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My Top 11: Death Cab for Cutie’s Tracks

Although I’m not on the list of Death Cab for Cutie‘s major groupies, I get a bit too excited for their upcoming performance at Fort Gate, SG. Everything is booked and ready, and I #MarchWish things would go as planned (since the holiday euphoria wouldn’t be started by then, and Hardi, who’s going with me would still be task-juggling with his…. umm… thesis).

Well, I just started listening to Death Cab for Cutie in 2007, but some of my favorites are from their earlier albums. Here I list my favorite 11. Why 11 instead of 10? Because Ben (Gibbard) is more than ten ;)

11. Long Division (Narrow Stairs, 2008)

10. Little Bribes (The Open Door EP, 2009)

9. I was Once a Loyal Lover (The Open Door EP, 2009)

8. No Sunlight (Codes & Keys, 2011)

7. You are a Tourist (Codes & Keys, 2011)

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 /

6. I was a Kaleidoscope (The Photo Album, 2001)

5. Crooked Teeth (Plans, 2005)

I’m a war of head versus heart / And it’s always this way /
My head is weak, my heart always speaks / Before I know what it will say /

4. Passenger’s Seat (Transatlanticism, 2003)

Then looking upwards /
I strain my eyes and try /
To tell the difference between shooting stars and satellites /
From the passenger seat as you are driving me home //

“Do they collide?” /
I ask and you smile /
With my feet on the dash /
The world doesn’t matter //

3. Your Heart is an Empty Room (Plans, 2005)

And all you see / Is where else you could be / When you’re at home /
Out on the street / Are so many possibilities / To not be alone /

2. Title & Registration (Transatlanticism, 2003)

Cause behind its door there’s nothing to keep my fingers warm /
And all i find are souvenirs from better times /

1. Transatlanticism (Transatlanticism, 2003)

The distance is quite simply much too far for me to row /
It seems farther than ever before / Oh no /

I need you so much closer /

Dear, Mr. Gibbard.

I know you’ll be performing number 1, but my special request is number 3 & 4.

Sincerely yours.

PS: I’m thinking about making “My Top 11” as a category. Let’s see if it would work.

Filed under: Music


Puty Puar. F/28. Indonesian. Working at home mom, blogger, illustrator, book author & enthusiast. Also a small business owner. Contact her through puti [dot] karina [dot] puar [at] gmail [dot] com.

1 Comment

  1. hi, it’s me again. cuman mau ngoreksi, no sunlight setau aku bukan dari album codes and keys tapi narrow stairs. have a nice day x)

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