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Life In Quarantine

by Benjamin Gibbard

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The streets are empty
The bars and cafes, too
The streetlights only changing
Cuz they ain’t got nothing better to do

You say it’s like Christmas
When nobody’s around
Or when our city was still a secret
Before those carpetbaggers came to town

The airports and train stations are full of desperate people
Trying to convince the gate agents that not all emergencies are equal
But no one is going anywhere soon

Inside the Safeway
It’s like the Eastern Bloc
People have a way of getting crazy
When they think they’ll be dead in a month

But you like the silence
Of the wind through the trees
And I like walking beside you
Through these days of no guarantees

The National Guard is on their way to protect us from our neighbors
And everyone who’s tried to swim for it has drowned out past the breakers

The airports and train stations are full of desperate people
Trying to convince the gate agents that not all emergencies are equal
But no one is going anywhere soon
No one is going anywhere soon

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released March 26, 2020
Written by Benjamin Gibbard

Published by Where I'm Calling From Music (BMI), Administered by Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing (BMI)

“Life in Quarantine” is in benefit of Seattle-based non-profit Aurora Commons, a wonderful organization that provides a safe space for people temporarily experiencing homelessness: www.auroracommons.org

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Benjamin Gibbard Seattle, Washington

Ben Gibbard is a singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is the lead vocalist and guitarist of Death Cab for Cutie, with which he has recorded nine studio albums, and is one half of the electronic duo the Postal Service.
Gibbard released his debut solo album, Former Lives, in 2012, and a collaborative studio album, One Fast Move or I'm Gone (2009), with Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt's Jay Farrar.
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