Why You'd Want to Live Here (4:45)

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  • joshsaussey

    Beautiful, amazing track. The lyrics are genius and perfect.

    24 Mar 2014 Reply
  • naotas_forehead

    I just listened to this on vinyl and was blown away by how good it sounds. I've lived in Southern California all my life and this song PERFECTLY sums up my feelings about Los Angeles. Hate the place, and I hate how everyone flocks here like it's a paradise. It isn't.

    21 Feb 2014 Reply
  • neodude991

    Wow no comments since last year. Top 5 Death Cab..songs for sure.

    16 Jul 2013 Reply
  • usrejects

    I wonder if the the "irreconcilable differences" that brought Ben and Zooey apart were her insistance in living in LA.

    17 May 2012 Reply
  • djnonplus

    asked the gas station employee if he'd ever had trouble breathing and he said "it varies from season to season here" motion picture actors houses are never ever current, so save your film and 15 dollars

    31 Mar 2011 Reply
  • karmapolice41

    i really really love this song. i have no problem with LA and i've never even been, but i love the lyrics so much, some of the best he's ever written, and thats really saying something

    6 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Mayavada

    KCRW played this song all the time when it was new... The first time I heard it, I was stuck in gridlock on the 101 between Hollywood and Downtown. :)

    28 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Ghost25

    what a perfect way to describe LA

    20 Feb 2010 Reply
  • masked_mouse

    What's with indie-pop stars writing slam songs about this city?

    9 Feb 2010 Reply
  • goodfuckingbye

    I wanna blast this song at everyone who wants to come to california. stay out.

    18 Jan 2010 Reply
  • continuallylost

    on sunny day in juuunne

    27 Nov 2009 Reply
  • knightsofni

    i find this song extremely funny.

    22 Oct 2009 Reply
  • mutexplosion

    Of course, Ben Gibbard lives in LA now (I think I read that somewhere), so hopefully he'll come around to it.

    23 Sep 2009 Reply
  • djnonplus

    I see this as their attempt at humor, clever lyrics

    16 Sep 2009 Reply
  • GRWittig

    DCFC 231 times... this track once

    29 Jul 2009 Reply
  • editwikipedia

    the greyhounds keep coming dumping locust into the streets

    9 Jul 2009 Reply
  • spinnakerboy

    good to great

    25 Jun 2009 Reply
  • deathgator

    death cab live <3

    24 Apr 2009 Reply
  • ToastbrotKevin

    first time i hear death cab live... pretty good

    16 Apr 2009 Reply
  • ToastbrotKevin

    eh german reggae is great

    16 Apr 2009 Reply
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