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Death Cab for Cutie

Grapevine Fires

Verse 1

When the wind picked up, the fire spread
And the grapevines seemed _ left for dead
And the northern sky, looked like the end of days
The end of days


The wake up call to a rented room
Sounded like an alarm of impending doom
To warn us it's only a matter of time


Before we all [burn]
Before we all [burn]
Before we all [burn]
Before we all [burn]

Verse 2

We bought some wine and some paper cups
Near your daughter's school when we picked her up
And drove to a cemetery on a hill
On a hill

Verse 3

We watched the plumes paint the sky gray
As she laughed and danced through the field of grapes
There I knew it would be alright
That everything


Would be al[right]
Would be al[right]
Would be al[right]
Would be alright


And the news reports
on the radio, said it was getting worse
As the ocean air fanned the flames


But I couldn't think
of anywhere where I would have rather been
To watch it all burn away


To burn away »
« [burn]




The firemen worked in double shifts
With prayers for rain on their lips
And they knew it was only a matter of time


Writer(s): Benjamin D. Gibbard, Nicholas S. Harmer, Jason Patrick McGerr
Video: "Death Cab For Cutie" YouTube Channel

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