"Pictures in an Exhibition" as written by and Benjamin Gibbard....
I think you caught me on the downslide, downturn
I was busy writing with a pen and paper thin dream
And all your plastic people with plastic hearts and smiles
They had the worst intentions all along after all

The royal castle holds the mellow drama kings and queens
And all their dazzling children; they're so regal (clean)
With pristine fingertips they wash behind their ears
And let their hair down 'til the audiences leave
I'm definitely shaking

The silence isn't breaking
Back-washed and stranded memories
Of something I thought could be


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"Pictures in an Exhibition" as written by Benjamin Gibbard

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    General Comment"polyurethane people with their glass hearts" is the line on the chords version, one of my favorite lines, really.
    mr_littlejeanson December 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti first heard photobooth by DCFC and then i d/led this one and i fell in love with it!!! awesome song!
    hurleygurlay182on October 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my fav songs by Death Cab. What I think it means is...That people are incredibly fake and try to be so perfect....it's like there entire life is an act and they all have to act a certain way instead of being themselves.

    All the world's a stage
    Emo_Shunon June 27, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentman, i love this song...
    super_awesome_sarahon June 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of the most perfect chorus in any song I have every heard. I still can't get over its perfection. Never gets old...

    i'm definitely shaking
    the silence isn't breaking
    backwashed and stranded memories
    of something i thought could be
    weezerockon September 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDCFC are grrreat
    pixie*on April 14, 2003   Link
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    General Commentperhaps i'm being too literal but... to me, it seems as though the narrator is watching a play or a movie and the story relates to him, or a certain event in his life, so much that it gives him goosebumps. then it gets him down for a while.
    oh no, disaster!on April 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing. just...amazing.
    spasticsuperherogirlon April 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone know if this has anything to do with the gorgeous piece of classical music of the same name?
    radiobreakdownon May 05, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is good.
    "and all your plastic people with plastic hearts and smiles" shows how fake he thinks people are.
    xkristyxon June 05, 2004   Link

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