Karen (The National)

Karen, I'm not taking sides, I don't think I'll ever do that again I'll end up winning and I won't know why I'm really trying to shine here, I'm really trying You're changing clothes and closing windows on me all the time Well, whatever you do, listen, you better wait for me No, I wouldn't go out alone into America Whatever you do, listen, you better wait for me No, I wouldn't go out alone Karen, we should call your father, maybe it's just a phase He'll know the trick to get a wayward soul to change his ways It's a common fetish for a doting man To ballerina on coffee table, cock in hand Well, whatever you do, listen, you better wait for me No, I wouldn't go out alone into America Whatever you do, listen, you better wait for me No, I wouldn't go out alone Without warm water in my head, all I see is black and white and red I feel mechanical and thin, hear me play my violin again I'm living in the target's shoes, all I see is black and white and blue Idle, idle, idle, idle, protect the nest, protect the title Karen, put me in a chair, fuck me and make me a drink I've lost direction and I'm past my peak I'm telling you, this isn't me, no, this isn't me Karen, believe me, you just haven't seen my good side yet Well, whatever you do, listen, you better wait for me No, I wouldn't go out alone into America Whatever you do, listen, you better wait for me No, I wouldn't go out alone Without warm water in my head, all I see is black and white and red I feel mechanical and thin, hear me play my violin again I'm living in the target's shoes, all I see is black and white and blue Idle, idle, idle, idle, protect the nest, protect the title I must be me, I'm in my head, blackbirds are circling my bed I must be me, I must be me, black feathers are falling on my feet Idle, idle, idle, idle, protect the nest, protect the title Idle, idle, idle, idle, protect the nest, protect the title