It's bigger than love
Brighter than all the stars combined
It's dwarfing the sun
Burning within my heart and mind

I live with my memories,
The bustle and fervor of New York
Where on 59th street
We quarreled and broke the bathroom door
'Cause you were just drinking
Drinking'til you could hardly see
Oh how much I loved you
But I couldn't bring myself to leave

It's bigger than love
Brighter than all the stars combined
It's dwarfing the sun
Burning within my heart and mind

Our summers in Paris,
The Seine overflowing with champagne
And I knew you stepped out
But you knew that I had done the same
And we had a child there
But we couldn't raise her on our own
So our house got crowded
And I'd never felt so all alone

It's bigger than love
Brighter than all the stars combined
It's dwarfing the sun
Burning within my heart and mind

It's bigger than love
Brighter than all the stars combined
It's dwarfing the sun
Burning within my heart and mind

Stranded in Asheville
Failing to fix a broken head
You're in California
Doing the work of lesser men
Oh what of our daughter
Oh what of the love that we once shared?
It's living inside us
Battered but not beyond repair

Our fate decreed,
A singularity
A solemn tune
I play at night and dance around the room,

It's bigger than love
Brighter than all the stars combined
It's dwarfing the sun
Burning within my heart and mind

It's bigger than love
Brighter than all the stars combined
It's dwarfing the sun
Burning within my heart and mind


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  • +1
    General CommentI am searching and coming up short for hidden meanings in this album so I can learn more about the relationship between now divorced Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard. Unfortunately I think this song is an example of how I may never know. I thought this song was about the couple at first but then I did a bit of investigation. It is about Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald. For your reference:

    rock.rapgenius.com/…

    npr.org/2012/10/20/163264540/…
    kutekath27on June 23, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a beautiful song
    kelly1986on October 27, 2015   Link

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