The National - The System Only Sleeps In Total Darkness

Maybe I listen more than you think

And I can tell that somebody sold you

We said we’ve never let anyone in

We said we’d only die of lonely secrets

The system only dreams in total darkness

Why are you hiding from me?

We’re in a different kind of thing now

All night you’re talking to God

I thought that this would all work out after a while

Now you’re saying that I’m asking for too much attention

Also no other faith is light enough for this place

We said we’d only die of lonely secrets

The system only dreams in total darkness

Why are you hiding from me?

We’re in a different kind of thing now

All night you’re talking to God

And I cannot explain it

Oh, any other, any other way

I cannot explain it

Oh, any other, any other way

The system only dreams in total darkness

Why are you hiding from me?

We’re in a different kind of thing now

All night you’re talking to God

And I cannot explain it

Oh, any other, any other way

I cannot explain it

Oh, any other, any other way

I cannot explain it

Oh, any other, any other way

I cannot explain it

Oh, any other, any other way

Written by Matt Berninger, Bryce Dessner, Aaron Dessner • Copyright © BMG Rights Management US, LLC