"No Room In Frame" as written by and Benjamin Gibbard....
I don't know where to begin
There's too many things that I can't remember
As I disappeared like a trend
In the hum of the 5 in the early morning

And now I'm taking my time
Up through Coalinga through the valley
This highway lived in my mind
It takes me back to the place that made me

Was I in your way
When the cameras turned to face you?
No room in frame
For two

You cannot outrun a ghost
Speeding south bound lanes with abandon
It catches you on the coast
Or on the cliffs of the Palisades you killed the engine

And then it hovers above
Reeling bodies failing to discover
The thing they once knew as love
Raising their voices to convince one another

Was I in your way
When the cameras turned to face you?
No room in frame
For two

How can I stay
In the sun
When the rain flows
All through my veins
It's true

And I guess it's not a failure we could help
And we'll both go on to get lonely with someone else
With someone else

Was I in your way
When the cameras turned to face you?
No room in frame
For two

How can I stay
In the sun
When the rain flows
All through my veins
It's true

And I guess it's not a failure we could help
And we'll both go on to get lonely with someone else


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"No Room in Frame" as written by Nicholas Harmer Benjamin Gibbard

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    General CommentThis song is obviously about his break up with Zooey. The 5 is a freeway that runs from seattle to LA and I think he wrote this on his way home to seattle. I think this was about him not really fitting in to the hollywood lifestyle that she had and she really skyrocketed to fame with the New Girl. While he wanted to stay out of the spotlight, she wanted all the attention. Hence there wasn't room for two.
    The sun refers to LA and his home is Seattle ( where it constantly rains)
    Jenjen1478on March 26, 2015   Link
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    General CommentSome people play music, and some people are musicians.

    Some people play music to have fun and make others sing along and dance to catchy hooks. Usually that amounts to nothing more than clichés and platitudes that last no more than a generation. If you're a musician, however, you HAVE to write about how you feel, in order to expand on the human experience.

    This is an emotional album, of course, in a specific way, and I understand that. The question is: to what end?

    The most telling line is the very last (musically and lyrically) of this song.

    It's unresolved in a way that makes perfect sense.
    davidecoyoteon April 02, 2015   Link
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    Song MeaningThis is an big Death Cab for Cutie Song Analysis project and the interpretations of songs here are pretty on point. If you're a fan, you'll definitely appreciate it.

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    It's part 1 of 3
    It would be great to see some support!
    Littlewandereron August 08, 2015   Link

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