Death Cab For Cutie Lyrics

Overview / Lyrics (see all) / Photos / Videos / News

print correct

I Was A Kaleidoscope Lyrics

from The Photo Album

"I Was A Kaleidoscope" is track #7 on the album The Photo Album. It was written by Walla, Christopher / Gibbard, Benjamin.
"I Was A Kaleidoscope" is track #7 on the album The Photo Album. It was written by Walla, Christopher / Gibbard, Benjamin.

(No other information is available for this lyric - would you like to add something today?)
show more
Edit | show less
Help
What chart rank did the song debut? What is the song about? Has it won any awards?, etc.
Cancel Submit
Thank You
Your introduction will appear once it has been deemed awesome by our team of wizards.

Submit Corrections Cancel

I put on my overcoat and walked into winter
My teeth chattered rhythms
And they were grouped in twos and threes
Like a Morse code message was sent from me to me

And cars on slippery slopes were 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

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

And this is when I forget to breathe
And all the things I scripted
They sound unfounded
And it's that look that you're giving me
That 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
And parents layered clothes
Until the children couldn't move then
And left them outside until 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 and threes
Like a Morse code message was sent from me to me

Songwriters
Walla, Christopher / Gibbard, Benjamin

Published by
Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Listen to Death Cab For Cutie Radio on Last.fm, Radio.com or Jango

Poll

Vote Now
Next Poll