbuzz Ohio – 4:36
7). Lemonworld – 3:23
8). Runaway – 5:33
9). Conversation 16 – 4:18
10). England – 5:40
11). Vanerlyle Crybaby Geeks – 4:12

Lyrics:

1). Terrible Love

It’s a terrible love that I’m walking with spiders
It’s a terrible love that I’m walking with
It’s a terrible love that I’m walking with spiders

It’s a terrible love that I’m walking with
It’s quiet company, it’s quiet companyIt’s a terrible love and I’m walking with spiders
It’s a terrible love that I’m walking with
It’s a terrible love and I’m walking with spiders
It’s a terrible love that I’m walking with
It’s quiet company, it’s quiet company
It’s quiet companyAnd I can’t fall asleep
Without a little help
It takes awhile to settle down
My ship of hopes
Wait til the past .. ?It takes an ocean not to break
It takes an ocean not to break
It takes an ocean not to break
It takes an ocean not to break

Company
It’s quite company
It’s quiet company

But I won’t follow you into the rabbit hole
Last night anekatips.com I woke but then I saw
The ship of woes but didn’t want me to

It’s a terrible love and I’m walking with spiders
It’s a terrible love that I’m walking here
It’s a terrible love that I’m walking with spiders
It’s a terrible love that I’m walking here

It takes an ocean not to break
It takes an ocean not to break
It takes an ocean not to break

2). Sorrow
Sorrow found me when I was young,
Sorrow waited, sorrow won.
Sorrow that put me on the pills,

It’s in my honey it’s in my milk.
It’s only about half a heart alone
On the water,
Cover me in rag and bones, sympathy.
Cause I don’t wanna get over you.
I don’t wanna get over you.Sorrows my body on the waves
Sorrows a girl inside my cage
Didn’t I see sorrow build?
It’s in my honey, it’s in my milk.
It’s only my half of heart alone,
On the water,
Cover me in rag and bones, sympathy.
Cause I don’t wanna get over you.
I don’t wanna get over you.It’s only my half of heart alone,
On the water,
Cover me in rag and bones, sympathy.Cause I don’t wanna get over you.

I don’t wanna get over you.

3). Anyone’s Ghost
Say you stay at home
alone with the flu
find out from friends

that wasn’t true
go out at night with your headphones on, again
and walk through the Manhattan valleys of, the deaddidn’t want to be your ghost
didn’t want to be anyone’s ghost
didn’t want to be your ghost
didn’t want to be anyone’s ghost
but I don’t want anybody else
I don’t want anybody elseyou said I came close
as anyone’s come
to live underwater
for more than a month
you said it was not inside my heart, it was
you said it should tear a kid apart, it doesdidn’t want to be your ghost
didn’t want to be anyone’s ghost
didn’t want to be your ghost
didn’t want to be anyone’s ghost
but I don’t want anybody else
I don’t want anybody else
I don’t want anybody else
I don’t want anybody else

I had a hole in the middle where the lightning went through it
told my friends not to worry
I had a hole in the middle someone’s sideshow wouldn’t do it
I told my friends not to worry

didn’t want to be your ghost
didn’t want to be anyone’s ghost
didn’t want to be your ghost
didn’t want to be anyone’s ghost

4). Little Faith
Little faith, follow me
I set a fire in a blackberry field
Make us laugh, or nothing will

I set a fire just to see what it kills

Now I’m stuck in New York
And the rain’s coming down
I don’t feel like we’ll go anywhere
Stuck in New York
And the rain’s coming down
Still in line for the vanity fair

Leave our excellent souls
Head for the coast
Leave our excellent souls
Everything goes

All our lonely kicks are getting harder to find
We’ll play nuns versus priests until somebody cries
All our lonely kicks that make us saintly and thin
We’ll play nuns versus priests until somebody wins

Awesome prince, get your sleep
Lose your heart in history
Make us laugh or nothing will
I set a fire just to see what it kills

Don’t be bitter, Anna
I know how you think
You’re waiting for Radio City to sink
You’ll find commiseration in everyone’s eyes
The storm will suck the pretty girls into the sky

All our lonely kicks are getting harder to find
We’ll play nuns versus priests until somebody cries
All our lonely kicks that make us saintly and thin
We’ll play nuns versus priests until somebody wins

Leave our excellent souls
Head for the coast
Leave our excellent souls
Everything goes

5). Afraid of Everyone
Venom radio and venom television
I’m afraid of everyone, I’m afraid of everyone
They’re the young blue bodies

