I like your suggestion that this song is about a relationship that failed, one that collapsed years ago. Aaron Stewart-Ahn was selected to direct the video based on his previous work directing the video for Death Cab For Cutie’s ” Stable Song “, as well as work documenting the band’s live performances. The song depicts a one-sided obsessive relationship , which led Paste to name it one of the 25 creepiest songs about love. The instrumentation also includes multiple guitar parts, drums, and backup vocals. I’m not sure if you will see this, but I want you to know that you are not a bad person. I agree it is an excellent novel, but this song is not a reference to it.

But I was convinced that ‘Cath’ was a depressed person. I left last spring, and I have never been happier. There was an error. Thanks for catching my mistake: And I think its the last line that gives me that feeling Thanks for your insight! It’s about social pressuring to commit to an act, and so one gets lost in this act, rather than in the point and true meaning of the act.

To really understand all the undertones and allusions of the lyrics you should at least give the wikipedia page of Northanger Abbey a look. This page was last edited on 26 Januaryat The shoot involved the actress, director, and a crew of two traveling 27, miles in 13 days, and was shot on consumer-grade camcorders to achieve a sense of total realism and so that the film crew would blend in as tourists.

So she’s kind of a “dead” living person with no private perspective. She’s unhappy, but still blocks options of the past to pull her out, because she doesn’t know what she wants, even when one or more men still show some affection for her. General Comment i love this song, literally changed my life.

Is there still room for growth? Aaron Stewart-Ahn was selected to direct the video based on his previous work directing the video for Death Cab For Cutie’s ” Stable Song “, as well as work documenting the band’s live performances.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Touring the World for Death Cab for Cutie”. I think the song, besides the obvious, is also an outward plea for everybody to commit to honest integrity in their actions, and to exercise the freedom they have to make decisions that make them the most happy.


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Flag mountaindogmam on March 31, A woman named “Cath” portrayed by Beth Riesgraf is about to be wed to a “well-intentioned man,” yet she does not love him, and is still infatuated with a former love portrayed by Lukas Haas who watches the ceremony.

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I think it gives feeling to Cath kind of being at mercy of her new marriage, this guy. I pictured her ‘flashbulbs bursting’ next to someone she’d known for a long time.

Death Cab for Cutie’s major-label debut took a slow, steady route to platinum.

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Thanks for catching my mistake: A well intentioned man. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. I heard this song after nearly ten years of me last listening to it and my heart just sank. Drive Detah, Sleep Carefully Directions: I like the swaying chaos in the music during the first verse.

The farther she gets from the song’s obsessive protagonist, the more her world opens up, and the less reliable his memories of her become. I’m really upset that no one here has gotten the obvious reference that Ben Gibbard has ingeniously alluded to throughout this song!

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Or that I woulda have the courage to stop it. Login with Google Error: The song continues that this couple has no future anymore, so the people will ask “what became of you” – maybe a question the storyteller of this song was asked years ago in a similar situation. General Comment I wish every year old girl I see out at bachelorette parties would listen to this song. I stayed with him for six years.


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The band are occasionally shown sitting in what seems to be a dressing room with a grassy floor, with all four members mouthing the lyrics to the song. But, we’d dated, and then we moved in together, and then next step was marriage? General Comment It’s about settling. This was my favorite song on the new album initially. Death Cab For Cutie.

There was cth error. Catherine Morland is the protagonist of Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, its about a girl who gets married to a dreadful man and turns her back on so many men that would have loved her more. The music video of the song was directed by Autumn de Wilde. Stewart-Ahn selected Shawn Kim to direct the shots of the band, and although they never met in person they established visual motifs to unite their respective parts of the video.

I was twenty years old. Log in now to add this track to your mixtape! We shall see what the future will hold for me. The shoot involved the actress, director, and a crew of two traveling 27, miles in 13 days. Also note the green exit sign, where it’s deqth where the wedding is happening. No experience will ever match up to the idealized version in your mind.

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I totally screwed that up He was an expert manipulator and your typical narcissist. But I was cav that ‘Cath’ was a depressed person. Well, for me the first stanza is a photoshooting at a professional photograph. She bound to a men she’s not truly loving but she cannot get out of the relationship because she doesn’t know what she wants else.

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