Death Cab For Cutie, “You Are a Tourist”

I heard this song a couple months ago and I wasn’t crazy about it. The lyrics seemed cliche and it sounded too different from what this band usually does and I couldn’t get behind it. I was afraid my love affair with Death Cab was coming to a close, going the way of Weezer and so many others before them. But I’ve been listening to it a lot lately and I’ve pretty much done a 180 on my original opinion; this song is beautiful, and there’s more to it than a repetitive refrain. Now I’m obsessed. I almost bought the CD on iTunes the other day but I’ve decided to wait to see if the library gets it in.

Death Cab’s coming to Chicago Aug. 25 and today I decided I’m going to be there. Any Ohio folks interested? Come visit me and see an awesome show, all at the same time. It’s a Thursday night, but you should do it anyway.

Death Cab For Cutie, “You Are a Tourist”

This fire grows higher
This fire grows higher
This fire grows higher
This fire grows higher

When there’s a burning in your heart
An endless yearning in your heart
Build it bigger than the sun
Let it grow, let it grow
When there’s a burning in your heart
Don’t be alarmed

This fire grows higher

When there’s a doubt within your mind
Because you’re thinking all the time
Framing rights into wrongs
Move along, move along
When there’s a doubt within your mind

When there’s a burning in your heart
And you think it’ll burst apart
Or there’s nothing to feel
Save the tears, save the tears
When there’s a burning in your heart

And if you feel just like a tourist in the city you were born
Then it’s time to go
And define your destination
There’s so many different places to call home
Because when you find yourself the villain in the story you have written
It’s plain to see
That sometimes the best intentions are in need of redemptions
Would you agree?
If so please show me

This fire grows higher
When there’s a burning in your heart

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