Album: Narrow Stairs (2008)
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  • Cath, she stands with a well-intentioned man
    But she can't relax with his hands on the small of her back
    And as the flash bulbs burst
    She holds a smile like someone would hold a crying child

    And soon everybody will ask what became of you
    And your heart was dying fast, and you didn't know what to do

    Cath, it seems that you live in someone else's dream
    In a hand-me-down wedding dress
    Where the things that could have been are oppressed
    You said your vows, and you closed the door
    On so many men who would have loved you more

    And soon everybody will ask what became of you
    And your heart was dying fast, and you didn't know what to do

    The whispers that it won't last roll up and down the pews
    But if their hearts were dying that fast,
    They'd have done the same as you
    And I'd have done the same as you. Writer/s: Benjamin Gibbard
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Ian from Ragama, Sri Lanka (ceylon)Even the video to this one shows a girl in an alter waiting for the groom..
  • Alex from Pompton Plains, Njthis is my favorite song on narrow stairs. ben's lyrics on this one really hit home especially the line, "and your heart what dying fast and you didn't know what to do" brilliant. this is a truly amazing song.
  • Loren from Duluth, MnWhen I heard this song it made me think of a woman who hurried thru her love life because she thought if she got much older it would be to late. Especially with the lyrics:

    "Cath, it seems that you live in someone else's dream
    In a hand-me-down wedding dress
    Where the things that could have been all repressed
    But you said your vows, and you closed the door
    On so many men who would have loved you more"
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