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.
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.