Lab Tracks

Lab Track: St. Peter’s Cathedral

Reader Cris just tipped us off to the fact that Death Cab for Cutie seems to have dropped god recently. Their latest album, Codes and Keys, features lyrics exploring the unlikeliness of an afterlife or a greater power. Here’s one of them. Enjoy!

St. Peter’s Cathedral
Death Cab for Cutie

St. Peter’s cathedral
Built of granite
Ever fearful of the answer
When the candle in the tunnel
Is flickering and sputters
And fading faster
It’s only then that you will know
What lies above or down below
Or if these fictions only prove
How much you’ve really got to lose

At St. Peter’s cathedral
There is stained glass
There’s a steeple that is reaching
Up towards the heavens
Such ambition never failing to amaze me
It’s either quite a master plan
Or just chemicals that help us understand
That when our hearts stop ticking
This is the end
And there’s nothing past this

There’s nothing past this

This has been another installment of Monday Lab Tracks. Send us your musical recommendations through our contact link at the top of the page, and tell us what you think of the song in the comments below!

Ashley Hamer

Ashley Hamer (aka Smashley) is a saxophonist and writer living in Chicago, where she performs regularly with the funk band FuzZz and jazz ensemble Big Band Boom. She also does standup comedy, sort of, sometimes. Her tenor saxophone's name is Ladybird.

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