Death Cab For Cutie

I’ve been listening to Death Cab all week after seeing their amazing show at the Commodore this past Tuesday. There isn’t anything I can say about these guys other than Wow. Brilliant and poignant lyrics and simple melodies built upon less than simple timeframes (at least on the older material) and a voice that brings it all together. If you haven’t checked them out yet, download/buy/steal their new album Plans. Brilliant.

Here’s one of my favorite tracks written out… Painful, heartbreaking, yet insightful.

What Sarah Said – Death Cab for Cutie
And it came to me then
That every plan is a tiny prayer to father time
As I stared at my shoes in the ICU
That reeked of piss and 409

And I rationed my breathes as I said to myself
That I’d already taken too much today
As each descending peak of the LCD
Took you a little farther away from me

Amongst the vending machines and year-old magazines
In a place where we only say goodbye
It stung like a violent wind that our memories depend
On a faulty camera in our minds

But I knew that you were a truth I would rather lose
Than to have never lain beside at all
And I looked around at all the eyes on the ground
As the TV entertained itself

‘Cause there’s no comfort in the waiting room
Just nervous pacers bracing for bad news
And then the nurse comes round
And everyone will lift their heads
But I’m thinking of what Sarah said…
“Love is watching someone die”

So who’s going to watch you die?

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