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Riff: Benjamin Gibbard – “Teardrop Windows”

Oct 7, 2012

Teardrop windows crying in the sky/How the years have quickly passed him by

from "Teardrop Windows" lyrics by Benjamin Gibbard

For all y’all Seattle architecture nerds, Gibbard looks up at this underdog building tale that once was “the city’s toast” until that bastard mod Space Needle ousted it in 1962 – a major-key heel-stomper of a metaphor for great things getting shoved aside by time, ergo the Former Lives montage.

Riff by Gavin Paul

Gavin Paul is SONGLYRICS' Editor-in-Chief. Chicago-bred, New York-sculpted, his words and ideas have appeared in publications ranging from Spin and Rolling Stone to The Chicago Sun-Times and Arborist News.

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