Passing buzzards in the sky
Alligators in the sewers
I don’t even wonder why
Hide among the under views
Huddle with them all night long

from The National – Demons Lyrics on Rap Genius


He sees or knows people, figures, characters in the city that are like him: lost, out of place. The imagery of animals in a city evokes that strangeness. Him not even wondering why, means that he can relate, even to creatures further lost than him. Therefore he huddles with them, for he cannot do such with friends and those who don’t understand them

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