With the old red bodies
I’m afraid of everyone, I’m afraid of everyone
With my kid on my shoulders I tryNot to hurt anybody I like
But I don’t have the drugs to sort
I don’t have the drugs to sort it out
Sort it outI’ll defend my family with my orange umbrella
I’m afraid of everyone, I’m afraid of everyone
With my shining blue star
Spangling anekatips tennis shoes on
I’m afraid of everyone, I’m afraid of everyoneWith my kid on my shoulders I try
Not to hurt anybody I like

But I don’t have the drugs to sort
I don’t have the drugs to sort it out
Sort it out
I don’t have the drugs to sort it out
Sort it out

Your voice is swallowing my soul, soul, soul
(repeat)

6). Bloodbuzz Ohio
Stand up straight at the foot of your love
I lift my shirt up
Stand up straight at the foot of your love

I lift my shirt up

I’ll rest my eyes till the fevers outta me
I’ll rest my eyes to the rivers in the sea
I’ll rest my eyes till the fevers outta me
I’ll rest my eyes to the rivers in the sea

I was carried to Ohio in a swarm of bees
I’ll never marry but Ohio don’t remember me

I still owe money to the money to the money I owe
I never thought about love when I thought about home
I still owe money to the money to the money I owe
The floors are falling out from everybody I know

I’m on a blood buzz
Yes I am
I’m on a blood buzz
I’m on a blood buzz
God I am
I’m on a blood buzz

Lay my head on the hood of your car
I’ll take it too far
Lay my head on the hood of your car
I’ll take it too far

I’ll rest my eyes till the fevers outta me
I’ll rest my eyes to the rivers in the sea
I’ll rest my eyes till the fevers outta me
I’ll rest my eyes to the rivers in the sea

I’m on a blood buzz
Yes I am
I’m on a blood buzz
I’m on a blood buzz
God I am
I’m on a blood buzz

I was carried to Ohio in a swarm of bees
I’ll never marry but Ohio don’t remember me

I still owe money to the money to the money I owe
I never thought about love when I thought about home
I still owe money to the money to the money I owe
The floors are falling out from everybody I know

I’m on a blood buzz
Yes I am
I’m on a blood buzz
I’m on a blood buzz
God I am
I’m on a blood buzz

7). Lemonworld
So happy I was invited
Give me a reason to get out of the city
See you inside watching swarms on TV

Livin’ or dyin’ in New York it means nothing to me
I gave my heart to the Army
The only sentimental thing I could think of
With cousins and colors and somewhere overseas
But it’ll take a better war to kill a college man like meI’m too tired to drive anyway, anyway right now
Do you care if I stayed?
You can put on your bathing suits
And I’ll try to find somethin’ on this thing that means nothin’ enoughLosin’ my breathYou and your sister live in a Lemonworld, I want to sit in and die
You and your sister live in a Lemonworld
You and your sister live in a Lemonworld, I want to sit in and die
You and your sister live in a Lemonworld

This pricey stuff makes me dizzy
I guess I’ve always been a delicate man
Takes me a day to remember a day
I didn’t mean to let it get so far out of hand
I was a comfortable kid
But I don’t think about it much anymore
Lay me on the table, put flowers in my mouth
And we can say that we invented a summer lovin’ torture party

I’m too tired to drive anyway, anyway right now
Do you care if I stayed?
You can put on your bathing suits
And I’ll try to find something on this thing that means nothin’ enough

You and your sister live in a Lemonworld, I want to sit in and die
You and your sister live in a Lemonworld
You and your sister live in a Lemonworld, I want to sit in and die
You and your sister live in a Lemonworld

Losin’ my breath

8). Runaway
There’s no savin’ anything
I was swallowing the shine of the sun
There’s no savin’ anything

How we swallowed the sun

But I won’t be no runaway
‘Cause I won’t run
No, I won’t be no runaway
What makes you think I’m enjoyin’ being led to the flood?
We got another thing comin’ undone
And it’s takin’ us over

We don’t bleed when we don’t fight
Go ahead, go ahead throw your arms in the air tonight
We don’t bleed when we don’t fight
Go ahead, go ahead lose your shirts in the fire tonight

What makes you think I’m enjoyin’ being led to the flood?
We got another thing comin’ undone

But I won’t be no runaway
‘Cause I won’t run
No, I won’t be no runaway
‘Cause I won’t run
No, I won’t be no runaway
What makes you think I’m enjoyin’ being led to the flood?
We got another thing comin’ undone
And it’s takin’ us over

We don’t bleed when we don’t fight
Go ahead, go ahead throw your arms in the air tonight
We don’t bleed when we don’t fight
Go ahead, go ahead lose our shirts in the fire tonight

