"(This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan" as written by and Benjamin Gibbard James Tamborello....
It was familiar to me, the smoke too thick to breathe.
The tile floors glistened; I slowly stirred my drink.
And when you started to sing, you spoke with broken speech
That I could not understand, and then you grabbed me tightly.

I won't let go, I won't let go. Even if you say so, oh no.
I've tried and tried with no results. I won't let go, I won't let go.
He then played every song from nineteen ninety three.
The crowd applauded as he curtsied bashfully.

Your eyelashes tickled my neck with every nervous blink,
And it was perfect until the telephone started
Ringing ringing ringing ringing ringing off...


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"(This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan" as written by James Tamborello Benjamin Gibbard

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  • +1
    General Commentthis isn't a postal service song.
    a town like parison June 25, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentoh, how i love this song.
    hot___pursuiton April 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this song was just sort of a creative jam session between the two, but apparently they liked the result so much that they decided to work together more, and thus the band was born as a side project.
    ExistentialMusicon April 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song.
    a town like parison April 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch a good song, the lyrics are sweet and the wong is righteous. anyoen who disagrees is a LIAR!
    injunon April 24, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch a good song, the lyrics are sweet and the song is righteous. anyoen who disagrees is a LIAR!
    injunon April 24, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentApparently, Chan is pronounced "ch-yawn" not "ch-an." I discovered this upon watching Ben in a webcast the other day. (In case you're curious, he also pronounced Barsuk as "bar-sook.")
    toadtwson June 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlala
    birdface2317on June 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, its on a Dntel album, but it is Jimmy and Ben.

    Its a pre-Postal Service, and not even a traditional Postal Service song because of the way they recorded it.
    benjaminon June 29, 2003   Link
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    General Commentits not technically a postal service song, but ben gibbard did do this song acoustically on the radio.
    neely oharaon April 14, 2004   Link

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