Afraid of Everyone Song Lyrics

The National

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Then I'm radio and then I'm television
I'm afraid of everyone, I'm afraid of everyone
Lay the young blue bodies, with the old red violets
I'm afraid of everyone, I'm afraid of everyone
With 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 defend my family with my orange umbrella
I'm afraid of everyone, I'm afraid of everyone
With my shiny new star spangled tennis shoes on
I'm afraid of everyone, I'm afraid of everyone
With my kid on my shoulders I try
Not to hurt anybody I like
Then I'm radio and then I'm television
I'm afraid of everyone, I'm afraid of everyone
Lay the young blue bodies, with the old red violets
I'm afraid of everyone, I'm afraid of everyone
With 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 defend my family with my orange umbrella
I'm afraid of everyone, I'm afraid of everyone
With my shiny new star spangled tennis shoes on
I'm afraid of everyone, I'm afraid of everyone
With my kid on my shoulders I try
Not to hurt anybody I like

Track Listing


Digital Media 1
  • 1 Terrible Love
  • 2 Sorrow
  • 3 Anyone's Ghost
  • 4 Little Faith
  • 5 Afraid of Everyone
  • 6 Bloodbuzz Ohio
  • 7 Lemonworld
  • 8 Runaway
  • 9 Conversation 16
  • 10 England
  • 11 Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks
  • 12 Walk Off


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Aaron Brooking Dessner, Matthew Donald Berninger
    album: Track 5 in album High Violet
    release date: 2010-5-10
    popularity : 66 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Blues
    styles: Alternative Rock
    length: 4:20
    producer: The National
    vocal: Sufjan Stevens
    mixer: Peter Katis
    additional arranger: Sufjan Stevens
    harmonium: Sufjan Stevens
    mastering: Greg Calbi
    orchestrator: Bryce Dessner and Padma Newsome
    composer: Aaron Dessner, Matt Berninger
    lyricist: Aaron Dessner, Matt Berninger

    Album Information

    label: 4AD
    country(area): Japan
    format: Digital Media
    barcode: 652637300369
    script: Latin