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Death Cab for Cutie — Home Is a Fire
Album: Codes and Keys
Avg rating:
6.8

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1257









Released: 2011
Length: 3:58
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Sleep, sleep with the lights on
Shutter and shades drawn
There's too many windows
Noise, cars on the freeway
Tempting a clean break
There's nowhere left to go
Watching the room tweak
Through cracks in the concrete

Plates they will shift
Houses will shake
Fences will drift
We will awake
Only to find
Nothing's the same
Nothing's the same

Home, home is a fire
A burning reminder
Of where we belong, oh
With walls, built up around us
The bricks make me nervous
They're only so strong, though
They're only so strong, though

Plates they will shift
Houses will shake
Fences will drift
We will awake
Only to find
Nothing's the same
Nothing's the same
Nothing's the same
Nothing's the same
As yesterday
As yesterday
Comments (73)add comment
I like this band. 
musical perfection
Awesome.  Such a great CD.
Great series of plays just now - starting with Pink Floyd (The Wall) and moving through the awesome Choir of Young Believers and then ELP. Love it, well done.
**Spotify - eat your heart out!!
Bill,

You're playing most of my library this aft. Thx!{#Bananajam}
 kcar wrote:

Dengue Fever—the band, worse than the disease. 

 
Lol ^^  
 shellbella wrote:
I was wondering if there was anything lower than a Sucko Barfo??

 
Dengue Fever—the band, worse than the disease. 
i like the beat and rhythm
 kingart wrote:

Record player?  What's that? 

 
Lol!
 
 (Banned) wrote:

There's joy in repetition.

 
For some people it is, yeah. To me it is a 9.
 GarageDragon wrote:
I think I've heard this a few too many times now.  Good song, but... 
 

I think I've heard this a few too many times now.  Good song, but... 
 Stingray wrote:

Considering their previous (mostly great) albums - this one is a huge disappointment!

This song is an exception - it's better than the rest. Still - I wouldn't really want to

put it on my record-player, as long as I have a choice!



 
Record player?  What's that? 
 rromulus wrote:
Boring and repatative.....anything creative about this song has been blanned-out. Pity, because it could have gone somewhere...
 

 
There's joy in repetition.
I was wondering if there was anything lower than a Sucko Barfo??
Quite haunting.  Love the chord progression and overall sound of this cut.... {#Daisy}

Considering their previous (mostly great) albums - this one is a huge disappointment!

This song is an exception - it's better than the rest. Still - I wouldn't really want to

put it on my record-player, as long as I have a choice!


thank you RP...without you we wouldn't have discovered some fantastic music -- like this song. You changed our world! Merry Christmas!
Great song, can't get enough oft it!
It's a good song but I've heard it too frequently on RP.  I seem to be wearing out the PSD button lately.  I'm hearing lots of good songs I've heard too much—and others that aren't so hot.  That doesn't make for the seamless flow I enjoy—especially when I have to use it on overplayed songs that also seem overly long (esp. if you're not enjoying them).  Sometimes it takes three clicks to get around one of those. e.g Peter Gabriel & Baaba Maal (& son) "Biko".
I like this track. 
Even after hearing it many times. Still ok. Especially the echo 'intermezzo'.   
 MirageRF wrote:
All the teen runaways at the center, get off on this tune!
 
What kind of teens run away to Clemmons, NC, USA? (Not trying to be snarky, I am genuinely curious.  A good buddy grew up in W-S.)
Reminds me of Yes.
Boring and repatative.....anything creative about this song has been blanned-out. Pity, because it could have gone somewhere...
 
 kaybee wrote:
Sorry, but I have a bit of a problem with the guy singing into a jar at the beginning.  Otherwise, it's a nice piece.


 
The jar is what makes!


 Proclivities wrote:

Is that a direct order?





 
{#Lol}
overplayed
 MirageRF wrote:
All the teen runaways at the center, get off on this tune!

 
Is that a direct order?




All the teen runaways at the center, get off on this tune!
I've liked other things I have heard of theirs on RP but this one doesn't grab me, seems complex without catchiness, there's all this stuff going on in the background but it just doesn't gel.
 fredriley wrote:
Bill: "Greek island giveaway"! Hey, Bill, I know Greece is in trouble, but not so much trouble that they're giving islands away (yet) :o)

But you can go bargainhunting:
 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2192799/Greece-sell-islands-bid-avoid-bankruptcy.html
 stevendejong wrote:
If I like this particular track (I do), should I check out the whole album?
 



