Best Death Cab for Cutie Songsresuin
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One of the first songs I shared with who was my best friend, sadly circumstances forced us apart but I will always thank her for the music and she will always hold a place in my heart.
"I cried my first time. Utterly Amazing. Enough Said"
This is such a beautifully worded song. The lyrics, the music and, especially, the feeling, they come together perfectly. I can't be happier that this is the first song of theirs that I heard. - adityareddeviliyer
I held my tongue as she told me, son. Fear is the heart of love, so I never went back. Bad ass lyrics with a beautiful sentiment!V15 Comments
This song is pure despair and longing. Gibbard conveys his emotions very well in all his songs. But none more so than this one. He makes me feel exactly how he does when he wrote this. They repeat the line "i need you so much closer" a good portion of the song, and it works wonderfully. Sometimes less lyrics are better. It helps capture his emotion perfectly. All he can think about is that's she's thousands of miles away and not there with him. Beautiful song.
No one can forget the first time you hear this song.. Its an amazing feeling and it takes my breath away every time I hear it. I think everyone at sometime can relate to it.. The lyrics, the piano, and the gradual build up make this song for me Number 1.
I am generally surprised by the fact that this isn't number one. The inclusion of this song on the encore of every set they play since its release should prove that even they believe it is there best. Which it by far is.
I first heard this song from a movie and now I was moved by the lyrics. Because there was a time of my life that I loved someone that it hurts a lot. It feels like I can really connect myself from this song through facing my challenges in life. It was my most played in my playlist. I Love It!V7 Comments
Right. So. I kind of like this girl. And, well, lets say she's not really from around my place. And, I kind of wanted to tell her how I felt about her. Think this song was perfect, in that context. So, yeah. There you go. Thanks.
In a Sunday night at a summer bars in victoria I ask again why I don't know yet how is possible.
This song is so melodic and that's why it should be their best song. Period.
It should be on number one, but nevermind... : )V4 Comments
This song is absolutely beautiful! How is it not #1? When I first heard it, I fell in love with it and couldn't stop listening to it. It has well over 400 plays on my ipod right now and it's the most played song! Great and beautiful music, beautiful lyrics as well. The beginning is astounding!
I love the lyrics "I wish we could open our eyes to see in all directions at the same time." It reminds you to appreciate the things around you.
Never cried so hard while listening to a song. The last stanza really makes me thing.
Amazing song! Creepy and perfectly worded in a stalkers eye view. The music is beautiful as well. As creepy as it is, it capures the stalker view so well and the song it's self is done to perfection how can can I not love this amazing and underrated song?!V3 Comments
This song seriously is perfectly arranged. The guitar is acoustic and mellow, the back beat is driving but not intense, and the vocals are ephemeral, all adding up to a soothing listening experience! Love itV3 Comments
Still hurts to listen to, no matter how many times I hear it. Losing someone is painful. It takes a lot of love to watch someone die so they are not alone.
Love is watching someone die.
So sad! This song is so deep and it makes me cry every time I hear it! Love this song!
When you have a girlfriend named Sarah... , Oh dear god the water works! Such a deep sad song... But I love it
So who's gonna watch you die? Enough Said.V2 Comments
Catchiest song I have ever heard! I don't understand why everybody doesn't know this song it's amazing
It was the song that I came to know DCFC off of and is a really good song with great lyrics and instrumentalsV1 Comment
So inexplicably good. Melancholy and hopeful at the same time.V1 Comment
The best song of ever. Of all time. The most subtle sad story there is. With a slow, not-quite-happy but not-quite-sad, rolling of drums as the background... It really is like a bicycle ride, like in the music video.
I agree with that guy. This might be one of the best songs in music history. Severely, grossly underrated and under-discussed.
I can't believe this isn't one of the most popular ones - it is so beautiful! Great imagery, and a strong but subtle message.V1 Comment
How in the hell is this number 40? This is an absolute gem. Death Cab at its finest.
It was my first song I heard from them. I love this song. I remember listening it early in the morning and I felt good.V2 Comments
Lyrically, this blows the top three out of the water, and for a band that plays less complex melodies, I'm confused as to why more of their lyrical juggernauts aren't on this list. Where is "Tiny Vessels" or "Brothers on a Hotel Bed" for instance?
Gets me running! Mood changer. You tend to feel good about yourself, when you listen to this one. The is the sound of settling!
I love this song for so many reasons it's an amazing song that makes my heart drop every single time I listen to it and it makes me really happy even though it's a sad/tragic song but full of hope at the same time
Song that anyone recovering from a breakup should give a listen. Trully touching. Gets me every time!
I wonder why this isn't in the list! I personally think this should be at least in the top 5
So bleak, yet so beautiful. These lyrics make me cry every time.
Great song - deserves to be higher
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Top Remixes (6)
2. For What Reason
3. A Movie Script Ending
2. Soul Meets Body
3. You Are a Tourist
2. What Sarah Said
3. Title and Registration
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