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The National – Demons lyrics
When I think of you in the city
The sight of you among the signs
I get a sudden sinking feeling
Of a man about to fly
It never kept me up before
But now I've been awake for days
I can't fight it anymore
I'm going through an awkward phase

I am secretly in love with
Everyone that I grew up with
Do my crying underwater
And I can't get down any farther
All my drowning friends can see
Now there is no running from
It's become the crux of me
I wish that I could rise above it

But I stay down
With my demons
And I stay down
With my demons

Passing buzzards in the sky
Alligators in the sewers
I don't even wonder why
They hide among the underheels
Huddle with them all night long
The worried talk to god goes on
I sincerely tried to love her
Wish that I could rise above it

But I stay down
With my demons
I stay down
With my demons

Can I stay here
I can sleep
On the floor
Paint a blood
On the door
Do not think I'm going places anymore
I want to see the sun come up above New York

Oh, every day I start so great and then the sunlight dims
The less I look the more I see the pythons and the limbs
Do not know what's wrong with me
The sour's in the cup
But when I walk into a room
I do not light it up


So I stay down with my demons, etc.

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