Pity and Fear (4:21)

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I have such a envy for this stranger lying next to me
Who awakes in the night and slips out into the pre-dawn light
No words, a clean escape, no promises or messes made
And chalks it all up to mistake, mistake, mistake

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  • ruinedtwo

    Damn good song from a damn good album, simple as that.

    9 Aug 2013 Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    Good song

    13 Jul 2011 Reply
  • There_We_Were

    love death cab, hate this song

    29 Apr 2011 Reply
  • vindhya9293

    epic.

    8 Dec 2010 Reply
  • JosieEllen

    awesome..

    23 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Veldrin13

    I'm awake, I'm awake!

    21 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Miraclemunkee

    how the heck did i sleep on this song for so long? it's like a pocket-universe of awesome : )

    21 Oct 2010 Reply
  • nr2solace

    Love this song. Why is there no track for this song?

    13 Jul 2009 Reply
  • cheesesandwich

    pulling some Beatles shit right here. Though I doubt Ben Gibbard has ever meditated in India. Or has he?...

    21 Apr 2009 Reply
  • thecolgateduck

    I had this for months before CSI forced me to listen to it. Good stuff.

    19 Feb 2009 Reply
  • rbt200

    CSI has thrown this song into my playlist.

    10 Feb 2009 Reply
  • techno_funky

    CSI ! Pulleth Me Over here ...

    4 Feb 2009 Reply
  • ttangel

    THE PUSH MORE THAN THE FAAAAAAAAALL.

    27 Jan 2009 Reply
  • tareksobh

    This song is brilliant... and the ending is as well

    28 Dec 2008 Reply
  • licoricepizza

    well, if Ben and Chris liked the way it ended (due to the misfortunate accident with the tape), i think it's clever on their part. it left them with an option that they probably didn't think of (when they initially constructed the arrangement of the track).

    12 Dec 2008 Reply
  • YouCantHide

    I kee being more impressed by this album; I love all of it

    16 Nov 2008 Reply
  • xbrokenstar

    I liked DeathCab for awhile, and this song was on CSI's episode, and i never heard this song before, and i love it. The lyrics are amazing =]

    3 Nov 2008 Reply
  • CipherSwarm

    I can't say I like the ending. It doesn't sound “artistic”, it's more like someone tripped over the line in to the recording rig.

    10 Oct 2008 Reply
  • NCraike

    If anyone "invented" the abrupt ending, it was The Beatles on "She's So Heavy". On Abbey Road. In 1969.

    24 Sep 2008 Reply
  • CatalystDM

    "I find it pretty funny that the ending actually shocks anyone" What the fuck are you?

    24 Sep 2008 Reply
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