The National — Guilty Party
Album: Sleep Well Beast
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6.4

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Released: 2017
Length: 5:35
Plays (last 30 days): 3
You're sleeping night and day
How'd you do it
Me I am wide awake
Feeling defeated

I say your name
I say I'm sorry
I know it's not working
I'm no holiday
It's nobody's fault
No guilty party
We just got nothing
Nothing left to say

Another year gets away
Another summer of love
I don't know why I care
We miss it every summer

I say your name
I say I'm sorry
I'm the one doing this
There's no other way
It's nobody's fault
No guilty party
I just got nothing, nothing left to say

It all, all catches up to me
It all, all catches up to me all the time

I say your name
I say I'm sorry
I know it's not working, I'm no holiday
It's nobody's fault
No guilty party
We just got nothing, nothing left to say

I say your name
I say I'm sorry
I'm the one doing this, there's no other way
It's nobody's fault
No guilty party
I just got nothing, nothing left to say

It all, all just catches up to me
It all, all catches up to me all the time
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I also agree.  It just gets boring.

 
Proclivities wrote:

I agree on all points.  Their catalog can sometimes seem like four or five songs with a hundred different titles.  But I guess if the formula works for them, why change it?

 


booooooooooring
there's no "there" there
 kingart wrote:
Great music. But on most National tracks, it's variations on the same music over and over. After a few listens, the magic vanishes. But the drummer has some groovy chops. 
 
I agree on all points.  Their catalog can sometimes seem like four or five songs with a hundred different titles.  But I guess if the formula works for them, why change it?
Snoozefest.
 TerryS wrote:
Like the percussion a lot.
Would like to know if they can reproduce it live, or whether the drummer had err electronic stimulus.

 
I like the clarinet a lot  - but you have to listen hard to hear it.
Great music. But on most National tracks, it's variations on the same music over and over. After a few listens, the magic vanishes. But the drummer has some groovy chops. 
Like the percussion a lot.
Would like to know if they can reproduce it live, or whether the drummer had err electronic stimulus.
Such a big fuss being made over these guys. I know they are talented and all, but I find their music to be so monotonous and gray. 

I'm to the point now where I can identify The National in less than 7 notes!  Maybe this one will grow on my; first impression = 6.  (Great segue to Dave Mason though, BillG!)

Long Live RP!!