Two years ago, exactly on February 12th, I asked to Derrick of Brand New if they could play Guernica for me, and then they did it, at the end of the song Jesse thanked me to for being there. Now, that my grandpa passed away three days ago, I have even stronger feelings about this song. Hoping that they will play this next month when I’ll see them again.
If I could I would shrink myself,
and sink through your skin to your blood cells,
and remove whatever makes you hurt but
I am too weak to be your cure.
I lost both my grandfather and my pug to cancer last year, and hearing that song at the Starland show was one of the most powerful moments I’ve ever had at a concert. I screamed that particular line harder than anything else, and it was incredibly cathartic. I hope I get to thank them for it in person some day.