Mel Hynes (takhisis) wrote,
Mel Hynes


Is it just me, or is Death Cab For Cutie's "I Will Possess Your Heart" one of the sleaziest entitlement-stalker-creep ballads ever? It's like the freaking Self-Proclaimed Nice Guy Anthem. We've got all the winning points:

- I'm perfect for you, you're just too stupid to understand, but I'll MAKE you see it
- You will be my possession because I've decided I want it
- If I spend time and energy focused at you (not even WITH you, but lingering repeatedly outside your house watching you etc.) then you owe me a romantic relationship as payment
- "I won't let you let me down" - one of the actual lyrics

If this song is meant to be a parody of "Nice Guy Syndrome" then it's one of the most effective songs ever written, in my opinion. But I have the horrified sneaking suspicion that it's supposed to be seriously romantic and "flattering". It makes me want to beat the guy with a bat, get a restraining order, and then take a 5-hour scalding shower.
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