Yes! :)

Great Band and Music!

Still - neither this song nor the whole album does it for me!


If I like this particular track (I do), should I check out the whole album?
i like this one more and more each time i hear it.
I don't like anything by this band that I have heard...  {#Sad}
 fredriley wrote:
Bill: "Greek island giveaway"! Hey, Bill, I know Greece is in trouble, but not so much trouble that they're giving islands away (yet) :o)
 
how about now?  I'll offer £200 for Thassos.
I love Death Cab, but this is soooooooooooo boring
My ears love the haunting and melodic sounds this song brings!! {#Whistle}
 inindian wrote:

And Steven Wilson!
 
Indeed!
Saw these boys last night at the Schnitz in Portland.  What a great, great show!!!
 comadiviness wrote:
I hear Air.
 
And Steven Wilson!
I hear Air.
Gotta bump this to an 8.4 !
 

Their quality is without any doubt!

I am nevertheless disappointed and do not find any entrance into "Codes and Keys".

Too complicated for me, I guess, leave alone it does not "rock" at any moment! 


Gurrrreight tune. Really like the atmosphere that's conveyed here.
I wasn't really a fan of DCFC until Narrow Stairs, which became the soundtrack to a very nice road trip. After that I delved a bit into their back catalog and found that despite my prior ambivalence, I actually really enjoyed a majority of their music.  Maybe I didn't like them before because they were so popular (even more so here in the Northwest). 

Regardless, it's been nice to hear them continue to evolve musically and try new things. They're not getting stale, and that's a great thing!

 mrcanard wrote:
Caught them a week or two ago in Orlando.
Great slow.

 
Wow! Must've been good grugs! lol!{#Lol}
Sorry, but I have a bit of a problem with the guy singing into a jar at the beginning.  Otherwise, it's a nice piece.

Agreed - Just raised my rating on this one!

 
Joe_G_Bear wrote:
This IS MY FAVORITE ALBUM Of 2011. This Is The First Track Of An Incredibly Stunning Release
 


This IS MY FAVORITE ALBUM Of 2011. This Is The First Track Of An Incredibly Stunning Release
Not a huge DCFC fan but I like this. Good stuff 
Another great album. My son's girlfriend's recommendation this time.

 fredriley wrote:
Bill: "Greek island giveaway"! Hey, Bill, I know Greece is in trouble, but not so much trouble that they're giving islands away (yet) :o)
 
Hey Fred!  Would you fix this euro thing for every body?  You rock
Caught them a week or two ago in Orlando.
Great slow.

Bill: "Greek island giveaway"! Hey, Bill, I know Greece is in trouble, but not so much trouble that they're giving islands away (yet) :o)
This album doesn't quite have the same "lyrical imagery" as their previous albums, and it's a little more positive. But I still really like it.
 linden wrote:
Hearing this reminds me of seeing them live in Los Angeles two weeks ago. Awesome show.
 
Yeah, I saw them in St. Paul in August. Awesome indeed!

 Stingray wrote:
Boring neo-folk from a band close to burn-out!
 
{#Rolleyes}

Boring neo-folk from a band close to burn-out!
Hearing this reminds me of seeing them live in Los Angeles two weeks ago. Awesome show.
Checked this out from my local Library this week. Excellent CD.
First time I've heard this song. It sounds like Wires by Athlete from a few years back.
 dlaumor wrote:

I bougth it. really nice, prefer it to the last one. it is less dark !

 

Thank for the input, dlaumor. I finally did buy it and am really happy with it as a whole.

All Death Cab for Cutie songs sound the same.  Boring.
I gave it a 7 on first hearing it.  I like it more as I've been hearing it, and I'm in the high 7's now.
 Sasha2001 wrote:
I'm going to need a little peer pressure from the gallery the help me decide if this song is really good or really pretentious.
 
first listen for me...9

I'm going to need a little peer pressure from the gallery the help me decide if this song is really good or really pretentious.
 eruwenolorien wrote:
6 > 7

The music from this album is growing on me thanks to RP.  Perhaps I will purchase the entire album now.
 
I bougth it. really nice, prefer it to the last one. it is less dark !

6 > 7

The music from this album is growing on me thanks to RP.  Perhaps I will purchase the entire album now.
Me likey... much more of a Postal Service feel to this new album, although I've found it to be lacking in the lyrical imagery and storytelling I've come to love from the Transatlanticism, Plans, and Narrow Stairs.
  

Second comment EVER posted for this song.