Love Is Watching Someone Die

One day I was driving down the freeway, and this song starting playing on my iPod, and I immediately burst in to tears and I couldn't stop crying for a good while.

"What Sarah Said" by Death Cab for Cutie

And it came to me then
that every plan
is a tiny prayer to father time,
as I stared at my shoes in the ICU
that reeked of **** and 409.
And I rationed my breaths
as I said to myself
that I’ve already taken too much today
as each descending peak on the LCD
took you a little farther away from me.
Away from me.

Amongst the vending machines and year-old magazines
in a place where we only say goodbye,
it stung like a violent wind that our memories depend
on a faulty camera in our minds.
And I knew that you were a truth I would rather lose
than to have never lain beside at all.
And I looked around at all the eyes on the ground
as the TV entertained itself.

‘Cause there’s no comfort in the waiting room.
Just nervous faces bracing for bad news.
And then the nurse comes ‘round and everyone lift their heads.
But I’m thinking of what Sarah said:
That love is watching someone die.

So who’s gonna watch you die?
So who's gonna watch you die?
victorious victorious
26-30, M
Jun 15, 2007