Blue Bloods

from by Death Cab for Cutie


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


from The Blue EP, released September 6, 2019


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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, including Best Rock Album for their most recent release, 2015’s Kintsugi. Their ninth album 'Thank You for Today' will be released later this year. ... more


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