Aug 14, 2005

I still can't say enough about The National. Alligator is a damn fine album on its way to being great. Some proof if you're not convinced:

If you've ever had a deadline to meet and struggled with that pressure, check these lyrics.

I won't fuck us over, I'm Mr. November
I'm Mr. November, I won't fuck us over

I wish that I believed in fate
I wish I didn't sleep so late
I used to be carried in the arms of cheerleaders

I'm the new blue blood, I'm the great white hope
I'm the new blue blood
I won't fuck us over, I'm Mr. November
I'm Mr. November, I won't fuck us over


Reportedly written as the band struggled with finishing the very album I've been praising. Since when is self-fulfilling prophecy a good thing?

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