Death Cab For Cutie - You Are A Tourist Lyrics




This fire grows higher
This fire grows higher
This fire grows higher
This fire grows higher

When there's a burning in your heart
An endless yearning in your heart
Build it bigger than the sun
Let it grow, let it grow
When there's a burning in your heart
Don't be alarmed

This fire grows higher

When there's a doubt within your mind
Because you're thinking all the time
Framing rights into wrongs
Move along, move along
When there's a doubt within your mind

When there's a burning in your heart
And you think it'll burst apart
Or there's nothing to feel
Save the tears, save the tears
When there's a burning in your heart

And if you feel just like a tourist in the city you were born
Then it's time to go
And define your destination
There's so many different places to call home
Because when you find yourself the villain in the story you have written
It's plain to see
That sometimes the best intentions are in need of redemptions
Would you agree?
If so please show me

This fire grows higher
When there's a burning in your heart





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Death Cab For Cutie You Are A Tourist Comments
  1. qualix7

    This song is really amazing. It's more than an expression. It's a full-on CALL TO ACTION to be good to yourself, and permit yourself to move on past something.

  2. James Rippy

    First time I heard this song I was strolling through the my local video store when this it started playing and I stopped in the middle of an isle and watched the video on one of they’re monitors. Ah good times

  3. Mateus Fernandes

    Chuck and Sarah walker 😍

  4. You Got Wasted

    WHY THIS SONG IS NOT YET IN SPOTIFY??? I DONT WANT THAT STUPID REMIX GIMME THE ORIGINAL FOR FCKS SAKE!

    Sunny Khan

    it is...

  5. Mark Karjaluoto

    This was the starting song in the playlist for what became (at the time) a personal best marathon. A great way to start the race.

  6. Vicente8831

    2020 !!

  7. Strum Along

    very cool vibe - easy to strum along with

  8. Michael S

    This song is very nostalgic now. I love this song I heard it first on the top 20 music video countdown in 2011 I wish that was still going!😢

  9. The Penetrator

    Damn that nostalgia hits HARD!!!! I was a sophomore in high school when this came out .... *sighs* I really miss those days...

  10. charles mcwilliam

    such a great song

  11. Tamika Geist

    This song means so much more to me other than a breakup. It’s about being the YOU whose inside and becoming that person that you’re yearning to be. It’s about liberations... to ME!

  12. jamie fisher

    This..
    Fire..
    Grows..
    Higher.

    wrnchhead

    jamie fisher part kills me!

    jamie fisher

    @wrnchhead yea dude, so many feelings.

  13. daydrmnation

    @ :50 That walk is beast

  14. Wake UpMofo'ers

    fly little dragon.........

  15. yummdiddy

    this is the most consistent band of all time.

  16. Christina C

    “When there’s a burning 🥵 in your ❤️ an endless fury in your 💜 , build it bigger then the 🌞 let it grow let it grow and there’s a burning in your heart, don’t be alarmed😱.”

  17. Joey Benoit

    I'm 64 years old I mean my body! This is pretty cool 2020!

  18. Rema Ralte

    November 24 Sunday evening

  19. Captain McMeow

    This song makes me want to find myself because I feel so lost, just wanting to drive away and find a cold hilltop to breathe.

  20. Carl Pedley

    Underrated masterpiece

  21. Messalina

    Here because of Colin Morgan's T-shirt

  22. hayden ralli

    very surprised tom delonge doesn't have a song writing credit on this song look up and i by box car racer even the same drum beat

    wrnchhead

    hayden ralli that album is timeless also.

  23. Hazim Harola

    Lol now I know what it means. Back then when I was a kid I don’t know shit haha

  24. William Rivas-Alfaro

    Yo homes if you don't see Him in it's end then we may stand b

  25. Spencer Case

    My favorite Christmas song

  26. S A

    So the dsncers are kind of hot

  27. Christine Wilson

    this song always makes me happy

  28. Camila Suarez

    Still remember when I heard this song on my first year of high school, and I just rediscovered it when I’m in my first year of college! Some things are destined to be together, thanks for this video and the nostalgia trip ❤️

  29. Harry Cox

    That riff is so catchy and the lyrics are really strong.

  30. Mel G

    Still can’t seeee u.

  31. mike gawlik

    Ya dingus, this is dr Mike garingus, it's for your health

    Mel G

    mike gawlik now I c u :) let’s check it out

  32. Lucien de Peiro

    Como vengo a señalar ahora y antes callé respecto a DNTEL, utilizó en la canción antes compartida (26) a Ben Gibbard, cantante de Death Cab for Cutie, pues en cada tema cambiaba a los colaboradores. La unión de ambos en aquella mítica "(This is) The dream of Evan and Chan" me permitió descubrir e interesarme por este grupo que ahora comparto y que no conocía. Creo sinceramente que esta maravillosa canción les define bien.

