I Was a Kaleidoscope

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"I Was a Kaleidoscope"
I Was a Kaleidoscope.jpg
Single by Death Cab for Cutie
from the album The Photo Album
Released October 15, 2002
Format CD, 7"
Recorded Spring 2001
Genre Indie rock
Length 2:50
Label Fierce Panda
Writer(s) Ben Gibbard, Chris Walla
Producer(s) Chris Walla
Death Cab for Cutie singles chronology
"Stability"
(2002)
"I Was a Kaleidoscope"
(2002)
"We Laugh Indoors"
(2002)

"I Was a Kaleidoscope" is a song by American band Death Cab for Cutie, the second single from their third album The Photo Album, released on 15 October, 2002.

It is an upbeat song consisting of guitars and drums, with keyboards and loops completing the soundscape that the band builds up with the initial guitar riff and drum and bass line. It was written about walking to a soon to be ex-girlfriend's apartment in winter, probably referencing weather around Seattle and Bellingham, Washington, the band's hometowns.

The song reached number 115 on the UK Singles Chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Was a Kaleidoscope"
  2. "Coney Island" (Alternate)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 115

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