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[–]rubydaacherryi used to fall asleep to you talking to me 44 points45 points  (1 child)

the geese of beverly road or quiet light

[–]Chambaniac 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Plus one for Geese of Beverly Road

[–]silentncliche 36 points37 points  (2 children)


[–]elcarbonitesummer lovin' torture party 8 points9 points  (0 children)

when they played Boxer in full at Homecoming 2018 and followed Gospel with System, that was top tier

[–]tjcook87 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If they ever play this at a concert I’m at, I will melt/die.

[–]Antique-Pound2662 35 points36 points  (2 children)


[–]wtfandy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is also mine

[–]c9238sbetter get my shit together better gather my shit in 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh my if I could hear those drums live 🥹

[–]FR_WST 31 points32 points  (0 children)

Exile Vilify

[–]broadrippleburnedcareful fear / dead devotion 30 points31 points  (0 children)

I'll Still Destroy You, it's one of my all-time favorite songs. I've seen it on the recent setlists and I'm praying they'll play it in LA.

[–]Schmiddy108 27 points28 points  (4 children)

Baby We’ll Be Fine

[–]BlankSlate400My Head is a Buzzing Three Star Hotel 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Just played it tonight!!!

[–]Schmiddy108 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I live in Chicago too 😭 Wasn’t able to swing it this year unfortunately.

[–]AltruisticFee9770[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I need to get tickets to more shows!

[–]_banana_phone 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yesssss I so hope they’ll do it in Atlanta!

[–]VisionInPlaid 26 points27 points  (0 children)

All The Wine

[–]RueAreYou 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Secret Meeting

[–]elcarbonitesummer lovin' torture party 19 points20 points  (2 children)


[–]c9238sbetter get my shit together better gather my shit in 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Karen was the first song I heard by The National. Would be ridiculous to hear it live and relive my lonely high school days!

[–]AltruisticFee9770[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was so stuck between slipped and Karen! One of my favorites.

[–]AtxFutbol 21 points22 points  (6 children)

Daughters Of The Soho Riots

[–]LickingyourmomsanusLives in a lemonworld 🍋 2 points3 points  (3 children)


[–]AtxFutbol 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Going to see them in Austin in November and can't wait. Have only seen them one other time years ago.

[–]LickingyourmomsanusLives in a lemonworld 🍋 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I am going to the Houston show, but I'm going to try and save up the best I can to swing both, so maybe I'll be there too!

[–]Equivalent-Shoe6239 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I got tix for both Austin and Houston, and going to Homecoming too!

[–]Admiral_Sarcasm 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This was my first NTL song. Listened to it when I was probably 13 or 14 and never turned back. Would be a dream to hear it live

[–]helloviolaine 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's mine too. They actually played it at my first ever gig, which was so unlikely because they hadn't played it for ages, and I recorded it... except I didn't because I didn't press the button on my camera properly. I'm still mad.

[–]hey_ooo 19 points20 points  (1 child)

SEA OF LOVE! Still haven’t heard it live. Would also die for Heavenfaced.

[–]Aquarian_Girl 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh good, I'm not alone in liking Heavenfaced! Seems like there's a lot of hate for that one.

[–]mdmost 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Humiliation- they've only done it 2 times since 2019.

[–]sheltruck 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Insanity considering how incredible that song is

[–]kunk75 16 points17 points  (0 children)

City middle

[–]Ankshuss917 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Slipping Husband

[–]edgy_spaghetti53You as well, beast. 15 points16 points  (1 child)


[–]JennHilde 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes!!! Hopeful for tomorrow! 💜

[–]ElementalFrosty 15 points16 points  (0 children)


[–]bitternmangerIn the city you hated 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Without Permission

[–]Equivalent-Shoe6239 11 points12 points  (0 children)


[–]lizcarp34 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Santa Clara. Ive never seen it live but it’s a top 5 National song for me.

[–]AnnieM1987 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They played this in DC back in 2017 as the opener. It was stunning.

[–]Hall-Additional 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I couldn’t agree more. These will be my 22nd and 23rd shows next week and I’ve never gotten that or Ada once.

Driver, Surprise me is another pipe dream😭

[–]BlankSlate400My Head is a Buzzing Three Star Hotel 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Couldn’t believe it when they played it in Montreal in 2019. What an experience! Definitely hope it reappears again, even if it’s not at a show I’m attending.

[–]joshmoviereview 10 points11 points  (0 children)

slipping husband

I called it for it and lemonworld earlier today and at least we went 1 for 2… fingers crossed for tomorrow

[–]cheeseguy412looking for astronauts 10 points11 points  (0 children)

cardinal song live and that guitar part a minute in would make me cry

[–]cardinal_song 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Available. I need Available to come back. I'm desperate.

[–]Fit_Wrap_618 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Matt has stated that he will never perform this song again. Sadly.

[–]cardinal_song 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Blah I know :( Hurts my heart but I get it. I saw them play it last in 2011 and I dragged a bunch of friends who didn't know them to the show, hyped up how great that specific song was, and then right before it began, Matt went into a rant about how he doesn't know why they still bother playing it at all. I think he called it "petty" or something. I was like 🫠 oh cool cool that's great 🫠 hahah

[–]BlankSlate400My Head is a Buzzing Three Star Hotel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Petty? It rocks. Sad to hear this.

[–]IceRat23 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Apartment Story, always

[–]hardtofind5 7 points8 points  (0 children)


[–]RangerAZ1989 7 points8 points  (10 children)

Patterns of Fairytales

[–]DifferentTrainer1983 0 points1 point  (4 children)

what is this song? 🫠

[–]RangerAZ1989 2 points3 points  (3 children)

It’s from their second album, Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers

[–]DifferentTrainer1983 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Oh thanks, huge fan here but i trully never paid much attention to the first two albums. Will check that!

