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The National @ Centquatre

The National perform an intimate set at Centquatre in Paris for Pitchfork Live, filmed by La Blogothèque.

 

0:32 - Nobody Else Will Be There
4:53 - Day I Die
9:35 - Matt discusses his coffeepot of wine
10:02 - Walk It Back
16:25 - The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness
20:48 - Guilty Party
26:48 - Carin At the Liquor Store
30:36 - Apartment Story
34:29 - Daughters of the Soho Riots
39:20 - Sleep Well Beast
46:48 - Fake Empire
51:35 - Terrible Love
56:21 - Turtleneck

I'll Still Destroy You

It's so easy to set off
The molecules and the caplets
They all have something against me
Nothing I do makes me feel different

 

This one's like your sister's best friends in a bath calling you to join them
Can't avoid them
This one's like your mother's arms when she was young and sunburned in the '80s
It lasts forever

 

The more level they have me
The more I cannot stand me
I have helpless friendships
And bad taste in liquids

 

This one's like the wilderness without the world
I'm gonna miss those longs nights with the windows open
I keep re-reading the same lines always up at 5am every morning
Like a baby

 

It's just the lights coming on
It's just the lights coming on

 

I have no positions
No point of view or vision
I'm just trying to stay in touch with anything I'm still in touch with

 

The sky's getting white
I can't find a lighter anywhere I'm going crazy
But I'm not crazy
Put your heels against the wall
I swear you got a little bit taller since I saw you
I'll still destroy you

 

It's just the lights coming on
It's just the lights coming on

Day I Die

The National - 'Day I Die' // Director: Casey Reas // DP: Graham MacIndoe

 

I don't need you, I don't need you
Besides I barely ever see you anymore
When I do it feels you're only halfway there
Young mothers love me even ghosts of
Girlfriends call from Cleveland
They will meet me anytime and anywhere


The day I die, the day I die
Where will we be?
The day I die, the day I die
Where will we be?


Don't do this, I don't do this to you
Don't expect me to enjoy
'Cause I really don't have the courage not to turn the volume up inside my ears
For years I used to put my head inside the speakers
In the hallway when you get too high and talk forever


The day I die, the day I die
Where will we be?
The day I die, the day I die
Where will we be?

 

The day I die, the day I die
Where will we be?
The day I die, the day I die
Where will we be?


I get a little punchy with the vodka just like my great uncle Valentine Jester did
But he had to deal with those people like you who made no goddamn common sense
I’d rather walk all the way home right now than to spend one more second in this place
I’m exactly like you Valentine, just come outside and leave with me


Let's just get high enough to see our problems
Let’s just get high enough to see our fathers’ houses


The day I die, the day I die
Where will we be?
The day I die, the day I die
Where will we be?

 

The day I die, the day I die
Where will we be?
The day I die, the day I die
Where will we be?

Clogs - Last Song (feat. Matt Berninger)

The classical, indie, post-rock haze that Clogs has become known for has materialized once again on the Last Song EP.

The first proper "single" from their most recent LP, The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton, "Last Song," appears on the EP, featuring the evocative muttered baritone of Matt Berninger of The National. Clogs co-founder Padma Newsome sings lead on the second track, "No Bridge." The final instrumental piece "Loev Song" is performed by the group.

Released at the same time as the EP is a video for "Last Song" by Benjamin and Stefan Ramirez Perez, twin brothers studying film and animation at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, Germany, and the Vancouver School's Digital Design program, respectively.