slow show lyrics – the national

“slow show”

standing at the punch table swallowing punch
can’t pay attention to the sound of anyone
a little more stupid, a little more scared
every minute more unprepared

i made a mistake in my life today
everything i love gets lost in drawers
i want to start over, i want to be winning
way out of sync from the beginning

i wanna hurry home to you
put on a slow, dumb show for you and crack you up
so you can put a blue ribbon on my brain
god, i’m very, very frightening, i’ll overdo it

looking for somewhere to stand and stay
i leaned on the wall and the wall leaned away
can i get a minute of not being nervous
and not thinking of my d*ck?

my leg is sparkles, my leg is pins
i better get my sh*t together, better gather my sh*t in
you could drive a car through my head in five minutes
from one side of it to the other

i wanna hurry home to you
put on a slow, dumb show for you and crack you up
so you can put a blue ribbon on my brain
god i’m very, very frightening, i’ll overdo it

you know i dreamed about you
for 29 years before i saw you
you know i dreamed about you
i missed you for, for 29 years

you know i dreamed about you
for 29 years before i saw you
you know i dreamed about you
i missed you for, for 29 years

/ the national lyrics