where soul meets body…

let the sun wrap its arms around me
and bathe my skin in water cool and cleansing
and feel, feel what it’s like to be new

death cab for cutie‘s video for soul meets body (from the 2005 album plans) shared this soft humored originality of perfectly phrased and catchy melodies that visually followed exactly along with the change of scenery. even the cartoon music notes that danced and floated through the band’s cottage in the woods seemed so compact and safe at the time, but now represents so much more.

in interviews regarding this song, ben gibbard said that he wrote it when he couldn’t shake the feeling of knowing that your loved ones will die one day, and that you will be heart broken. his lyrics “if the silence takes you, then i hope it takes me too” describes this type of unrequited love, that is pure and shared between two people til the very end. listening and circling to the dreamy repetition of “a melody softly soaring through my atmosphere“.. the meaning presents the necessary idea as a personal comfortable place, where we all want to let go.

l i s t e n soul meets body (piano/acoustic on npr, 2007)

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