Demons Lyrics

by The National

When I think of you in the city,
The sight of you among the sites.
I get this sudden sinking feeling,
Of a man about to fly.
Never kept me up before,
Now Ive been awake for days.
I cant fight it anymore,
Im going through an awkward phase.
I am secretly in love with,
Everyone that I grew up with.
Do my crying underwater,
I cant get down any farther.
All my drowning friends can see,
Now there is no running from it.
Its become the crux of me,
I wish that I could rise above it.

But I stay down,
With my demons.
But I stay down,
With my demons

Passing buzzards in the sky,
Alligators in the sewers.
I dont even wonder why,
Hide among the under views.
Huddle with them all night long,
The worried talk til god goes on.
I sincerely tried to love her,
Wish that I could rise above her.

But I stay down,
With my demons.
I stay down,
With my demons
I stay down,
With my demons.
I stay down,
With my demons
I stay down,
With my demons

Cannot stay here I cant sleep,
on the floor.
Drink the blood and hang the palms,
On the door.
Do not think Im going places anymore,
Wanna see the sun come above New York.
Oh, everyday I start so great,
Then the sunlight dips.
Less Ive learned,
The more I see the pythons and the limbs.
Do not know whats wrong with me,
Sours in the cup.
When I walk into a room,
I do not light it up.
Fuck.

So I stay down,
With my demons
I stay down,
With my demons
I stay down,
With my demons
I stay down,
With my demons