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Death Cab for Cutie — Doors Unlocked and Open
Album: Codes and Keys
Avg rating:
7.3

Your rating:
Total ratings: 2456









Released: 2011
Length: 5:33
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Isolations, dotted lines
Seas of concrete, wild eyes
Streaking colors, blurred to one
Always moving, blinding sun
Blinding sun
Cold discomfort, safety glass
Seasons turning, dying grass
California, gilded crowns
Mile markers, counting down

Somewhere down, down
Down in the ocean of sound, sound
We'll live in slow-motion
And be free
With doors unlocked and open
Doors unlocked and open

Isolations
Isolations
California, gilded crowns
Idle workers, counting down

Somewhere down, down
Down in the ocean of sound, sound
We'll live in slow-motion
And be free
With doors unlocked and open
Doors unlocked and open

Somewhere down, down
Down in the ocean of sound, sound
We'll live in slow-motion
And be free
With doors unlocked and open
Doors unlocked and open
Doors unlocked and open

Somewhere down, down
Down in the ocean of sound, sound
We'll live in slow-motion
And be free
With doors unlocked and open
Doors unlocked and open

Somewhere down

Doors unlocked and open
Doors unlocked and open
Doors unlocked and open
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 daniel_rusk wrote:
Please stop playing this? Please? Pretty please?
 

Are you crazy? I just bought the album because of this song. Great band.
 daniel_rusk wrote:
Please stop playing this? Please? Pretty please?
 
With a rating of "7.3" from over 2300 respondents, I have a strong hunch your request will not be granted, however, the PSD button apparently does produce immediate results.
Please stop playing this? Please? Pretty please?
 Andrew_C wrote:
God; that must have taken literally minutes to write.
 
As did your comment I'm sure.
I've not heard this track before. It made my ears prick up as I thought the start sounded like a cover of hallogallo by neu ! I will have to make time to check out more of their back catalogue though. 
 
This band got their name from a song by the wonderful Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band featuring Viv Stanshall. Check them out.
I love this song. Fun to drum to. Constant beat with different melodies.
My lad and I saw them here last week and thoroughly enjoyed the show.  Vicious bass which shook the building.  Glad to hear this track too, as he thinks Codes and Keys was their high point.
Really like this band. Another of my RP discoveries.
 CHuLoYo wrote:
I'm the only one who remember A Forest (The cure) while listening the first minute of this song?
 
Actually sounds like the Cure if they could play. And sing.
Hey, struck by something from YouTube.... Does RP play machine pop? DCC followed by TWOD. They sound the same to me. They "sound" comfortable to me, but....  Check it out.

"The Truth Why Modern Music Is Awful" definitely makes sense to me.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVME_l4IwII
 dwhayslett wrote:

Maybe you could just PSD, rather than impose your opinion on those of us who are quite happy to hear this.
 

I'm wondering whether all the PSD options that the new Web player offers will kill off complaints like that one...Check out the new player, kids, if you haven't yet. 
 ncollingridge wrote:

Please retire it from the playlist, at least for a while!

 
Maybe you could just PSD, rather than impose your opinion on those of us who are quite happy to hear this.
this is just GRANDer than grand {#Bananajam}{#Drummer}{#Drummer}{#Drummer}
 lizardking wrote:

And like others have said, I feel that this song starts off great and then gets less great as it goes on.  I find myself liking it less each time I hear it.
 
Totally agree. The last part of the song, with its unyielding and repetitive drums, is lazy as anything. No variety in it and as a result I have got to the stage where I now find it very tedious to listen to. Please retire it from the playlist, at least for a while!
 squidish wrote:
I love the Doors, especially that Light My Fire song...  {#Fire}

 
I logged in to say that the very beginning of this track, the part with the cool drums, reminds me of the song "I Looked at You" from The Doors' debut album The Doors.  Odd that DCC has "Doors" in this song's title. 

And like others have said, I feel that this song starts off great and then gets less great as it goes on.  I find myself liking it less each time I hear it. 

LONG LIVE RP!!


