Ben Gibbard Properly Releases 'Life In Quarantine'

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Last week, Ben Gibbard shared a new song while self-quarantining aptly named "Life in Quarantine," and promised the track would be available on DSPs the following week. On Thursday (March 26) the Death Cab For Cutie frontman delivered official audio of the home recording, with proceeds benefiting the Seattle-based non-profit Aurora Commons, "a wonderful organization that provides a safe space for people temporarily experiencing homelessness."

“I know this is a really f**ked up and scary time for everybody, including myself. And I know that we’re all trying to figure out what we can do to make it better, or what we can do to alleviate the suffering of someone else," he said in a message. Gibbard has been broadcasting live from his home in Seattle every day for over a week now, and encourages fans to donate to a different charitable organization during each livestream.

Listen to "Life in Quarantine" and read the all too relatable lyrics below.

"Life in Quarantine" Lyrics

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

To keep up to date on the latest news about the coronavirus and to understand what you need to stay safe and healthy, check out the Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction podcast from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

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