Transatlanticism
Death Cab for Cutie Lyrics


The Atlantic was born today, and I'll tell you how
The clouds above opened up and let it out
I was standing on the surface of a perforated sphere
When the water filled every hole
And thousands upon thousands made an ocean
Making islands where no islands should go (oh no)

Most people were overjoyed they took to their boats
I thought it less like a lake and more like a moat
The rhythm of my footsteps crossing flatlands to your
Door have been silenced forevermore
And the distance is quite simply much to far for me to row
It seems farther than ever before (oh no)

(I need you so much closer)

(I need you so much closer)

(So come on come on)

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Written by: BENJAMIN GIBBARD, CHRISTOPHER WALLA

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Pinkii Proxii

it's been two and over a half years.
distance and time hasn't been good.
we've had our differences, our disappearances.
but what hurts most of all
when you return for a last time
when he's moved on
when he's grown up
when he's matured, changed
when he's put a mask on
when he says "let's keep being friends"
and you nod back
and you put your mask on
and you're not ready to move on

two years ago, he sent me this video.
two years ago, i listened to it once.
two years later, here i am, crying my emotions away over overlapping monochrome memories that were only dreams
you can say that he was never there
you can say that he was a stranger
you can say that it was all for nothing
but you will never understand someone's actions and emotions until you experience the situation for yourself



fafafagat

The Atlantic was born today, and I'll tell you how
The clouds above opened up and let it out
I was standing on the surface of a perforated sphere
When the water filled every hole
And thousands upon thousands made an ocean
Making islands where no islands should go (oh no)
Most people were overjoyed they took to their boats
I thought it less like a lake and more like a moat
The rhythm of my footsteps crossing flatlands to your
Door have been silenced forevermore
And the distance is quite simply much to far for me to row
It seems farther than ever before (oh no)



James Darkko

Non-Duality


The bell tolls at four in the morning.

I stand by the window,

barefoot on the cool floor.

The garden is still dark.

I wait for the mountains and rivers to reclaim their shapes.


There is no light in the deepest hours of the night.

Yet, I know you are there

in the depth of the night,

the immeasurable world of the mind.

You, the known, have been there

ever since the knower has been.


The dawn will come soon,

and you will see

that you and the rosy horizon

are within my two eyes.

It is for me that the horizon is rosy

and the sky blue.


Looking at your image in the clear stream,

you answer the question by your very presence.

Life is humming the song of the non-dual marvel.

I suddenly find myself smiling

in the presence of this immaculate night.

I know because I am here that you are there,

and your being has returned to show itself

in the wonder of tonight's smile.


In the quiet stream,

I swim gently.

The murmur of the water lulls my heart.

A wave serves as a pillow

I look up and see

a white cloud against the blue sky,

the sound of Autumn leaves,

the fragrance of hay-

each one a sign of eternity.

A bright star helps me find my way back to myself.


I know because you are there that I am here.

The stretching arm of cognition

in a lightning flash,

joining together a million eons of distance,

joining together birth and death,

joining together the known and the knower.


In the depth of the night,

as in the immeasurable realm of consciousness,

the garden of life and I

remain each other's objects.

The flower of being is singing the song of emptiness.


The night is still immaculate,

but sounds and images from you

have returned and fill the pure night.

I feel their presence.

By the window, with my bare feet on the cool floor,

I know I am here

for you to be.



All comments from YouTube:

Varck

My life is going really well, but for some reason I find myself here. I read all of these comments and really see how many people have it so bad. I'm so sorry for everyone you have lost. I'm sorry they aren't there in your time of need. But when they aren't there just come to this comment section and you will find the most beautiful people you will ever come to meet. People that have hurt are the best kind of people, they know how it feels and can help so many people. It's so sad to think that these people are the greatest of them all but lose their lives because they couldn't take it anymore. Please, if you are reading this please do not give up. Talk to someone, talk to anyone just don't give up. You are the light that shines in the darkness. IF you talk to someone you will lead them to that light. Please, help eachother. I love you all so very much.

EDIT:

I wrote this comment over 2 years ago and have just read through it all again, every last comment. I am so lucky to have spoken to you guys, you have all touched my heart. I've had some rough times whilst writing back to you guys, but I am now completely happy and content with the choices I've made. I'm 19 now and looking at moving out soon, hopefully some day soon I will have a job as a police officer too! One thing I will never forget is this comment section. Every day I think about the people I've spoken too and just the sheer amount of love everyone has shown for one another. I'll keep as updated as I can. And Dot, I hope everythings turned out well for you bud ;)

If someones candle has gone out, share yours with them and re ignite it. Stay safe guys. I love you all <3

Steve Swensen

Hi Varck! Thank you for sharing this deeply moving sentiment, which has touched so many of us all over the world. Your words capture perfectly, so many emotions I've felt countless times before, not only listening to something beautiful, but being struck by the comments & stories of others. I'm beginning a creative project to hopefully, illustrate the power of art, to reach & connect the human spirit. Would love to know if you'd be interested in joining. :-) [email protected]

Varck

@jose silva Thanks mate! I'm doing my best to make myself and others happy.

You stay safe bro!

jose silva

keep being a good person bro

Varck

@laila Thank you so much for the reply!

Just had an 11 hour stocktake shift which as wrecked me, but you've warmed my heart. I'm doing really well right now, and I hope you are the same.

Keep your chin up and hopes high!

laila

@Varck thank you so much, you just gave me hope to keep going. After 3 years of the comment, I found you. Thank you so much. I hope ur doing great sz

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