Now that you can stream Death Cab For Cutie‘s main frontman Benjamin Gibbard and his virgin solo record Former Lives, all about the intranets, a project that spanned “eight years, three relationships, living in two different places, drinking then not drinking,” so he says none of which is about former indie wife Zooey Deschanel, have you dove into our micro-lyric review a day coverage yet? Dubbed RIFFs, we’re elbow deep into the seventh track today, swirling around the angst-ridden themes of “Duncan, Where Have You Gone,” and the choir pop hook of a final final verse:

They’ve raised you the best they possibly could

And still you’ve felt unloved, always misunderstood

Meanwhile, should you want to go backward and take a look at our previous RIFFs from Former Lives, they’re on every lyric page for Gibbard’s new album, of which we’ll also lay down right now for clickable ease (see below). And stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter handles as we roll out each consecutive review for each track leading up to the album’s official October 16 release date, along with a feature LISTING. For kicks, here’s a 2007 first acoustic draft of track 11, “Broken Yolk in Western Sky:”

  1. Shepherd’s Bush Lullaby
  2. Dream Song
  3. Teardrop Windows
  4. Bigger Than Love
  5. Lily
  6. Something’s Rattling (Cowpoke)
  7. Duncan, Where Have You Gone?