    27. Death Cab for Cutie, "You are a tourist".

    [https://youtu.be/qkk5wViJo-I]

  33. Mike McCready

    As close to perfect as one could get!
    Drums, strings and vocals all glued together with masterful lyrics!

  34. Cream 794

    I would do Hood Shit to work with BEN!

  35. KirbSyde

    Whoever imagined and created this video is the true artist. The shit these guys are playing I could write n 2 secs. But visually stunning.

  36. ALVA ØDEGAARD

    I swore to myself that one day i will go to Norway or anyplace that it's cold and snowy and i will listen to this song over and over.
    It's true, i feel like a tourist in my place. I have no reason to stay, so it's a good reason to leave, i think. 😣

  37. Duritan Frostwolf

    Another great song for the Earth and it's heartbeating questyfarts

  38. Duritan Frostwolf

    YYYEEEESSSSS

  39. Todd Marshall

    I saw the last 30 second of this live! I kind of forgot about it until the last minute.

  40. rajorshi sanyal

    I always thought this was a Coldplay song :O

  41. Sergio Vazquez

    Classic!

  42. EggNoggDreams

    ♡◐∽ 747∽◐ ♡

  43. Ray Alcorn

    Great song that should have received more acclaim. Good lyrics and good hook.

  44. thekenzosh

    I remember where I was the first time i heard this. Driving over a bridge at dawn with the ocean in the distance. MAGICAL

    wrnchhead

    thekenzosh great memory

  45. James Rippy

    One of the best songs & music videos of the 10 years

  46. ian rodriguez

    you have no fucking idea how long it has taken me to find this song

  47. Ms Cutknife

    When there's a burning in your heart ❤

  48. Angelia Garcia

    The one guy with the stiff walk-- too funny.

  49. Cs3000

    Best part of this song is the drums and why isn’t the drummer featured more in. The video? He has the most talent here‘

  50. Brandon Shaw

    I don't feel like a tourist in the city I was born I feel like I'm an outsider

  51. Kaustav Neog

    Been looking for this song for so long. I know a lot of you relate as well..

  52. Daphne Széles

    ill be that one comment that states that this song can be perceived as having supremacistic undertones. nobody else said it. i have to be that one comment among 100 comments that cant say it

  53. Sergio Vazquez

    I had this CD. Some jerk broke into my car and stole all my collection!!! Ugh!! Set me back years worth of good music

  54. joeytwosubs

    Best music video ever!!!!!!!

  55. BrooksyMoose

    This song inspired me to change my job.

  56. David Muzzatti

    Just saw them play here in Detroit two nights ago. Although they rocked the house, I sorrily missed this tune from the performance. Although their videos don't show it, between playing guitar & piano, lead singer Ben Gibbard has more energy than many professional athletes.

  57. Don Joe

    Reminds me off Biffy Glyros

  58. Alex Me

    if there was a way to love this song more i would like to find it thank you

  59. Troy Gardner

    @3:44 when there's a bert & ernie in your heart, I go to the library sokka style

  60. Joseph Garrison

    I WANT TO DEDICATE THIS SONG TOO ROBYN MARIE PROCTOR,,💘,✌,YOUR FRIEND JOSEPH

  61. Chet McGovern

    Ben is the hipster treasure of the northwest.

  62. Düster Sonntag

    Tom DeLonge

  63. The Nimble Ninja

    I can still remember watching this stream live. It was amazing.

  64. Raul Andia Vega

    buenisima rola de rock#$%&^&**()))0

  65. Eric Pudalov

    Why does the autosuggest for this band call them "Death Cab for a Cute"?

  66. Brandi Zook

    So good

  67. Greg Hallberg

    When I worked in a dark plant this song would come on the radio once in awhile

  68. Laura Sevilla

    1000 dislikes? -> misguided tourists.

  69. Jacq

    Still listening in 2019! Love this song!

  70. K Marks

    This song makes me think of riding my go-cart in the old neighborhood where I grew up and where my parents still live.
    I want to go back with endless supplies of gas in the tank.....😎 I'd still be riding.....

    Remember the times that make you happy and hold on tight....

    Many blessings to all of you out there....

  71. FirelightX3

    Love this!

  72. willow the willow tree

    This song keeps me going

  73. Texas

    All rise for the American national anthem.

  74. sarah celestiia

    I finally found it!!!!

