Thursday, August 14, 2008

Let's get lyrical, lyrical: Death Cab for Cutie - I Will Follow You into the Dark

Love of mine some day you will die
But I'll be close behind
I'll follow you into the dark

No blinding light or tunnels to gates of white
Just our hands clasped so tight
Waiting for the hint of a spark

If heaven and hell decide

That they both are satisfied
Illuminate the 'No's' on their vacancy signs

If there's no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I'll follow you into the dark

In Catholic school as vicious as Roman rule
I got my knuckles brusied by a lady in black
And I held my toungue as she told me
"Son fear is the heart of love"
So I never went back

If heaven and hell decide
That they both are satisfied
Illuminate the 'No's' on their vacancy signs

If there's no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I'll follow you into the dark

You and me have seen everything to see
From Bangkok to Calgary
And the soles of your shoes are all worn down
The time for sleep is now
It's nothing to cry about
Cause we'll hold each other soon
The blackest of rooms

If heaven and hell decide
That they both are satisfied
Illuminate the 'No's' on their vacancy signs

If there's no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I'll follow you into the dark
Then I'll follow you into the dark

Not the least because I just watched the band a few days ago so I am still rather buzzed about them, certainly not least because watching Ben Gibbard serenade the crowd with this song with just one guitar and some of the most lovelorn words ever written is about the most sob-worthy scene I have seen at a concert and certainly not because it's an ode to a love that's dying.

But because he is willing to 'follow her into the dark'. Yeesh, have you ever seen what's in the dark? In my room it's usually half-eaten rice boxes with week-old chicken/cabbage stew. I don't know about you, but that's bloody romantic.

Death Cab for Cutie - I Will Follow You into the Dark (from Plans) [BUY]

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is no such thing as overplayed when it comes to this particular song, IMHO.

DandyRoo said...

DEATH CAB WAS AMAZING!

cyber-red said...

who ask you never go see them ah? =P

 
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