Karen

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The National is an indie rock band formed in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1999 and currently based in Brooklyn, New York. The band's lyrics, which have been described as "dark, melancholy and difficult to interpret", are written and sung by Matt Berninger, a baritone. The rest of the band is composed of two… more »

Karen, I'm not taking sides
I don't think I'll ever do that again 
I'll end up winning and I won't know why
I'm really trying to shine here, I'm really trying
You're changing clothes and closing windows on me all the time

Well, whatever you do, listen, you better wait for me
No, I wouldn't go out alone into America  Whatever you do
Listen, you better wait for me
No, I wouldn't go out alone 

Karen, we should call your father, maybe it's just a phase 
He'll know the trick to get a wayward soul to change his ways
It's a common fetish for a doting man
to ballerina on the coffee table cock in hand

Well, whatever you do
Listen, you better wait for me
No, I wouldn't go out alone into America  Whatever you do
Listen, you better wait for me
No, I wouldn't go out alone 

 Without warm water in my head
All I see is black and white and red
I feel mechanical and thin
Hear me play my violin again
I'm living in the target's shoes 
All I see is black and white and blue.
Idle, idle, idle, idle, protect the nest
 Protect the title 

Karen, put me in a chair, fuck me and make me a drink 
I've lost direction, and I'm past my peak
I'm telling you this isn't me
No, this isn't me
Karen, believe me, you just haven't seen my good side yet

Well, whatever you do
Listen. you better wait for me
No, I wouldn't go out alone into America  Whatever you do
Listen, you better wait for me
No, I wouldn't go out alone 

 Without warm water in my head
All I see is black and white and red
I feel mechanical and thin
Hear me play my violin again
I'm living in the target's shoes 
All I see is black and white and blue
Idle, idle, idle, idle, protect the nest
 Protect the title 

I must be me, I'm in my head
 Black birds are circling my bed
I must be me, I must be me
 Black feathers are falling on my feet
Idle, idle, idle, idle, protect the nest
 Protect the title  Protect the title

Written by: BRYCE D. DESSNER, MATTHEW D. BERNINGER

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