Kids In '99

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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.


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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