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Company Calls Epilogue
  • Company Calls Epilogue
  • Death Cab For Cutie
  • We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes
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Company Calls Epilogue - Death Cab For Cutie

Crashing through the parlor doors, what was your first reaction?
Screaming, drunk, disorderly: I’ll tell you mine. You were the one
but I can’t spit it out when the date’s been set. The white routine
to be ingested inaccurately.

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  • Death Cab For Cutie
  • We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes
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Death Cab For Cutie - Title Track

Left uninspired by the crust of railroad earth
That touched the lead to the pages of your manuscript
I took my thumb off the concrete and saved up all my strength
To hammer pillars for a picket fence
It wasn’t quite what is seemed: a lack of pleasantries
(My able body isn’t what it used to be)
I must admit I was charmed by your advances
Your advantage left me helplessly into you

Talking how the group had begun to splinter
And I could taste your lipstick on the filter

I tried my best to keep my distance from your dress
But call-response overturns convictions every time
My memory cannot recall: a wave of alcohol
We shared a cigarette and shaved the hours off

Lushing with hallway congregation
My best judgment signed its resignation

I rushed this, we moved too fast
And tripped into the guest room

I rushed this, we moved too fast
And tripped into the guest room

I had a girlfriend at the time who was an elementary-school teacher. She had this little questionnaire she was giving to her kids, like, “What would you like to learn more about?” Some kid wrote in, “Something about airplanes.” That was his answer. He wanted to learn something about airplanes. For the first couple albums, Death Cab For Cutie was wrought with non sequiturs. I think the only band in recent years to beat us with the frequency of non sequiturs is Minus The Bear. The first couple records were pretty wrought with song titles that had nothing to do with the songs, and album titles that had nothing to do with the albums. Looking back and kind of psychoanalyzing that, I think that had to do with our insecurities. We could just give it a weird name and move on and not have to think about it anymore. We Have The Facts And We’re Voting Yes came from a thrift-store T-shirt that our friend found. It’s funny how that has changed. It went from anything being the title of the record to now, where we had to have a committee to name Narrow Stairs. The attention to those kinds of details has changed over the years.
—  Ben Gibbard on something about airplanes and we have the facts and we’re voting yes (the best two albums they will ever do fyi)