[–]Aquarian_Girl 2 points3 points  (0 children)

SSFDL has some really good stuff on it! I also particularly like "It Never Happened," "Available," and "Slipping Husband."

[–]RangerAZ1989 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh me too. It’s been a long time since I listened to the first few albums in full but that song in particular has always been a stand out to me in regards to their early songs

[–]elephantgun42 0 points1 point  (4 children)

It fucking happened tonight

[–]RangerAZ1989 1 point2 points  (3 children)

No way? Really? Wonder how long it’s been since they last played that lol

[–]elephantgun42 0 points1 point  (2 children)

They said they have never played it live

[–]RangerAZ1989 1 point2 points  (1 child)

So cool! I have a feeling they read these threads on here and get ideas lol

[–]elephantgun42 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh yeah for sure they do, it's great when you never know what you might hear at a show

[–]ltmurdogan heir to the glimmering world ✨ 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This thread 🤗 I love you all

[–]FriendlyGhost15 6 points7 points  (0 children)


[–]swanny2204 6 points7 points  (3 children)

I’ve seen them 5 times and surprisingly have never seen them play Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks. I’m pretty sure they were going to play it when I saw them in 2019, but it got cut because of time.

[–]Defectivepants 3 points4 points  (2 children)

They did it as a crowd sing-a-long at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY last year as an unplanned last encore and . . . it was bonkers.

Link: https://youtu.be/o-_zYm1RmCk

[–]DifferentTrainer1983 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I got the crowd sing-a-long too at a small venue in Rio once, was pretry magical

[–]matzobawl 2 points3 points  (0 children)

There was a (much louder!) crowd singalong in Manchester last year. Still magical, so can only imagine how awesome a small venue would be. 😢

[–]melsbells1everything counts a little more than we think 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Empire Line! They refuse to play it whenever I'm around!

[–]spencerasteroid 6 points7 points  (0 children)

City Middle

[–]BigManFromAFRICA88i was teethin on roses, i was in 🔫 n' 👃🏿 6 points7 points  (1 child)

It would never happen because he already ruled it out, but Cardinal Song

[–]BlankSlate400My Head is a Buzzing Three Star Hotel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is there a list of songs that they’ve said will never be played live again?

[–]hot_tubbs 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Fashion Coat

[–]SUPER_SIZED_SALAD_69 5 points6 points  (0 children)

American Mary

[–]BlankSlate400My Head is a Buzzing Three Star Hotel 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The Perfect Song

[–]mrdadrock 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I’ve never seen them play Karen. Hoping they start mixing this one back in on this tour.

[–]Fit_Wrap_618 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Driver Surprise Me.

[–]nickel3030I missed you for 29 years 4 points5 points  (0 children)

So far around the bend?

[–]thereverandbishop 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Friend of Mine. I do like Slipped though

[–]parmesantheman 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Dark Side of the Gym

[–]MrChummyNosei get so far so fast 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Gotta be Sea of Love. Really hoping they play it in Leeds!

[–]kaan2814 2 points3 points  (1 child)


[–]kaan2814 2 points3 points  (0 children)

and Lucky You. That song is so special for me

[–]Tvix 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Little Faith for SF please and thank you.

[–]dfrvanloonDreaming in Total Darkness 2 points3 points  (0 children)

City Middle, Runaway

[–]samerrrhaaa3 2 points3 points  (0 children)

About Today or Guilty Party

[–]DifferentTrainer1983 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The Alcott (Joking lol)

[–]pharm77 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hard to Find

[–]AnnieM1987 2 points3 points  (0 children)

About Today, Driver Surprise Me,

[–]feelinblou 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]oneheadlight408 2 points3 points  (0 children)

90 Mile Water Wall

[–]flankattack27 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I would soil my pants if they played “Driver Surprise Me”

[–]mi0128za 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I didn’t see them on the TWFM tour so getting Humiliation Thursday was insane. Complete surprise. I’ll be there tonight and Geese of Beverly Road is my hopeful choice tonight. These setlists have been amazing in Chicago. You could have went all 4 nights if you wanted to and wouldnt have left disappointed any night (assuming tonight continues the trend).

[–]Cartman68 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You’ve done it again, Virginia

[–]foran001 2 points3 points  (0 children)

All The Wine cuz the first verse is about me 😆

[–]saje44 1 point2 points  (0 children)

the geese of beverly road or city middle

[–]Spikeymikey5050 1 point2 points  (0 children)

City Middle

[–]it442 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would love to see Quiet Light again … or Guest Room. Hard to choose

[–]Aquarian_Girl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wake Up Your Saints

[–]nickel3030I missed you for 29 years 1 point2 points  (0 children)

But i agree with geese

[–]regularcelery20🌊 it takes an ocean not to break 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Terrible Love, by far!

[–]Unlikely-Bell-8206 1 point2 points  (0 children)

All of alligator, cardinal song, about today.

[–]Suspicious_Farmer738 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Exile Vilify

[–]fauquier 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Geese or Runaway.

[–]ronparsons 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lit Up

[–]ustala 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’ll go with Lean. I’m afraid there’s 0 chance I’ll ever experience it live

[–]scaryaliendog 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I got both of mine, Humiliation and Abel. Wish I could go every night!

[–]c9238sbetter get my shit together better gather my shit in 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Baby we’ll be fine — and they played it in chicago 😭

Alligator was my intro to them and I’ve seen them 4 times since (earliest was High Violet days). So I’d be happy with anything on Alligator (other than Mr. November and Abel, I love those but have heard them live! Actually I want them to play those, too.)

[–]baccus83 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Slow Show or Green Gloves. I’m not picky.

[–]looking4astronauts 1 point2 points  (0 children)