The production of the drums on this track is excellent. Really feel them with a good stereo.
Forget, over and over, how much I like this song.
If more DCFC songs were like this, I'd be more of a fan.
to be followed by Jimi Hendrix "1983,...A Merman I Should Turn To Be"?

                                                                                         (lyricly speaking)
 tmurrayis wrote:
A nice melodic rock'n tune!!{#Bananajam}

 
Yep, totally agree. 9
A nice melodic rock'n tune!!{#Bananajam}
 kingart wrote:
It's OK once it gets to the song — but it seems to take forever to get rolling. A lot of DCC tracks seem to drag on. 

 
It's part of their charm.
 CHuLoYo wrote:
I'm the only one who remember A Forest (The cure) while listening the first minute of this song?
 
No, now that you mention it..
I'm the only one who remember A Forest (The cure) while listening the first minute of this song?
this is rockin - my nates are a rigglin to this liddle beauty...
 ritingon wrote:
Every time I hear this one I like it a little bit less.

 
I got the same feeling from just 1 listen.
It's OK once it gets to the song — but it seems to take forever to get rolling. A lot of DCC tracks seem to drag on. 
Every time I hear this one I like it a little bit less.
 Frater_Kork wrote:
The drumming reminds me of Neu!
 

 
Indeed. That's a good thing 
 oldsaxon wrote:
The doors are unlocked and open in New Hampshire...still a pretty good song

 

Glad I don't have to pay your heating bills...
Dotted lines.Isolocation.
 Bobert_ParkCity wrote:
This tune has that rhythm train thing down pat.

 
Boom chugga chugga boom chugga chugga.......
This band aren't at all well known over here  (UK), but I find them impossible to ignore each time they come on.
{#Sleep}
 Euskadita wrote:

Surely this guys never heard this song by Kashmir.



 
I also totally thought of Kashmir.
Simply awful{#Sleep}
I like the opening Motorik beat. The song kinda loses it's way after that.
The doors are unlocked and open in New Hampshire...still a pretty good song
God; that must have taken literally minutes to write.
 Bobert_ParkCity wrote:
This tune has that rhythm train thing down pat.

 
Pat. That's an excellent word for it.
This tune has that rhythm train thing down pat.
Can't wait for them to play at Best Kept Secret this summer!
 
In a Southern vernacular, "open" door means that it "can" be opened.  "I left the door open for you" means you can open it when you get there; it's not locked. Not literally swung open.This is in the same vein of "knock knock" then "come on in, the door's open." 
 Euskadita wrote:

Surely this guys never heard this song by Kashmir.

 
It's not likely; Kashmir is a pretty obscure band, especially to most North Americans, and there are hundreds of other songs which sound similar.
This song is really growing on me. Love it. Thanks for playing it RP.

Surely this guys never heard this song by Kashmir.


The drumming reminds me of Neu!
 
Sounds so much like Sonic Youth, which isn't a bad thing at all...
Yep....kickin' tune. {#Bananasplit}
 Jota wrote:
You can 'lock' a door after opening it.
 
Of course you can!  But maybe that song is "Doors Are Locked and Open" by Birth Cab for Homely.
I love this ...
Interesting lyrics and good drums but melodically blabbering on.
I love the Doors, especially that Light My Fire song...  {#Fire}
analysis paralysis...
You can 'lock' a door after opening it.
really good to hear them every now and then {#Yes}
The doors are open than go away

Yes, the doors can be unlocked but not opened. According to the title, these particular doors are unlocked, and also opened. Where is the confusion?

 
richlister wrote:
Surely, if the doors are open, they're unlocked? Am I missing something?
 Yes, but it goes without saying that if the doors were locked, then they can't be open?
 DaidyBoy wrote:

shouldn't that be a question mark?

 
Not really. They aren't expecting a response to the question.
 Proclivities wrote:

Shouldn't the first word of your question begin with an upper-case letter?
{#Wink} 

 
I only commented on usage of apostrophes, not grammar in general... :-)
And I love RP too
 Proclivities wrote:

Shouldn't the first word of your question begin with an upper-case letter?
{#Wink} 

 
I love Radio Paradise.  Thank you all  xx
 DaidyBoy wrote:

shouldn't that be a question mark?

