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Death Cab for Cutie — Meet Me On The Equinox
Album: New Moon OST
Avg rating:
6.7

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Total ratings: 231









Released: 2009
Length: 3:35
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Meet me on the Equinox
Meet me half way
When the sun is perched at its highest peak
In the middle of the day

Let me give my love to you
Let me take your hand
As we walk in the dimming light
Or darling understand

That everything, everything ends
That everything, everything ends

Meet me on your best behavior
Meet me at your worst
For there will be no stone unturned
Or bubble left to burst

Let me lay beside you, darling
Let me be your man
And let our bodies intertwine
But always understand

That everything, everything ends
That everything, everything ends
That everything, everything, everything ends

A window
An opened tomb
The sun crawls
Across your bedroom
A halo
A waiting room
Your last breaths
Moving through you

As everything, everything ends
As everything, everything ends
As everything, everything, everything
Everything, everything, everything ends

Meet me on the Equinox
Meet me half way
When the sun is perched at its highest peak
In the middle of the day

Let me give my love to you
Let me take your hand
As we walk in the dimming light
Or darling understand

That everything, everything ends
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100% agreed - sounds like a bad Rush song @ the demo stage and... before all the processing. Nope for this one and I luv DCFC {#Beat}
 fredriley wrote:
  Vampires without sex, blood and violence are toothless, Stepford Vampires.
 
mmhmm

I was not aware that Death Cab had a female member. Oh, that's not the band? It's an adolescent love triangle? Got it.
And I was in such a rush,to make a comment,,,well doh !  {#Doh}
 chadlymn wrote:
Can't believe I am saying this, but this song sounds a little like something from "RUSH".  That is def. a compliment!!
 
DCFC drummer, Jason McGerr, is a die hard Neil Peart/Rush fan... it's starting to show.

 horstman wrote:

Yes. And thank God that DCFC has sold out for this series rather than the boys from Canada.

I think that if this song stood out by itself rather than being associated with this movie, the reaction from fellow RP listeners would be far more positive.

Still pretty poppy

 

No kidding, I gave it my high rating before the page had completely loaded and I saw it was on the soundtrack! I thought it was some sort of neo-paganism message...maybe RP will play some Loreena McKennit after this song?!
Nice!
 dray2009 wrote:
So Rush.
 
Yes. And thank God that DCFC has sold out for this series rather than the boys from Canada.

I think that if this song stood out by itself rather than being associated with this movie, the reaction from fellow RP listeners would be far more positive.

Still pretty poppy

 socalhol wrote:

Ummm, because it's good to get paid in this crap ass economy.  AND they are getting exposure to a whole other group of people who may have otherwise been previously unaware of their music.

 
That's about the size of it. Plainly this is a by-the-numbers Death Cab song, not a patch on their CD stuff. A McSong to fit in with a McVampire movie. Compare the New Chastity of the 'Twilight' series and its imitators - all dark mood but no sex, blood or violence - with, say, True Blood - visceral, erotic, frightening, and a worthy successor to the Nosferatu tradition. Vampires without sex, blood and violence are toothless, Stepford Vampires.


So Rush.
 rtrudeau wrote:
ohhhh, why did these guys have to play a song for this crap movie?
 
Ummm, because it's good to get paid in this crap ass economy.  AND they are getting exposure to a whole other group of people who may have otherwise been previously unaware of their music.

 The_Enemy wrote:
 Proclivities wrote:
Yes it would be nice to hear some Bonzos here - good luck with that though.  Good song anyhow. 

Bill has played "intro the outro" before but I think that's it for the Bonzos.

... yup, just checked. Last played in 2007 :(

Some of their stuff was quite good music all on its own.  "I'm The Urban Spaceman" comes to mind.
 
I always liked "Hello Mabel"

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j2reYVfCVQ
ohhhh, why did these guys have to play a song for this crap movie?
Can't believe I am saying this, but this song sounds a little like something from "RUSH".  That is def. a compliment!!
 Relayer wrote:
Song gets a rating of 8, pretty darn good.
The fact it is on the emo vampire soundtrack, song drops to a 7
The fact the cover for the movie/album is so horrible, song drops to a 6.
 

I 2nd this
 Proclivities wrote:
Yes it would be nice to hear some Bonzos here - good luck with that though.  Good song anyhow. 

Bill has played "intro the outro" before but I think that's it for the Bonzos.

... yup, just checked. Last played in 2007 :(

Some of their stuff was quite good music all on its own.  "I'm The Urban Spaceman" comes to mind.

