All the summer days
Where we used to play
Walking hand in hand
Castles in the sand

So you say good night
But you meant good bye
Now our love has died
This is why i cry

From the madding crowd
Pointing up at clouds
Summer turned to fall
Pictures on the wall

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    This is a cover of song originally performed by The Magnetic Fields.

    patgason April 16, 2002   Link
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    Ben's version of this song is far superior to the MF version in my opinion. I love his attempt at a falsetto and the child's xylophone.

    Milkman82on August 22, 2002   Link
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    This song is something only Ben could pull off. I'm not sure if he uses a xylophone or a miniature piano like I had as a kid, because it sounds a lot like my piano.

    Alicat06on April 21, 2003   Link
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    jesus, i didn't even realize that that was ben singing.

    handsunderwateron May 04, 2003   Link
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    that's definitely a xylophone.

    fish eat steelon April 29, 2004   Link
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    I think the Magnetic Fields did it better.

    This version just sounds a bit harsh for me. Harsh to listen to.

    The_Variableon August 15, 2005   Link
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    I think that he's using bells or a glockenspiel, purely because of the bright sound and the fact that a xylophone (being made out of wood) would be too cumbersome for just a recording at home. OR he may just be using a keyboard or immitation of a glockenspiel. It's Ben Gibbard: who knows?

    Oh yeah... and this song is awesome. EVERYBODY (who doesn't know who it is) thinks it's a girl singing. I like the Magnetic Fields version and this one equally as much.

    musicforlife!on October 11, 2005   Link
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    i've heard over 100 of this man's songs, and i'm in love with him.. but i didn't even realize it was his voice 'til i read about it.

    this guy has some talent.

    Alexoron December 06, 2005   Link
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    Music: Keep in that a child's xylophone is only about a foot long.

    Milkman82on March 04, 2006   Link
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    this song is kinda embarrassing in my opinion

    cupid de lockeon April 23, 2006   Link

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