"Learning" - The National (Perfume Genius Cover) [YouTube Audio & Lyrics]

Patrick Lyons

by Patrick Lyons

Published February 4, 2014

For the B-side to their "I Need My Girl" single, The National have covered Perfume Genius' "Learning." Listen to the somber track above.

For the most part, "Learning" doesn't sound out of the ordinary for The National. Matt Berninger and a backing vocalist are only accompanied by a piano, an electric guitar and a very subtle synth, making the song all the more emotionally naked. Apart from an increase in fidelity, it's not that different from the original version, but it's cool to see a well-established band like The National covering a smaller artist that they respect.

Buy the "I Need My Girl" single on iTunes, view the lyrics below, and head over to The National's Zumic artist page for more of their music, videos and news.

The National "Learning" (Perfume Genius cover) lyrics:

No one will answer your prayers
until you take off that dress
No one will hear all your crying
until you take your last breath

But you will learn
to mind me
And you will learn
to survive me

Your father before you
and your sister too
your husband and blah blah blah blah


Source: The National Official YouTube Channel

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