What makes you think I’m enjoyin’ being led to the flood?
We got another thing comin’ undone
We got another thing comin’ undone
And it’s takin’ forever

I’ll go bravin’ anything
With you swallowing the shine of the sun
I’ll go bravin’ anything
Through the shine of the sun

But I won’t be no runaway
‘Cause I won’t run
No, I won’t be no runaway
‘Cause I won’t run
No, I won’t be no runaway
What makes you think I’m enjoyin’ being led to the flood?
We got another thing comin’ undone
And it’s takin’ us over

We don’t bleed when we don’t fight
Go ahead, go ahead throw your arms in the air tonight
We don’t bleed when we don’t fight
Go ahead, go ahead lose our shirts in the fire tonight

What makes you think I’m enjoyin’ being led to the flood?
We got another thing coming undone
We got another thing coming undone
And it’s takin’ us over
And it’s taking forever

9). Conversation 16
I think the kids are in trouble
I do not know what all the troubles are for
give them ice for their fevers

you’re the only thing i ever want anymore
we’ll live on coffee and flowers
try not to wonder what the weather will be
Ifigured out what we’re missing
tell you miserable things after you are asleepnow we’ll leave the silver city
cause all the silver girls gave us black dreams
leave the silver city
cause all the silver girls
everything means everythingit’s a hollywood summer
you never believe the shitty thoughts i think
we had friends out for dinner
when i said what i said i didn’t mean anything
we belong in a movie
try to hold it together till our friends are gone
we should swim in a fountain
I do not want to disappoint anyonenow we’ll leave the silver city
cause all the silver girls gave us black dreams
leave the silver city
to all the silver girls
everything means everything

I was afraid I’d eat your brains
I was afraid I’d eat your brains

Cause I’m evil
Cause I’m evil

Im a confident liar
Have my head in the oven so you know where i’ll be
I try to be more romantic
i wanna believe in everything you believe
i was less than amazing
i do not know what all the troubles are for
i fall asleep in your branches
you’re the only thing i ever want anymore

now we’ll leave the silver city
cuz all the silver girls gave us black dreams
eave the silver city
to all the silver girls
everything means everything

I was afraid I’d eat your brains
I was afraid I’d eat your brains

Cause I’m evil
Cause I’m evil
Cause I’m evil

10). England
Can someone send a runner
For a guardian a runner
For the guardian I lost today?

Can someone send a runner
For the guardian I lost today?Can someone send a runner
For a guardian a runner
For the guardian I lost today?Can someone send a runner
For the guardian I lost today?You must be somewhere in London
You must be lovin’ the life in the rain
You must be somewhere in London
Go and marry (?)

I don’t even think to make
Never even think to make
You don’t even think to make corrections

Famous angels never come through England
England gets the ones you never need
Minor singin’ airheads come through England
Minor singin’ airheads come for me

Sorry I’m a headache
I am sorry I’m a headache
But a guardian is lost today

Sorry I’m a headache
But a guardian is lost today

Sorry I’m a headache
I am sorry I’m a headache
But a guardian is lost today

Sorry I’m a headache
But a guardian is lost today

You must be somewhere in London
You must be lovin’ the life in the rain
You must be somewhere in London
Go and marry (?)

Never even think to make
Never even think to make
Never even think to make corrections

Never even think to make
Never even think to make
Never even think to make corrections

Famous angels never come through England
England gets the ones you never need
Minor singin’ airheads come through England
Minor singin’ airheads come for me

Try to be nice stay the night with the sinners
Try to be nice stay the night with the sinners
Try to be nice cos we’re desperate to entertain
(repeat)

11). Vanerlyle Crybaby Geeks
Leave your home
Change your name
Live alone

Eat your cake

Vanderlyle crybaby, cry
All the borders are risin’
Still no surprisin’ you
Vanderlyle crybaby, cry
Man, it’s all been forgiven
Swan’s are a swimmin’
I’ll explain everything to the geeks

All the very best of us string ourselves up for the

Vanderlyle crybaby, cry
All the borders are risin’
Still no suprisin’ you
Vanderlyle crybaby, cry
Man, it’s all been forgiven
Swan’s are a swimmin’
I’ll explain everything to the geeks

Hangin’ from chandeliers
Same small world
At your heels

All the very best of us string ourselves up for the

Vanderlyle crybaby, cry
All the borders are risin’
Still no surprisin’ you
Vanderlyle crybaby, cry
Man, it’s all been forgiven
Swans are a swimmin’
I’ll explain everything to the geeks

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