Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Darkness Poem and Lyrics

The Darkness
by Christinia
If only it were so simple,
to cruise through life smelling roses;
but the obstacles blacken the countryside,
and we unwittingly crush them beneath our boots.
Dreams sustain us through the madness;
goals give a finish line to our race.
Yet they change with every turn, around every wall,
and remain elusive throughout the quest.
Mistakes are made, and regrets are our luggage;
we will drag them with us to slow us down.
The victories are flashes of light, sudden and unlasting, which allow us
to glimpse the road ahead before darkness descends.
Love is bitter, yet it is the bread that keeps us.
Over and over it fills us up, only to starve us.
The people whom we love shape our destinies and our strengths,
yet leave us cold and alone in the darkness.
There are others trying to race to the end;
occasionally, we bump into one or two.
The bonds we form help us down the path less lonely
but eventually, we lose each other in the darkness.
Alone is not a bad way to be;
it clears your head and focuses you on the journey.
Cherish the short intervals during the quest you have with others,
but be prepared to walk alone in the darkness.
"I Will Follow You Into The Dark"
Love of mine some day you will die
But I'll be close behind
I'll follow you into the dark
No blinding light or tunnels to gates of white
Just our hands clasped so tight
Waiting for the hint of a spark
If Heaven and Hell decide
That they both are satisfied
Illuminate the NOs on their vacancy signs
If there's no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I'll follow you into the dark
In Catholic school as vicious as Roman rule
I got my knuckles bruised by a lady in black
And I held my tongue as she told me
"Son fear is the heart of love"
So I never went back
If Heaven and Hell decide
That they both are satisfied
Illuminate the NOs on their vacancy signs
If there's no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I'll follow you into the dark
You and me have seen everything to see
From Bangkok to Calgary
And the soles of your shoes are all worn down
The time for sleep is now
It's nothing to cry about
Cause we'll hold each other soon
The blackest of rooms
If Heaven and Hell decide
That they both are satisfied
Illuminate the NOs on their vacancy signs
If there's no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I'll follow you into the dark
Then I'll follow you into the dark

4 Comments:

Blogger Lane C. said...

I love Deathcab for Cutie. And that is totally my favorite song of theirs. "I'll follow you into the dark"

Thu Feb 08, 12:20:00 PM  
Blogger Madisonm said...

madison loves death cab for cutie
They are my most favoritist band of all time!

I really like how in all of their songs, but especially this one, emotion drives their lyrics. I feel like I can really connect with them.

And I think that is what can make a dark poem so powerful: the ability to connect with it. And I think that is the goal of the poet: to make the reader understand their emotions. I feel that Death Cab for Cutie does an excellent job sharing how they feel through their poetic lyrics.

Thu Feb 08, 01:11:00 PM  
Blogger Diane P said...

Poems about the the darkness are always attracting. You describe the the way the dark follows throughout everyones lives very well as if you've actually experienced all that you say. You have a talent the way you used all those metaphors. Most people write about all the light and don't know about all the darkness.

Mon Feb 12, 04:44:00 PM  
Blogger soapmachine said...

It's not just death cab, but postal service too. Ben Gibbard has an amazing talent of being able to express everyday emotions in such an exciting way. it grabs everyone by the heart. Even my friend who is into metal can feel the emotion of Ben Gibbard's music. You can't help but feel happy and sad at the same time.

IMO Postal Service is more interesting to listen to, i feel more emotion towards it.

Tue Apr 03, 03:04:00 AM  

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