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Death Cab for Cutie — Marching Bands of Manhattan
Album: Plans
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Released: 2005
Length: 4:07
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If I could open my arms
And span the length of the isle of Manhattan
I'd bring it to where you are
Making a lake of the East River and Hudson
If I could open my mouth
Wide enough for a marching band to march out
They would make your name sing
And bend through alleys and bounce off all the buildings

I wish we could open our eyes
To see in all directions at the same time
Oh what a beautiful view
If you were never aware of what was around you
And it is true what you said:
That I live like a hermit in my own head
But when the sun shines again
I'll pull the curtains and blinds to let the light in

Sorrow drips into your heart through a pinhole
Just like a faucet that leaks and there is comfort in the sound
But while you debate "half empty" or "half full"
It slowly rises: your love is gonna drown

Sorrow drips into your heart through a pinhole
Just like a faucet that leaks and there is comfort in the sound
But while you debate "half empty" or "half full"
It slowly rises: your love is gonna drown

Sorrow drips into your heart through a pinhole
Just like a faucet that leaks and there is comfort in the sound
But while you debate "half empty" or "half full"
It slowly rises: your love is gonna drown

Sorrow drips into your heart through a pinhole
Just like a faucet that leaks and there is comfort in the sound
But while you debate "half empty" or "half full"
It slowly rises: your love is gonna drown
Your love is gonna drown
Your love is gonna drown
Your love is gonna drown
Your love is gonna drown
Your love is gonna...
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 sporkster wrote:
And apparently we're listening to the exact same trio of songs a month later...
 
On commercial radio in the US, you'd have heard that trio of songs each day.  Well, that used to be true; don't know about now since I haven't listened to commercial radio (except college football) since I found RP five years ago.
Love it! 

{#Bananajam}
 rmmartins wrote:
Wow, I could swear this was Owl City...

 
I believe this album came out a couple of years before the entity known as Owl City even existed.
Wow, I could swear this was Owl City...
really enjoyin' the 'play on the page' 192 stream of this wonderful set! cheers Bill for all your hard work!
 bindi wrote:
Nice stream of New York City themes, Bill
 
Agree...the Simon & Garfunkel was great.
Nice stream of New York City themes, Bill
These guys sound kind of like Owl City without the wierd synthesizer toodly-toots.
 sporkster wrote:

And apparently we're listening to the exact same trio of songs a month later...
 

  and again, another month later....  but Bill is only one guy, and he can't be creating  new playlists ALL the time.  If there is a good lineup, why not play it again?   It is a somewhat comforting, just like listening to your favourite record, (and we're talking vynil here!) and anticipating the next song.  Like greeting old friends.  I like it.....
 katherinenz wrote:
Death Cab For Cutie - Marching Bands of Manhattan
Simon & Garfunkel - The Only Living Boy In New York
Ryan Adams - New York, New York

Three of my favorite artists... I  {#Hearteyes} NYC


 
And apparently we're listening to the exact same trio of songs a month later...


Death Cab For Cutie - Marching Bands of Manhattan
Simon & Garfunkel - The Only Living Boy In New York
Ryan Adams - New York, New York

