Friday, March 31, 2006

The Nose on the Vacancy Sign

Love of mine, someday you will die
But I'll be close behind
I'll follow you into the dark

No blinding light or tunnels to gates of white
Just our hands clasped so tight
Waiting for the hint of a spark

If heaven and hell decide
That they both are satisfied
And illuminate the NOs on their vacancy signs

If there's no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I'll follow you into the dark

Catholic school as vicious as Roman rule
I got my knuckles bruised by a lady in black
And I held my tongue as she told me
"Son, fear is the heart of love."
So I never went back

If heaven and hell decide
That they both are satisfied
And illuminate the NOs on their vacancy signs

If there's no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I'll follow you into the dark

You and me have seen everything to see
From Bangkok to Calgary
And the soles of your shoes are all worn down
The time for sleep is now
It's nothing to cry about
Cause we'll hold each other soon
The blackest of rooms

If heaven and hell decide
That they both are satisfied
And illuminate the NOs on their vacancy signs

If there's no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I'll follow you into the dark
Then I'll follow you into the dark

Ben Gibbard - Death Cab for Cutie

I like this song and it has been in my head for a while now, so I thought I would share it. I like thinking of a nose on a vacancy sign too, illuminated or not.

March came in like a lion and went out like a lamb-fed lion.

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2 Comments:

At April 04, 2006 10:15 PM, Blogger Wee Katie said...

One of my favorite songs, by one of my favorite bands. And one of my favorite topics--misheard lyrics. I used to think that the Greenday song, "Good Riddance," said "Dumb wretch, you bother us," instead of "Time grabs you by the wrist."

 
At April 05, 2006 9:20 PM, Blogger Daniel said...

That song is great too for the opening line "Another turnip or a fork stuck in the road.

 

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