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Death Cab for Cutie — Soul Meets Body
Album: Plans
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Released: 2005
Length: 3:47
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I want to live where soul meets body
And let the sun wrap its arms around me
And bathe my skin in water cool and cleansing
And feel - feel what it's like to be new

'Cause in my head
There's a Greyhound Station
Where I send my thoughts
To far-off destinations
So they may have a chance
Of finding a place where they're
Far more suited than here

I cannot guess what we'll discover
When we turn the dirt with our palms cupped like shovels
But I know our filthy hands can wash one another's
And not one speck will remain

I do believe it's true
That there are roads left in both of our shoes
But if the silence takes you
Then I hope it takes me too
So, brown eyes, I'll hold you near
'Cause you're the only song I want to hear
A melody softly soaring through my atmosphere

Where soul meets body
Where soul meets body
Where soul meets body

And I do believe it's true
That there are roads left in both of our shoes
But if the silence takes you
Then I hope it takes me too
So, brown eyes, I'll hold you near
'Cause you're the only song I want to hear
A melody softly soaring through my atmosphere
A melody softly soaring through my atmosphere
A melody softly soaring through my atmosphere
A melody softly soaring through my atmosphere
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 sirdroseph wrote:


I think that is the promoter's fault; not a good band for Neil Young fans. A little too wimpy Emo, they are actually very good musicians if not a little weenyish.
 
Jimi Hendrix opened for the Monkees at least once...;-)

Tony in NJ
W.A.S.T.E.
when a song brings you back at a time of your life... this is it
How cum they don't have the "badap badap bada" included in the lyrics. Brian Wilson would concur.
I probably wrote this already, but this is one of my favourite songs of all time.
something about the chord changes in this gets under my skin in a good way.
 haresfur wrote:
Another band I want to like more than I do, but I do like this song. Overall I prefer Owl City, for a similar style.

 
Way better live . Check out this youtube live set. It really starts rockin' at around the 8:00 minute mark.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9AI82n7ZIE
Very talented band, consistently delivering.  Taste is a personal thing.  If you don't like it, wait for the next tune coming up!{#Bananajam}
 oldfart48 wrote:


it means a bunch of blokes have poor taste and very little talent.....

 
Actually it is an opening for uninformed biased comments. Feel free to list your best songs at anytime for we heathens.  Liking something or not liking something is no license to judge.
 DaidyBoy wrote:
I enjoy this band more every day.  Thanks RP.

 
Me too. And the opening bars of this song always bring a smile to my face.  
I enjoy this band more every day.  Thanks RP.
 marc1980 wrote:
Saw these guys open for Neil Young of all people.  Can't say they were well-received (perhaps they were heckled a bit).{#Stop}

 
Whine before whine?
Another band I want to like more than I do, but I do like this song. Overall I prefer Owl City, for a similar style.
 trek_29er wrote:


the way i understand it there was a british author name of Stephen Frances in the 1940's. he created an "alter ego', if you will, by the name of Hank Janson.. Janson was a pulp fiction novelist who wrote a story called "slay ride for cutie".apparently Cutie goes out on the town in a cab and the cabbie cant take his eyes off of her thru the rearview mirror.wherein he blows thru a traffic light and cutie is killed. apparently she was stepping out on her lover....then,  sometime about 20 years later later the bonzo doo dah band wrote a song about it. it was in conjunction with the Beatles for sgt peppers. i think they are heard singing part of the lyrics on the album or video..not sure...anyway...what is now the band Death Cab For Cutie thought the name was cool and were so titled..there, that should just about do it

 
that was sure unexpected, and fascinating no matter how irrelevant to me personally. good job, seriously.  i know who to ask next time something like that comes up.
i cant help thinking if only it had been sleigh ride for cutie, then the whole mythology could be bundled into a sound track for a cozy yet flashy disney holiday special, which  is exactly what we need more of this time of year.  or club med for cutie even.
 oldfart48 wrote:

it means a bunch of blokes have poor taste and very little talent.....

 
i guess some people are just too massively evolved (or stupid) to think about that breach between their soul and body, or value a nice melody to ride while doing it. such bliss.  ..must be nice.
I like this band, a lot, but . . .

with my back turned everyone sounds like Guster this afternoon.  Whoda thought they were so influential.
 oldfart48 wrote:


it means a bunch of blokes have poor taste and very little talent.....

 
exactly!  drivel, high pitched dopey white music 
Great album!
one of my most all time favourite songs
 Lyndra_Ski wrote:
Can someone tell me what the hell death cab for cutie means?

