Wednesday, April 15, 2009

"Tiny Vessels"

I had a little epiphany of the song titled "Tiny Vessels", by Death Cab for Cutie. Neeever really paid any attention to these lyrics... so weird, especially for me. So the other day I was listening to the song and the bridge lyrics finally caught my attention, and I was like, "woa"... these lyrics are super intense. I love Death Cab.

This is the moment that you know
That you told her that you loved her but you don't.
You touch her skin and then you think
That she is beautiful but she don't mean a thing to me.
Yeah, she is beautiful but she don't mean a thing to me.

I spent two weeks in Silver lake
The California sun cascading down my face
There was a girl with light brown streaks,
And she was beautiful but she didn't mean a thing to me.
Yeah, she was beautiful but she didn't mean a thing to me.

I wanted to believe in all the words that I was speaking,
As we moved together in the dark
And all the friends that I was telling
All the playful misspellings
and every bite I gave you left a mark

Tiny vessels oozed into your neck
And formed the bruises
That you said you didn't want to fade
But they did, and so did I that day

All I see are dark Grey clouds
In the distance moving closer with every hour
So when you ask "Is something wrong?"
I think "You're damn right there is but we can't talk about it now.
No, we can't talk about it now."

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
yeah you are beautiful but you don't mean a thing to me

Take a gander... 

5 comments:

Andrew Faris said...

A friend of mine who is a big Death Cab fan told me that Ben called that song the most personal song he's ever written. Crazy.

Carrie said...

Andrew! Wow! Thanks for that info! Makes the song even better now... hmmm...

sarahjhendrickson said...

This has always been one of my favorite DCFC songs. Ben Gibbard's writing ability will never cease to amaze!

Carrie said...

That's right, Sarah, I forgot you were like THE ultimate Death Cab fan... so good... :)

Bethany Pee said...

i hope we're still planning on seeing them in july