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Death Cab for Cutie — You Are A Tourist
Album: Codes and Keys
Avg rating:
7.1

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Total ratings: 1102









Released: 2011
Length: 3:48
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(This... Fire... Grows... Higher...)

When there's a burning in your heart
An endless yearning in your heart
Build it bigger than the Sun
Let it grow
Let it grow
When there's a burning in your heart
Don't be alarmed

(This... Fire... Grows... Higher...)

When there's a doubt within your mind
'Cause you're thinkin' all the time
Framing rights into wrongs
Move along
Move along
When there's a doubt within your mind

When there's a burning in your heart
And you think it'll burst apart
Oh, there's nothing to fear
Save the tears
Save the tears
When there's a burning in your heart

And if you feel just like a tourist in the city you were born
Then it's time to go
And you find your destination with so many different places to call home
'Cause when you find yourself a villain,
In the story you have written
It's plain to see
That sometimes the best intentions
Are in need of redemptions
Would you agree
If so, please show me
(This... Fire... Grows... Higher...)

When there's a burning in your heart,
When there's a burning in your heart, (This... Fire... Grows... Higher...)
When there's a burning in your heart, (This... Fire... Grows... Higher...)
When there's a burning in your heart, (This... Fire... Grows... Higher...)
(This... Fire... Grows... Higher...)
When there's a burning in your heart.
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I'm not a good tourist, I don't like tourism.

rating : 7
there's a birdie in your heart
The tickets have just turned up for my lad and me to see DCFC live here.  Can't wait ...
Great song. It helped me get through my divorce, one hour at a time.
 AhhtheMusic wrote:


Indeed every song!

 
I third that. The rare animal with no filler.
 
thou dost in my heart.
I was like tourist, but timing is right.
I like the way this reminds me of Jon Anderson
killer hook!
 ShaunJ wrote:

Yes, it is a solid album.

 

Indeed every song!
 stephw wrote:
must get this album...

 
Yes, it is a solid album.
must get this album...
When there's a burning in your heart.... take Zantac.
Thanks, will give it a try.

 
msymmes wrote:
This has turned out to be quite a good album !
 
 


This has turned out to be quite a good album !
 
There's a burning in my crotch.........OINT MENT!
 Stingray wrote:

"PEAK CAB"...


(on the way downhill for those who do not know what is meant)

 
Stop shouting! I have a hangover....sshhhhh.....
 xkolibuul wrote:

Most of us have figured out by now that font size does not make a winning opinion.
 
{#Beat}  Funny shit, man.
 Stingray wrote:

"PEAK CAB"...


(on the way downhill for those who do not know what is meant)

 
Most of us have figured out by now that font size does not make a winning opinion.
 dlaumor wrote:
whomhow wrote:
I like their last album. Can someone recommend any other works of this group? 
 

"Plans" is the best for me
 
Ditto to Plans (and it's only $4.38 on Amazon right now!).

"PEAK CAB"...


(on the way downhill for those who do not know what is meant)


When there's a burning in your heart.....Tums
Very good - thought they did a great job supporting the Foos last year.
 whomhow wrote:
I like their last album. Can someone recommend any other works of this group? 
 
Transatlanticism
whomhow wrote:
I like their last album. Can someone recommend any other works of this group? 
 

"Plans" is the best for me
I like their last album. Can someone recommend any other works of this group? 
Love these guys (I do), or not (some others here), you gotta admit that they can write a helluva hook.
Love it! Saw them last week in London, brilliant show!
Kinda O.M.D. - like with the marimba sound in the background {#Sunny}
 Vinni_NL wrote:
Lovely song on a rather disappointing album
 
Yep. I bought it in the basis of this track. I never seem to learn that often albums have just one standout track. . . sigh.
These guys just don't do it for me.
Lovely song on a rather disappointing album

This fire grows higher.



 Joe_G_Bear wrote:
IT'S ONE OF THE BEST TRACKS COMING OUT OF 2011 - {#Angel}
 

Right on. {#Wave}
 motorichi wrote:

Pet Shop Boys...with guitar! Like!

 
HA! just nailed it.. =)
Why do I hear this song every single day on RP. I keep thinking i'm listening to some lame FM radio station. 
 michaele wrote:
God, I love these guys
 

What has "god" to do with it?
And what god is meant, anyway?
America and god - a never ending story of its own!
Truth is:
This band has 2-3 exellent songs one each album (except "Keys and Codes")
The rest is mediocre to say the least!

Critics say it's their best album!
I say: it's certainly their worst and most boring one!