 

it means a bunch of blokes have poor taste and very little talent.....
 Lyndra_Ski wrote:
Can someone tell me what the hell death cab for cutie means?
 

the way i understand it there was a british author name of Stephen Frances in the 1940's. he created an "alter ego', if you will, by the name of Hank Janson.. Janson was a pulp fiction novelist who wrote a story called "slay ride for cutie".apparently Cutie goes out on the town in a cab and the cabbie cant take his eyes off of her thru the rearview mirror.wherein he blows thru a traffic light and cutie is killed. apparently she was stepping out on her lover....then,  sometime about 20 years later later the bonzo doo dah band wrote a song about it. it was in conjunction with the Beatles for sgt peppers. i think they are heard singing part of the lyrics on the album or video..not sure...anyway...what is now the band Death Cab For Cutie thought the name was cool and were so titled..there, that should just about do it
He sounds quite a bit like Jon Anderson on this track...
great album!   {#Music}


 Lyndra_Ski wrote:
Can someone tell me what the hell death cab for cutie means?
 
I believe it loosely translates to, "this music really sucks."
Can someone tell me what the hell death cab for cutie means?
I'm sure DCFC frontman Ben Gibbard runs home crying to his wife Zooey Deschanel every night because you guys don't like him.
Read the lyrics to "What Sara Said" once and tell me this guy isn't talented.
    
Are these guys still alive?
Such a good album.
Bumped it one to an 8. Right on about pop perfection. Guys can write a hook.
Compare this DCFC with those of today!
LIGHTYEARS....!

This song is a clear 10 in music and lyrics!
WONDERFUL!
 fergie348 wrote:
Not many '10's in my list, but this is one of them.  Perfect pop song..
 

EXACTLY - JUST PEEERFECT INDEED!
 beelzebubba wrote:
What's with all the bands with lead singers who try to sound like girls these days?
 

Was it only okay when Yes did so?  What about Supertramp or Zeppelin, for that matter?  I don't think this guy sounds like a girl at all, anyhow.

10 !!!
 Sasha2001 wrote:

None girlier than Roy Orbison. Geeesh.{#Beat}
 
If this sounds like a girl to you guys, I don't want to meet your kind of woman!  {#Yell}

 beelzebubba wrote:
What's with all the bands with lead singers who try to sound like girls these days?
 
None girlier than Roy Orbison. Geeesh.{#Beat}
Man, this song holds up. Didn't take at first, but this is another band that's really grown on me.
What's with all the bands with lead singers who try to sound like girls these days?
Saw these guys in St. Paul a few weeks ago. I'm glad I went. {#Sunny}
 sronis wrote:
Yeah, and Neil Young ISN'T wimpy at times... aha...
They are very very good, and if Neil Young fans don't get them, well, then I guess that says something about Neil Young fans, huh? {#Wink}
 
That maybe they have their own distinctive tastes?  Or maybe that they apperciate the depth and warmth of most NY songs where Death Cab tends to have a more modern and emoish sound.  Neil writes songs that rock, songs that cut to the heart, and songs that generally require a bit more openness of mind and introspection.  He's also written a few that sucked. 

I'm not a huge Death Cab fan, but I don't mind hearing them from time to time (but I do wish for more Postal Service).  I also can see why this would not be a good band to open for NY.  If Neil Young fans don't like Death Cab, all it says is that they don't like Death Cab. 



Renee Fleming plays Soul Meets Body (by Death Cab For Cutie), theme included  in their recent Albúm:
Dark Hope (2010)...beautiful.

