Summer Skin – Death Cab For Cutie

The longest shadows ever cast The water’s warm and children swim And we frolicked about in our summer skin I don’t recall a single care Just greenery and humid air Then Labor day came and went And we shed what was left of our summer skin On the night you left I came over And […]

Marching Bands Of Manhattan – Death Cab For Cutie

And Span The Length Of The Isle Of Manhattan I’d Bring It To Where You Are Making A Lake Of The East River And Hudson If I Could Open My Mouth Wide Enough For A Marching Band To March Out They Would Make Your Name Sing And Bend Through Alley’s And Bounce Of Other Buildings […]

The Face That Launched One Thousand Shits – Death Cab For Cutie

I’m all alone Speaker’s almost blown And my new Gibson amp Oh what the hell…. Things are not so different in my vocal master You are the face that launched one thousand shits Greeks and Trojans and a thousand shits The shits eyeing the shores of Asia Minor Lining all the shores of Asia Minor […]

Brothers On A Hotel Bed – Death Cab For Cutie

No longer easy on the eyes but these wrinkles masterfully disguise The youthful boy below who turned your way and saw Something he was not looking for both a beginning and an end But now he lives inside someone he does not recognize When he catches his reflection on accident On the back of a […]

Crooked Teeth – Death Cab For Cutie

Whose tears didn’t care, they just hung in the air, and refused to fall, to fall. And I knew I’d made horrible call, And now the state line felt like the Berlin wall, And there was no doubt about which side I was on. Cause I built you a home in my heart, With rotten […]

Styrofoam Plates – Death Cab For Cutie

but a gust blew them backwards and the sting in my eyes that you then inflicted was par for the course just as when you were living. It’s no stretch to say you were not quite a father but the donor of seeds to a poor, single mother that would raise us alone. We never […]

I Was A Kaleidoscope – Death Cab For Cutie

My teeth chattered rhythms. And they were grouped in twos and threes, like a morse code message was sent from me to me. and cars on slippery slopes were stuck: people pushing through their mittens as I was beginning to feel like soaking through my shoes, getting colder with every step I took to your […]

Title And Registration – Death Cab For Cutie

and everybody knows it. so i’m proposing a swift orderly change. cause behind its door there’s nothing to keep my fingers warm and all i find are souvenirs from better times before the gleam of your taillights fading east to find yourself a better life. i was searching for some legal document as the rain […]

A Movie Script Ending – Death Cab For Cutie

the air on railroad is making the same sounds. And the shop fronts on Holly are dirty words (asterisks in for the vowels) and we peered through the windows: New bottoms on barstools, the people remain the same, with prices inflating – inflating As if saved from the gallows, there’s a bellow of buzzers and […]

We Looked Like Giants – Death Cab For Cutie

remembering when you were mine in a still suburban town when every thursday i’d brave those mountain passes and you’d skip your early classes and we’d learn how our bodies worked god damn the black night with all it’s foul temptations i’ve become what i always hated when i was with you then we looked […]

Technicolor Girls – Death Cab For Cutie

talking about their homes and the conversations continue endlessly. Technicolor boys, transistor radios blasting their treble tones and the arguments are disputed after school, in the parking lot as the teachers bend the rules. Patiently you waited for a courting boy’s embrace, then everyone would know. But the letter jacket wasn’t yours to own and […]

Tv Trays – Death Cab For Cutie

i overslept and woke up to the chill of fall overworked and now i’m all used up this tv haze sucks me through i watch the world from me inside overworked and now i’m all used up final drag, fills my lungs and makes me high they fill up, as i bottom out steering wheels, […]

Lightness – Death Cab For Cutie

and i’m sneaking glances. looking for the patterns in static they start to make sense the longer i’m at it. ivory lines lead oo wha-ho, oo wha-ho your heart is a river that flows from your chest through every organ your brain is the dam and i am the fish who can’t reach the cord. […]

The New Year – Death Cab For Cutie

and i don’t feel any different. the clanking of crystal explosions off in the distance (in the distance). so this is the new year and I have no resolutions for self assigned penance for problems with easy solutions so everybody put your best suit or dress on let’s make believe that we are wealthy for […]

Your Bruise – Death Cab For Cutie

But you’re so far-sighted that you can’t place trust In what or who you recognize We sped the plymouth cross the banks of the mississippi river Mary Timony was smaller then a super ball…. Chitter-chatter all these secrets started giving me the shivers Plain and simply broken down near olympia I think your bruise was […]

Expo ’86 – Death Cab For Cutie

we slide from top to bottom and we turn and climb again and it seems by the time that i have figured what it’s worth the squeaking of our skin against the steel has gotten worse. but if i move my place in line i’ll lose. and i have waited, the anticipation’s got me glued. […]

All Is Full Of Love – Death Cab For Cutie

you’ll be taken care of you’ll be given love you have to trust it maybe not from the sources you have poured yours maybe not from the direction you are staring at twist your head around it’s all around you all is full of love all around you all is full of love you just […]

Pictures In An Exhibition – Death Cab For Cutie

I was busy writing with a pen and paper thin dream and all your plastic people with plastic hearts and smiles they had the worst intentions all along after all…. The royal castle holds the mellow drama kings and queens And all their dazzling children; they’re so regal (clean) With pristine fingertips they wash behind […]

Song For Kelly Huckaby – Death Cab For Cutie

windows smugded by the speed. Leaving home with our bags from Iron Street, as morning turned into California, And smoke trailed from the butt of my cigarette. Our glass house it threw rocks at all those it past. Waking up to the sound of 5 A. M to take my turn at the wheel. Climbed […]