"Angela Surf City" as written by and James Hamilton Leithauser Matthew Frederick Barrick....
Angela holds a grudge over nothing
Angela, what's the difference?
Today's a day like any other

Still reflexed and in the wind
Still your name rang true

You took the high road
I couldn't find you, up there
You kept your jaw wide and closed
I never noticed before

I used to see the sights
Now I dream of the time
I was holding onto you
For a lack of anything to do

Still the wake has rolled away
Still your name rings true
Mine is yours, yours is yours
Life goes on, life goes on all around you

Let's go up highbeam again
Just take your head from your hands
Take up the cause, just once more
I never noticed before

I used to see the sights
Now I dream of the time
I was holding onto you
For a lack of anything to do

Back to school, back to work
Can this go on forever?
Angela, what's the difference?
Life goes on all around you.


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"Angela Surf City" as written by Matthew Frederick Barrick James Hamilton Leithauser

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    General Commentmost rocking song on the album.
    bkat004on September 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite song on the new album, which is great. These guys never disappoint. Saw them with The National in Vancouver 2 weeks ago, and this song was excellent live.

    Sounds like Angela kept things to herself, wouldn't communicate her feelings and he's feeling a bit of unrequited love now. Very cinematic song to me. I picture him sitting on a windy beach at night pondering this relationship...

    Here are some corrections to the lyrics:

    In the 2nd verse, I think it's: Still the flags snap in the wind

    In the 3rd verse, it's: You kept your jaw wired closed

    In the 4th verse, it's: I used to see the signs

    In the 5th verse, it's: Still the whitecaps roll away

    In the 6th verse, it's: Let's go home happy again
    MrNovmbron September 20, 2010   Link

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