Don't Swallow the Cap Lyrics

by The National

Pull out breaks behind the houses
I don't see what's strange about this
Tiny bubbles hang above me
It's a sign that someone loves me
I can hardly stand upright
Hit my head up on the light
I have faith but don't believe you
This love ain't enough to leave you

Everything I love is on the table
Everything I love is out to sea

I have only two emotions
Careful fear and dead devotion
I can't get the balance right
Throw my marbles in the fight
I see all the ones I wept for
All the things I had it in for
I won't cry until I hear
Cause I was not supposed to be here

Everything I love is on the table
Everything I love is out to sea
I'm not alone
I'll never be
Into the bone
I'll never grieve

I'm tired, I'm freezing, I'm dumb
When it gets so late I forget everyone
I need somewhere to stay
Don't think anybody I know is awake
Calm down, it's alright
Keep my arms the rest of the night
When they ask what do I see
I see a bright white beautiful heaven hangin' over me

I'm not alone
I'll never be
Into the bone
I'll never grieve
And if you want, (too seriously)
To see me cry (don't swallow the cap)
Play "Let It Be" (pat yourself on the back)
Or "Nevermind" (too seriously)

There's a time to leave, there's a time to think about
What I wanna say to the girls at the door
I need somewhere to be
But I can't get around the river in front of me
Come down, it's alright
Lead my arms the rest of the night
When they ask what do I see
I see a bright white beautiful heaven hangin' over me

I'm not alone (too seriously)
I'll never be (don't swallow the cap)
Into the bone (pat yourself on the back)
I'll never grieve (too seriously)
And if you want (too seriously)
To see me cry (don't swallow the cap)
Play "Let It Be" (pat yourself on the back)
Or "Nevermind" (too seriously)