Death Cab For Cutie - Crooked Teeth Lyrics




It was one hundred degrees,
As we sat beneath
A willow tree,
Whose tears didn't care,
They just hung in the air,
And refused to fall, to fall.

And I knew I'd made a horrible call,
And now the state line felt like the Berlin Wall,
And there was no doubt about which side I was on.

'Cause I built you a home in my heart,
With rotten wood meant to cave from the start.

'Cause you can't find nothing at all,
If there was nothing there all along.
No you can't find nothing at all,
If there was nothing there all along.

I braved treacherous streets,
And kids strung out on homemade speed.
And we shared a bed in which I could not sleep,
At all

'Cause at night the sun in retreat,
Made the skyline look like crooked teeth,
In the mouth of a man who was devouring
Us both.

You're so cute when you're slurring your speech,
But they're closing the bar and they want us to leave.

And you can't find nothing at all,
If there was nothing there all along.
No you can't find nothing at all,
If there was nothing there all along.

I'm a war of head versus heart,
And it's always this way.
My head is weak, my heart always speaks,
Before I know what it will say.

And you can't find nothing at all,
If there was nothing there all along.
No, you can't find nothing at all,
If there was nothing there all along.

No, you can't find nothing at all,
If there was nothing there all along.
There were churches, theme parks and malls,
But there was nothing there all along.





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Death Cab For Cutie Crooked Teeth Comments
  1. Lord Habitaxe of Prydonia

    Cuz I built you a home in my heart
    With rotten wood


    I T D E C A Y E D F R O M T H E S T A R T

  2. Chloe Camille

    I hate this video I’ll be honest. But the song is great.

  3. Batzu Blu

    The best summer of my teenage life. 2005.
    This album is my heart.

  4. Ms Jessica

    OMG how have I never seen this video? I LOVE IT! Best video ever!
    I see the homage to Sledgehammer, but made it your own! Very well done!
    Still not sure how I've never seen the video to this song in all these years.

  5. Drewbert

    ROB SCHRAB made a better animatic here: https://imvdb.com/video/death-cab-for-cutie/crooked-teeth/2

    Drewbert

    like way better
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=RonJJUvdREo

  6. Eric Wilson

    No you can't find nothing at all, if there was nothing there at all.

  7. Adam

    Song of the Day
    08-28-19: Crooked Teeth | Death Cab For Cutie
    also on: www.onecuriousworld.com

  8. Kirsten Okun

    This video always also has reminded me of Monkees and Monty Python.

  9. Jo Spengler

    Peter Gabriel?

  10. Dave Brock

    This is good, but I like Dead cat for Judy better.

  11. ODNU

    Where is the video/photo essay i used to watch a couple decades ago? Kind of miss it tbh

  12. Bobbi Brestel

    Sledgehammer called, they want their music video back!

  13. Roberto Arifin

    2019 😎

  14. The Nimble Ninja

    Fat Ben is still alright with me.

  15. iTwerkley

    This music video looks like an acid trip

  16. The Official Trash Channel

    Is this what drugs are like?

  17. Jacob Begley

    His voice is just smooth as butter and so soothing, yet eerie almost... It's like the voice of my soul.

  18. Doggo The Pitbull

    this song is a freakin *b o p*

  19. cyrano66

    I really like the song. But I've never been impressed with these kinds of gratuities animation videos that throw everything at you visually. The video doesn't compliment the music and cramming in a different image every second only seems meaningless. ** Then again maybe that's the point. "Cause you can't find nothing at all, if was nothing there all along."

  20. bone ck

    I see more of Michael Jackson's Leave Me Alone than Gabriel's Sledgehammer in this

  21. Robert Memering

    I built you a home in my heat
    With rotten wood and it decayed from the start!!!!

