"Daughters of the Soho Riots" by The National (VIDEO)
Listen to "Daughters of the Soho Riots" by The National, No. 70 on our list of the 100 best NYC songs.
Wed Mar 7 2012
70. The National, "Daughters of the Soho Riots" (2005)
In his velvety baritone, the National's Matt Berninger begs for his arms to be broken while he's holding tight to his beloved. We think this song is more about an emotional riot of the heart than an actual violent flare-up: "How can anybody know how they got to be this way?" Berninger wonders coolly. "You must have known I'd do this someday." Anyone who has ever been single and jilted in NYC has asked themselves the same thing.