Marching Bands of Manhattan

Songfacts®:

  • Frontman Ben Gibbard said on his record label website regarding this song about living in the moment - or at least trying to: "I'm the sort of person that's always dwelling on the destination rather than the journey. Even when I'm in a great situation there's always this moving thought that it all is going to have to end. 'Marching Bands' and the next song, 'Soul Meets Body,' are about me trying not to fall back into old habits."

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