"Codes and Keys"

This new ballad (heard here in a live, solo-piano version) proudly bites Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." Ben Gibbard follows minor falls and major lifts to the cold and broken refrain, "We are a-live" — sounding both fragile and optimistic.

Listen to "Codes and Keys":

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From The Archives Issue 1127: March 31, 2011
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