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Death Cab for Cutie - Title and Registration

The glove compartment isn't accurately named
And everybody knows it.
So I'm proposing a swift orderly change
.

Cause behind it's door there's nothing to keep my fingers warm
And all I find are souvenirs from better times
Before the gleam of your taillights fading east
To find yourself a better life
.

I was searching for some legal document
As the rain beat down on the hood
When I stumbled upon pictures I tried to forget
And that's how this idea was drilled into my head

Cause it's too important
To stay the way it's been

There's no blame for how our love did slowly fade
And now that it's gone it's like it wasn't there at all
And here I rest where disappointment and regret collide
Lying awake at night

There's no blame for how our love did slowly fade
And now that it's gone it's like it wasn't there at all
And here I rest where disappointment and regret collide
Lying awake at night (up all night)
When I'm lying awake at night.

Title and Registration was the third single taken from Death Cab for Cutie's 2003 album Transatlanticism. It was officially released as an internet-only single that could be streamed through the band's website. Promo copies of the single were released on CD. "World Shut Your Mouth" was later released on the Crooked Teeth EP. Live, the song's layered instrumentation has been difficult to pull off and thus has been performed a variety of ways. All of these involve Chris Walla switching halfway through the song from lead guitar to keyboards, whilst Ben Gibbard takes over the guitar part. For the first half of the song, initially, both Gibbard and drummer Jason McGerr used electronic drums in order to replicate the distinctive drum machine sound in the song. In the band's 2008 tour, Gibbard performed the entire first two verses as lead vocalist, without a guitar or drums; before picking up his guitar as Walla abandoned his. Most recently, Gibbard has kept his electric guitar strapped on for the song's entirety, but using a shaker as percussion during the song's first two verses.

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