Love is a Death Cab For Cutie song: Perfectly sun-kissed, poetic, simple and nostalgic all at once.

’Cause at night, the sun in retreat
Made the skyline look like crooked teeth
In the mouth of a man who was devouring us both

I know you can’t hold out forever
Waiting on a diamond and a tether
From a boy who won’t swim
But who will dip his toe in
Just to keep you here with him.

When there’s a doubt in your mind
’Cause you think it all the time
Framin’ rights into wrongs
Move along

I live with my memories, the bustling fervor of New York
Where on 59th street we quarrelled and broke the bathroom door
’Cause you were just drinking ’til you could hardly see
Oh how much I loved you but I couldn’t bring myself to leave

But someone’s gotta be the lighthouse
And that someone’s gotta be me
And I hope your absence makes us grow fonder
I hope we always feel the same
When our eyes meet past security,
We embrace in the baggage claim

Do you remember how when you were younger
The summers all lasted forever?
Days disappear
Into months, into years
Hold that feeling forever

Our youth is fleeting, old age is just around the bend and I can’t wait to go gray
And I’ll sit and wonder of every love that could have been
If I’d only thought of something charming to say

Love is a Death Cab For Cutie song.

Perfectly sun-kissed, poetic, simple and nostalgic all at once.