Best Death Cab for Cutie Songsresuin
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Heard this for the first time at a Arby's with my wife last week. We had just gotten out of work together and decided to get something to eat. I was in one of my melancholy moods on this day and feeling very depressed when this song started playing over the loudspeakers. As I was listening to the song my wife noticed my change in demeanor which usually tells her I'm deep In thought and probably getting ready to cry about something from my past. I told her that I was okay and that I was just listening to this emo song over the radio and asked her to see who sang this song. Even though I'm in my mid forties I know about the emo genre. she told me and I immediately know who death cab for cutie were because of their song from the Wicker park soundtrack. I ended up crying anyway before the song finished. Such a beautiful and depressing song. I have since listened to this song everyday a couple of times since then.
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 love how the song progresses and lifts towards the end. Truly makes it worthy of number one.V 10 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.
This one is indeed a really nice song of dcfcV 5 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!
This song is possibly the most beautiful song ever written. Title and Registration is equally moving. Sorrow drips into your heart through a pinhole just like a faucet that leaks and there is comfort in the sound... Its all so poetic.
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?!
This is one of their greatest songs, it makes me believe.
So awesome and a bit underrated!V 1 Comment
This song is like a melancholic march through an existential crisis. The cooing vocals and the ballad chord progressions put me in a trance like state like no other Death Cab song. The take away is that in the face of disaster there are always silver-linings. Beautiful song, the group's crowning atmospheric achievement.
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.V 2 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!
This song is beautifully sad and it still hurts me soul, I expected it to be a lot higher on this list
This song broke my heart so much that I can't bear to listen to it.V 4 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 it
There best song by miles so underrated here
These lyrics are the best lyrics ever written for anything
One of their best. Wish they would play it on the radio.V 1 Comment
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 instrumentalsV 1 Comment
So inexplicably good. Melancholy and hopeful at the same time.V 1 Comment
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?
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
YOU'RE THE WORST ROCK BAND EVER WITH BITCHING HOMO BAD RAP CRUNCH TIME ALL OF THEIR MUSIC SUCKS AND SO DO YOURS I'm NOT FOCUSING ON YOUR AWFUL MUSIC AGAIN ADIOS.V 18 Comments
How in the hell is this number 40? This is an absolute gem. Death Cab at its finest.
This is easily one of their top 10 songs!
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
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.
Never hooked on the band, but one of my favorite songs ever
It's a simple song. Loved by all simple ones
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 everything about this song
So bleak, yet so beautiful. These lyrics make me cry every time.
Great song - deserves to be higher
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