Death Cab For Cutie - A Lack Of Color Lyrics




And when i see you
I really see you upside down
But my brain knows better
It picks you up and turns you around
Turns you around, turns you around

If you feel discouraged
That there's a lack of color here
Please don't worry lover
It's really bursting at the seams
For absorbing everything
The spectrum's a to z

This is fact not fiction
For the first time in years
all the girls in every girlie magazine
Can't make me feel any less alone
I'm reaching for the phone

To call at 7:03 [and] on your machine I slur a plea for you to come home
But i know it's too late
I should have given you a reason to stay
Given you a reason to stay [x3]

This is fact not fiction
For the first time in years





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Death Cab For Cutie A Lack Of Color Comments
  1. ...

    2020 here 😊

  2. FractaLens Portals

    For a song called “A Lack of Color” it sure is full of a lot of color!

  3. David DuBose

    If anyone has ever had doubts of reality, doubts of others feelings , wishes they could've changed somthing that they couldn't, or maybe just at fault for things they didn't do,nor could control...just remember after this beautiful work of art(favorite album) they didn't crash burn. Don't know if only I had to hear that or someone out there....but i found this in early high school and now as an almost 30 year old man truly feel this pain....

  4. William Nelson

    bad year

  5. William Nelson

    2014 nostalgia

  6. Ola Tront

    When I listen to it i feel like I'm on a small boat in the middle of the sea. I'm alone on this boat, but that's good. Sometimes it's good. Have nice day or evening or night 💗

  7. Izzy Bee

    You know you’ve grown up when you don’t want to grow up anymore.

  8. Sophia Aristotelis

    me before this song: :)
    me after this song: :(

    Marko

    me before this song: :(
    me after this song: :'(

  9. Briana Nance

    I can't believe it's been 11 years since I bought this. It's just as good as the first day I gave it a spin.

  10. NeuQN

    Who is Emma?!? Please tell her to stop sending people here. We don't want you here.

    melted usb

    stop gatekeeping

    Noptifyre

    @melted usb Honestly, gatekeeping is bad, but when you have a bunch of people united by their collective interest in a song as beautiful as this, and then a couple thousand people come and start talking about some Instagram story it kind of kills it all... The song should be appreciated for it's beauty, not attributed to someone who "sent" you...

  11. George Ellis

    Stay strong 💓

  12. Fred Craven

    Seems like a supposition, how do they know the eyes invert visual stimuli, I would say rather whatever I look at it's whatever I look at

  13. Tyler Hitmanty

    Came here from my sister listening to death cab for cutie in like 08 not this song but just death cab for cutie

  14. Jacq

    anyone else heartbroken at 2am? just me? okay.

    James Choque

    430 am my dude

    Phoenix Ochocinco

    Tyler's Chalupa not just you

    galaxy milk

    12:09am. Big mood.

    Riley stansfield

    Aren't we all?

    Tierra Norris

    Everyone

  15. john turtle

    I think the background errata really makes this song perfect

  16. Marcos Lopu

    The O.C

  17. Ellie Richardson

    Emma sent mee

  18. J g

    Who is here bc of emma? Lol

    Jose Hernandez

    Shut the fuck up nobody cares

  19. Nicole Gamez

    thanks emma

  20. ɢʀᴀᴄᴇ ᴇᴍɪʟʏ

    Came from Emma Chamberlain's Instagram story and I would like to thank her for this. My mom used to play Death Cab For Cutie when I was younger, especially after my father died. It seemed to help the both of us. (I am aware how dumb this sounds but I've been quite down lately)

    Sophie Edwards

    It doesnt sound dumb ❤ I'm glad you found this song

    Tiff Klimczak

    Not dumb at all! Music is a very therapeutic.

    Caroline Craig

    ɢʀᴀᴄᴇ ᴇᴍɪʟʏ aw...hug to you!

    M J

    Does not sound dumb. At all. Music heals the wounds.

  21. Ana Horn

    here bc of emma chambie :) ♡

    Jose Hernandez

    Nobody fucking cares

  22. Fluffy Hamster

    Emma chambie sent me :')

    Aidah Ali

    same !💘

    amy Sharp

    me too💛

    Kylie Jennertelia

    Found this because i listened to all of their albums just because i felt like it, got really attached to this song? Then i found out emma put this in one of her vlogs and searched "emma chamberlain deathcab for cutie" and her vlog came up. Lol i literally had no idea emma listened to their music.

  23. Shrouded In Dust

    Guuuuhhh FUCK

  24. Kenneth Law

    Jan 11 1821

  25. jaelyn

    This makes me cry every time idea whyyy

  26. denis de sousa

    I Remember Of the Old Serie THE O.C

  27. Brianna

    Sabrina, if you ever find this comment, I love you and miss you so fucking much.

