National, The - You Were A Kindness Lyrics




I was in a fog, I didn't notice everything everything
Was coming all apart inside of me
There wasn't anyway for anyone to settle in
You made a slow disaster out of me

There's a radiant darkness upon us
But I don't want you to worry
I was careful but nothing is harmless
Baby you better hurry

You were a kindness when I was a stranger
But I wouldn't ask for what I didn't need
Everything's weird and we're always in danger
Why would you shatter somebody like me

It doesn't work that way
Wanting not to want you won't make it so
It doesn't work that way
Don't leave me here alone

I'll do what I can to be a confident wreck
Can't feel this way forever I mean
There wasn't anyway for anyone to settle in
You made a slow disaster out of me

There's a radiant darkness upon us
But I don't want you to worry
I was careful but nothing is harmless
Baby you better hurry

You were a kindness when I was a stranger
But I wouldn't ask for what I didn't need
Everything's weird and we're always in danger
Why would you shatter somebody like me

It doesn't work that way
Wanting not to want you won't make it so
It doesn't work that way
Don't leave me here alone

It doesn't work that way
Wanting not to want you won't make it so
It doesn't work that way
Don't leave me here alone





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National, The You Were A Kindness Comments
  1. Hydrorational

    I always thought he said shine on somebody like me. I thought always he was referencing two people one who tore him apart and one who fixed him when he was torn and not himself, despite him not doing the same for them. And in that same way, it could've been one person with a split personality

  2. zen sunraw

    "nothing is harmless"

  3. Theo Williams

    I will simply say a number a letter:
    2x

  4. Theo Williams

    You were a kindness when I was a stranger
    But I wouldn't ask for what I didn't need
    Everything's weird and we're always in danger
    Why would you shatter somebody like me?

  5. cath _

    I do what I can to be a confident wreck...

  6. Phillip Campbell

    I can relate to this so much...you can't just "get over" someone just because you know you should. The heart wants what it wants.

  7. Allison Stoots

    I relate this song to the voices in my head. I have schizoid affective disorder and it can be difficult at times. Love this song. "Wanting not to want you won't make it so ..."

  8. phoenixwolf1977

    There's a radiant darkness upon us.

  9. rhymeswithluck

    "You made a slow disaster out of me."

  10. Elle O

    This song kills me. Breaks my heart. I completely relate to these lyrics.