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Most of the National's songs take linear paths, and "Don't Swallow The Cap" is so head-down and arrow-straight it qualifies as Krautrock. In this instance, it's inversely proportional to Matt Berninger's lyrics, which are often loopy and complex and even more averse to a straight reading than usual here. He lays out the conflict in fairly legible terms– "I have only two emotions/ Careful fear and dead devotion/ I can't get the balance right"– and the results are an immeasurable… read more

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Pull out breaks behind the houses
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The National - Don't Swallow the Cap Lyrics


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