  28. JohnnySeyfang

    "I should have given you a reason to stay"

  29. Alie Smith

    Emma Chamberlain

    Emmaline Primrose

    Alie Smith I came here from her video lol

  30. Saurabh Dhaul

    This song gets me everytime

  31. Spit Dragon

    *Lyrics*
    And when I see you
    I really see you upside down
    But my brain knows better
    It picks you up and turns you around
    Turns you around, turns you around
    If you feel discouraged
    When there's a lack of color here
    Please don't worry lover
    It's really bursting at the seams
    From absorbing everything, the spectrum's A to Z
    This is fact not fiction
    For the first time in years
    All the girls in every gillie magazine
    Can't make me feel any less alone
    I'm reaching for the phone
    To call at 7:03 and on your machine
    I slur a plea for you to come home
    But I know it's too late
    And I should have given you a reason to stay
    Given you a reason to stay
    Given you a reason to stay
    Given you a reason to stay
    This is fact, not fiction
    For the first time in years

    Songwriters: Benjamin Gibbard

    jaelyn

    Spit Dragon thx

  32. Chris P

    TREYWAY

  33. Anaïs

    The guitar accompaniment is so gorgeous.

  34. David Rowley

    This song means a lot to me.

  35. Lito 713

    Love it...!!!! Lito

  36. Joel Stoecklin

    Should have given you a reason to stay...

  37. Uriel CR

    Aghh, que buena canción, no sé por qué no la había escuchado antes.

  38. Bad habit, snap out of it.

    One of the best songs.

  39. Joel Fairchild Underwood

    And we should've know that we'd grow up sooner or later

    Dirk Diggler

    Happens fast

  40. vengfull zealots corner

    So good even listing to it on the future

  41. Hela ‘

    Beautiful... I love songs like these.. feel free to give me more suggestions anyone!

    Gerson h'castillo

    Late night alumni - empty streets

    Dirk Diggler

    The Mars Volta - televators

  42. steric

    Check out my lack of color lyric vid :))

  43. Love_ The_joker

    I remember my mom playing this album for me all the time when I was little. Now I steel her iPod to listen to this whole album but I have to say this song is my favorite one. I loved the cover and just how it made me and my mom feel so happy. I miss those days when we were close.

  44. Ponyboy

    Secret of Nimh anyone?

  45. Kate Davis

    This is my all time favorite song. :)

  46. Shane S

    The guitar rift from 0:07 - 0:12 sounds very familiar to me, not the picking pattern per se but the progression. Ik this is probably in 20 different songs but does anyone have an idea?

    Grits

    Yeah it's from A Lack of Color - Death Cab for Cutie

    nigel bigatard

    TrollStack 😂😂😂

    evan

    Shane S sorry for the lack reply, but maybe you’re thinking of the beginning of Sedona by Houndmouth?

  47. Robert Juarez

    why doesn't this song have more views?

    nigel bigatard

    Robert Juarez people are idiots that's why

    HolidayKirk

    Robert Juarez because it's a deep cut from an album released four years before YouTube was invented.

    Ashley Miller

    *two years

    Mack Dreux

    The music video has 6.5 million views

  48. teya harper

    I have some bad memories tied to this song, but I sing it anyways because it's beautiful

    Robert Juarez

    Kitty Harper must have been one of those songs that lifted you out of those dark times.

    Jo Anna Ramirez

    @teya Harper me as well. I’d listen to this as I’d call my ex while he was binging. It’s been 5 years since that time and It still hurts.

    ThatReallyHighDude

    teya harper it’s sad we all have bad memories to such beautiful songs

  49. John Morgan

    Favorite song by them, just so beautiful and pleasant to the ears.

    mr albrecht

    John Morgan I'd say that it's different. As a musician, the chord progressions are strange so it's off putting. Still an amazing song though.

    John Morgan

    @Robert Flavor I'm a musician too, and I think I know what you're taking about, but I still love it haha!

    Matthew Maneri

    yes, odd progressions, but to me that's part of the beauty of this song. I love the melody line and how the chords support it. It's a peaceful resolve at the end of the day with this one. the piano is simple, but I love it. the octaves at the end.. couldn't be more perfect.

    Ashley Houchins

    Just goes to show that beauty and art will never be cookie cutter

    Alisa Penn

    mine too

  50. Sp00ky Marth

    poor m2k

  51. Elizabeth Wright

    Love this song!

  52. Final Dungeon

    10/10 album art

    Miguel Brito

    9999/0.000001

    ᄐᄒᄀ

    i like birds so yeah

    Forrest Deardorff

    Secret of NIMH, anyone? Wonder if it’s inspired by that scene where the crow gets tangled in the red string https://youtu.be/f9pz8CUrKxg
    Getting tangled up when falling in love

  53. Charlie Matar

    Seth Cohen....chrismukkah

    Regina Rodriguez

    Lol yes! That's why I looked this song up, and I'm glad I did!

    mr albrecht

    Charlie Matar explain someone pleaae

    nigel bigatard

    Robert Flavor there was a show called The O.C. which aired from 03-07. A character named Seth Cohen loved Death Cab, it was his favorite band. This song played in the show in an episode about Christmas and Hanukkah merged together. Seth was Jewish. It truly is a great show, you should watch!

  54. Shyanne Werner

    does anyone know the cords to this

    Kennedy Curse

    E-C#m
    B-C/B-C#m-B-A

    Moshe Alvarez

    Chords ;)

    Duncan Drust

    Probably XLR's.

    Moshe Alvarez

    No doubt LOL

    Duncan Drust

    Someone got the joke in under five minutes, I'm considering myself skilled
    ;)