We left from the south
Increasing the altitude and drove through the hills
To play to the college crowd but they didn't show
And we played on a big rock stage
And made the big rock wages
We took what was left in the cooler and split

It wasn't spring break
So you should have known that it wasn't loaded
And that our drummer was posing
But you were too wrecked to realize

The kids were ablaze with drinks cradled in every hand
And our battle cry was belated by 6 months
But they didn't care and you ran to the top stair
And opened the door to see more than she wanted you to
But she didn't seem to care

Lyrics submitted by weezerific:cutlery

Spring Break Broke song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commentthis is a really great song. i wish death cab still made music like this
    Duckson August 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI cant say I have heard this song. I just thought it was sad how it was the only Death Cab For Cutie song that didnt have a reply.
    nonnycrieson January 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdespite it's lack of comments, i do love it a lot. i could listen to this over and over.
    loveisaverbon February 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's beautiful and soothing.
    Alexoron February 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is absolutely gorgeous. I don't think this is spring break but it's more of "their spring break" with the cooler that wasn't loaded because it wasn't spring break. Now that I think about it, I think this song is about being on tour and them interpreting it as spring break because they didn't have one.
    AFInsideon April 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a fiver cover
    but they made a 7inch of of it,
    death cab for fiver!
    good song.
    andrealivesinWAon January 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favourite song by death cab for cutie... on my most depressing night, this was the only thing that got me to calm down and go to sleep... i wonder why many people don't comment on this one...
    countxtoxthreeon January 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI used to hate this song with a passion and now that I listen to it, I can't even remember why. It's quite lovely.
    strykerchickon June 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhenever that "and you opened the door to see more than she wanted you to" line always reminds of catching someone cheating. Idk why.
    TyTheGuyon March 27, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis reminds me of my cousin who lost his best friend the last day of spring break, in a car wreck with a drunk driver. Everyone died in the wreck except the driver. It's awful, and that is why I'm not going to drink before the legal age or drink and drive. I saw his sorrow and it was too much to bear.
    fruitylalaland16on October 17, 2010   Link

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