Three of my favorite artists... I  {#Hearteyes} NYC


I haven't got the latest album yet but I like Plans a lot. It's deliciously trippping.
sirrus wrote:
Yes. 5 songs and only ~20 minutes ago :(.
~20 minutes ago, and for the 8 minutes before that too :)
lathyris wrote:
Didn't we just hear Death Cab? Not complaining necessarily. . .but didn't we?
Yes! 4 songs ago. Unusual for RP I thought.
lathyris wrote:
Didn't we just hear Death Cab? Not complaining necessarily. . .but didn't we?
Yes. 5 songs and only ~20 minutes ago :(.
10:22 am - Death Cab For Cutie - I Will Possess Your Heart Is this the closest to a RP 'twin spin'? Can I request side two of Led Zeppelin four?
Didn't we just hear from these guys 5 songs ago? Why, yes! Yes we did.
Didn't we just hear Death Cab? Not complaining necessarily. . .but didn't we?
"Crooked Teeth" is pretty catchy too. DoctorHooey wrote:
Totally agree, Soul Meets Body is catchy as all hell. Most of the rest of their stuff is a big bowl of 'meh'.
'We Looked Like Giants' is a bit more energetic than their usual sound...
Easy listening music for the shoe-gazing generation... Blecch.
kalkin84 wrote:
soul meets body is a good song, but so far the only good one i've heard by these guys. Not aweful, but no where near good. 2
Totally agree, Soul Meets Body is catchy as all hell. Most of the rest of their stuff is a big bowl of 'meh'.
Odyzzeuz wrote:
Masochist.
Sadist.
smdeeg wrote:
Plodding, soft, whine-rock.
Whine-rock, hoh man Lookout, that's funny.
soul meets body is a good song, but so far the only good one i've heard by these guys. Not aweful, but no where near good. 2
smdeeg wrote:
Maybe it's me, but I just don't get this band. Plodding, soft, whine-rock. Ho Hum ....
"Ho Hum" :yawn:
Maybe it\'s me, but I just don\'t get this band. Plodding, soft, whine-rock. Ho Hum ....
Bumped it up to a 2. It\'s definitely a solid 2. Not horrible enough to hate. That would be like hating a mannequin.
Dammit, I always want to give this lot an 8 just for their name. This particular one seems to be a 4 though.
On_The_Beach wrote:
Death Shins For Postal Service
Funny!! :LOL: Dissing three good bands at once has to be a mortal sin, though.
I wish we could open our eyes to see in all directions at the same time Oh what a beautiful view if you were never aware of what was around you and it is true what you say that I live like a hermit in my own head but when the sun shines again I'll pull the curtains and blinds to let the light in
:good-vibes:
On_The_Beach wrote:
Death Shins For Postal Service
My uncle had a walking delivery route a few years ago... death shins indeed.
Is it just me or does every song from this album sound the same? (Not that I don't like it, mind you...)
Death Shins For Postal Service
Odyzzeuz wrote:
Masochist.
:cool:
Kevstar wrote:
I really think you should play more Death Cab for Cutie...
Masochist.
Wow . . . these lyrics seeped into my brain through a pinhole. good stuff. :biggrin:
ziggytrix wrote:
You can't paint with a color no one has seen before. That's not the goal of art. Please get over it. :)
But I like it as a goal. Your reach can't exceed your grasp, either... Or can it? Must... Reach... Beyond... Grasp...
TheJestress wrote:
Maybe this is me as a lyrics junkie and lover of New York, but I LOVE the imagery in these lyrics....
I really enjoy the lyrics of many of their songs. One of my favourites off this album is the lyrics of "What Sarah Said."
:yes:
ziggytrix wrote:
You can't paint with a color no one has seen before. That's not the goal of art. Please get over it. :)
That's cool and true.
I really think you should play more Death Cab for Cutie...
Maybe this is me as a lyrics junkie and lover of New York, but I LOVE the imagery in these lyrics....
exciter76 wrote:
I discovered this album listening to RP.... they're really an amazing band...great music and great atmospheres....love them! all the best to DCFC :bananajam:
On the same theme, the lyrics are very, very good, poetic, and evocative. The music? Hmmm. Methinks solid, catchy pop hooks, and sometimes pop is good. A nice find for my collection, I think.
luin wrote:
Hate to say this but this band is getting old fast thanks to the radio stations in Atlanta.
If I couldn't get RP here in Atlanta, I'd have NO radio station to listen to!
ziggytrix wrote:
I've never heard an original song in my life, unless you wanna count that rad percussion that one baby was doing with his rattle that one day, but even that was likely derivative of something he heard in the womb... If a song had no influences, and was totally original, almost no one would like it. You can't paint with a color no one has seen before. That's not the goal of art. Please get over it. :)
Can I just say thank you for saying this. Amen, for crying out lout. :clap:
I've never heard an original song in my life, unless you wanna count that rad percussion that one baby was doing with his rattle that one day, but even that was likely derivative of something he heard in the womb... If a song had no influences, and was totally original, almost no one would like it. You can't paint with a color no one has seen before. That's not the goal of art. Please get over it. :)
oh... well no wonder I thought I was hearing a radiohead song I actually liked, it's not radiohead.
Hate to say this but this band is getting old fast thanks to the radio stations in Atlanta.
:eh: Second song in a row, mentions a leaking faucet...
I discovered this album listening to RP.... they're really an amazing band...great music and great atmospheres....love them! all the best to DCFC :bananajam:
I really need to snag this album. I saw them at Coachella in 2004. Damn good. In fact, they had a very active stage presence at the time. Especially when they played "Why You'd Want To Live Here" and being so close to LA. I'd even go so far as to say it rocked. Me gusta. :cowboy:
The lyrics are, per DCFC standard, brilliant.
mfassett wrote:
I saw them last night on Letterman... really, I thought they were pretty uninventive, not very interesting. They are getting a lot of airplay for a band that doesn't seem to have much "there" there, IMHO. Whether *I* personally could do better is not the point, before you start on me.
I saw them live in Atlanta a few weeks ago. The music was great (they sounded great), but I kind of laughed to myself at the sight of them trying to have a "energetic" stage prescience... how hard can anyone rock to Moody Indie Pop?
I saw them last night on Letterman... really, I thought they were pretty uninventive, not very interesting. They are getting a lot of airplay for a band that doesn't seem to have much "there" there, IMHO. Whether *I* personally could do better is not the point, before you start on me.
