Lemonworld

Lemonworld

The National

“Lemonworld” is the 7th track on High Violet. A “Lemonworld” is a heaven, an oasis to escape the city, especially New York :

“A Lemonworld is an invented, sexy, weird place where you can escape from New York.” – Matt Berninger

Still, the song is not about a Lemmonworld, but about the two sisters living there. They invite Matt out to come to their place out of the city and it gets late so he stays over and they enjoy the odd fun day that comes as a surprise. Matt suggests they put on their bathing suits while he tries to find some music on their cd collection that has no emotional meaning for him, like anything from the Smiths, which he has listened to so many times that it becomes painful to hear. Or maybe they have a karaoke and he sings a silly song until he looses his breath.
So they go on with their party and he consumes some expensive sustance that makes him dizzy and the sisters start asking him too many questions so he dismisses them and they have an unexpected Summer party where he, in his stupor, locates the sisters in this Lemmonworld that he’d like to die in.