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Death Cab for Cutie — Long Division
Album: Narrow Stairs
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Released: 2008
Length: 3:47
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His head was a city
Of paper buildings
And the echoes that remain
Of old friends and lovers
Their features bleeding
Together in his brain, oh
And once it started it was harder to tell them apart, oh

He was always distracted
By the very mention of an open door, oh
Because he had sworn
Not to be what he'd been before

To be a remain, remain, remain, remainder
To be a remain, remain, remain, remainder

The television
It was snowing softly
As she hunted for her keys
She said she never envisioned
Him the type of person
Capable of such deceit, oh, oh

And then they carried on like
Long division
'Cause it was clear with every page
Oh, that they were further away
From a solution that would play

Without a remain, remain, remain, remainder
Without a remain, remain, remain, remainder
Without a remain, remain, remain, remainder
Without a remain, remain, remain, remainder

He had sworn
Not to be what he'd been before

To be a remain, remain, remain, remainder
To be a remain, remain, remain, remainder
To be a remain, remain, remain, remainder
To be a remain, remain, remain, remainder
To be a remain, remain, remain, remainder
To be a remain, remain, remain, remainder
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Neil Tennant?


This is soooo cool...  love it...

 
 fredriley wrote:

It's one thing to loathe a group, another to wish death on it. I'd advise hitting the mute and lightening up.

 

Hmmm. . . when I was growing up we had a mouthy Hitler Youth group up-state that I often wished would take a bus off of a cliff. . . s'pose I ought to have been more charitable. . .

{#Rolleyes}


TERRIBLE (says a fan)!
I really want to like this band...but everything they do has a milktoast energy about it. 
 Papernapkin wrote:
When's Death going to live up to its name and die.
 
 Perhaps you should consider getting laid, and laid, and laid, and laid...............{#Chillpill}
{#Frustrated}
 Papernapkin wrote:
When's Death going to live up to its name and die.
 

You seem more like a wet napkin ...
 Papernapkin wrote:
When's Death going to live up to its name and die.
 
When are you going to live up to your name and crumple yourself up into a ball and toss yourself into the recycling.

 RadioDoc wrote:
I need to upload some Judybats so everyone can hear just how blatantly these guys rip them off.
 
You know, now that you mention it, they are very Judybatsish.  Crap.  Now I've got to go dig my old Judybats CDs out of storage and rip them to the iPod.  

Still love Death Cab, however not a huge fan of this particular track. 

 Papernapkin wrote:
When's Death going to live up to its name and die.
 
It's one thing to loathe a group, another to wish death on it. I'd advise hitting the mute and lightening up.

When's Death going to live up to its name and die.
I need to upload some Judybats so everyone can hear just how blatantly these guys rip them off.

I heard this band was playing at a strip club the Beatles went to recently.


Sound like Placebo on a very off day
I really like this station but...........my gawd......enough with Death Cab already   {#Frustrated}
gandalfbmg wrote:
again with the mixed reaction from me on DCFC... good music (kinda rare IMO) but horrible lyrics... I like that "Academia" song much better if they're gonna use this kind of metaphor...

His head was a city
Of paper buildings
And the echoes that remained
Of old friends and lovers
Their features bleeding
Together in his brain And once it started was harder to
Tell them apart He was always distracted
By the very mention
Of an open door
'Cause he had sworn not to be what he'd been before To be a remain remain remain remainder The television was snowing softly
As she hunted for her keys
She said she never envisioned him the type of person capable of such deceit And they carried on like long division
And it was clear with every page
That they were further away from a solution that would play Without a remain remain remain remainder He had sworn not to be what he'd been before To be the remain remain remain remainder


again with the mixed reaction from me on DCFC... good music (kinda rare IMO) but horrible lyrics... I like that "Academia" song much better if they're gonna use this kind of metaphor...


 Alpine wrote:

I like the other tunes on this album, but this one stinks.




 
I don't own the album so the only other song I'm familiar with is... well you know what song it is.  I was just thinking that I like this song a lot more.  I didn't listen to the lyrics, but the tune was catchy

I like the other tunes on this album, but this one stinks.


Cool! hippiechick wrote:
Gibbard took the band name from the title of the song written by Neil Innes and Vivian Stanshall and performed by their group the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band in the Beatles' 1967 film Magical Mystery Tour.
Gibbard took the band name from the title of the song written by Neil Innes and Vivian Stanshall and performed by their group the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band in the Beatles' 1967 film Magical Mystery Tour.
skdenfeld wrote:
Very cool Sonic Youth-y guitar work. Love it!
I thought it was reminiscent of The Wedding Present.
More_Cowbell wrote:
I hope you find some on your shoe.
DCFC is what you scrape off your shoe.
adroc wrote:
I'm surprised at RP's chosen cuts from this album. "I Will Possess Your Heart" is a given, but "No Sunlight" and "Long Division" are weak compared tracks like "Cath", "Grapevine Fires", and "Twin Sized Bed" IMO.
The band played "Morning Becomes Eclectic" and the stand-out song was the Neil Young-ish "Talking Bird," which was great...better than the recorded version, at first listen. Gibbon talked about how much they liked actually recording together. Maybe this band is growing up.
skdenfeld wrote:
Wow! You serious?
i am sure that they are serious....that is what makes rp, rp.
The intro made me think "Johnny and Mary" by Robert Palmer
Hmm... I like DCFC but this is a bit too uninspired and generic sounding.
Ericac wrote:
Fist time hearing this band.
Wow! You serious?
Papernapkin wrote:
The guy's voice is bubblegum.
I hope you find some on your shoe.
Very cool Sonic Youth-y guitar work. Love it!
Not my favorite. Like a heaping bowl of granulated sugar.
Fist time hearing this band. More please!
gotta luv 'em :music:
The guy's voice is bubblegum.
Sounds Sonic Youth-y
Welcome back DCFC!!!
I'm surprised at RP's chosen cuts from this album. "I Will Possess Your Heart" is a given, but "No Sunlight" and "Long Division" are weak compared tracks like "Cath", "Grapevine Fires", and "Twin Sized Bed" IMO.
SUCKY
Their hit, I Wil Possess Your Heart, so good, it seems to overshadow the rest of the album. The other songs are good too, but they don't seem to live up to the one big song, imo.
I really like "Narrow Stairs" - DCFC's always an interesting band.