Your star sign and your calendar
show exactly that you're on top,
but you're not.
The quieter [you are]
The more you know that this is not how it should be.
Forty million different stories,
Each of those could curse a lie.
Trading stickers at the front porch ,
Could have been your first resistance
It happened while you spent your days at home

And still you force yourself to go to places
That you think you belong, but you're wrong.
The pressure and the preferences, it's been a while
Since you read those parts in those books.
Where every one tried to exhaust it
As if these efforts made a difference
The awful thought of not returning
Escorted summer holidays
It happened while you were away,
And your bed was so perfectly made.

On the terrace they send you to see
All the guys that would party with me.
In this fortress that they call a house,
And its doorsteps were tumbling down
And its back door that always was shut
protect white paint from down to the top.
So what happened to you and your friends
with the cigarette stains on their hands
And the pale girl we met at the bar
That I always adored from afar.


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    General CommentI've finally found this song!
    I mistakenly thought this was a death cab song, as it was labelled as 'You can do better than me' from Narrow Stairs, off limewire, but after listening to it, soon realised the difference in voice, although subtle.
    This song is beautiful though, it has a sad but almost soothing tone to it.. thanks for putting it up :)
    Brown Eyed Girlon June 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeah i tried downloading the narrow stairs album too but most of the songs turned out to be velveteen songs. i dont mind too much since it turned out i like most of their music. i agree the song is beautiful.
    undeniable_dilemmaon August 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYou have no idea how long I was searching for this song because of the whole,"death cab for cutie mix up". But its such a beautiful song. I love the lines

    So what happened to you and your friends
    with the cigarette stains on their hands
    And the pale girl we met at the bar
    That I always adored from afar.

    and

    Trading stickers at the front porch ,
    Could have been your first resistance

    Its so cute and so innocent! And the name is perfect. I wish more people would comment on this.
    SinkingShip08on September 22, 2010   Link

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