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Styrofoam Plates

Lyrics

There's a saltwater film on the jar of your ashes:
I threw them to sea but a
Gust blew them backwards and the sting in my eyes
That you then inflicted was par for the course just as when you were living.
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Features of This Track

electric rock instrumentation
punk influences
a twelve-eight time signature
major key tonality
electric guitar riffs
subtle use of acoustic piano
triple note feel

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Comments

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He wrote the song for one of his friends..he' s said so in multiple ibtrrviews
It's just a story. Ben once said in an interview that people automaticall y think that everything he writes us automaticall y about him but that he's just a storyteller. Some songs are about his life others aren't. This is just a story. A great one but just a story nonetheless.
Makes me hope the guy that fathered me didn't make any other children to their harm
From everything I've read Ben seems to have had a good relationship with his father. Makes me wonder if its about a band mate - Chris perhaps, or maybe its just a story.
This song reminds me of my dad. :/ makes me wonder if Ben Gibbard had daddy issues. :/
the3wrights3
This is deep.
This reminds me of The Fault In Our Stars... oh Augustus...
(u_u)
This song is great, but it's so depressing. I really admire the way Ben can capture the painful emotions in his lyrics.
bowandarrow1
Pretty good. I love the lyrics.
An ok band....but the more i listen to them i like.
lillygirl231
Death Cab for Cutie is so amazing. I love this song even though it's pretty sad to listen to.
I like the symbolism in the first few lines.
This may be my favorite song
That is the best thing about Death Cab: All of their songs... you can relate one to your life at all times. It's why they are my favorite band.
Lyrics wise, this song is as hard as it gets.
snore
Reminds me of my dad. These words could have just as easily come from me.
it would be so much better if it was harder lol i like it
from what I've read this song wasn't about his own father but the father of a close friend of his. His friend hated that even after he was dead nobody would tell the truth about him and so Ben Gibbard wrote this song.
catherineann 2 2 4
i'm feeling some hostility...
The last two verses were so painfully angry. It was actually hard to listen to.
emma703
oh man, this is really sad. i'm wondering if it's about his dad...
A very unique Death Cab song. Very tragic and haunting and wonderful.
hey, where's the rest of the lyrics at?
kevinsheen79
I really like this song.

It's so sad though.

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