“Theory of the Crows”
The first line of this early National track is “Where crybabies cry.” “Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks” much? The first line of the chorus in that song is “Vanderlyle Crybaby, cry.” I’m sensing a motif here.
The lyrics of this song are awkward and sometimes hilarious, illustrative of the growing pains of a writer, perhaps. Nothing like hearing Berninger lament “Not enough money/ To buy a PC.” Ha!