 
Shouldn't the first word of your question begin with an upper-case letter?
{#Wink} 
 DavidS_UK wrote:

... and who said that correct apostrophe usage was dead!

 
shouldn't that be a question mark?
 dkwalika wrote:
Bought this album on my son's girlfriend's recommendation, and she was correct! It is very good!

 
... and who said that correct apostrophe usage was dead!
 easmann wrote:
Q: What's the difference between ignorance and apathy?
A: "I don't know" and "I don't care".

Q: What's the difference between The Decemberists and Death Cab for Cutie?
A: I don't know and I don't care. 
 
I like both of them quite a lot! :)
 easmann wrote:
Q: What's the difference between ignorance and apathy?
A: "I don't know" and "I don't care".

Q: What's the difference between The Decemberists and Death Cab for Cutie?
A: I don't know and I don't care. 

 
Laughed my bl**dy a** off.
Superb!

(EDIT: Just seen Steve's subsequent post... actually I like the Decemberists but don't let fact get in the way of a fine joke!)
 rdo wrote:

The day this band is considered in the same league as the Cure is the day I hang up my hockey skates...
 
I agree, yet the first minute I thought I was hearing a remix of 'Into the trees'!  Then the vocals started and I was under no illusions!
 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:

Cure................. no
 
The day this band is considered in the same league as the Cure is the day I hang up my hockey skates...
The song let me recall a band of my youth : "Can" (former "The Can"). They made somekind of psychedelic krautrock - allthough they denied to be called a "rockband". I once heard and saw them live in concert at "Fabrik" in Hamburg here in Germany in the mid 70ies - it was great! I looked around at iTunes and astoundingly found only four tracks on samplers. But via wikipedia, I found their website: "spoonrecords.com"
They had a great hit called "Spoon", which was a soundtrack for a tv-film "Das Messer" in three parts (from the story "the knife" by Francis Durbridge). When it ran on tv, it made the streets empty :-)) That was, when there where only three tv-channels in Germany.
{#Bananajam}rocking out! {#Drummer}
 moocray wrote:
Did someone already say they hear the Cure in this? PS: I like the Cure, but this not so much.

 
Cure................. no
Did someone already say they hear the Cure in this? PS: I like the Cure, but this not so much.
The "doors unlocked and open" line always makes me think of the recorded message on the trains at the Atlanta airport.
 easmann wrote:
Q: What's the difference between ignorance and apathy?
A: "I don't know" and "I don't care".

Q: What's the difference between The Decemberists and Death Cab for Cutie?
A: I don't know and I don't care. 

 

Very funny.
 joelbb wrote:
How does crap like this get popular, have a following, generate enough interest for people to write trivia about it on RP?
  Because more than only your opinion counts here? :) FourFortyEight wrote:

Because more than only your opinion counts here? :)

 

Say it isn't so.
  Geecheeboy wrote:
Whatever it is that makes me like Sonic Youth makes me like this.
  
YES!

Yes...definitely sounds like New Hampshire when it starts. I'm always a bit disappointed.
Little cartoon duck voice....
 kingart wrote:
And what does the name of the band mean? Anyone? Who's Cutie? 

 
Band is named after a songtitle of the Bonzo Dog Band


The time just may have run out on DCFC...
 kingart wrote:
And what does the name of the band mean? Anyone? Who's Cutie? 
 
I am.

By the way, the doors can be opened and then locked.  But these aren't.
Built to Spill in Deathcab for Cutie, nice transition with the Northwest Sound theme
I never really liked Death Cab, but this song is really very nice.
I thought that was Deus at the beginning. I've been a big DCFC fan in the past but this track is new to me.
 joelbb wrote:
How does crap like this get popular, have a following, generate enough interest for people to write trivia about it on RP?
 