  75. JESSICARENE' HEFLEYDEMPSTER

    BROWN EYES TO BE NEAR TO PATIENTLY LOVE OF BACK TO GOD AS WE WALKED TOGETHER AS YOU LED ME AS I WAS BLIND AND BOW I SEE THEIR SIN AND STAYS AS HIRRORIC SHOWS TO LIVE DAILY IS MY REALITY AND YOU GOT LONG AGO AND NEVER TOLD AS IT MET 1/2 WAY TO MY SOUL AND BROTHER KNOWS AS HE SAW AND GLASSES NOT STAY ON AS ME TOO AND CALM TO UNKNOWN AND SO MUCH LOVE TO KNOW TO COMFORT YOU AS WENT OUT AND THRU SO MANY THAT MESSED WITH YOU AS I FEEL ABUSE AS I SAW THE CKUE OF SEAL AND REAL AS ANXIETY OF GREET AND MEET AND SONG STAYS IN MY HEAD AS THAT ONE IS MORE AND CANT LET GO BC ITS HARD TO AS YOU KNOW NOW SO LO BO.
    OH BE SURE TO KNOW THE JACKASSES WHOM MAKE FUN OF US AS TO GOD I TOOK TO AND GOT 1 CORINTHIANS 13.4-7. I WAS IN BACK OF YOU AND YEA THEY WERE REAL TOO DUDE.
    HOLD YOUR HEAD UP HIGH AS WE DID AND BOTH GOT SAME UNKNOWN BUT LOVE GOD AS WE ARE NOT COMMON AS WE ARE UNIQUE AND SELECT WISELY WHOM WE MEET.
    CANCER IS SERIOUS NEIGHBORS.
    2ND GREATEST COMMANDMENT IS LASTV MOT OVER A 1ST TO LOVE LIKME ME IS THEE.
    FOREIGNERS I WAS TOLD LONG AGO STORY AS UNIVERSITY STUDY GONE PRIVATELY FUNDED FEDERALLY INC AND PROFITS OF THEM IN SIGNS AND TIMES AS CHRIST I SAW IS THERE TOO.
    I AM CRZZY I KNOW I APOLOGIZE BUT HE KEEPS SINGING TO ME TO YOU.

  76. Alexander Arnold

    Death Cab for Cutie are all clones.

  77. eduardo Gutierrez

    Some love broke my heart.. everything was.. I felt a tourist; lost in my own city.. this song would play on the radio but I could not hold my cry... that burning in my heart changed my life. Love is dangerous; yet nothing surpasses its sentiment.

  78. Gustavo Luz

    Finally

  79. Colleen Thomas

    Still listening in 2019!

  80. FKBUSH1

    Still the best song ever written

  81. Matthew Snyder

    3:10-3:14 — All the bass moves.

    wrnchhead

    Matthew Snyder 😂😂 love it though!

  82. Queen Schnitzler 蔣志樺

    This is a good death cab song...very radio friendly and thus too overproduced..but catchy and fun

  83. Grant Buote

    OMG - I just realized - DCC is like Canada's Hip. Same look, everything. how freaking awesome is that?

  84. shalabh dass

    Feb 2019 Ppl

  85. BOW! God

    Heard this song from taco bell and I gotta say for an only rap fan, this is so fucking fire

  86. grendelwasajedi

    it's like Pavement with autotune.

  87. Domenica Sebastian

    The base is as tall as he is......lol

  88. Trev Mac

    Rolaids commercial

  89. God: The MISSiah!!!

    Hi My death. I ADORE and miss yall. Our time eternity in My new kingdom forever together . i love y'all. My joy 🌹God💋

  90. One Love

    If you feel like a tourist in the city you were born in.....you’re in the LOWER EAST SIDE of Manhattan.

  91. Stephen S

    'When you find yourself the villian in the story you have written' - That's magic.

  92. daysire

    I'm about to move to a place far away from where I used to live and from all the people I've met in my life, just to study. I was questioning if that's the best choice, because my parents won't have that much money to keep me here, but when I go home I just feel like a tourist.

  93. Andy Williams

    Chuck brought me back to this song in 2019

  94. Vovan

    Chuck Bartowski !!! (and Seth Cohen of course)

  95. Dream Skeeter

    There's a burning in your fart

  96. Emilio Burgos Reyes

    2019 😎

  97. David Muzzatti

    Love this band. Great harmonies.

  98. insanity1505

    How did I go all the way to 2019 without ever hearing this song before

  99. GD McK

    Unbelievable tones coming through those guitars.. Wow.

  100. Miguel Angel Ruvalcaba Macias

    I hope they get more recognizement cause I think they are amazing and so inspiring