In full, I Will Follow You Into the Dark, by Death Cab for Cutie off their album Plans. This is a solo acoustic thing, stripped down to nothing but a lovely tune and a haunting message; both will stick to you, even if you heard them a million times on the radio a decade back.

No personal connection here; I don’t know anything about Death Cab, think it’s a dumb name for a band, don’t know any of their other songs, wouldn’t recognize any of them if I met them on the street.

Death Cab for Cutie

I just heard it on the radio driving a kid to school, and was hooked: If heaven and hell decide that both are satisfied/Illuminate the “No’s” on their Vacancy signs.” I’ve never been in a close-up-with-death situation, but it feels like the singer’s captured that feeling.

This is part of the Song of the Day series (background).

Links · Spotify playlist. This tune on Amazon, Spotify, iTunes, live video.

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