“The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness” – The National [YouTube Music Video]

LYRICS

Maybe I listen more than you think
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

I cannot explain it
Any other, any other way
I cannot explain it
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

I cannot explain it
Any other, any other way
I cannot explain it
Any other, any other way

I cannot explain it
Any other, any other way
I cannot explain it
Any other, any other way

CREDITS

Director: Casey Reas
DOP/Drone Operator: Dan Huiting
Drone Operator: Joah Milbrath

The National have shared a music video for “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness,” the first single from their upcoming album, Sleep Well Beast.

Watch it above, courtesy of the band’s YouTube. The track sets a mellow vibe as the band experiments with harmonies. This is the band’s first new music since their 2013 album Trouble Will Find Me.

Sleep Well Beast is scheduled to be released on September 8, 2017. Pick it up on Amazon.

The band has also announced 2017 tour dates for Europe and North America. For more, check out The National Zumic artist page.

The National Sleep Well Beast album cover art