Save James Mercer, the lead vocalist and guitarist, no one else from arguably their biggest hit remains in the band - Mercer dismissing them before the follow-up album.
It's not that I think much of the Shins one way or the other. They have some decent material, and I loved Mercer's duet with Aimee Mann on her last solo album.
And to be truthfully forthcoming, I don't "officially" own one album of theirs. My nephew ripped me a copy of their disk, Wincing the Night Away.
I know that to some, music is more important than the lyrics, and to others the opposite is true. Personally, I think it's more of an equal combination. But to me even if the lyrics don't mean anything, I would like to understand what they're saying / singing.
The Shins didn't publish their lyrics with the disk. And often during this song, you can't really tell what Mercer is singing. To look on-line, if you view 10 different sites that post supposed lyrics, you'll get 10 different takes, at least by varying degrees.
Still, it works.