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Don't Swallow The Cap is a song interpreted by The National, released on the album Trouble Will Find Me in 2013.

Don't Swallow The Cap lyrics

Dull light breaks behind the houses
I don’t see what’s strange about this.
Tiny bubbles hang above me.
It’s a sign that someone loves me.
I can hardly stand upright
Hit my head upon the light
I have faith but don’t believe it
It's not there enough to leave it.

Everything I love is on the table.
Everything I love is out to sea.

I have only two emotions,
Careful fear and dead devotion.
I can’t get the balance right.
Throw all my marbles in the fire.
I see all the ones I wept for
All the things I had it in for
I won’t cry until I hear
Cause I was not supposed to be here.

Everything I love is on the table.
Everything I love is out to sea.
I’m not alone,
I’ll never be.
Into the bone,
I’ll never grieve.

I’m tired, I’m freezing, I’m dumb
When it gets so late I forget everyone.
I need somewhere to stay.
Don’t think anybody I know is awake.
Calm down it’s alright,
Keep my arms the rest of the night.
When they ask what do I see,
I say a bright white beautiful heaven hangin’ over me.

I’m not alone,
I’ll never be.
Into the bone,
I’ll never grieve.
And if you want, (dead seriously)
To see me cry. (don’t swallow the cap)
Play ‘Let It Be’ (pat yourself on the back)
Or ‘Nevermind’. (dead seriously)

Is it time to leave? Is it time to think about
What I wanna say to the girls at the door?
I need somewhere to be
But I can’t get around the river in front of me.
Calm down it’s alright,
Lead my arms the rest of the night.
When they ask what do I see,
I say a bright white beautiful heaven hangin’ over me.

I’m not alone, (dead seriously)
I’ll never be. (don’t swallow the cap)
Into the bones, (pat yourself on the back)
I’ll never grieve (dead seriously)
And if you want, (dead seriously)
To see me cry, (don’t swallow the cap)
Play ‘Let It Be’ (pat yourself on the back)
Or ‘Nevermind’. (dead seriously)

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