We Used to Vacation

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We Used to Vacation
EP by Cold War Kids
Released November 27, 2006 (2006-11-27)
Genre Indie rock
Length 17:49
Label V2
Producer Kevin Augunas, Jason Martin, Cold War Kids
Cold War Kids chronology
Robbers & Cowards
We Used to Vacation
Loyalty to Loyalty

We Used to Vacation is the fourth EP by the American indie rock band Cold War Kids. It was released by V2 on November 27, 2006 on CD and Vinyl.[1][2] The title track (which is also the opening track of Robbers & Cowards) is told from the perspective of an alcoholic family man, telling of his struggle against his alcoholism in order to be responsible to his family.[3] The line "I give a check to tax deductible charity organizations" is from the Bob Dylan track "Ballad of a Thin Man", from his Highway 61 Revisited album.

Critical reception[edit]

NME were impressed by the track, praising the production and vocals and saying that the band had "enough flair, taste and soul for any educated heart in Britain."[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "We Used To Vacation" 4:14
2. "In Harmony In Silver" 3:38
3. "Expensive Tastes" 5:02
4. "Quiet, Please!" 4:55


  1. ^ "Cold War Kids - We Used To Vacation (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-11-15. 
  2. ^ "Cold War Kids - We Used To Vacation (Vinyl)". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-11-15. 
  3. ^ "Cold War Kids - We Used To Vacation Lyrics". MetroLyrics. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  4. ^ "NME Track Reviews – Cold War Kids: We Used To Vacation EP". NME. IPC Media. 2006-11-24. Retrieved 2013-11-14.