"We Looked Like Giants" as written by Christopher Walla, Benjamin Gibbard, Jason Mcgerr and Nicholas Harmer....
God bless the daylight, the sugary smell of springtime
Remembering when you were mine in a still suburban town

When every Thursday, I'd brave those mountain passes
And you'd skip your early classes and we'd learn how our bodies worked

God damn the black night, with all its foul temptations
I've become what I always hated when I was with you then

We looked like giants in the back of my grey subcompact
Fumbling to make contact as the others slept inside
And together there in a shroud of frost, the mountain air
Began to pass through every pane of weathered glass
And I held you closer than anyone would ever get

Remember the J.A.M.C. and reading aloud from magazines
I don't know about you but I swear on my name they could smell it on me
But I've never been to good with secrets, oh

Oh together there in a shroud of frost, the mountain air
Began to pass through every pane of weathered glass
And I held you closer


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"We Looked Like Giants" as written by Christopher Walla Benjamin Gibbard

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    General Commentpersonally i think this song is about a young inexperienced couple who are very much in love. but because they happen to be at a stage in life where they were experimenting with their bodies/sex the narrator feels like he was cheapening his love for her.

    ultimately he lost her and their relationship was probaby considered puppy love (not in the song, guessed by me), maybe even by her.

    he knows their love was real though and he looks back on the good times when they were together and curses the nights they spent that could have contributed to them ruining their love.

    i think the line "than anyone will ever get" is the narrator reminding himself that their love was real, regardless of all the immatureness, and that she probably wont have that same feeling again
    draglineon January 07, 2008   Link

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