I understand your rating logic, though I'd probably only drop it it one point for the combination of your last two points.

Song gets a rating of 8, pretty darn good.
The fact it is on the emo vampire soundtrack, song drops to a 7
The fact the cover for the movie/album is so horrible, song drops to a 6.
 lysisphere wrote:
I was thinking of getting this soundtrack.  Any comments from any RP'ers?
 
I own it and now really like it — it does grows on you.  The overall feel is pretty melancholy — might be too "depressing" for some, but then that's right up my alley.  {#Smile}

Standouts for me (besides this track, of course) are:

Thom Yorke (of Radiohead) - Hearing Damage
Lykke Li - Possibility
Anya Marina - Satellite Heart
Black Rebel Motorcycle - Done All Wrong
Sea Wolf  - The Violet Hour
Grizzly Bear - Slow Life

+ a beautiful instrumental by Alexandre Desplat

I am really tired of hearing this band.

 Woobag wrote:
I like this - great band name (thank God for the Bonzo's!)
 
Yes it would be nice to hear some Bonzos here - good luck with that though.  Good song anyhow.  Doesn't sound anything like Rush to me by the way: were there screeching vocals somewhere?

wow, they sound like Rush here.. (later Rush; not the early stuff)
oops.. looks like i'm not the only one.
I was thinking of getting this soundtrack.  Any comments from any RP'ers?
I like this - great band name (thank God for the Bonzo's!)
 thewiseking wrote:


these guys are indie amateurs. Rush was a polished act with first class musicianship
  Actually, Rush still are a polished act with first class musicianship. They are like a fine wine, better with age.

 Derecho wrote:

No worries, if this were Rush the guitar would be better.  And the drums would be better.  And the bass would be better...

 

these guys are indie amateurs. Rush was a polished act with first class musicianship

8 {#Arrow} 9

To answer the "Rush" question above... I just heard this for the first time and thought it must be a B-Side from "Roll the Bones".  It reminds me a bit of Dreamline off that album.
I thought it was Rush when it started.  I was just gonna ask if anyone else heard that and Bill said something about it.
not so sure about these guys.
they should rename the outfit The Earnest Amateurs
Just checked the calendar. You're three days early.
 
 Derecho wrote:

No worries, if this were Rush the guitar would be better.  And the drums would be better.  And the bass would be better...

 
Amen.
And here they are:   {#Guitarist} {#Drummer}{#Bananajam}

 Derecho wrote:

No worries, if this were Rush the guitar would be better.  And the drums would be better.  And the bass would be better...

 
I agree, but I still thought it was Rush when it first came on.


DeathCabforPetShopArcticMonkeys

 lattalo wrote:
Don't like Rush, sorry don't.  Like this though and the rest of the sound track.
 
No worries, if this were Rush the guitar would be better.  And the drums would be better.  And the bass would be better...

That was pretty rotten. Don't want to hear it again. KTHX.
 dangerboy wrote:
Every time I hear this, I wonder 'does anyone else hear Rush in this?'. Finally check out the comments and guess what? Too funny. 
 
Actually I hear Pet shop boys lead singer.....good song though
Nice Stan Ridgeway imitation.
 peter_james_bond wrote:

Yes! {#High-five} Thanks for the reminder Fred. I'm solar powered, I need those longer days.

 
I hear ya.  I was born in July - sun child.  We froze here last week - temps hovered around zero.

Don't like Rush, sorry don't.  Like this though and the rest of the sound track.
 dangerboy wrote:
Every time I hear this, I wonder 'does anyone else hear Rush in this?'. Finally check out the comments and guess what? Too funny. 
 
I, too, thought the vocals sounded like Geddy!

I'm outside the target demographic for these books and the movies (thought the
acting and story line in the first were utterly laughable), but this song is terrific!
Every time I hear this, I wonder 'does anyone else hear Rush in this?'. Finally check out the comments and guess what? Too funny. 
Not their best but its still a quality tune. A solid 7.
 fredriley wrote:
"Meet me on the equinox" - an apposite song to play on the Winter Solstice. Happy Solstice to all! We're on the way to summer...
 
Yes! {#High-five} Thanks for the reminder Fred. I'm solar powered, I need those longer days.

"Meet me on the equinox" - an apposite song to play on the Winter Solstice. Happy Solstice to all! We're on the way to summer...

