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Where crybabies cry
In the united states
Bright white on both sides
Like a plate
Nobody listens
Nobody should
It'd be a waste of attention

Not enough money
To buy a PC
So I come in this weekend
Asleep on my feet
And if I forget you
I'll have nobody left to forget
I guess that's what assholes get

Traded my day light
For a career

But I need you to disprove
My theory of the crows

Pouring my fingers across the keys
Will someone review my salary please?
I'm selling my time to the man who sells style
That time should be mine to waste on you

I'll suck off investors
I'll suck off VCs

I'm losing my posture from time on my knees
They treat me so well
Cause I'll do anything
It's in my nature of service

But I'll need you to disprove
My theory of the crows

Kids of the wealthy are raised by the poor
You send daughters to los angelos and new york
I need mine to see me
When I wake up
I need mine to know
That I'm what they come to

When they come home



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    UnregisteredJul 26, 2012 at 10:56 pm
    Firstly i think theory of the crows is a lovely song, just like any other by the national.
    I guess what captures me, is really the drowsiness of it all. It seems like the members are very... Worn. And ready to give in. The lyrics "traded my daylight for a career" focuses on the never ending cycle that having jobs usually means. Also, "will someone review my salary please? " so i guess my interpretation of the song is having to grow up and making sacrifices to try to be on top, but really.. Getting nowhere.
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    UnregisteredMay 9, 2012 at 11:27 pm
    Theory of the crows is a song about the lack of time this society turning into; it's about loosing the sense of being human, and just a meaningless number.

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