“There may come a day, as I say, when you have cause to sing this song. I hope that that day never comes. At the same time, I know that it will. Let’s not kid each other: you’re going to have a very bad relationship some day. It’s not just gonna suck—it’s gonna suck ass. You’re going to make up a little chart of all the asses that it sucks. There will be an ass chart on your bedroom wall. Your significant other will say “What is this?” and you will say, “Oh, they’re just butts. Just butts.” And she will say “The hell they are—that’s an ass chart!” Where will you be then, oh sinner?”— John Darnielle introducing No Children at The Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge, MA, 9.26.06.
"This here is a song I want you to sing to the one you love when the time comes. You’ll know when the time has come. You won’t like it; you won’t feel like singing. I want you to remember when the time comes that I told you that singing would help. It will make you look crazy. But there’s nothing like looking crazy to give you the edge."
—John Darnielle introducing No Children at the Empty Bottle in Chicago, IL, 2.28.2004
written by Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby (via dissapolnted)