Transatlanticism Song Lyrics

Death Cab for Cutie

Death Cab for Cutie Transatlanticism cover art
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The Atlantic was born today, and I'll tell you how
The clouds above opened up and let it out
I was standing on the surface of a perforated sphere
When the water filled every hole
And thousands upon thousands made an ocean
Making islands where no islands should go (oh no)

Most people were overjoyed; they took to their boats
I thought it less like a lake and more like a moat
The rhythm of my footsteps crossing flatlands to your
Door have been silenced forevermore
And the distance is quite simply much to far for me to row;
It seems farther than ever before (oh no)

I need you so much closer

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 The New Year
  • 2 Lightness
  • 3 Title and Registration
  • 4 Expo '86
  • 5 The Sound of Settling
  • 6 Tiny Vessels
  • 7 Transatlanticism
  • 8 Passenger Seat
  • 9 Death of an Interior Decorator
  • 10 We Looked Like Giants
  • 11 A Lack of Color


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Benjamin Gibbard, Christopher Walla
    album: Track 7 in album Transatlanticism
    release date: 2003-9-1
    popularity : 96 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Indie Rock
    length: 7:56
    producer: Chris Walla
    mixer: Chris Walla
    recorded by: Chris Walla
    additional guest choir vocals: Phil Wandscher and John Roderick
    guest additional choir vocals: Sean Nelson

    Album Information

    label: Munich Records
    country(area): Netherlands
    format: CD
    script: Latin