The National — Mr. November
A perennial favourite of Teletext's Planet Sound, you know. I'm not entirely sure why this song has found its way on to my Best of 2005 list, after all, it's an American rock band with guitars, and this year I've been in a more pop frame of mind. This song is here for the admirable bombast and sheer bloody-mindedness, but mostly for this line:
The English are coming and I don't know what to do
Oh yes, we are.