As for the Vampire-Lite stuff, the less said the better. Who'd ever have thought that that symbol of dangerous sexuality, the vampire, would be used to promote abstinence and control? I'll take True Blood every day of the week as that's far closer to what vampires are about.
new moongeddy
Generic, commercial slop.

3


The first few bars also reminded me of RUSH
Too funny about the Rush comments. 1st time I heard it in the car, my wife (just having seen the movie) says "guess who this is?"  She knows I'm a DCFC fan, and also a Rush fan. I said "well it sounds like later-day Rush, but......wait a minute is this Death Cab?"    She laughed rightfully so at me.  {#Rolleyes}
 handyrae wrote:
My first thought on hearing this was that I really liked it. The lyrics are a bit teen angsty, but the overall impression is quite good—different and dark but melodic and well played.

Maybe I should check out some old Rush CDs?
 

{#Lol} I LOVE Rush. But that's still funny.
Yup, my thoughts as well.


 
newwavegurly wrote:
Far too close to a Rush or Placebo vocal for my taste.
 


My first thought on hearing this was that I really liked it. The lyrics are a bit teen angsty, but the overall impression is quite good—different and dark but melodic and well played.

Maybe I should check out some old Rush CDs?
 Jamunca wrote:
Also, to the folks unsure about the soundtrack of a movie they wouldn't see... well, have you guys seen the soundtrack listing? It's got some good stuff on it...
 
Seriously?  Check out the track listing... lots of RP regulars:

1 - Meet Me On the Equinox, Death Cab for Cutie
2 - Friends, Band of Skulls
3 - Hearing Damage, Thom Yorke
4 - Possibility, Lykke Li
5 - A White Demon Love Song, The Killers
6 - Satellite Heart, Anya Marina
7 - I Belong To You (New Moon Remix), Muse
8 - Rosyln, Bon Iver & St. Vincent
9 - Done All Wrong, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
10 - Monsters, Hurricane Bells
11 - The Violet Hour, Sea Wolf
12 - Shooting the Moon, OK Go
13 - Slow Life, Grizzly Bear (with Victoria Legrand)
14 - No Sound But the Wind, Editors
15 - New Moon (The Meadow), Alexandre Desplat

 




 newwavegurly wrote:
Far too close to a Rush or Placebo vocal for my taste.
 
Totally agree. My first thought was this is Rush. Either way it's better than his regular vocal style.
Far too close to a Rush or Placebo vocal for my taste.
...every time i hear this track i think it's geddy lee at first...
 Dalebarely wrote:
Does this remind anyone else of some mediocre late-career Rush song?
 
Completely. That's why I checked in to see who played this song.

 Jamunca wrote:
I absolutely love playing this song on my acoustic guitar. The bridge is especially "good for the ears" as Romeotuna would say.

Also, to the folks unsure about the soundtrack of a movie they wouldn't see... well, have you guys seen the soundtrack listing? It's got some good stuff on it, including a pretty good Thom Yorke solo piece called Hearing Damage. I'm wondering too how many people hated Magnolia but loved the soudntrack. In other words, don't let a movie (or its throngs of fans) put you off to flat-out good music.
 
I admit to disliking the vibe of this series, I'm compelled by a deep distaste for what this type of movie seems to be seeking in its audience ... but I really have tried to set that aside and this still doesn't seem be DCFC's best.  It seems called-in, like they had a bullet list of themes they needed to hit and well, hell, the money is good so they did their best under the conditions.  Not bad, overall but not worthy of RP's playlist.

Disclosure: I loved both Magnolia and the soundtrack ; )

I absolutely love playing this song on my acoustic guitar. The bridge is especially "good for the ears" as Romeotuna would say.

Also, to the folks unsure about the soundtrack of a movie they wouldn't see... well, have you guys seen the soundtrack listing? It's got some good stuff on it, including a pretty good Thom Yorke solo piece called Hearing Damage. I'm wondering too how many people hated Magnolia but loved the soundtrack. In other words, don't let a movie (or its throngs of fans) put you off to flat-out good music.

i liked it when i heard it—-before i knew it was connected to the movie. so i'll have to stick with my first impression—-liking it, that is.
Does this remind anyone else of some mediocre late-career Rush song?
bland forgettable stuff

makin them rich !

DCFC: Love
Twilight: Hate

How to rate this one? Gaaahhhh.


Gah!  I'm not sure how I feel about Death Cab being on the soundtrack for this Twilight slop.  It's great to see the guys successful and everything, but...

That being said, I dig the tune.  Hungry bassline in this one.