Little Wanderer

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  • This melancholic, guitar-driven slow-burner finds an introspective Ben Gibbard singing about a long distance relationship . His often absent lover is somebody who, like himself, spends most of their time on tour:

    You send a photo out your window of Paris
    Of what you wish I could see
    But someone has got to be a lighthouse
    And that someone has got to be me


    "Such Great Heights," the debut single of Gibbard's other Project, The Postal Service, has similar sentiments. Gibbard sung on that track of missing someone "out there on the road, for several weeks of shows."

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