Sorrow Drips Into Your Heart

through a pinhole. Just like a faucet that leaks, and there is comfort in the sound. But while you debate half empty or half full. . .slowly it rises. Your love is gonna drown. Image

Death cab for cutie lyrics. I first found out about this band 3 or 4 years ago when I watched a movie called the Invisible. It’s about a boy named Nick that gets trapped in limbo after a girl named Annie has her friends beat him up for knowing about a robbery her and her boyfriend committed. Of course, Annie and Nick fall in love after she’s the only one who can still see him, and he desperately pleads with her to tell the police (them) where he is before it’s too late. Eventually she does, but it is almost too late as her boyfriend Marcus has moved the body to the bottom of a river where the dams will break and Nick will drown and die.

Anyway, that is what started by love, obsession, and thankfulness for death cab for cutie’s music and Ben Gibbards lyrics and or magical words. The song played in the movie is “I Will Follow You Into The Dark.” It is the song that really put them on the map, but I’ve listened to all of their stuff and it’s ALL good. Including Ben’s solo project, The Postal Service.

Back to the lyrics and song I’ve chosen to write about. I think it’s a beautiful thing that he said here. Sorrow and any of the emotions we feel do not always just hit us right at once. They can permeate slowly. Dripping into the pinhole of our heart like a leaky faucet and the sound is familiar. Comforting even. Then the doubt creeps in. Do we like our lives? Is the glass half-empty or half-full, and as the emotion, in this case sorrow, rises, our love could drown.

Obviously, I don’t think it’s right to let your love drown. The idea of love scares me, but I’m hoping that all the times in the past that I’ve been hurt will prepare me for the time in the future when I might not be anymore. Anyway I hope everyone has the pleasure of discovering Death Cab for Cutie someday.



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