Slow Show Lyrics

The National


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Aaron B. Dessner Bryce D. Dessner
album: Track 6 in album Boxer
release date: 2007-5-22
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
length: 4:09

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Standing at the punch table, swallowing punch
Can't pay attention to the sound of anyone
A little more stupid, a little more scared
Every minute, more unprepared

I made a mistake in my life today
Everything I love gets lost in the drawers
I want to start over, I want to be winning
Way out of sync from the beginning

I wanna hurry home to you
Put on a slow, dumb show for you and crack you up
So you can put a blue ribbon on my brain
God, I'm very, very frightened, I?ll overdo it

Looking for somewhere to stand and stay
I leaned on the wall and the wall leaned away
Can I get a minute of not being nervous
And not thinking of my ****?

My leg is sparkles, my leg is pins
I better get my **** together, better gather my **** in
You could drive a car through my head in five minutes
From one side of it to the other

I wanna hurry home to you
Put on a slow, dumb show for you and crack you up
So you can put a blue ribbon on my brain
God, I'm very, very frightened, I?ll overdo it

You know I dreamed about you
For twenty-nine years before I saw you
You know I dreamed about you
I missed you for, for twenty-nine years

You know I dreamed about you
For twenty-nine years before I saw you
You know I dreamed about you
I missed you for, for twenty-nine years

Track Listing

  • 1 Fake Empire
  • 2 Mistaken for Strangers
  • 3 Brainy
  • 4 Squalor Victoria
  • 5 Green Gloves
  • 6 Slow Show
  • 7 Apartment Story
  • 8 Start a War
  • 9 Guest Room
  • 10 Racing Like a Pro
  • 11 Ada
  • 12 Gospel