  22. Gabriel Lawrence

    It was one hundred degrees as we sat beneath a willow tree
    Whose tears didn't care they just hung in the air
    And refused to fall, to fall
    I knew I'd made a horrible call
    And now the state line felt like the Berlin wall
    And there was no doubt about which side I was on
    'Cause I built you a home in my heart
    With rotten wood that decayed from the start
    'Cause you can't find nothing at all
    If there was nothing there all along
    No, you can't find nothing at all
    If there was nothing there all along
    I braved treacherous streets
    And kids strung out on homemade speed
    And we shared a bed in which I could not sleep at all
    'Cause at night, the sun in retreat
    Made the skyline look like crooked teeth
    In the mouth of a man who was devouring us both
    You're so cute when you're slurring your speech
    But they're closing the bar
    And they want us to leave
    And you can't find nothing at all
    If there was nothing there all along
    No, you can't find nothing at all
    If there was nothing there all along
    I'm the war of head versus heart
    And it's always this way
    My head is weak, my heart always speaks
    Before I know what it will say
    And you can't find nothing at all
    If there was nothing there all along
    No, you can't find nothing at all
    If there was nothing there all along
    And you can't find nothing at all
    If there was nothing there all along
    There were churches, theme parks and malls
    There was nothing there all along

  23. john Torres Araujo

    Grandes Recuerdos de finales del año 2005 Gracias radio Doble 9

  24. Eric Wilson

    'Cause you can't find nothing at all 
    If there was nothing there all along
    No, you can't find nothing at all 
    If there was nothing there all along

  25. James Fearn

    I learnt what a Willow Tree was because of this song.

    asobi neko

    well done.

  26. Lukas Davidson

    I love you, Rob Schrab

  27. Myriam Audet élève

    2018 anyone?

    I feel like i'm the only one listening to this kind of stuff nowadays.

    willow the willow tree

    Trust me you aren't don't be the type who tries to hard to be unique ive been listening to this band the age of 4

    Pierce Moore

    No i am too busy listening to post Malone and 21 Savage.

    willow the willow tree

    @Pierce Moore u can listen to them too keep your music choice open with the music u grew up on

    Mike Oxlong

    Lmao death cab has been one of my faves since ‘06

    willow the willow tree

    Lmao i was born im o6

  28. Michael Patterson

    How much does Ben Gibbard make this look like a dad band?

  29. Flightless ._. Gøner

    Tyler Joseph brought me here. 💛

  30. Traine Lavalais

    How you like that? A close somewhat reference to Semisonic Closing Time: "Closing Time, you don't have to go but you can't here." while Death Cab for Cutie say in this song "You're so cute when your slurring your speech, they're closing the bar and they want us to leave."

  31. Baked Lemone

    why not 1 mil+ views? i hear it on the radio in pheonix az
    yalls are the real bees knees but i dont have 130$ for your tickets for this month ):>

  32. Katie Stait

    💕 💕 💕

  33. guian miranda

    just dance better add this

  34. James Phillip Watson

    When you get good LSD.

  35. Kyler Shipley

    How the fuck does this not have more attention? this song is amazing

  36. Lucy smart

    This reminds me of sledgehammer the music video

  37. player

    Bowuigi. <3 :3

  38. tavinhopowers

    the main chord progression reminds me of sunshine by aerosmith

  39. jaycoin

    Tom Brady was in a band? I had no idea

  40. Aditya mishra

    I would like to believe salman khan's Tere naam haircut was inspired by chris walla 😂😂

  41. Pretty Girl

    Seriously in love with the song

  42. AshleenWoods

    I see your sledge hammer and raise you one nothing but flowers.

  43. Zephyr641

    What version of the song is this?

  44. VICTOR BALINT

    So True!

  45. Brock Embry

    This band is boring and fucking sucks besides this song. This song is their best song. Period.

  46. Ryan Troiano

    This video reminds me of the music video for "And She Was" by Talking Heads. They are both so unique in their own way. Death Cab for Cutie is one of those bands that I will always listen to. I just love them

  47. Deadly Kyle

    this song brings back the old times memories

  48. laverne scarberry

    Beautiful

  49. Marianna Tsemekhman

    <3 cute video

  50. Toa of Stop Motion

    Although this is is an awesome song, this video makes it look like it was song on Teletubbies or some little kids channel.

