Death Cab For Cutie - We Looked Like Giants Lyrics




God bless the daylight, the sugary smell of springtime
Remembering when you were mine
In a still suburban town

When every thursday I'd brave those mountain passes
And you'd skip your early classes
And we'd learn how our bodies worked.

God damn the black night with all it's foul temptation
I become what I always hated
When I was with you then

We looked like giants in the back of my grey subcompact
Fumbling to make contact
As the others slept inside

And together there
In a shroud of frost, the mountain air
Began to pass from every pane of weathered glass
And I held you closer than anyone would ever get

Do you remember the JAMC?
And reading aloud from magazines
I don't know about you but I swear on my name they could smell it on me
I've never been too good with secrets.
No...

And together there
In a shroud of frost and mountain air
Began to pass through every pane of weathered glass
And I held you closer...





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Death Cab For Cutie We Looked Like Giants Comments
  1. SummerOfGeorge

    Reminds me of „Honestly“ by „American Football“, it’s just as great.

  2. Ella H.

    I LOVE the ending to this song. It's perfect.

  3. heybigskoal

    best dcfc track

  4. David Moreno

    Lyrics

    God bless the daylight, the sugary smell of springtime
    Remembering when you were mine
    In a still suburban town

    When every thursday I'd brave those mountain passes
    And you'd skip your early classes
    And we'd learn how our bodies worked.

    God damn the black night with all it's foul temptation
    I become what I always hated
    When I was with you then

    We looked like giants in the back of my grey subcompact
    Fumbling to make contact
    As the others slept inside

    And together there
    In a shroud of frost, the mountain air
    Began to pass from every pane of weathered glass
    And I held you closer than anyone would ever get

    Do you remember the JAMC?
    And reading aloud from magazines
    I don't know about you but I swear on my name they could smell it on me
    I've never been too good with secrets.
    No...

    And together there
    In a shroud of frost and mountain air
    Began to pass through every pane of weathered glass
    And I held you closer...

  5. CharlieKnottFilms

    Anyone else here after the Harrisburg, PA performance of this song with the 10 minute improvised interlude?

  6. Ghost_Of_Duval

    Death cab got me through high school

  7. Madd Ness

    11 years ago I would listen to this album every day.. Dcfc's music got me through bad times. Transatlanticism is not only a masterpiece, it's a blessing.

    Jay Jay

    This Album is indeed a Masterpeice.
    Snowboarding to this song was my favorite thing ever on powder days after hearing it in a snowboard video "Lost in Transition" 14 years ago.

    Jay Jay

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XueDFbN41Zs

    Nothing mattered when you had this song and the mountain.

    Madd Ness

    @Jay Jay That's cool! Snowboarding to this song sounds like a surreal experience. lt's such a powerful song; It still gives me chills.

  8. Smoke em

    God bless the daylight, the sugary smell of springtime
    Remembering when you were mine in a still suburban town
    When every Thursday, I'd brave those mountain passes
    And you'd skip your early classes and we'd learn how our bodies worked
    God damn the black night, with all its foul temptations
    I've become what I always hated when I was with you then
    We looked like giants in the back of my grey subcompact
    Fumbling to make contact as the others slept inside
    And together there in a shroud of frost, the mountain air
    Began to pass through every pane of weathered glass
    And I held you closer than anyone would ever get
    Remember the J.A.M.C. and reading aloud from magazines
    I don't know about you but I swear on my name they could smell it on me
    But I've never been to good with secrets, oh
    Oh together there in a shroud of frost, the mountain air
    Began to pass through every pane of weathered glass
    And I held you closer

  9. Barry Mudd

    One of the Best Snowboarding Songs on my play list with out a doubt

    Jay Jay

    Lost in transition? That video introduced me to this song. Every worry in life was insignificant on powder days with this song.

  10. Skillet Mage

    Full Metal Edges made me the person I am today. I love you DCFC!

  11. Katie M

    Originally learned of this song as music in the background of a surf video. Fantastic.

  12. dubwiser77

    Used to do a punk reggae cover of this song, way too loud, but no one in the band but me would listen to this song, "ulcer rock", so it would kinda die at the end instead of leaving you to think, best part. I switched it, "do u remember the DCFC, I read about them in fan-zines". Best and last album I still listen to by DCFC, 405 was first song that got me (I thought it was about 405 in LA hearing it on KXLU and then seeing DCFC alone at SpaceLand, "you don't look like you belong here?"). Saw show for this album at Wiltern. Also love that Postal Service is San Pedro guy from Dublab, KXLU again. Now DCFC is KROQ n still super talented, drummer rips, keyboard guy seems arrogant, and I love that the bassist looks like a Hobbit, but I can't do it, I wish they would/could do something like this album again. I wish they were more KXLU, n not so KCRW. Also wish Blake from Jawbreaker was playing still too n not swinging a hammer to pay the bills, but that doc bombed n soon no one will remember, like DCFC, "Do you remember DCFC?"

