It’s the last Sunday of the month, time for putting the ‘fun’ in funeral once more. This month is time for another musical edition!
I’m going to admit it, I absolutely adore Death Cab for Cutie, who could hate a band named after a Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band song? It’s in Magical Mystery Tour! Apparently my boyfriend, who objects strongly when I play ‘I will follow you into the dark’ at full volume and sing along. My singing is BAD (seriously – it’s actually AWFUL) but his objection to Death Cab is especially strong because they are ‘so whiny’, so the band are a huge guilty pleasure for me.
One of my favourite tracks is Grapevine Fires, and it’s earned it’s place here thanks to the lyrics:
We bought some wine and some paper cups
Near your daughter’s school when we picked her up
And drove to a cemetery on a hill
On a hill
And we watched the plumes paint the sky gray
As she laughed and danced through the field of graves
And there I knew it would be alright
That everything would be alright
This conjures up some really beautiful imagery for me. Sadly, it’s not replicated in the official video, although it’s a stunning animation:
I hope you enjoy the song as much as I do. It seems very appropriate at this time of year, although the weather has been pretty wet in the UK this summer. If you live in an area where wildfires are a risk I hope you stay safe!