The National – Tropic Morning News (Haversham) Lyrics

Tropic Morning News (Haversham) Lyrics – The National

I wasn’t started yet, I didn’t even think you were listening
I wasn’t ready at all to say anything about anything interesting
It’s a thing you have, you just don’t know that you do it
You wait around in a conversation while I get in and start stumbling through it

I was so distracted then
I didn’t have it straight in my head
I didn’t have my face on yet
Or the role or the feel of where I was going with it all

I was suffering more than I let on
The tropic morning news was on
There’s nothing stopping me now
From saying all the painful parts out loud

Got to my feet feeling that I’ve let you down
I wanted to say it slow and perfect but it all somehow got switched around
Something went off on its own, I don’t automatically chit-chat
It’s not what I meant to say at all, there’s no way you can attach me to that

Gotta have to seize the day with my head in my hands
Feeling strange when all my thinking got mangled
And I caught myself talking myself off the ceiling

I was suffering more than I let on
The tropic morning news was on
There’s nothing stopping me now
From saying all the painful thoughts out loud

Oh, where are the awful moments we had?
Always would bring me shame
Something somehow has you rapidly improve
Oh, what happened to the wavelength we were on
Oh, where’s the gravity gone?
Something, somehow has you grabbing me through

You found the ache in my argument
You couldn’t wait to get back at me
You found the slush in my sanity
You made it sound so intelligent
You could stop and start asking me how do I feel about it
I would love to have nothing to with you
I would like to move on and be through it

I’ll be over here lying near the ocean making ocean sounds
Let me know if you can come over and work the controllers for a while

I was so distracted then
I didn’t have it straight in my head
I didn’t have my face on yet
Or the role or the feel of where I was going with at all

I was suffering more than I let on
The tropic morning news was on
There’s nothing stopping me now
From saying all the painful parts out loud

Oh, where are the awful moments we had?
Always would bring me shame
Something, somehow has you rapidly improve
Oh, what happened to the wavelength we were on
Oh, where’s the gravity gone?
Something, somehow has you rapidly improve
Oh, what happened to all the moments we had
Always would bring me shame
Something, somehow has you rapidly improve

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