Acoustic Cover for Vibes week 1: I Will Follow You Into The Dark // Death Cab for Cutie

in Vibes15 days ago

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I've been practicing this song for a few weeks and the start of the Vibes contest gave me the kick in the butt I needed to try to tighten this one up.

The song is called I Will Follow You Into The Dark by Death Cab for Cutie

Here is my entry:

I generally don't get overly personal online but while practicing this song the lyrics kept bringing back memories of my grandmother who passed away last year. She suffered from dementia and seeing her go was profoundly difficult but also a relief that she was no longer suffering. Despite how emotionally devastating it was I was blessed to be able to hold her hand in her last moments along with the rest of my family while her soul embarked, so this song is dedicated to my beautiful grandmother <3

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Lyrics:

Love of mine, someday 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 "no"s 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 "no"s 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
But it's nothing to cry about 'cause we'll hold each other soon
In the blackest of rooms

And if Heaven and Hell decide that they both are satisfied
And illuminate the "no"s on their vacancy signs
If there's no one beside you when your soul embarks
Then I'll follow you into the dark


I'll include a link to a copy on my YT channel with the intro omitted:

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This song made me travel to Twin Peaks and Laura Palmer, don't know why :)
I mean awesome song and interpretation!

That's awesome I'm a huge twin peaks fan 😍
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Great song, holds a spot for me too. Thanks for the cover

Ty, it's a very pretty song 💕

Awesome pick!! Good luck in the contest :)

Thanks it's a wonderful song!

wooooow thissss sounddsss espectacular!

Thaaaaank youuuuuuu nahu 😋

beautiful julia x

Thanks basil, are you going to join? 👀

just did! hopefully not too late for week one....
this is genna be fun : )

That's lovely. Family is special and all sorts of things can remind us of those we have lost.

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Thanks music can pull the emotions in all directions for sure, I've been listening to other entries and I just heard your beer song, super catchy and the ukelele is so cool!

Cheers. I like to see what others come up with. We have plenty of variety already.

Hello @juliakponsford , the first verses are beautiful, the music also sounds good.

You look a lot like your grandmother, in the photo she is very pretty.

Thanks that's my favorite picture of her she had such a beautiful smile 🤗

That was wonderful. Nice to see you join us.

Thanks for hosting this, I hope it brings in lots of musicians!

That is why wer doing it. Trying to put Hive back on the map.

Fantastic effort and a lovely dedication

Thanks meester 😊

Yar welcome milady! 😀

Oh it's been a long while since I've heard that song. It was a favorite of mine when it came out. I appreciate your beautiful, heartfelt and personal rendition! !LUV

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I actually don't know any of their other songs, heard this one in a playlist and it stuck with me, appreciate your comments 😊

Beautiful song

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Thanks Yu, are you going to enter?

Offff courseeeee 🔥💖 Lej Gooo

You are a cute elf! , omg i really apreciatte and love this song! 💕

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Beautiful song, lyrics and your wonderful voice... sorry to hear about your grandmother. Mine went away a long time ago, she had a tumour in her head... and seeing her go was also sad but she is at peace, like yours for sure. She'd be happy to hear from you, I'm sure of that.❤️

Aww yeah it's really tough but something we all have to go through ❤️

It's like that and life is like that, but she's fine, I'm sure, and your voice reached her wherever she is.

That song was beautiful like you(⁠≧⁠▽⁠≦⁠). You looked a lot with your grandma but , I'm sorry to hear about your grandma. Goodluck on your contest. I'm ur number one supporter here(⁠。⁠•̀⁠ᴗ⁠-⁠)⁠✧

Thanks I appreciate it (^o^)

I haven't heard your voice for a long time. I remember you very well and I'm glad you're making music here again. Beautiful performance. Brilliant 😊

Yeah it's been a while since I posted any music, thanks and just heard your entry it's amazing!

Amiga, let's keep doing what we love. Bringing good music to every corner of Hive ❤️

Super fan of your voice. Every time you share something I love listening to you. This interpretation sounds sublime, charming, and moving. I congratulate you on this high-level participation.

Thanks so much, doing a live one take recording isn't really my specialty but it's a good challenge for sure 😊

Wow those sounds are amazing and magical

I love the composition of music and how deep your voice is for a lady which I really want. Love the emotions as well of the lyrics

Thanks Juls!

What a wonderful song you've shared to us.

Thanks for listening!

Mujer! Tu canto es angelical y medicinal 🌃

You are perfect. 😍

:0 I wish but thank you Zully LOL!

Such a gorgeous song and your voice fits perfectly with it. You made a very beautiful cover💕

Thanks for listening Mandy :D

excellent musical performance, congratulations, greetings

Thanks! You make music IIRC are you going to enter?

This is the first time I'm listening to you sing, you've got a beautiful voice 💜, the song is great and your grandma, she's the cutest lol 💜💜

Ha thanks :)

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Hello, you are simply amazing. !LUV

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