The National - The Perfect Song Lyrics

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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
We stood out there for an hour and were freezing
You put your hand around my back
I guess you thought I needed that

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

I never try to find you
I hope you don't remember me
But I hope you're not alone
And I don't wanna know what you're thinking
I'm looking out the window
Just sitting there
Sitting down and ****ing drinking
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Beautiful Head
  • 2 Cold Girl Fever
  • 3 The Perfect Song
  • 4 American Mary
  • 5 Son
  • 6 Pay for Me
  • 7 Bitters & Absolut
  • 8 John's Star
  • 9 Watching You Well
  • 10 Theory of the Crows
  • 11 29 Years
  • 12 Anna Freud


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Aaron Dessner, Bryan Devendorf, Matthew Berninger, Scott Devendorf
    album: Track 3 in album The National
    release date: 2001-7-3
    popularity : 66 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock
    length: 3:16
    Album Information
    label: Brassland Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 632662555125
    script: Latin