Line of Best Fit
Death Cab for Cutie Lyrics


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There things take my time and energy
Don't stand too close without apologies
Cutthroat, cut out candid glimpses and
Wind me up, I'm ready
Can't escape this line of best fit
I remember being inside something more than you




Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Death Cab for Cutie's song Line of Best Fit convey a sense of being pulled in different directions and struggling to find one's true identity. The first line speaks to the many distractions and demands on our daily lives that take up our time and energy. The second line suggests that sometimes we put up walls and barriers to protect ourselves, but at the same time also apologize for doing so. The third line adds to this idea of guardedness by referencing how we may hide our true selves behind a facade, or only give others a glimpse of who we really are. However, the fourth line suggests that despite these defenses, we can still be wound up and ready for whatever life throws our way.


The final line, "Can't escape this line of best fit, I remember being inside something more than you," is particularly poignant. It suggests that we are all trying to fit into a mold or a line of best fit in order to be accepted by society, but at the same time we are also aware that there is something deeper and more meaningful inside of us that doesn't fit into that mold. This is a common struggle for many people, as we try to balance fitting in with being true to ourselves.


Overall, the song Line of Best Fit captures a sense of restlessness and vulnerability, as we try to navigate our place in the world while staying true to ourselves.


Line by Line Meaning

There things take my time and energy
These tasks consume my resources and efforts


Don't stand too close without apologies
If you approach me intimately, you should express remorse first


Cutthroat, cut out candid glimpses and
Be ruthless, eliminate honest glimpses of reality


Wind me up, I'm ready
Excite and prepare me for what's to come


Can't escape this line of best fit
Unable to avoid the perfect alignment of circumstances


I remember being inside something more than you
I recall being enclosed in something greater than you




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Written by: BENJAMIN GIBBARD

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XDevantX

Easily my favorite album by them, which is saying a damn lot.

Peter Lorre Quartet

This song really got me hooked on this band....lyrics, melody, music.....love the back up vocals, especially at the end....

Deisi Lobo

Vc ja se sentiu "amputado" por estar longe de alguém ?! Todo esse álbum descreve exatamente o q sinto

blutori

Idk I think their old stuff was way more raw and I dig that .

BoredGrind MTB

+Jason Duarte i know you

softlk

your right. same old story though.

Lydia S

There things take my time and energy
Don't stand too close without apologies
Cutthroat, cut out candid glimpses and
Wind me up, I'm ready
Can't escape this line of best fit
I remember being inside something more than you

ChristianWestonChandlerFTWSchoolFTL

THANK YOU!!!!!!!

ella shoe

I really didn’t like this album at first, but the more and more I listened to it I started liking the songs. This is among my favorites, along with Your Bruise and Bend to Squares

crystalballgazers

This band was originally formed in Bellingham Washington not Seattle. They used to play the 3B tavern(double wide…) there and I would see them often. Memorable times. I even bought this CD when it first came out off of the singer Ben at Show Off Gallery after their show there for like five or six bucks. Maybe it was 10 bucks. Anyways just wanted to put that out there.

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