About The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness

"The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness" is a song by American indie rock band The National. It was released as the lead single for their seventh studio album, Sleep Well Beast, at 12:01am Eastern Time on 11 May 2017. The song was written by Aaron Dessner, Matt Berninger, and Bryce Dessner and produced by Aaron Dessner (with co-production by Bryce Dessner, Matt Berninger, and Peter Katis). A music video for the song was released on the same day and was directed by Casey Reas. It was the band"s first song to appear on any airplay chart in the United States, ultimately topping Billboard"s Adult Alternative Songs chart in August 2017 and peaking at No. 33 on Billboard"s Alternative Songs chart early the following month. The song is featured in soundtrack of the EA Sports video game FIFA 18.more »




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Maybe I listen more than you thinkAnd I can tell that somebody sold youWe said we"ve never let anyone inWe said we"d only die of lonely secretsThe system only dreams in total darknessWhy are you hiding from me?We"re in a different kind of thing nowAll night you"re talking to GodI thought that this would all work out after a whileNow you"re saying that I"m asking for too much attentionAlso no other faith is light enough for this placeWe said we"d only die of lonely secretsThe system only dreams in total darknessWhy are you hiding from me?We"re in a different kind of thing nowAll night you"re talking to GodAnd I cannot explain itOh, any other, any other wayI cannot explain itOh, any other, any other wayThe system only dreams in total darknessWhy are you hiding from me?We"re in a different kind of thing nowAll night you"re talking to GodAnd I cannot explain itOh, any other, any other wayI cannot explain itOh, any other, any other wayI cannot explain itOh, any other, any other wayI cannot explain itOh, any other, any other way

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The National The National is an indie rock band formed in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1999 and currently based in Brooklyn, New York. The band"s thedailysplash.tv, which have been described as "dark, melancholy and difficult to interpret", are written and sung by Matt Berninger, a baritone. The rest of the band is composed of two pairs of brothers: twins Aaron (guitar and keyboard) and Bryce Dessner (guitar) and Scott (bass) and Bryan Devendorf (drums). The National has been compared to Joy Division, Leonard Cohen, Wilco and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds.

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The name of the band was chosen because it "didn"t mean anything" and was "benign and meaningless". more »