We Will Become Silhouettes
The Postal Service Lyrics


I've got a cupboard with cans of food
Filtered water and pictures of you
And I'm not coming out until this is all over

And I'm looking through the glass
Where the light bends at the cracks
And I'm screaming at the top of my lungs
Pretending the echoes belong to someone
Someone I used to know
And we become
Silhouettes when our bodies finally go

I wanted to walk through the empty streets
And feel something constant under my feet
But all the news reports
Recommended that I stay in doors

Because the air outside will make
Our cells divide at an alarming rate
Until our shelves simply cannot hold
All our insides in
And that's when we'll explode
And it won't be a pretty sight

And we'll become
Silhouettes when our bodies finally go
And we'll become
Silhoutettes when our bodies finally go
And we'll become
Silhouettes when our bodies finally go
And well become
Silhouettes when our bodies finally go

And we'll become
And we'll become
And we'll become
And we'll become

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Written by: Benjamin D Gibbard, Jimmy Tamborello

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james span

I've got a cupboard with cans of food, filtered water,
And pictures of you and I'm not coming out
Until this is all over
And I'm looking through the glass where the light bends
At the cracks
And I'm screaming at the top of my lungs pretending
The echoes belong to someone
Someone I used to know

And we become silhouettes when our bodies finally go
Ba ba ba...

I wanted to walk through the empty streets
And feel something constant under my feet,
But all the news reports recommended that
I stay indoors
Because the air outside will make our cells
Divide at an alarming rate until our shells
Simply cannot hold all our insides in,
And that's when we'll explode
(and it won't be a pretty sight)

And we'll become silhouettes when our bodies finally go
Ba ba ba...
And we'll become silhouettes when our bodies finally go
Ba ba ba...
And we'll become silhouettes when our bodies finally go
Ba ba ba...
And we'll become silhouettes when our bodies finally go
Ba ba ba...

And we'll become
And we'll become



Joseph Strider

My opinion on the story\idea that this music video tells...

The father, shown by the pillow at the beginning, holds a very special place in this family. Thru out the video he is shown as a teacher, leader, and perhaps a visionary. The kids canning gravy (?), the father teaching his son how to dry fruits, and the mother having the make their own clothes give weight to that idea, assuming they were his ideas. Also the wife and keyboardist both seem to look up to him, while the kids perhaps have been raised to believe what he says is true. I believe the family's and friends' body language hints towards that admiration. His message, the song, is one that seems to look forward to an atomic destruction of the world. One that he seems to believe he will survive. One that hasn't come yet as evident of their house and the houses they pass while bycycling.

All that in mind...

The father has placed himself as a survivalist\prophet teaching his wife and friend as well as his kids that the end is coming, and with his help, they will not only survive, but also thrive.

They almost have a cult feel to them.



FunOBot

I've got a cupboard with cans of food
Toilet paper and pictures of you
And I'm not coming out until this is all over
And I'm looking through the glass
Where the light bends at the cracks
And I'm screaming at the top of my lungs
Pretending the echoes belong to someone
Someone I used to know

And we become
Silhouettes when our bodies finally go


I wanted to walk through the empty streets
And feel something constant under my feet
But all the news reports recommended that I stay indoors
'Cause there's a virus in the air
On the walls and on the chairs
That makes you run a nasty fever and then makes you cough
And lets water fill your lungs
And sometimes that's where it ends

And we'll become
Silhouettes when our bodies finally go



All comments from YouTube:

TheC0bblestone

I honestly think this is the best album ever.

VeloxFelidae

@A Spectator yah it’s a bit too close to home

Gum Nut

@A Spectator Sure we've lived it. That's why we love it so much.

Gum Nut

@TheC0bblestone Nursery Cryme, Stormcock, Moontan, Pampered Menial, Shadow of The Moon, From Home to Home, The Magic City, Hark! The Village Wait would be a few. But Give Up would be a very fine and respectable choice for best album ever.

Gum Nut

Nah, not the best album ever.. absolutely glorious though. 5 stars from me, one of the best of the 00s.

Arleigh Venet

It's definitely in it's own realm of incredible music and lyrics.

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danielsmcgrath

this guy's voice reminds me so much of Death Cab for Cutie. I love it!

betrue311

@Jon Ellingworth 😁😁

Jon Ellingworth

@betrue311 Good catch! Now I'm the funny one.

betrue311

@Jon Ellingworth its 2022 but yes still hilarious. 😂

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