His lyrics are soaked in bitterness, some of his simplest and angriest lyrics ever. It conveys the intended message excellently and never tires out or gets old. Musically, other songs get more aggressive, most noticeably Company Calls. The song starts off restrained enough yet still uptempo. However, the chorus picks up intensity, although the drums lack in the energy, half because Coming Down Again - The Rolling Stones - Goats Head Soup Gibbard and half because of the production.
The last reprise of the chorus brings the guitars distorted and everything descends chromatically. Unfortunately, Death Cab never takes the idea further, ending the song abruptly. This album contains more than a few flaws. Another issue, although only appearing on a few songs, is the production. Guitarist among other instruments Christopher Walla produced the album, and sometimes Two Dry Bones (On The Pantry Shelf) - Gigantjes - Little Giants to make the climaxes sound climatic.
This is most noticeable in the closer, Scientist Studies. The song grows and comes back down quite a few times with somewhat of a success. However, at the loudest moment of the song, the mix becomes terrible. Variety serves as another issue with the album. Many songs take on the slow ballad style that Death Cab is so well-known Company Calls Epilogue - Death Cab For Cutie - We Have The Facts And Were Voting Yesand the little variety the album offers hardly serves as much of a break.
Sure, every slower song is an enjoyable listen but when stringed together everything just meshes together. Archived from the original on March 15, Retrieved July 7, Retrieved February 9, Mojo : NME : August 22, Archived from the original on September 3, In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian eds. In Midnight Of My Life - Steve Marriott - Lend Us A Quid, they're superb.
He's dressed in a suit, or tuxedo, and is simply there to drink and numb himself while the woman he loves is getting married to someone else. The figures in plastic that he took Company Calls Epilogue - Death Cab For Cutie - We Have The Facts And Were Voting Yes his almost childish desire to ruin the wedding and tear holes in their love like the love he had was torn. The young girls and boys represent innocence in spite of the dark reality going on around them. Screaming, drunk, disorderly: I'll tell you mine.
The white routine, being the wedding, is played out wrong and is taken in inaccurately as opposed to how it maybe should have played out.
He describes the car with beer cans attached to the back to rattle, saying "Just Married" on the back. Synapse to synapse represents yet again, his numbness. People would turn and look and see that the couple had just got married.
It's not the first time it's happened obviously. I'm not entirely sure how he would contest that, but maybe he means he'll contest his imagination, but "they," being his imaginary caricatures of them wont listen and continue on. At least, that's how I view it.
I agree with this very well thought out and well worded interpretation. The swimming upstream, to me, refers to an unnatural movement. Them being together is unnatural to the narrator because he believes he is the one for her.
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