What i think: It is very likely that we get in the mood to review the original artists, when we heard the "covers" by Renee, this only proves that it is not so easy to build great songs in the field of light music-pop-soul. But, I find it interesting that Renee foray in the field of light music-pop-soul, which shows the other side of this amazing singer, classical, opera, here appears bereft of any career aspirations, with humility, open mind, unprejudiced, a sense liberating, perhaps to prove that life is indeed very short, and you only live once. And if this is important for any human being, is essential for an artist. Another aspect that caught my attention immediately was the choice of artists and songs honored for this album of covers, which, curiously enough, largely coincide with my musical preferences. I would also like to confess that Renne (and others artists) contributed decisively to me to learn, to enjoy, the Opera. Perhaps the characteristics of her voice, sings in a way friendly, human, natural, until tender, as an "extension" of the sounds of nature itself. In addition to Renne, only Maria Callas and Pavaroti i had identical feelings. In the end, I think these artists are, in many areas, with its extraordinary power of persuasion and inspiration, captivating all of us to enjoy the various musical styles.


(Edited on 27/06/2012)


Insert emoticon showing me grooving to the tune here. A melody softly soaring through my atmosphere.
 sirdroseph wrote:


I think that is the promoter's fault; not a good band for Neil Young fans. A little too wimpy Emo, they are actually very good musicians if not a little weenyish.
 

Yeah, and Neil Young ISN'T wimpy at times... aha...
They are very very good, and if Neil Young fans don't get them, well, then I guess that says something about Neil Young fans, huh? {#Wink}
 marc1980 wrote:
Saw these guys open for Neil Young of all people.  Can't say they were well-received (perhaps they were heckled a bit).{#Stop}
 

I think that is the promoter's fault; not a good band for Neil Young fans. A little too wimpy Emo, they are actually very good musicians if not a little weenyish.
you got the move on ! kysmet wrote:
Well, I was gonna go watch Law and Order but I can't leave with this song on.

 


I always feel a bit guilty tapping my feet and grooving to DCFC toons as the lyrics are so melancholy and death-obsessed - "If the silence takes you then I hope it takes me too". Poppy tunes, gothic lyrics. Toe-tapping thanatos, perhaps. Anyway, 9 from the Nottingham jury.
Muy muy bueno.
Not many '10's in my list, but this is one of them.  Perfect pop song..
Wonderful song. The bassline is restrained, yet adds so much depth.
Saw these guys open for Neil Young of all people.  Can't say they were well-received (perhaps they were heckled a bit).{#Stop}
 gatorade wrote:
Love this band! Check them out on ########.org!
 
Interesting site.  You affiliated with it in any way?


 Centabor wrote:
Owsum.
 
I'm not sure they could reproduce this live!  {#Iamwithstupid}
Owsum.
 JohnnySockhead wrote:
One of the best singles of the decade!
 

EXACTLY!!!
10!!!

Can it be any better?

Intellegent lyrics!
Super melody!
Great rythm!

JUST GORGEOUS!
Com'on Bill, it's my birthday.  Can we pick it up a notch?  I'm already feeling half dead. 
MAGNIFICENT!
("9-10")

DCFC at the Hollywood Bowl was AWESOME!!!


Nice follow-up to Pete Yorn ... two great pop songs. {#Sunny}
JohnnySockhead wrote:
One of the best singles of the decade!
If there's an argument against your statement, I'd like to hear it (I'm Hillbilly born and Cajun bred. the balance is preserved).

One of the best singles of the decade!
Love this band! Check them out on archives.org!

Holy crap, they're that good..

{#Yes}


 a_genuine_find wrote:
7 {#Arrowu} 8

 
Ditto.

 a_genuine_find wrote:



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I really like this one   =D

This guy can write some catchy songs! I love this one.     {#Music}
Some nice music by DC4C on archives.org.

8 {#Arrowu} 9



7 {#Arrowu} 8

 jools wrote:
Nice - growing on me a lot...

 
me too (7 to 8)


I think this is the best DCFC song I've heard.  Solid 5.

Catchy tune. Tho, something about it reminds me of 80's pop. {#Stupid}
Nice - growing on me a lot...

great love song....{#Kiss}


 PurplePrincess wrote:
One of their sweeter songs, love it, great melody. Although I love "I Will Follow You Into the Dark" more. Play that one sometime?

 
Yes, and also "Brothers on a Hotel Bed"...amazing.

could do with more of this
Wonderful track. {#Sunny}
Awesome at Bumbershoot.  Wish I could hit 'replay' on the life button.....
pretty goooooadddd
One of their sweeter songs, love it, great melody. Although I love "I Will Follow You Into the Dark" more. Play that one sometime?

