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The Blue EP

by Death Cab for Cutie

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He lost control, slid and began to roll And on the wings of an ocean gale He crashed right through the rail Down to the valley below Down in the charred remains They stripped the chassis clean And the bramble grew through the frame Until it swallowed everything Return to the ground Trees growing tall, weeds covering all And the animals made their homes Underneath its rusted dome All things come around All comes around and returns to the ground
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Kids In '99 03:13
I’m thinkin ‘bout those kids I’m thinkin ‘bout those kids back in ‘99 The gas leakin’ in the creek A firecracker then a spark And in a moment they were Gone, gone Our house was shaken by the blast Black smoke billowing off the landscape Sirens crying through the streets With choppers hovering like vultures above a meal They were gone, gone In the waters where we used to swim Where we thought we would be young forever The beads that glistened on your sunburnt skin Evaporated in the flames and embers I’m thinkin ‘bout those kids I’m thinkin ‘bout those kids back in ‘99 And wonder who they woulda been For not a spark and a flash and the moment they were Gone, gone.
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Man In Blue 03:02
If you know my name Why are you calling out To an old love? And when you need someone Why do you always run To your Lord up above? I just want to understand you I don’t need to be your man in blue Are your days all the same? Prayers like drops of rain As you wait for the flood To cleanse everyone And can you hear my voice In high lonesome rejoice Sing a song for you In and out of tune I just want to understand you I don’t need to be your man in blue I just want you to see yourself the way I do I don’t need to be your man in blue
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Before the bombs, before the walls came down We would lie in the summer sun Watching the clouds pass one by one Before the fires, before the spools of barbed wire You said you would never forget What pierces deeper than the bayonet There’s only one thing that will save this place The only thing that that they cannot face There’s only one thing that they cannot take Love Before the mobs, before the inside jobs Sleeping in on borrowed time Too distracted for the minor crimes Before the war, before the troops came ashore I held you deep in my arms A fool to think that they could save you from harm There’s only one thing that will save this place The only thing that that they cannot face There’s only one thing that they cannot take Love
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Blue Bloods 05:42
All the east coast blue bloods had come out west And I watched them argue about who loved you the best I was conspicuously of my kind Overdressed but woefully under-refined With a story held together like boulders with a piece of twine Three helicopters circling Retreating and returning Your photographs were on the news And I was there just out of view I was standing with a smile chiseled into my head With a mind in retreat to the places I wished I would have been And when you caught my gaze I turned away And planned an exit like a grand escape As I watched you spinning through the revelers like a cheap ballet These words all sound familiar Convictions of forever You tied a wish to a balloon And watched it fly into the blue But you will find someday soon That it will fall, yes it will fall They all do

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released September 6, 2019

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Death Cab for Cutie Seattle, Washington

Death Cab for Cutie is an American alternative rock band formed in Bellingham, Washington in 1997. The band is composed of Ben Gibbard, Nick Harmer, Jason McGerr, Dave Depper, and Zac Rae. They have been nominated for eight Grammy Awards. The band’s tenth studio album ‘Asphalt Meadows’ will be out on 9/16/22 and their new song “Roman Candles” is out now. ... more

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