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[–]Tankman_1 6 points7 points  (0 children)

10! Incredible instrumentation, melody and lyrics:
"Do not tell me I've changed, You're just raising your standards"

Probably my favourite on the record next to Cold Girl Fever and Son

[–]coffee_and_flowersdaisy fresh and arrow straight 3 points4 points  (0 children)

7 - The lyrics are spot on

[–]BlankSlate40 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Solid 7. I love the opening line-you’re walking taller than you should…the air is thin around your beauuuutiful head.

At each show we go to, my buddy and I meet new people. We always ask the trivia question what’s the first line of the first song on the debut album? It’s been hit or miss on the answers!

Great idea for doing this!

[–]Low-Kaleidoscope-149 3 points4 points  (3 children)

I look forward to the death cab ones every day, this is a great idea!

[–]roamingshemnon 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Me too! And re-listening to the death cab song that day is always fun too

[–]lemonhyacinthexiled and vilified 🍋[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

the death cab threads are absolutely where i got the idea! i rewrote the rating suggestion so it wasn’t flat out plagiarism, but you can definitely see the similarities 😅

[–]Low-Kaleidoscope-149 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I kind of figured lol. This is awesome though honestly life is hard ya know, the daily song discussions for bands we love is a really nice thing to look forward to daily 🙌

[–]bigman830 1 point2 points  (0 children)

7, great song which conveys the vulnerability when your significant other is obviously done but you’re not. Horrible feeling

[–]garamondo 1 point2 points  (0 children)



[–]cheeseguy412looking for astronauts 1 point2 points  (0 children)

5 only on this scale in terms of the national. 8-9 altogether though

[–]AllTheWine69 1 point2 points  (0 children)

8, one of the best songs off their debut. Devastating lyrics and (relatively) stripped down production that manages to still encapsulate the band’s distinctive energy right out the gate.

[–]The_Grizzly_Bear_be brave and be kind 1 point2 points  (0 children)


It's the very first song on the very first album, i really like this one

"Do not tell me I've changed, you're just raising your standards,I am the same, I am the same..."

Oh not living up to people standards and not feeling good enough is such a sad and relatable feeling :(

[–]cardinal_song 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh a solid 9. Beautiful song, beautiful lyrics. Obsessed with "You're weighing your options / What would you trade me for?" One of the best tracks on the album.

[–]bsismyinitialsWe're the heirs to the Glimmering World 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Traditional-Tap-712 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Solid 7 for me!

[–]Travellerdeanzilla 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Beautiful head. 'You've shown tenderness for me... to him' Devastating. Matt was writing next level lyrics right from the first song. This is harsher than about today. AT about losing someone because you are taking them for granted, BH about losing someone and seeing them outgrow you and detatch but being unable to stop it. This lyric pretty much started my v long love affair with TN.

[–]lemonhyacinthexiled and vilified 🍋[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

that is absolutely my favorite line, there is something so GUTTING about the “…to him,” so good

[–]wazzup4567 -1 points0 points  (2 children)

We did daily song discussions last year. Do we need to revisit this again?

Edit: Or could we at least do this again post TFTPOF to give us something new to add?

[–]iPlayNL 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I think by the time this gets to TFTPOF it will have been out for a while

[–]lemonhyacinthexiled and vilified 🍋[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I might take a pause on this to switch over to TFTPOF when it first comes out, so we can get some good first impressions, and then head back to wherever I left off. Dunno, might ask when I get closer.