A Song That I Want Played At My Wedding | Someday You Will Die
When Plans came out, I didn’t know what to expect, and wasn’t ready for what I got. I’d been put on to Death Cab for Cutie when a friend of mine put “We Looked Like Giants” on a mixtape for me. I’d ignored them until then, knowing their name, but not their music, laughing when my friend said he was going to start a parody emo band and call it Death Cab Confessional.
It turned around with that song. I bought Transatlanticism and got to know it like family. I wrote to it and about it. I loved it (save for the two terrible songs).
I heard the lead single from Plans a few weeks before it came out, and dutifully bought the album. I wanted more of what I’d grown to love, but it has never grabbed me in quite the same way.
When “Your Heart Is an Empty Room” was used in the trailer for The Science of Sleep it grew on me and I began to appreciate it more. It’s my favorite song from that record mostly for that reason.
But beyond that: there’s something to the fatalism of “I Will Follow You Into the Dark”. I like the foreverness of it, the sense of always. It suits my romantic notion of love, my sense of being a dreamer and thinking in the long term.
It was suggested that it play at my wedding, and I wasn’t sure, but the more I’ve thought about it, the more I like it.
There’s never been anything wrong with a little fatalism in your romance.
we went with passenger seat. less fatalism 😉
I copied you. But not really. But sort of.
Just our hands clasped so tight. That’s all I really need, I think.