Death Cab for Cutie “The New Year” and the Power to Create Meanings

“So this is the new year And I don’t feel any different” And so the song begins, lamenting the lack of real change despite all the festivities.  Can you relate? We humans create structures out of nothing, and time is one of them.  A year is just a unit we …

Songwriting Analysis: Death Cab for Cutie “What Sarah Said”

This song has a very special place in my heart — as it makes me tear up if I really hook into the emotions expressed in this song.  What makes it so emotional and moving? Ambiguous chord progression that de-emphasizes the key and focuses on a series of minor chords (which …