  13. Liny Weenie

    Again<3

  14. VictorythroughGrace

    The passion and longing is tangible. The memories it evokes for me are almost overwlelming.

  15. Andrew Barrett

    That mystical chord progression is awesome. It adds so much to this song.

  16. Adam

    Song of the Day
    03-14-18: We Looked Like Giants | Death Cab for Cutie
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  17. Music

    His lyrics were really good and poetic and all contributed to an emotional, epic story.

  18. garen evans

    DCFC got me through the hardest time of my life so i totally agree with you nick

    Nick Randles

    garen evans you're one of the good ones then :)

  19. Banana Joe

    This is why Indie rock is the best genre ever

  20. c'est la vegan

    I've always felt that the atmospheric bridge is what really makes this track so wonderful

  21. J X91

    That guitar part <3

  22. Harley

    I've always loved this song, but it always had a bittersweet taste to me. maybe I just attribute those memories to it idk

    Unpopular Politics

    This song was the soundtrack to one of the only exciting experiences I’ve ever had.

  23. Ilninjadidio

    do you remeber the jamc?

    JaveyDones

    Ilninjadidio and what the hell is that anyway?

    Jenna Meese

    MrsDad it's a band called the Jesus and Mary chain band

    Flume

    Obviously we do not.

    David Rangel

    Flume You should check them out. Pop noise masters!

  24. Eric Hughes

    This band makes me proud to be from Washginton

    badgerbadger_badger Poppy?

    SAME!!!

    MrJumbolegz

    autismo

    Dee-Bee Kooper

    PNW is the place to be man, I could do without all the transplants and yuppies though.

    Gabrielle Albert

    @Eric Hughes lol death fap😂😂😂

    FANGS

    Gabriel Albert LMAO 😂😂

  25. MisheruFAD

    A fanfiction story brought me to this song. Not directly but I had long ago read the story years back and not until recently that I listened to this song and thought, 'wow I'm so naive not to realize that the story was based on a song'. Now the story always replays in my mind whenever I listen to this song. Gah. Amazing song too. DCFC is fucking amazing.

    Maudlin Blase

    Me too! Jeez, what a small world. Ff, and DCFC is fucking awesome...

    Kittykait Candykillet

    if you still have it, could you send me the link as well? would love to read the story attributed to the song.

    Maudlin Blase

    Kittykait Candykillet I'm pretty sure we're each talking about different fics. There are probably hundreds of fics based off of some Dcfc song xD

    Kittykait Candykillet

    Diana Moreno im sure it is, but im curious about the ones their mentionin, i typically stay with pokemon fanfics but im sure id enjoy others as well

    Vals Gal

    I know the fanfiction You're talking about

  26. Kevin Besler

    this music is amazing. no doubt.

  27. noooooooooooooo0

    lyrical genius

  28. Nick Randles

    This song. This song made me who I am. It made me see where I had loved and also lost. Sounds cheesy but it's fucking powerful. DCFC is the absolute best music to listen to while making life-altering situations. They are my favorite band, love them and it's flawless. I hope it does the same for you, whoever and wherever you are.

    Turtleproof

    It made you powerfully cheesy.

    Nick Randles

    @Turtleproof yeah it did :)

    Antti The Internet Guy

    There is this pretty redhead country girl i know, she made me Who I am today. I used To be a quiet and lonely nerdboy, in a summer of 2013 she made me shed my shyness and really made me become myself.

    Even tho we had a romance that summer, great memories staying at her parents cabin without a permission, me driving her To her work in the summer morning and other adventures, she kinda forgot about me and i didnt put up a fight. She is still one of my best friends but there is nothing but our memories left of that romance. Better that way most likely, as im currently a 24 years old and im buying my own lakeside house and im moving in with a girl i've been dating for 5 years.

    Still I sometimes miss those days of youth romance

    Turtleproof

    @Antti The Internet Guy She will browse your history on your phone or computer as you sleep and read this, please be more careful. I'm speaking from experience as someone that was a shy dork turned lady killer, who was then accused of being a masher even though I'm strictly monogamous.

    Antti The Internet Guy

    @Turtleproof hah Well my girl, Henna, knows about my past and wont be getting mad over a small insignificant things 😌 So dont worry and thanks for the heads up anyway

  29. Harley

    continues to be my fave death cab song

    Nick Randles

    Harley me too :)

    Precurser

    For me it's a tie with Grapevine fires

  30. Kian Zinzell

    6 comments with 35,000 views. Damn

    Cool dude

    +Kian Zinzell this is in my playlist i listen to before bed and ive just been staring at this comment for so long

  31. CaitlinShea0216

    The fuckin bass at the beggining damn

    Steven S.

    CaitlinShea0216 melodically perfect

  32. Foxmaxter

    uno de mis canciones favoritas de death cab for cutie :)

  33. Dannon Loveland

    Great song! Why is it just being uploaded on to YouTube?

  34. Deondre Holmes

    Love this song.

  35. Christina Ngo

    this is amazing.