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Death Cab for Cutie — Expo '86
Album: Transatlanticism
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Released: 2003
Length: 3:59
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Sometimes I think this cycle never ends
We slide from top to bottom and we turn and climb again
And it seems by the time that I have figured what it's worth
The squeaking of our skin against the steel has gotten worse

But if I move my place in line, I'll lose
And I have waited, the anticipation's got me glued

I am waiting for something to go wrong
I am waiting for familiar resolve

Sometimes it seems that I don't have the skills to recollect
The twists and turns of plot that turned us from lovers to friends
I'm thinking I should take that volume back up off the shelf
And crack its weary spine and read to help remind myself

But if I move my place in line, I'll lose
And I have waited, the anticipation's got me glued

I am waiting for something to go wrong
I am waiting for familiar resolve
I am waiting for another repeat
Another diet fed by crippling defeat

And I am waiting for that sense of relief
I am waiting for you to flee the scene
As if you held in your hand the smoking gun
And on the floor laid the one you said you loved

And it's strange - they're all basically the same
So I don't ask names anymore

Sometimes I think this cycle never ends
We slide from top to bottom and we turn and climb again
And it seems by the time that I have figured what its worth
The squeaking of our skin against the steel has gotten worse

The squeaking of our skin against the steel has gotten worse
The squeaking of our skin against the steel has gotten worse
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zzzzzz
The inanity of the last few posts on this song proves the song's worthlessness -- you know, if you kinda squint. (And did I mention I think DCFC is even more overhyped than Coldplay? Feh, meh, bah, hah...... the Casio tunesters who managed a disc-full of tunelets. Yeah, I guess I have mentioned that! :lol:)
veegez wrote:
Someone who posts "I am Byrne. You will all be destroyed", has no business calling anybody a nerd. Nerd. (you can call me a nerd if you want. It will only make me more powerful.) Thanks for playing though!
:lol: :lol:
:yawn:
They almost said it themselves: "Sometimes I think this never ends..." MT
trekhead wrote:
That makes you, what? Negative Jr. ? Say hi to Absorbine for me. larz wrote:
Yeah, good one, nerd.
apparently you got the joke, larz...
veegez wrote:
Someone who posts "I am Byrne. You will all be destroyed", has no business calling anybody a nerd. Nerd. (you can call me a nerd if you want. It will only make me more powerful.) Thanks for playing though!
Uh... when did I post that? Makes no sense to me. Although that doesn't mean I didn't post it...
phineas wrote:
Wow, nice comeback.
I knew that you would love it. I've got more where that one came from, too. ;)
larz wrote:
Yeah, good one, nerd.
Someone who posts "I am Byrne. You will all be destroyed", has no business calling anybody a nerd. Nerd. (you can call me a nerd if you want. It will only make me more powerful.) Thanks for playing though!
trekhead wrote:
That makes you, what? Negative Jr. ? Say hi to Absorbine for me. :wink:
Yeah, good one, nerd.
phineas wrote:
Yup, plodding beat, simplistic melody, feeble attempt to save it with some "raunchy" guitar, then back to the "da da da da da da da" vocals again. Feh. Or perhaps blech. A "2".
Indeed. a 2.
phineas wrote:
Mr. Negative is my dad.
That makes you, what? Negative Jr. ? Say hi to Absorbine for me. :wink:
phineas wrote:
Mr. Negative is my dad.
:D
JokesandJokesandJokes wrote:
At least he tried, Mr Negative!!!
Mr. Negative is my dad.
phineas wrote:
Wow, nice comeback.
At least he tried, Mr Negative!!!
veegez wrote:
Nope.
Wow, nice comeback.
this was a fair to middling tune to begin with, but it's starting to feel like steel squeaking against my skin...
Really getting tired of this one now. Overplayed.
phineas wrote:
Yup, plodding beat, simplistic melody, feeble attempt to save it with some "raunchy" guitar, then back to the "da da da da da da da" vocals again. Feh. Or perhaps blech. A "2".
Nope.
rumplestiltskin wrote:
Nope, you're not alone. It's just...there, laying limp. And, to quote Ms. Stein, there isn't any there there.
Yup, plodding beat, simplistic melody, feeble attempt to save it with some "raunchy" guitar, then back to the "da da da da da da da" vocals again. Feh. Or perhaps blech. A "2".
catmaven wrote:
Puerile, boring, repetitive--then it got irritating. Can I be the only listener who thinks this is worthless? (I don't like the title either. Too in-group.) :-&
Nope, you're not alone. It's just...there, laying limp. And, to quote Ms. Stein, there isn't any there there.
Excellent, excellent album. Great song too, and not even my favorite on the cd. Yet again RP helps me discover a band I love.
I absolutely love this band. The lyrics are amazing, and the beats are great. I own Transatlanticism, and I'm probably going to buy the rest of their cd's soon. I really like Death Cab because when I listen to them, I get the feeling that they don't write the song for a chrorus, or to go for a certain rhyme scheme, but they end up there, and then they create this fantastic beat to encompass the lyrics. I'd have to say that my favorite song on the album is Tiny Vessels, or Passenger Seat.
Puerile, boring, repetitive--then it got irritating. Can I be the only listener who thinks this is worthless? (I don't like the title either. Too in-group.) :-&
OK..that's it.. I am getting this CD!! soooo lovely!
Great album
Ah, expo 86. I was 8 at the time. Thanks so much for playing this song! :propeller.gif:
gilmorecairns wrote:
I know y'all tell me if I'm an idiot, but... this band and the postal service - are they the same group?
Ben Gibbard, lead singer of DCFC is also the singer in Postal Service. It's sort of a side project with Jimmy Tamborello (aka Dntel).
I know y'all tell me if I'm an idiot, but... this band and the postal service - are they the same group?
i don't like the thought of skin squeaking against steel :(
jugo wrote:
This entire album is solid. Thanks for sharing Radio Paradise!
I think the first 6 tunes are especially solid. This one included.
This entire album is solid. Thanks for sharing Radio Paradise!
Ha ha! I was at Expo '86 in Vancouver! All I remember was the Lebanon pavilion with a little sign that said "Next show in 5 minutes." Half an hour later, the show still hadn't started.