bitters & absolut lyrics – the national

sweetie, you don’t look so good
your bottom lip is bleeding.
i cut it on your collarbone
go on, go back to sleep.

sugar, who were you thinking of?
you woke me with your breathing.
honey, how am i supposed to tell?

if i were a spy in the world inside your head
would i be your wife in a better life you led?

thought i saw you on the stairs
of this american century.
i went up through all the years
you were years ahead of me.
remember when you dipped your hand?
i never saw it coming.
you took the wind out of me.

if i were a spy in the world inside your head
would i be your wife in the better life you led?

i’d do you better than you do
i’d do you better than you ever will
when i am on bitters and absolut.

if i were a spy in the world inside your head
would i be your wife in a better life you led?

i’d do you better than you do
i’d do you better than you ever will.

when i am on bitters and absolut.

/ the national lyrics