"El Dorado" as written by and Benjamin Gibbard....
Seems you finally found, finally found El Dorado
Over in Culver City, shining bright naming lights

And I tried to be kind for you
Oh I'm trying to be kind for you, oh

It's kinda like a party that you never wanted to attend
But when an invitation finally arrives you change your mind

And I tried to be kind for you
Oh I'm trying to be kind for you
As you slip away behind the gates
Behind the gates

Seems you finally found, finally found El Dorado
So why does it feel underwhelming there be real

And I tried to be kind for you
Oh I'm trying to be kind for you
As you slip away behind the gates
Behind the gates

El Dorado, El Dorado, El Dorado, El Dorado


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"El Dorado" as written by Benjamin D Gibbard

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    My InterpretationI think this song is about Zooey Daschanel being offered the job for the show New Girl. I think it means that she and Ben had never planned for her to be this famous, to take a role like that, to live in LA, "but when it finally arrives, you change your mind". It sounds like he's trying to be happy for her, but never wanted that life.
    newloafofbreadon April 21, 2015   Link
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    Link(s)Ben's explanation: songexploder.net/…
    maw70on July 20, 2015   Link

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