Tunes Tuesday: "So Far Around the Bend," The National

I'm going to see The National tonight at Merriweather, and I'm super excited about it.  I've seen them once before and they seem like the type of band to always give it their all.

So in honor of the show, enjoy today's tune, which has one of the wildest woodwind sections you'll hear in pop music.  It also has that cheerful music/melancholy lyrics blend that I'm perpetually digging. Did I mention that the lyrics talk about getting high through apples and praying for Pavement to get back together?  The National might have a rep of being a Serious band with a capital S, but I think their lyrics have a sly sense of humor.