"Such Great Heights" as written by and Benjamin D Gibbard James Scott Tamborello....
I am thinking it's a sign
That the freckles in our eyes
Are mirror images
And when we kiss they're perfectly aligned

And I have to speculate
That God Himself did make
Us into corresponding shapes
Like puzzle pieces from the clay

And true it may seem like a stretch
But it's thoughts like this that catch
My troubled head when you're away
And when I am missing you to death

And when you are out there on the road
For several weeks of shows
And when you scan the radio
I hope this song will guide you home

They will see us waving from such great heights
"Come down now" they'll say
But everything looks perfect from far away
"Come down now" but we'll stay

I tried my best to leave
This all on your machine
But the persistent beat
It sounded thin upon the sending

And that frankly will not fly
You'll hear the shrillest highs
And lowest lows with the windows down
And this is guiding you home

They will see us waving from such great heights
"Come down now" they'll say
But everything looks perfect from far away
"Come down now" but we'll stay

They will see us waving from such great heights
"Come down now" they'll say
But everything looks perfect from far away
"Come down now" but we'll stay

(They will see us waving from such great heights)
(Come down now)
They will see us waving from such great heights
(Come down now)


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"Such Great Heights" as written by Benjamin D Gibbard James Scott Tamborello

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  • +4
    General CommentThis song is amazing. To me it is about two people that totally connect in every way. They connect and it just transends them. They are on a different level or on some high because of this deep connection. From where they are the world/life is perfect. They never want to come down or leave where they are because for them....it couldn't get any better.

    That is just one outlook on it. I am sure there are other thoughts.

    I love the way the feelings/thoughts are described in this song. I had never thought about "the freckles in our eyes" before. The lyrics are great, and I can't stop listening to. I have had the CD for over a year and its just as good as the first time i heard it.
    pearljam79on September 21, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"except now that even the radio is starting to play it. damn."

    Oh heaven forbid your favorite artists enjoy the fame and fortune they deserve!

    I don't understand...some of you bitch-face-emo-kids try so hard to be outcasts and different but they all look fucking identical. They all wish these were their words so they could sing them to that girl that broke their heart, but above that so they can read them and say "fucking brilliants" as their penises grow erect and they whack of to their own artistry.
    myhotelyearon June 01, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentYa'll should check out Streetlight Manifesto's cover of this song.
    Sirmarksaloton March 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhy does it matter that the Postal Service is getting radio time? I love that i hear them on the radio. Such great Heights is on all the time and they even play it at my school and i couldnt be happier, more people can listen to them and enjoy them. I never understood why people didnt like other people enjoying good music..

    anyways.. YEAH! I've heard Angel Pumping Gas, It's not on their Cd (I downloaded it too)

    this song is great
    superhyperspazon May 19, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJust want to put it out there...

    I realised yesterday that my boyfriend has a freckle on his top eyelid which is exactly parallel to mine (on my bottom eyelid). Nothing you'd notice until you were close enough to kiss. Immediately thought of this song.
    Such a great one. Very idiosyncratic.
    luebaon November 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing. I could listen to it over and over again. I need this album.
    xmsamberxon June 19, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI absolutely love this song, and the lyrics are great, dare I say "cute"
    andrewtorrienteon June 19, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is also done by Iron and Wine.

    It is currently my favorite TPS song.
    digital_get_downon June 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my favorite songs.
    DeserveToBurnon June 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthow did you figure out how to add lyrics? because i can't figure out how.


    I LOVE THIS SONG. i like the iron and wine version almost better.
    jimmysavedmydayon June 23, 2003   Link

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