The National released Boxer in 2007 and it went on to be selected as album of the year by various blogs and music organizations. This is not an upbeat record, but I find the lyrics poignant, poetic, and relevant. The message from these brooding, introspective songs could be positive or negative depending on ones current situation. It’s a great record to listen to when ruminating on past regrets and future hopes.
“You know I dreamed about you
For 29 years before I saw you
You know I dreamed about you
I missed you for, for 29 years”