Video Death Cab For Cutie - “I Will Possess Your Heart”
posted by April 14 at 11:35 AMon
Nothing says “we’re doing this for us” quite like releasing an eight and a half minute single. Gibbard explained the track a bit in a recent Paste interview:
The single on our record is a work of fiction that was inspired by things that happened to some people close to me. It’s called “I Will Possess Your Heart,” and it’s eight-and-a-half minutes long. It’s five minutes of build and then a three-minute song. The song is basically about a stalker. It’s about this nice guy who wants this girl he can’t have, and he believes they’ll be together once she realizes how great he is—he just has to wait it out. That’s the part that makes the song really creepy, the delusion of thinking that they were meant to be together. It’s a really dark song. A lot of the material is about the inevitable disappointment people feel as they move through life, and things don’t feel the way they expect. No experience will ever match up to the idealized version in your mind.
You can read the whole interview here.