Unobstructed Views
Death Cab for Cutie Lyrics


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There's no eye in the sky
Just our love
No unobstructed view
No perfect truths
Just our love
Just our love
And there's no verse
No monument of words
For our love
For they can't hold
All I know about my love, about my love

Storm clouds break
Pools remain memories for
Earth embrace
That umbrate up above
They become
New love
New love

There's no eye in the sky
Just our love, just our love
No unobstructed views




No perfect truths
Just our love, just our love

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Death Cab for Cutie's song Unobstructed Views seem to be about the imperfect and realistic nature of love. The singer dismisses the idea of a divine presence watching over their love, instead asserting that it is solely their own. There are no ideal perspectives or objective truths that can capture their relationship, only their own understanding of it. The lack of a monument or prescribed language for their love further reinforces this idea that their love is unique and personal, not something that can be captured by the norms of society or religion.


Line by Line Meaning

There's no eye in the sky
There's no higher power or all-knowing being watching over us


Just our love
The only guiding force in our lives is each other's love


No unobstructed view
We don't have a clear or objective understanding of reality


No perfect truths
There are no absolute, unquestionable facts or beliefs


Just our love, just our love
Our love is the constant and unchanging factor in our imperfect world


And there's no verse
There's no poetic or profound way to describe our love


No monument of words
Words and language cannot fully capture or express the depth of our love


For our love
No matter how much we try to describe it, our love will always surpass our words


For they can't hold
Words and symbols are limited and cannot contain or fully represent our love


All I know about my love, about my love
Despite its ineffable nature, we know and feel the intensity of our love


Storm clouds break
Difficult times will eventually pass


Pools remain memories for
The aftermath of hardship leaves emotional scars and memories


Earth embrace
We acknowledge and accept the transience of life and our humble place in the world


That umbrate up above
The shadowy, ambiguous forces that influence our lives and relationships


They become
These forces can transform and evolve over time


New love
Through it all, our love perseveres and remains fresh and thriving




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: BENJAMIN GIBBARD, CHRISTOPHER WALLA

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Frank


on I Will Follow You Into The Dark

This song sucks