Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I MIGHT follow you...

You know that love song by Death Cab for Cutie called “I Will Follow You into the Dark”? Well, if not, it’s a love song with the following lyrics:

If Heaven and Hell decide
That they both are satisfied
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

Call it an over-the-top love song or call it what you’d like but it caused me to stop and ponder it a little bit more.


I’m thinking “Do I really want to follow her into a dark void that lasts for eternity?” I mean, really, I’d have fulfilled that whole “until death do you part” thing. Maybe that was enough?

I need to think about this more. You know, there was that time she wouldn’t let me buy the huge plasma TV. And I never did get enough sex (what guy does?). And why did I always have to mow the flippin’ lawn and take out the garbage?

Of course there was the whole “birthed the kids” thing. I guess she did put up with my childish tantrums like when Seinfeld ended. So are we even?

And what if I’m there at the pearly gates and I’ve got enough money to pay the scalper for a ticket into heaven but knowing that my sweetheart has gone through a complete dark void forever….boy…that is indeed a tough one. No music? No TV? No X-Box? It’s too dark to even play solitaire.

Yep, I’m having some trouble with that one. Maybe I’m just not soul mate material.


Mother Theresa said...

I always thought that when one's soul departs it goes into the light. Maybe the author of this song's soul is going somewhere else.

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Nessa said...

It says "if no one is with you." I think that's the clue to your solution. Find someone else to go with her.

Serena said...

Don't people want peace in the dark void of eternity? I think I'd go solo until I can get a firm opinion on the soul mate rules.:)

Kurt said...

If you're parsing Death Cab for Cutie lyrics, you're definitely not soul mate material.

Dan said...

Do I really want to follow her into a dark void that lasts for eternity?

If they have Sam Adams on tap I would consider it.

Camille Alexa said...

It's so much easier just inot believing in an afterlife.

Your bee picture is a little intimidating.

Ed said...

theresa - You probably right. Ah, your right about the gnomes. I love that part of Amelie too!

goldennib - Good point!

sj - Yeah...eternity is quite a commitment

kurt - If you can't make fun of something...your in a religion.

dan - Additional incentives always help the negotiations. Perhaps they could throw in that plasma TV on the way.

camille - Don't worry about the bees, the pictures change out quickly. Besides, I dance around like James Brown when a bee gets too close. How manly is that?