I Was a Kaleidoscope Lyrics

Death Cab for Cutie


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Christopher Walla, Benjamin Gibbard
album: No. 8 track in album The Photo Album
release date: 2001-9-19
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
length: 2:51

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I put on my overcoat and walked into winter, my teeth chattered rhythms
And they were grouped in twos or threes,
Like a Morse code message was sent from me to me.
Cars on slippery slopes, they're stuck: people pushing through
Their mittens as I was beginning to feel it soaking through my shoes,
Getting colder with every step I took to your apartment, dear.

And I was a kaleidoscope, the snow on my lenses distorting the image of what
Was only one of you and I didn't know which one to address as all your lips
Moved.

This is when I forget breathe all the things I scripted, they sound unfounded.
And the look that you're giving me, it tells me exactly what you are thinking,
"this ain't working anymore."

They got their mothers worked into a panic
Sledding down hills into oncoming traffic
The parents layered clothes until the children couldn't move then kept them
Outside til their noises were blue and I got left there, too.

I put on my overcoat and walked into winter, my teeth chattered rhythms.
And they were grouped in twos or threes like a Morse code message was sent from me
To me.

Track Listing

  • 1 Steadier Footing
  • 2 A Movie Script Ending
  • 3 We Laugh Indoors
  • 4 Information Travels Faster
  • 5 Why You'd Want to Live Here
  • 6 Gridlock Caravans
  • 7 Blacking Out the Friction
  • 8 I Was a Kaleidoscope
  • 9 Styrofoam Plates
  • 10 Coney Island
  • 11 Debate Exposes Doubt
  • 12 20th Century Towers
  • 13 All Is Full of Love
  • 14 Stability