If "NARROW STAIRS" was an "8" -
"KEYS and CODES" is no more than a "5"

I was an am extremely disappointed!


These guys are so hit or miss for me. And this is a miss.
Packed show at Red Rocks last night.
I really like Death Cab but this is close to sounding like cloud cult... :/  cool guitar riff though

God, I love these guys


Isn't there something a little reminiscent of Big Country in that opening riff? If someone already posted this, sorry—no time to backscroll....
wow

made me think of Jon Anderson

{#Jump}
Pretty damn awesome  

Pet Shop Boys...with guitar! Like!


Musically this track has lots of great hooks. As a drummer, that drum pattern is ADDICTIVE. In a way, with the emphasis on the last beat of the bear (thanks to lots of snare) every second bar feels like the end of a verse, it really pushes the track on. (...almost like the drummer was jamming a two bar pattern, and the guitarist walks in and hears it halfway through, realises it sounds amazing and tells him to play it that way!) The guitar refrain's also pretty damn catchy. (and let's not even get into the lyrics!)

The album's really well mixed and mastered too. (sound engineer in me coming out, sorry)

First heard this track when I watched their one-shot live take for the music video, think it's still on ustream/justin.tv/youtube so well worth a view if you like the track. I'm a bit so-so with some DCFC material but this one is deffo on my Rated playlist. Cracking little track.


 wlpendley wrote:

Isn't it odd how this song feels so positive and upbeat yet has such dark lyrics?  https://bit.ly/hIySsp


 

That's DCFC's MO mang. Get with the program.

 wlpendley wrote:

Isn't it odd how this song feels so positive and upbeat yet has such dark lyrics?  https://bit.ly/hIySsp


 

actually... the link you posted is showing completely different song lyrics. here are the correct ones:

"You Are A Tourist"

This fire grows higher
This fire grows higher
This fire grows higher
This fire grows higher

When there's a burning in your heart
An endless yearning in your heart
Build it bigger than the sun
Let it grow, let it grow
When there's a burning in your heart
Don't be alarmed

This fire grows higher

When there's a doubt within your mind
Because you're thinking all the time
Framing rights into wrongs
Move along, move along
When there's a doubt within your mind

When there's a burning in your heart
And you think it'll burst apart
Or there's nothing to feel
Save the tears, save the tears
When there's a burning in your heart

And if you feel just like a tourist in the city you were born
Then it's time to go
And define your destination
There's so many different places to call home
Because when you find yourself the villain in the story you have written
It's plain to see
That sometimes the best intentions are in need of redemptions
Would you agree?
If so please show me

This fire grows higher
When there's a burning in your heart
these guys have really grown on me...echos of Jon Anderson here as well...

Isn't it odd how this song feels so positive and upbeat yet has such dark lyrics?  https://bit.ly/hIySsp


Love Love LOVING THIS TUNE!  Must get the album pronto!
IT'S ONE OF THE BEST TRACKS COMING OUT OF 2011 - {#Angel}
Sounds just like the Avett Bros.  Nice!!
Its a burning and a hunger for sure...I don't want to be alone...I want to let it grow...
I nominate this as the song of Summer 2011. 
Whoa! DCFC with some punch and energy. I like it a lot.
love
Nice!
Bumped to 9 after seeing the video. Splendid stuff. All done in one take and reminds me of Mrs Poacher.

This is growing on me.
Did this band used to be (or perhaps want to be) Lightning Seeds?
You know, this is really beginning to grow on me...
I've heard this song a number of times, and that opening (and repeating) guitar riff always reminds me of Big Country.
Been listening to some of the other cuts on this CD when they release them to fb. This one is definately the strongest of what I've heard. Lots of effects and weird vocal effects. Very strange production. I usually buy the whole CD but I'll pass on this one and just buy the ones I like. Sorry DCFC, usually I'm a big fan!
 rajah53 wrote:
Was this is produced by michael stripe? Has some contours overtones.
 


Racontours I mean
Was this is produced by michael stripe? Has some contours overtones.
 adroc wrote:
I love this song immediately.
 
Me too; the baseline grabbed me, the solid drumming beat me up, and the cool guitar riff finished me off. Nice video too. {#Music}

Interesting tidbit I heard: they are filming the video for this song today (4/4) and will do it all in one take - no matter what it looks like. Supposedly, people can also see it being done live.
The beginning reminded me of Mike Oldfield's Mount Teide, because of the vocals...

Sounds nice!
Had to come login to the page to find out who this was and comment - great tune!
Yeah good new Death Cab !
I love this song immediately.
What an honor - I'm first {#Smile}

(Oh, and a nice song so far)