Only a Fool Gives It Away

I adore Deathcab for Cutie. Their music is beautiful and their lyrics heartbreaking, exploring such topics as losing a loved one, inevitable doom, crazy stalkers, and Donald Trump (yes, I’m serious. It’s called “Million Dollar Loan” and you should check it out). This song is about trying to be special, to be unique, to be something of value in a world where anything new can be imitated to worthlessness. The animation is poignant in its simplicity. Enjoy!

It’s like a book elegantly bound, but in a language that you can’t read…just yet

You reject my advances and desperate pleas, I won’t let you let me down so easily…

We can relate to the victims of stalking, to the terror of being hounded by someone, or something, that you can’t see, that hangs in the shadows, that follows you relentlessly and may attack without warning.  Yet, as horrifying as it may be, and as much as we want to deny it, we can relate to the stalkers. We all have obsessions, of varying types and degrees, so we can see in stalkers the extreme of the sort of compulsion we ourselves may have experienced. The familiarity doesn’t excuse their actions, but rather terrifies us with the knowledge of what things we as human beings hold in common, and how those things can go so terribly wrong.

We are predator, and we are prey, and we can feel today’s song from both sides.

Here’s Deathcab For Cutie, with “I Will Possess Your Heart.”