The National - Slipping Husband Lyrics

The National Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers cover art
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Sit down dear we gotta talk
Your acting like a kid
We don't want to 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
She's lonely man

Don't leave yourself alone for too many days
Sooner than you know your 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 **** yourself to clear your head
You'll close your door and go to bed
You'll try to sleep without a dream
That's where she finds you
That's where she finds you

Don't leave yourself alone for too many days
Sooner than you know your 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 bore us

"Don't forget the alcohol oooh baby oooh baby"
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Cardinal Song
  • 2 Slipping Husband
  • 3 90-Mile Water Wall
  • 4 It Never Happened
  • 5 Murder Me Rachael
  • 6 Thirsty
  • 7 Available
  • 8 Sugar Wife
  • 9 Trophy Wife
  • 10 Fashion Coat
  • 11 Patterns of Fairytales
  • 12 Lucky You


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Aaron Dessner, Bryan Devendorf, Bryce Dessner, Matthew Berninger, Scott Devendorf
    album: Track 2 in album Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers
    release date: 2003-5
    popularity : 58 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock/Indie Rock
    length: 3:22
    writer: Matt Berninger, Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner, Bryan Devendorf, Scott Devendorf
    Album Information
    label: Talitres Records
    country(area): France
    format: CD
    barcode: 4005902646550
    script: Latin