Built To Spill - Traces Lyrics




Daylight can never really hide what's alive
I know it's hard sometimes
For you to tell where you end
And where the world begins

You do your best to avoid assimilation
Guess that's the best you can do
And all the parts of it that matter change
All traces disintegrate

At night
My mind gets on this
Train of thought
And can't get back off

And when you know
How few things there are worth knowing
I suppose
Anyone who tries could forget

Responding now
To trains that crash before you
Never thought
Crashing could happen to you

And all the parts of it that matter change
All traces disintegrate





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Built To Spill Traces Comments
  1. atticus b

    I love them.

  2. hermione2611 K

    Why this kind of songs isn't more popular??

  3. Sean

    The guitar work in this song is about fricken amazing.

  4. AllyMay Sharma

    great song

  5. Jerry Baldonado

    So why does WB not incorporate this music in more movies

  6. Brian Behlen

    Verse]
    Daylight can never really hide what's alive
    I know it's hard sometimes
    For you to tell where you end
    And where the world begins
    You do your best to avoid assimilation
    Guess that's the best you can do
    And all the parts of it that matter change
    All traces disintegrate
    At night
    My mind gets on this
    Train of thought
    And can't get back off
    And when you know
    How few things there are worth knowing
    I suppose
    Anyone who tries could forget
    Responding now
    To trains that crash before you
    Never thought
    Crashing could happen to you

    [Outro]
    And all the parts of it that matter change
    All traces disintegrate

  7. michael flatt

    From Boise, Idaho!!!

  8. I M A QYN

    Love this.

  9. J.S. Carie

    My brother and I saw these guys in 2010 at the Vogue in Indy. The memory of this show still float across my forebrain in cyclical images.

  10. Brian Behlen

    Such an epic album.

  11. Andrew Taft

    Thanks Dug

  12. Rhett Broadby

    These are some of my favourite lyrics, cryptic but making perfect sense, evocative but nuanced.

  13. Ben

    I know it's hard sometimes
    for you to tell where you end, and where the world begins. 

  14. Christopher Walker

    What fine musical taste you have sir.

  15. DamnedGamers

    The cover of You In Reverse always reminds me of the albums covers from Treepeople, Doug's other band.

  16. Meeki

    this is one of the greatest pieces of music ever created. the guitars clash perfectly and doug's voice sends shivers down your spine

  17. n o

    i dont know why, but when I read your comment I thought about weed. weird.

  18. LazahXD

    Great song, amazing band

  19. Rhett Broadby

    *sings* "...never thought, crashing, could happen to you..."

  20. GUSTAVOCRUZMAD urban photographie

    nice realy nice

  21. mxpx83

    great song to lead off a live performance (fillmore 2012)

  22. pennyfrancestea

    My best friend would have fucking loved this band so much... R.IP. I hope you can hear this dude.

  23. hahabored

    I can't wait til I can see them again

  24. Doom

    Beautiful.

  25. thefluffinator229

    Thanks for posting this! Has to be my second favourite song of all time (second to across the universe - beatles)

  26. dirtmerchant1980

    @vanpeopleX2 saw them togehter live in houston october of 2009, what a dream concert.

  27. putuptops

    recently heard them for the first time, i like every new song i like. i will have to see them live.\

  28. putuptops

    @witchball sorry to hear that also, i hope things have gotten better now, good listening, music touches deep within oneself,

  29. putuptops

    @witchball sorry to hear that also, i hope things have gotten better now, good listening, music touches deep within oneself,

  30. fragletv

    @mikejackson4ever

    There is a whole crew of people in Olympia, WA that all know and play with each other. Calvin Johnson, Karl Blau, Doug Martsch. Kurt knew them and had their record label logo tattooed on his hand.

  31. JD PianoKeys

    THANKS for posting this vid for ALL TO HEAR! this is my most favorite song by the group. The lyrics are simple, but the rhythym of how the words are sung is.....different. I cant explain it but i LIKE IT. It gets me thinking.

  32. Autoctonal

    very starting to like this band

  33. r1f7waLk3r

    that 1 thumbs down was a mis-click (i hope), that can never be taken back.

  34. Sabotaz80

    @omgais yeah that was a sweet gig

  35. Sabotaz80

    @omgais Shepards Bush by any chance?

  36. Justin Wang

    @witchball im sorry to hear that :( i hope everything turns out alright

  37. Trent Clark

    thank you so much for posting this. things have been hard since i lost everything in a house fire and i really miss hearing my favorite built to spill songs. it really helps to hear this again.

  38. glockstadt

    tabsolutely incredible song. the one person that gave this the thumbs down accidentally hit the dislike button. this is brilliant stuff.

    -Boots

  39. flyingfeatheredrat

    This band is so f-ing good. Have no idea why I just heard of them. They remind me of Modest Mouse which is the highest compliment anyone can get!

  40. Jess

    lol. the power of music.

  41. Zeus G

    The Hamburglar and terrorist apparently XD

  42. Zeus G

    lmao awsome

  43. HDS Vids

    Love em', can't f*in wait to see em tomorrow for the 4th time! Fav song still has to be Carry The Zero or Velvet Waltz tho. Thanks for the vid man!

  44. wc64833

    Who wouldn't be a big fan of Built to Spill?

  45. tnkrt

    love this band

  46. Mauricio V

    Screaming Trees?
    I lol'd

  47. tranelarod

    I used to do greenskeeper work for a golf course one summer and I listened to this album like crazy. Mowed the shit out of that grass.

  48. cp jr

    you in reverse has to be one of the best albums ever.

  49. Tina Powell

    This band is the greatest, they really don't have any songs that aren't good

  50. Mauricio V

    long way from Treepeople era
    and early albums

    this shit isn't the same shit as before

  51. Travis Young

    I have an Erection.

  52. Justin Wang

    Well theres no music video for this... and this song wasn't on youtube. So I wanted people to hear this song... theres no vid of this song except the live versions which dont give u the whole song and doesnt sound as great

  53. Memos1000

    precious song :P! perfect for skating too :P!

  54. sebonsik

    Kryśśkaaaa