The National – Pink Rabbits

I was driving in the car the other day, when Pink rabbits by The National came on. I hadn’t heard it in a while and I remembered how much the lyrics in this song completely flawed me the first time I heard it.
I’ve always been a National fan but this song in particular hit me so hard, because my interpretation of some of the lyrics; describe so perfectly what it has felt like to me to experience feelings of anxiety and depression. And how the feelings can come back and catch you off guard.
I probably listen to lyrics in a song before anything else. I’ve always loved how people can take their own individual meanings from them, and how two people can have a completely different take on them.
To anyone reading this, I would love to know any lyrics from a song that have had a profound effect on you…..x

I couldn’t find quiet
I went out in the rain
I was just soakin’ my head to unrattle my brain
Somebody said you disappeared in a crowd
I didn’t understand then
I don’t understand now

Am I the one you think about when you’re sitting in your faintin’ chair drinking pink rabbits?
Am I the one you think about when you’re sitting in your faintin’ chair drinking pink rabbits?

And everybody was gone
You were standin’ in the street ’cause you were tryin’ not to crack up
It wasn’t like a rain it was more like a sea
I didn’t ask for this pain it just came over me
I love a storm, but I don’t love lightning
All the waters coming up so fast, that’s frightening

Am I the one you think about when you’re sitting in your faintin’ chair drinking pink rabbits?
Am I the one you think about when you’re sitting in your faintin’ chair drinking pink rabbits?

And everybody was gone
I was standing in the street ’cause I was trying not to crack

I was solid gold
I was in the fight
I was coming back from what seemed like a ruin
I couldn’t see you coming so far
I just turn around and there you are

I’m so surprised you want to dance with me now
I was just getting used to living life without you around
I’m so surprised you want to dance with me now
You always said I held you way too high off the ground

You didn’t see me I was falling apart
I was a white girl in a crowd of white girls in the park
You didn’t see me I was falling apart
I was a television version of a person with a broken heart
You didn’t see me I was falling apart
I was a white girl in a crowd of white girls in a park
You didn’t see me I was falling apart
I was a television version of a person with a broken heart

And everybody was gone
You were standin’ in the street ’cause you were trying not to crack up
And bona drag was still on
Now I only think about Los Angeles when the sun kicks out
Now I only think about Los Angeles when the sun kicks out

You said it would be painless
The needle in the doll
You said it would be painless
It wasn’t that at all
You said it would be painless
The needle in the doll
You said it would be painless
It wasn’t that at all (when the sun kicks out)

You said it would be painless
The needle in the doll (when the sun kicks out)
You said it would be painless
It wasn’t that at all

– Matt Berninger

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