15 Death Cab For Cutie Lyrics That Made You Cry Yourself To Sleep

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Death Cab’s Transatlanticism, let’s remember the lyrics we sobbed over.

1. “So this is the new year / And I don’t feel any different”

(“The New Year”)

2. “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”

(“Expo 86”)

3. “I become what I always hated / When I was with you then”

(“We Looked Like Giants”)

4. And I’ll sit and wonder / Of every love that could’ve been / If I’d only thought of something charming to say”

(“The Sound of Settling”)

5. “I wish the world was flat like the old days / Then I could travel just by folding a map”

(“The New Year”)

6. “When you feel embarrassed then I’ll be your pride / When you need directions then I’ll be your guide”

(“Passenger Seat”)

7. “There’s no blame for how our love did slowly fade / And now that it’s gone it’s like it wasn’t there at all / And here I rest where disappointment and regret collide / Lying awake at night”

(“Title and Registration”)

8. “This is the moment that you know / That you told her that you loved her but you don’t”


(“Tiny Vessels”)

9. “But I know it’s too late / I should have given you a reason to stay”

(“A Lack of Color”)

10. “So one last touch and then you’ll go / And we’ll pretend that it meant something so much more / But it was vile and it was cheap / And you are beautiful but you don’t mean a thing to me”

(“Tiny Vessels”)

11. “Oh, instincts are misleading / You shouldn’t think what you’re feeling”


12. “I need you so much closer”


13. “The rhythm of my footsteps crossing flatlands to your door have been silenced forever more”


14. “All the girls in every girlie magazine / Can’t make me feel any less alone”

(“A Lack of Color”)

15. “Can you tell me why you have been so sad?”

(“Death of an Interior Decorator”)

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