Because more than only your opinion counts here? :)
Great music, awful voices and lyrics
 FrnaZ wrote:
Familiar with 'Hipster Hitler'?

 
first of all: {#Eek} {#Roflol}
secondly, now i found the website. morning: occupied (get it?)
This song is growing on me...  
 Geecheeboy wrote:
Whatever it is that makes me like Sonic Youth makes me like this.
 
YES!
Familiar with 'Hipster Hitler'?


Gawd! I thought I was hearing The Tragically Hip! 
A superb album.
 joelbb wrote:
How does crap like this get popular, have a following, generate enough interest for people to write trivia about it on RP?
 
I suppose 'crap' is subjective. Perhaps more curious is why someone who doesn't like this might be listening to RP in the first place.

A solid 9 for me.
Weird; I get a Morphine 'Top Floor Bottom Buzzer' vibe from the intro.  And then Bill plays Morphine :)
Is it me or is this very similar to Play for Today?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmbOLTWggXI 
How does crap like this get popular, have a following, generate enough interest for people to write trivia about it on RP?
It's the title of a track by the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah band from the album Gorilla. See:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_Cab_for_Cutie_%28song%29
 
 

kingart wrote:
And what does the name of the band mean? Anyone? Who's Cutie? 
 


And what does the name of the band mean? Anyone? Who's Cutie? 
likin this
I like
 richlister wrote:
Surely, if the doors are open, they're unlocked? Am I missing something?
   

gekkosan wrote:
Yes, the doors can be unlocked but not opened. According to the title, these particular doors are unlocked, and also opened. Where is the confusion?
 
There shouldn't be any confusion unless that's what one wants.  It's a sequence: "unlock and open the doors".  Perhaps they cannot be opened until they are unlocked.
Anyhow, it's an interesting discussion - in a nerdy sort of way.
So moving...eyes closed, just listening{#Meditate}
 redtex wrote:
There seems to be a large number of songs today that include some sort of bothersome & unecessary sounds effects.
 
Glad this isn't one of those.
Dig this an awful lot and must buy it.
Bought this album on my son's girlfriend's recommendation, and she was correct! It is very good!
 ngunnell wrote:
Gets better every time.  Perfectly constructed...
 

Great album.  Really liked it on the first listen and gets better with every listen. These guys rock in concert.  Didn't know what to expect but they rocked. 
The first few notes always remind me of "New Hampshire" by Sonic Youth, in a good way. 
8->9
Gets better every time.  Perfectly constructed...

Really dig this one.


There seems to be a large number of songs today that include some sort of bothersome & unecessary sounds effects.
 Mayasha wrote:

Also, they can be locked and open (think about door stops).
 

Technically speaking - the locking mechanism is in the door handle, which could be locked or unlocked regardless of whether the door is open or shut.  And, similarly, a door can be either open or shut regardless of whether the handle mechanism is locked or unlocked.  But, as implied by the original post - it doesn't make much difference if the door is locked if it is also already open. 
 richlister wrote:
Surely, if the doors are open, they're unlocked? Am I missing something?
 
Open means ajar, here. So it's like somebody just left the door completely open. It is a state of mind and quite a vulnerable position to be in. 
 richlister wrote:
Surely, if the doors are open, they're unlocked? Am I missing something?
 
Also, they can be locked and open (think about door stops).
 richlister wrote:
Surely, if the doors are open, they're unlocked? Am I missing something?
 
Next time you walk out a door to the roof of a building or half the doors in my office and can't get back in because the doors are nearly never actually unlocked, we can revisit this question.
Yes, the doors can be unlocked but not opened. According to the title, these particular doors are unlocked, and also opened. Where is the confusion?

 
richlister wrote:
Surely, if the doors are open, they're unlocked? Am I missing something?
 


Surely, if the doors are open, they're unlocked? Am I missing something?
 Ando wrote:
I hear Sonic Youth
 
I hear somebody trying to copy Sonic Youth.  Almost successfully, except for the energy and creativity.
 
Please repeat again: What's with unlocked doors? Don't get it.
5 (merciful given)