Three wasted years, standing still
As you opened up, 18 miles wide
On this country drive
I can't keep up
'cause you're so far gone
And it's all too much hindsight
Three wasted years, wasting time
As the hunger pains grow inside

I can't keep up
'cause you're so far gone
And it's all too much hindsight

Lyrics submitted by fish eat steel

Hindsight Lyrics as written by Christopher Walla Benjamin Gibbard

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    General Commenti think this song is pretty self-explanatory
    backlit_radioon May 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti like this song...LOTS!
    HELLOIMJVOon November 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti'm another person since i know death cab.... i thank them a lot...i mean ...suddenly i discovered "real music"... and i'm glad that i got to know them before i die

    long live the quiet
    askachanon April 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy last boyfriend broke up with me after exactly three years. And since I was at his house, 200 miles away from my own, I had to make that drive of shame home, alone, on that open country road. It's like it's FOR me.
    mel-con January 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwow. these lyrics. amazing much... gosh and no one comments this song because? because they suck perhaps... haah well obviously self explanatory... but i think that he put a great deal of emotion into this. i mean three wasted years. only leaving a bigger void, and then just being part of distant past. ah goood stuff
    crissy123on June 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmakes me think....about how I myself, and many others I know, don't have regrets about life. Maybe it's a nominal statement, and they are hiding their hurt.

    Anyways, I've only been in two long-term relationships (3 yrs and 2 yrs), and at first I regretted them when I broke up with the girls. But it took me time to get over it.

    But now that I'm about to graduate college, I feel like the stakes are a little bit different since it's the working world now. And it makes me wonder...will this song ever speak to me?

    Although it's a beautiful song, I hope that i can never relate to it from a personal standpoint.

    Cheers to DCFC!
    BananaMan57on April 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song has so very few comments! on the itunes originals cd you can purchase from itunes (naturally) they state that they did something funky with this song, although i don't really recall. something about the guitars and the amps to make the sound more... ba boom? sorry im bad at this, really.
    peaceboneon September 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is hypnotizing.
    you can tell its their old work and it really doesn't sound like death cab, but its very very good.
    millyme!on October 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDC4C FTW!!!!!!
    gabs079on October 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentafter years of listening to death cab, this is still one of my favorite songs by them, only second to bend to squares.
    arcadianskieson July 08, 2008   Link

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