I cannot pretend
That I felt any regret
Because each broken heart
will eventually mend
Jason, Nick, Ben, Chris. Death Cab for Cutie Live in Singapore, Fort Canning Park 2012
DCFC is one of my favorite bands. With their beautiful poetic lyrics, albeit sometimes borderline depressing, they make me relive some memories both pleasant and sad -- like growing up, choices, heartbreak, and moving on. If my life had a soundtrack, a lot of the songs would probably from DCFC.
I strain my eyes and try
To tell the difference between
Shooting stars and satellites
From the passenger seat
as you are driving me home.
So I rummaged my files for the DCFC photos I took when they were here in Singapore last 2012. It was an outdoor concert at Fort Canning Park and I managed to drag my friend Aris along. It rained that night, so I got my shoes soaked in mud and grass while squeezing amongst other people trying to find a good view. I was a little bit pissed off with the kids smoking cigarette, and I was also hungry because I skipped dinner to get there on time. Needless to say, I swore to myself never to go to an outdoor concert again. Though, I forgot about all the inconveniences when DCFC began playing. Seeing them finally live was easily the best concert I have ever been to. They played a lot of my favorites, especially "I will possess your heart", and "New Year". They ended the concert perfectly with "Transatlanticsm". A still tear a little bit when I remember it.
The rhythm of my footsteps
Crossing flatlands to your door
Have been silenced forever more
"I think I long for the unknown. It might be that simple," Chris Walla said on why he left. I am incredibly saddened, but I could sort of understand why. I guess at some point, everyone needs to move forward.
I've packed a change of clothes
And it's time to move on.