"New Candles" as written by and Christopher Walla....
You tried you all 13 channels, but they burned me out again
Cause it's over whenever they say
I quit sending postcards 'cause no one know what to revere,
And the mailman can't come in to explain

So I'm out of gasoline, and I hate see, and it's hard to never mind.
It's hard to never mind.

I bought myself new candles, they only burn old flames.
I guess it's all the same anyway

Looked through my high school annuals to see who I still knew
But my point of view's forever changed

All this gasoline just goes to show that no one never minds.
It's building up, bottled up in time

All your energy just says to me that you never can't unwind.
Just bring it down, bring it down this time.

And should it count against me, if I keep everything that you send me?
Are you going to find me so the bogs? aren't empty all the time?

I think way too much about the way things should be said
Cause it just can't leave my head all the way.

It seems my brand new candles would catch on fire today
I think I might get burned anyway

All this gasoline just goes to show not everything is nice.
I do my best, I know not everything is right

All your energy just says to me that you never can't unwind.
Just bring it down, bring it down this time.
Please bring it down, bring it down.


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"New Candles" as written by Christopher Walla

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    General Commentwhoops
    enjayaon January 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthm, "New Candles" isn't even a death cab song. And...these are the lyrics to "Styrofoam Plates"
    mirrorsxandxfeverson June 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentActully it is a death cab song, and here are the lyrics


    You tried you all 13 channels, but they burned me out again
    'cause it's over whenever they say
    I quit sending postcards 'cause no one know what to revere,
    and the mailman can't come in to explain

    So I'm out of gasoline, and I hate see, and it's hard to never mind.
    It's hard to never mind.

    I bought myself new candles, they only burn old flames.
    I guess it's all the same anyway

    Looked through my high school annuals to see who I still knew
    but my point of view's forever changed

    All this gasoline just goes to show that no one never minds.
    It's building up, bottled up in time

    All your energy just says to me that you never can't unwind.
    Just bring it down, bring it down this time.

    And should it count against me, if I keep everything that you send me?
    Are you going to find me so the bogs? aren't empty all the time?

    I think way too much about the way things should be said
    'cause it just can't leave my head all the way.

    It seems my brand new candles would catch on fire today
    I think I might get burned anyway

    All this gasoline just goes to show not everything is nice.
    I do my best, not everything is right

    All your energy just says to me that you never can't unwind.
    Just bring it down, bring it down this time.
    Please bring it down, bring it down.
    phobos258on July 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthaha, that's funny. i bet this is a fuck-up from downloading mislabeled internet songs.

    it's a good song too. what a pity.
    elfrijolon December 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso...does the person singing this song not sound like Ben Gibbard to anyone else? i mean, it just really doesn't sound like him at all.
    Spunkleon January 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDEFINITELY not Ben's voice.
    raydeeyohedon January 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentummm actually yes, this is Death Cab for Cutie, maybe you guys should actually take the time and LOOK on their website for the song or any discography
    Mr. Ladyon January 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentif you have "you can play these songs with chords" it says in the cd booklet that this is the only dcfc song without ben as the lead vocalist. I think this song is awesome though many dismiss it as a cheap through away song.

    "i quit sending postcards cause no on knew what to (revere/read in). The mailman cant come in to explain."

    come on thats funny. it may or may not have some reference to mr. rogers or something like that but its a pretty cool line.
    enjayaon January 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commentif you have "you can play these songs with chords" it says in the cd booklet that this is the only dcfc song without ben as the lead vocalist. I think this song is awesome though many dismiss it as a cheap through away song.

    "i quit sending postcards cause no on knew what to (revere/read in). The mailman cant come in to explain."

    come on thats funny. it may or may not have some reference to mr. rogers or something like that but its a pretty cool line.
    enjayaon January 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commentif you have "you can play these songs with chords" it says in the cd booklet that this is the only dcfc song without ben as the lead vocalist. I think this song is awesome though many dismiss it as a cheap through away song.

    "i quit sending postcards cause no on knew what to (revere/read in). The mailman cant come in to explain."

    come on thats funny. it may or may not have some reference to mr. rogers or something like that but its a pretty cool line.
    enjayaon January 31, 2005   Link

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