    Ryan Troiano

    can't agree more

  51. Eric Wilson

    And you can't find nothing at all
    If there was nothing there all along
    No, you can't find nothing at all
    If there was nothing there all along

  52. xylofiso

    never watched this video, just always thought of the line in the sky among trees who want to eat me....and this was while i was vegan...... i love freedom/french fries though! *shrug* a good idea to me!

  53. Martin Mhux

    Sledge Hammer inspiration <3

  54. Marisol Cortez

    one time at a bar i tried to karaoke this song, and it was a hot mess. way too low for my vocal range. however, the person who went up after me did a pretty decent rendition of outkast's "spottieottiedopalicious"--i was impressed.

  55. R S

    I wonder if anyone has ever met and married through the comments section??

  56. R S

    I wonder if anyone has ever met and married through the comments section??

  57. Martion Camprubi

    Searched for papa roach and found this....not disapointed at all ^^

  58. Banana Joe

    Ben needs his glasses, and to go back to weighing less than Zooey

  59. december hotel

    Great album!

  60. Bradley Madden

    Not the Roach CT then, was looking to rock out.

  61. P. M. F.

    Very Groovy!

  62. Ryan

    I remember sitting at my grandma's house at around age 12 and browsing her cable's music videos on demand rock section, found this video and fell in love, got Plans from the local library and from there got the rest of the albums from where ever. Still this song is amazing, videos great too

  63. A na

    ☁💙

  64. Felipe Franzani Feltes

    Nice wink to Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer

    Jim26D

    Exactly thinking the same thing.

    Andrew Barrett

    Definitely - the video - not the tune.

  65. SXI96

    Great song, the video is very Peter Gabrielesque, awesome

    Jacob Stough

    I thought the same exact thing

  66. Rep RiP

    When he says "and refused to fall, to fall." I can't help but to think about that willem dafoe scene from himym. Willem.. DAFOOEEE... Willem... DAFOEEEEE

  67. Architectural Ink Blots

    DCFC is my life in college of architecture!!!!!

  68. Tyler Oh

    It was 100 degrees as we sat beneath a willow tree whose tears didn't care
    They just hung in the air and refused to fall
    And I knew I'd made a horrible call and now the state line felt like the Berlin Wall
    And there was no doubt about which side I was on
    'Cause I built you a home in my heart with rotten wood and it decayed from the start

    And you can't find nothin' at all if there was nothin' there all along

    I braved treacherous streets and kids strung out on homemade speed
    And we shared a bed in which I could not sleep at all
    'Cause at night the sun in retreat made the skyline look like crooked teeth in the mouth of a man who was devouring us both

    You're so cute when you're slurring your speech
    But they're closing the bar and they want us to leave

    And you can't find nothin' at all if there was nothin' there all along

    I'm a war of head verses heart and it's always this way
    My head is weak and my heart always speaks before I know what it will say

    And you can't find nothin' at all if there was nothin' there all along
    There were churches, theme parks and malls but there was nothing there all along

  69. lurch321

    Story of my life, folks.  *sigh*

    Keith Stewart

    You're not alone.

    lurch321

    @Keith Stewart Thanks!

  70. Liverino

    I guess death cab went big time

  71. First Last

    love this song

  72. maz

    this music video gave me chills? such a good song.

  73. SevenFoot Pelican

    California.

  74. Canuckpirate

    I saw them in concert in Montreal last night. They played this song. They killed it

    Scarlett Oaks

    I just saw him the other day at the Forecastle Festival in Kentucky. Gr9 band

  75. Felix Phillips

    The father of the drummer in this band is replacing my carpets right now. No joke!

    jaycoin

    Miss MandaLee with what? Musicians don't make as much money as you think

    RoachdoggJR

    Felix Phillips so is he still busy with your carpet?

    Dr. Acula

    @jaycoin especially this genre

    The Nimble Ninja

    @jaycoin Especially if you're not the main songwriter or wrote any for that matter.

  76. Denis Angie

    maravillosa canción

  77. misterepicpants yo

    This is one of those indie music videos that could only have been made in the 00's. 90's indie music was pretty much just grunge and 10's indie music is really dramatic a lot of the time (not saying either of those are bad, Some Nights by fun is amazing)but this just feels good. Simple.

    jp hurl

    i bet it took so long to make man. so many still photos

    Cyra Niccals

    misterepicpants yo Wholeheartedly agree. Indie music hit its peak in the 00s.

