Death Cab For Cutie - Marching Bands Of Manhattan Lyrics

If I could open my arms
And span the length of the isle of Manhattan,
I'd bring it to where you are
Making a lake of the East River and Hudson
If I could open my mouth
Wide enough for a marching band to march out
They would make your name sing
And bend through alleys and bounce off all the buildings.

I wish we could open our eyes
To see in all directions at the same time
Oh what a beautiful view
If you were never aware of what was around you
And it is true what you said
That I live like a hermit in my own head
But when the sun shines again
I'll pull the curtains and blinds to let the light in.

Sorrow drips into your heart through a pinhole
Just like a faucet that leaks and there is comfort in the sound
But while you debate half empty or half full
It slowly rises, your love is gonna drown [4x]

Your love is gonna drown [4x]
Your love is gonna...

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Death Cab For Cutie Marching Bands Of Manhattan Comments
  1. Alexis Slimp

    Great song

  2. punpun

    Your love is gonna *piano key*

  3. Jesus Felix

    This brings me so, so many memories

  4. Evelyn Fernandez

    Who’s here because they just know good music?🙋🏽‍♀️

  5. Fabiana Moreira

    Your love is gonna drown

  6. WesternRacoon

    Who the fuck is Tyler?

  7. rohan m

    Idk what the fuck is tyler , but i love the song❤

  8. MisterMMMartin

    Tyler Joseph sent me here. Twenty One Pilots sent me here.

  9. Λεωνιδας Κ

    I'm here because this album is Tyler Joseph's from Twenty One Pilots favorite

  10. Siamsiami

    Who's here because of Tyler 😃

    The Traveler

    @Siamsiami ikr?

    Such a good stuff <3

    RayRay PooteyTang

    Siami Who is Tyler?? I’m here for Ben ONLY!!!!


    @RayRay PooteyTang Tyler Joseph from twenty one pilots

    RayRay PooteyTang

    Siami oh...ok! Gotcha.

    Flandres Costa

    I'm here because of John Wolfe

  11. Andre Bothma

    Such a phenomenal album, so many memories.

  12. bebektempur12

    Sound's still great

  13. Jesse Ruth Valdehueza

    *" INFP As a Song "*

  14. claemijudo

    To me, this song describes what being in love with someone who is falling into depression is.

  15. Eva S

    your love is gonna drown

  16. Nancy Stanley

    This song makes me feel like I'm watching my life in reverse

  17. Vivalaleta Godfrey

    Plans is that rarest of wonderful things - a perfect album - from start to finish. I'm not sure I can think of another.

    Dissociation Nation

    Modest mouse - good news for people who love bad news

    Aric Goss

    Smashing Pumpkins- Siamese Dream
    Incubus- Morning View
    AFI - The Art of Drowning
    Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals
    Digital Ash in a Digital Urn - Bright eyes

    ...oh and every Tool album...


    The Beatles - Abbey Road
    My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
    Frank Ocean - Blonde
    American Football - (Self-Titled)
    Elliot Smith - Either/Or
    Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
    Sufjan Stevens - Illinoise
    The Avalanches - Since I Left You
    Bjork - Vespertine
    Streetlight Manifesto - Everything Goes Numb
    U2 - The Joshua Tree
    Judas Priest - Painkiller
    Pearl Jam - Ten
    Portishead - Dummy

    Ise Jingu

    Bright eyes - cassadaga
    Death cab for cutie - plans
    There are perfect albums for me..


    im a bit late but gregory alan isakov has some pretty good albums. i like This Empty Northern Hemisphere and The Weatherman

  18. Deb Salzer

    The lyrics on this entire album are just outstanding. I LOVE this band.

  19. MrFeyerwire

    Hands down one of the best build up's ever, so proud of my city for pumping out such epic indy legends.

  20. kevxxxedge

    Ben Gibbard writes some damn good lyrics...

    Elizabeth Wright

    kevxxxedge I agree 100%

  21. Superboy

    That chorus tho <3

  22. Alex Senpai

    who's here from social repose

    Abbigail Young

    ceil is that you bochan

  23. moose

    *g note*

    Noah Bryant



    @Steve The Sex Toy Maker same

  24. Calum Hawkins

    Out of curiosity is the half empty, half full line about someone being in love with an alcoholic? Just wondering


    +Calum Hawkins think it's more about your outlook on things. half glass full, half glass empty. Thinking positive vs. thinking negative.

    Jake Ayliffe

    Don't think so

    Bellita Borachiichiita

    +Jess I got that from it, too.

    White Lion

    Wine is always good.

    pat jay

    Mental illness.

  25. sajid hasnat

    I died listening to this song

    Tanisi Chand

    You dead again?

    David Stewart1

    ... and then came back to life.

  26. sajid hasnat

    I died listening to this song

  27. funtofantasize

    The best song eveerrrr

  28. total23

    undoubtably one of the best songs ever written


    +INSigotem Nah, that would be I'll Follow You Into The Dark!


    +bennemann ur beek

    Haven South

    meh not really


    I totally agree, I tend to move on when it comes to music but I always come back to this masterpiece.