Mistaken for Strangers Lyrics

by The National

You have to do it running
But you do everything that they ask you to
'Cause you dont mind seeing yourself in a picture
As long as you look faraway, as long as you look removed

Showered and blue-blazered, fill yourself with quarters
Showered and blue-blazered, fill yourself with quarters

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 wouldnt want an angel watching over
Surprise, surprise, they wouldnt wanna watch
Another un-innocent, elegant fall
Into the un-magnificent lives of adults

Make up something to believe in your heart of hearts
So you have something to wear on your sleeve of sleeves
So you swear, you just saw a feathery woman
Carry a blindfolded man through the trees

Showered and blue-blazered, fill yourself with quarters
Showered and blue-blazered, fill yourself with quarters

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 wouldnt want an angel watching over
Surprise, surprise, they wouldnt wanna watch
Another un-innocent, elegant fall
Into the un-magnificent lives of adults

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 wouldnt want an angel watching over
Surprise, surprise, they wouldnt wanna watch
Another un-innocent, elegant fall
Into the un-magnificent lives of adults