    Penguin Fellow

    Indie was dramatic in the early ‘10s, but after ‘14 or so there was such an ANTI-hipster reaction to that kinda dramatic folk that these days it’s almost too flat and emo-poppy. I like early ‘10s and mid-00s like this. Different moods but both great.

  78. eleni montes

    I heard my brother playing this from his playlist along with songs from mcr (???) and I searched this song up. it's only been like a few songs but I already love this band honestly

    Jorge Diaz

    +CajBaj the White are you really dead

    CajBaj the White

    @Jorge Diaz Yes

    lurch321

    R.I.P. CajBaj.  You will be missed. *sniff*

    CajBaj the White

    @lurch321 Who can say where the road goes

    lurch321

    @CajBaj the White*bursts into tears of pain* 

  79. Paola Martinez

    this is the most amazing thing I've ever seen

    curragh 42

    Paola Martinez you do realize they are giving props to peter Gabriel

  80. VanDangerousInc

    This is one of those songs that never gets old.

    degan Soliz

    that's why more than a year ago I saw this live and I'm still obsessed

    pwoswald

    and refused to fall to faaalllllll

    NotTheSun

    This, A Movie Script Ending, What Sarah Said, Marching Bands of Manhattan, and Transatlanticism

    No you

    @NotTheSun i skip almost all those songs when they come up lol. i like them all but other songs on those albums are better imo

  81. Daniel Densing

    First song they played in KC this year. Fantastic show. Great song to start with too.

  82. Ardena King

    Is Zooey singing backup towards the end?

  83. oden C.

    2:35 Benjamin gibbard, will it blend

  84. Joseph Caskey

    Love this band and this is one of my favorite songs

  85. TheEthos

    Second up on their setlist at Splendour this year #sitg2015

  86. Hayley Sommers

    Someone please make a gif of 1:17-1:20 XD

  87. sfasf agsgsd

    I like this band and this song but Death Cab for Cutie should really consider changing their name to "Four Men Who Should Consider New Haircuts."

    jeromeislegend 05

    If you want a band that has a good hair cut then go listen to one direction bitch.

    Neon Rose

    sfasf agsgsd I really like ben’s hair when it was long but the sweep cut is okay. The other ones definitely need to consider changing their style

    rocknrollnonsense Heart

    Too soon.

    cat-jupiterジュピター猫

    I dont agree

    Roberto Soto

    People getting really defensive over a haircut comment... 💇‍♂️

  88. Kirsten Pickett

    One of my favorites bands of all time! CAN'T WAIT to see them in September!

  89. Fatal Phenom

    The tune to this song song randomly popped in my head and could not remember what it was. Thank God for SoundHound because I hadn't heard this in forever.

  90. Katie Nielsen

    Ha! Nice nod to Peter Gabriel with the video. :-)

    Perfect Disguise

    Ha! Nice "nod" to The Kinks with the music.

    manifestgtr

    That’s what I think every time I see this video

  91. Chriego

    2005 was fun...

  92. Christian Huang

    My brother told me this song fit his time in Iraq. 100 degrees, dividing walls, no doubt about which side, and he made a horrible mistake. (And I guess you can't find WMDs if they weren't there).

    Jim26D

    I was enlisted when this song came out. Great take on it

    No you

    im glad soldiers are listening to death cab

  93. joelawson33

    This is one my favorite bands from the '00s if not my favorite.

  94. Mary Burrell

    The video is very creative.

  95. Vampiressuck

    I love this song so much as it reminds me of the time I was hiking in Newfoundland in Canada and I was listening to this song. That was one of my best moments in life

  96. RKProductions

    Such an amazing band. Such a powerful song.

    Such an inane video.

  97. L. M.

    I love this album! 2006 seems so long ago, but this track sticks with me! <3

    L. M.

    Still in love!

    Ben Dover

    L. M. How abt now?