Saturday, June 26, 2010

so who's gonna watch you die

"What Sarah Said"

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 breaths as I said to myself that I'd already taken too much today
As each descending peak on the LCD took you a little farther away from me
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 that "Love is watching someone die"

So who's going to watch you die?..

meaning | Reviewer: Alexxx | 6/8/09

The lead singer of DCFC's best friend's wife, Sarah, was the inspiration for this song. She was walking in the park one day with her husband, when she suddenly broke down into tears. Her words were, "One of us is going to have to watch the other die."

In the music portion after "So who's gonna watch you die", you can hear the heartbeat very softly in the background slowly start to fade. And at the end, you can hear a doorbell.

This song is another masterpiece by Death Cab for Cutie.

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