Death Cab For Cutie - A Diamond And A Tether Lyrics




Pity, take pity on me.
'Cause I'm not half the man that I should be.
Always turning to run,
from the people I should not be afraid of.

And darling, you should know
that I have fantasies about being alone.
It's like love is a lesson,
that I can't learn.
I make the same mistakes at each familiar turn.

I know you can't hold out forever
waiting on a diamond and a tether
from a boy who won't swim
but who will dip his toe in
just to keep you here with him.

I've got this habit I abhor.
When we go out I'm always watching the door.
'cause if there's someone I'm gonna see
who could outdo the things you do to me.

And I know you can't hold out forever
waiting on a diamond and a tether
from a boy who won't fly
but who will take to the skies if he thinks you are about to say goodbye.

Pity, take pity on me.
'cause I'm not half the man that I should be.
And I don't blame you,
you've had enough,
of all these empty promises and countless bluffs.

'cause I know you can't hold out forever
waiting on a diamond and a tether
from a boy who won't jump when he falls in love.
He just stands with his toes on the edge
and he waits for it to disappear again.





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  1. tzitti

    Pity, take pity on me.
    Cause I'm not half the man that I should be.
    Always turning to run,
    From the people I should not be afraid of.

    And darling, you should know
    That I have fantasies about being alone.
    It's like love is a lesson,
    That I can't learn.
    I make the same mistakes at each familiar turn.

    I know you can't hold out forever
    Waiting on a diamond and a tether
    From a boy who won't swim
    But who will dip his toe in
    Just to keep you here with him.

    I've got this habit I abhor.
    When we go out I'm always watching the door.
    Cause if there's someone I'm gonna see
    Who could outdo the things you do to me.

    And I know you can't hold out forever
    Waiting on a diamond and a tether
    From a boy who won't fly
    But who will take to the skies if he thinks you are about to say goodbye.

    Pity, take pity on me.
    Cause I'm not half the man that I should be.
    And I don't blame you,
    You've had enough,
    Of all these empty promises and countless bluffs.

    Cause I know you can't hold out forever
    Waiting on a diamond and a tether
    From a boy who won't jump when he falls in love.
    He just stands with his toes on the edge
    And he waits for it do disappear again.

  2. Michael Feria

    dark & dirty, while also sounding uplifting. My type of thing.

  3. Jake Boldt

    17,000 views only?

  4. Social Identity

    my depression is being cushioned by this song

  5. kayboard kat

    death cab lyrics always beta as fuk but still listen to da songs cuz the melodies so dank

    Nolan DoubleU

    +arjunshreekumar Transatlanticism especially. Really well-written album.

    Cameron Moore

    kayboard kat bruh. death cabs lyrics are A+. what do you even mean?

    Communism Works Because I Say It Does

    Put away your macho persona, and admit these "beta" lyrics are pretty nuanced

    Comrade Garrett

    I wonder if the person who wrote this comment looks back on this from three years ago and cringes or if they never got over themself

    Tom

    Comrade Garrett lol right

  6. Simon Earl

    This song is my life.