Pity and Fear

Album: Narrow Stairs (2008)

Songfacts®:

  • Vocalist Ben Gibbard told VH1 News about this track: "Sonically, I was in New York in December after we had finished touring and I found this little Indian drum machine and I wrote a couple songs with it. This was one of them that stuck, and it aesthetically worked for us. I see this song being a little bit of a reaction to everything that had been occurring with us over the last fifteen months. At a certain point you get sick of yourself, as sick of you as you think people are of you."

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