Nice tune, amateur vocals. 5. These folks need to find a real lead singer.
I do believe it's true that there are roads left in both of our shoes...
tputkey wrote:
reminds me of Erasure, only updated. good band, good song, good memories!
Please don't ruin it for me.
ziggytrix wrote:
I like it. and i don't know how to say this without it sounding like some strange sort of insult... but i would love to hear the vocals on this one done by Kermit the Frog.
Great--now that's stuck in my head! "Where soul meets body" ("the rainbow connection") "Where soul meets body" ("the rainbow connection") Thanks--I owe you one! ;^P
reminds me of Erasure, only updated. good band, good song, good memories!
Well, I was gonna go watch Law and Order but I can't leave with this song on.
I'm trying to work here, but every song grabs me away with a stab at my psyche. Thanks, Bill for finding great music and awesome lyrics that can really move you. RP is for all of us who feel.....
I like it. and i don't know how to say this without it sounding like some strange sort of insult... but i would love to hear the vocals on this one done by Kermit the Frog.
Yes? No. But very well done!!
steve_san_carlos wrote:
Overplayed pop tune, but an extremely well crafted one nevertheless.
signed
Overplayed pop tune, but an extremely well crafted one nevertheless.
In my head there's a Greyhound station Where I send my thoughts to far-off destinations...
Beautiful song!!
A fine, fine album. "Transatlanticism" remains my favourite song of theirs, but, on the whole, this is the better album.
rgrace wrote:
Jeez. Does he ever get tired?
No, but the cowbell joke sure does.
I believe it's true. :bananajam:
Wow, this is amazing; can it really be Death Cab?
I think I would prefer a Death Merlot....
hippiechick wrote:
I don't know why, but I love this song
I love it too!
I don't know why, but I love this song
saw these guys on austin city limits..great song
This melody brings my mood up!
:dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:
I hate to admit it, especially considering my previous snarky comments about this band, but this song and \"Crooked Teeth\" are growing on me. Ahh hell...
sarazbear wrote:
Pete Yorn then Deth Cab. You freaking rock! :drummer:
again today, and my exact sentiments :)
phillips wrote:
eels, pete yorn, death cab... this is my lucky day!!
Mine too.
:music:
Pa-pa-papaaaa-pa-pa-paa-papaaaa :dancingbanana:
Cause in my head there's a greyhound station Where I send my thoughts to far off destinations So they may have a chance of finding a place where they're far more suited than here Not sure why this verse grabs me, but it does. One of the few songs I'll repeat on the ol' Ipod if it comes up on Shuffle.
Pete Yorn then Deth Cab. You freaking rock! :drummer:
caetydid wrote:
this song is catchy, but the others are boring :(
Give this CD a few more listens. I have found to really enjoy almost all of the songs. Very catchy.
this song is catchy, but the others are boring :(
tripi wrote:
Is it really bad that I haven't ever gotten into Death Cab? I feel like I'm supposed to or something... don't know if it's because I haven't really given any of their albums a good listen, or that they just don't appeal to me enough to make the effort.
My thoughts exactly. Just don't get it I suppose.
eskles wrote:
Bought this CD....saw them on PBS (Austin City Limits?) and can only conclude one thing....This song was a happy accident in the studio. The rest of the CD is boring and they butchered this song live.
The first time I ever heard this song was on Austin City Limits, then again when they were on Letterman. Didn't hear the studio recording 'til much later. I actually prefer it live vs the "polished" studio cut. Guess there's no accounting for taste, eh?
Cool song.
Bought this CD....saw them on PBS (Austin City Limits?) and can only conclude one thing....This song was a happy accident in the studio. The rest of the CD is boring and they butchered this song live.
I really like this album, in my opinion the most solid of their discography... I hope they will keep going on this way!
tripi wrote:
Is it really bad that I haven't ever gotten into Death Cab? I feel like I'm supposed to or something... don't know if it's because I haven't really given any of their albums a good listen, or that they just don't appeal to me enough to make the effort.
Right there with you, Tripi. Right there with you.
coding_to_music wrote:
Hows about some cowbell ?
Jeez. Does he ever get tired?
Is it really bad that I haven't ever gotten into Death Cab? I feel like I'm supposed to or something... don't know if it's because I haven't really given any of their albums a good listen, or that they just don't appeal to me enough to make the effort.
eels, pete yorn, death cab... this is my lucky day!!