Ben Gibbard

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    A lot of the material is about the inevitable disappointment people feel as they move through life, and things don't feel the way they expect. No experience will ever match up to the idealized version in your mind.
    Source: The Meaning Of Life
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    As the flashbulbs burst she holds a smile
    Like someone would hold a crying child Soon everybody will ask what became of you
    Your heart was dying fast and you didn't know what to do.
    Source: Narrow Stairs
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    At this point in my life, I find myself obsessed with alternate paths I could've taken. I don't think about this with a sense of regret, but with a sense of wonder...
    Source: The Meaning Of Life
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    Everybody has a language or code that they use with their wife or their girlfriend or boyfriend or what have you. It's a language aside from the language they have with strangers. I've always been maybe an abuser of alliteration, but I've always loved it and I like how those words sound together.
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    For 'Narrow Stairs', the majority of the songs I brought in were guitar songs - songs we could sit in a room and just play. I can honestly say I had more fun and felt more inspired on this record than anything that we had done in a long time.
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    For 'Narrow Stairs,' the majority of the songs I brought in were guitar songs - songs we could sit in a room and just play. I can honestly say I had more fun and felt more inspired on this record than anything that we had done in a long time.
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    Hall & Oates is one of the few musical groups as satisfying now as it was back then. There's something incredibly musically satisfying about their songs. Nothing has diminished my love for them.
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    How I wish you could see the potential
    The potential of you and me
    It's like a book elegantly bound, but
    In a language that you can't read just yet You got to spend some time, love
    You got to spend some time with me
    And I know that you'll find love
    I will possess your heart
    Source: Narrow Stairs I Will Possess Your Heart
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    I decided a handful of years ago that I just want to write songs that you can understand as soon as you put the record on. There's no need to veil what's happening in the song the way I used to.
    My goal as a songwriter now is to simply write some memorable turns of phrase.
    Source: The Meaning Of Life
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    I once knew a girl
    In the years of my youth
    With eyes like the summer
    All beauty and truth
    In the morning I fled
    Left a note and it read
    Someday you will be loved.
    Source: Plans Someday You Will Be Loved
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    I'm not like a 90-mph fastball kind of guy, but I can hit 70 on radar gun. I hit 70 one time on a radar guy at one of those pitch-and-throw kind of things. I have a pretty good arm for somebody who's not a baseball player.
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    I've always had a soft spot for Phil Collins. He's a great vocalist.
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    I've covered Avril Lavigne. I like good pop songs, and I don't think there should be any kind of preconceptions about where good pop songs come from.
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    If there's no one beside you
    When your soul embarks
    Then I'll follow you into the dark
    Source: Plans I Will Follow You Into The Dark
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    It seems that you live in someone else's dream
    In a hand-me-down wedding dress
    With the things that could have been are repressed
    But you said your vows and you closed the door
    On so many men who would have loved you more
    Source: Narrow Stairs
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