guitar_man_101 wrote:
The singing in thgis song definitly resmbles that of coldplay
I definitely see 3rd grade spelling in this comment. And definitely no Coldplay! :naughty: But how about "the lightning seeds" for sound comparison?
"Punkbot," I'd like to see you sing those pretty tough songs, perform them with instruments, and write "tunes" better than Death Cab has (let alone have as much success in doing it as they have...)
They sucked it hard on SNL. :foot-in-mouth:
God this band went down the tubes pretty fast...
jbtidwell wrote:
I don't think they have to be completely original in order to be brilliant. What do you mean by "don't know anything about music"? I didn't study music in school, but I've been listening to it all my life. What other musicians do you think this band is lifting from? -maybe I would like them too.
True, there's nothing new here, but these guys are really growing on me.
Super sonic segue: same key and everything!
Darlington wrote:
Don't hear any Coldplay in this, sorry.
The singing in thgis song definitly resmbles that of coldplay
Regardless of whether this breaks any musical barriers, Ben Gibbard's voice and sometimes his words are capable of conveying emotions in a pretty powerful way. I have enjoyed this album quite a bit, and love the Postal Service.
nataliak wrote:
Deathcab for Cutie is one of those bands that suck people in who don't know anything about music... but they're actually completely unoriginal.
I don't think they have to be completely original in order to be brilliant. What do you mean by "don't know anything about music"? I didn't study music in school, but I've been listening to it all my life. What other musicians do you think this band is lifting from? -maybe I would like them too. anything with this kind of poetic songwriting is good in my book: If I could open my arms and span the length of the isle of Manhattan I'd bring it to where you are making a lake of the East River and Hudson And if I could open my mouth wide enough for a marching band to march out they would make your name sing and bend through alleys and bounce off all the buildings
Really cool track!! :bananasplit:
plunk,plunk,plunk,plunk,plunk,plunk,plunk,plunk... Oooh, well done, Death Cab for Cutie... :neutral:
nataliak wrote:
Deathcab for Cutie is one of those bands that suck people in who don't know anything about music... but they're actually completely unoriginal.
Says you. And I think snobs all sound unoriginal, too. I think these guys are pretty good, and one of the fun things about them is that I can enjoy them with my 17 year old.
pvcnote wrote:
A new Coldplay..Sucks
Where do you hear coldplay in this?? Just interested. Also, DCFC has been around, not just a little while longer, but a LOT longer than coldplay.
Wow, this is so mediocre!!!
Deathcab for Cutie is one of those bands that suck people in who don't know anything about music... but they're actually completely unoriginal.
sideslide wrote:
Insipid dreck
Hmm...insipid? Vapid?(as Phineas stated) I personally find the lyrics to this song to be quite touching and not the least bit lacking in zest or interest. Sorrow drips into your heart through a pinhole Just like a faucet that leaks, and there is comfort in the sound. And while you debate half-empty or half-full, It slowly rises, your love is gonna drown. /And no, I am not currently experiencing unrequited love, nor have I just been dumped.
:cool:
It matches with the colors of autumn...
bill is this just the booring set ?
potatomutant wrote:
Kind of boring, but okay. They have one song I absolutely love, that I heard on an episode of Six Feet Under, called "Transatlanticism."
love that song, it conjures very strange images as do alot of dcfc stuff.
i like it, but then again i still crave a big mac every once in a while too. i fell asleep in the midst of some dcfc video of these organic floating music notes, interesting song too, but the floaty notes reminded me of the sperm scene in eraserhead?
Kind of boring, but okay. They have one song I absolutely love, that I heard on an episode of Six Feet Under, called "Transatlanticism."
Great live show from DCFC, they open with this song, it's archived here: https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4963560
Insipid dreck
brilliant lyrics, beautiful song, love this band
This is one of those bands that I feel like I'm supposed to like, but I just never seem to warm to them. Kinda boring.
anjelone wrote:
I just can't help enjoying Gibbard's vocals and lyrics. One of those things, I suppose.
they're maturing well - very good to see how "Death Cab" has outshined the other screamo bands to develop a more lasting style, Gibbard's got a lot of talent.
I just can't help enjoying Gibbard's vocals and lyrics. One of those things, I suppose.
flandersdog wrote:
by the number of glowing mentions this band gets in the local press, you''d think they've become more popular here in Seattle than the Mariners...well, I guess that's not surprising, as the Mariners now suck. but I just don't understand all the love for this band. I don't think the music is bad, it's just not very interesting or memorable .
plink,plink,plink,plink,plink,plink,plink,plink... ad infinitum edit: worse--> vapid lyrics.
When this first started, I expected The Edge's delay-ridden riff from The Streets Have No Name to come in.
by the number of glowing mentions this band gets in the local press, you''d think they've become more popular here in Seattle than the Mariners...well, I guess that's not surprising, as the Mariners now suck. but I just don't understand all the love for this band. I don't think the music is bad, it's just not very interesting or memorable.
pvcnote wrote:
A new Coldplay..Sucks
Check your history books... Congrats to DCFC their for growing success over the the last few years (signing w/ Atlantic, etc.) Inversely, good luck to Coldplay whose reputation and popularity (not to mention quality of work)has gradually deteriorated. Hang in there boys!
pvcnote wrote:
A new Coldplay..Sucks
oh hell no fool. this is far superior to the inane coldplay. besides they're american, which has to count for something. also this music is actually interesting, and while somewhat pretentious not so much so as to totally devalue it. At first I wasn't much of DCFC or postal service but it seems to grow on one, interesting stuff if not timeless
Don't hear any Coldplay in this, sorry.
I think these guys have been around longer than Coldplay. There style's a lot more sparse and not as self-indulgent as Coldplay's
pvcnote wrote:
A new Coldplay..Sucks
Oh, I must agree on this.
A new Coldplay..Sucks