[Originally published in my MySpace blog 18/08/2007]
For the benefit of my new friend from Seattle with exquisite music taste [translation: “similar to mine”], the lyrics to The National’s sublime “Boxer” album have been unofficially transcribed HERE
For the rest of you: if you haven’t listened to it yet, then what are you waiting for? It’s melancholic, witty and wise and I really can’t recommend it highly enough.
“You get mistaken for strangers by your own friends
When you pass them at night under the silvery, silvery citibank lights
Arm in arm in arm and eyes and eyes glazing under
Oh you wouldn’t want an angel watching over
Surprise, surprise they wouldn’t wannna watch
Another uninnocent, elegant fall into the unmagnificent lives of adults”
That’s good shit, that is.