"Meet Me on the Equinox" (CD single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Song from New Moon movie is dark but clean overall.

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age 3+
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Positive Messages

Like earlier Death Cab for Cutie songs, this one takes a pessimistic view of life and love.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Though no one in the band is known for bad behavior, their largely negative outlook makes it hard to consider them role models.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that like Twilight the movie and the Twilight Saga book series, this song from the New Moon movie soundtrack is OK for tweens but a bit too much for young children: it's fairly clean throughout yet includes one light mention of sex. 

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TAYLOR LAUTNER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written byilovekristenstewart July 27, 2010

What's the story?

Indie rockers Death Cab for Cutie have contributed a song called MEET ME ON THE EQUINOX to the soundtrack for New Moon, the second film in the incredibly popular Twilight series. The track's lyrics are in line with the plot of both the movie and the book on which it was based: like Edward and Bella, they describe a guy and a girl in love who are facing changes in their relationship. Though the band avoids using explicit language when weaving their tale, they do make one reference to the bedroom: "Let me lay beside you, darling, let me be your man / And let our bodies intertwine but always understand / That everything, everything ends."

Is it any good?

For more than a decade, Death Cab for Cutie has occupied the indie-music spotlight, gaining critical acclaim for their often dark, always piercingly honest lyrics about love (or lack of it). The band is therefore a good fit with the equally brooding Twilight series, producing a foreboding song that fits the series' mood to a T. On its own, however, the song is somewhat lackluster compared to the group's earlier records, offering less imaginative vocals and arrangements than previous tunes.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • What qualities of the Twilight series have made the novels (and films) so enormously appealing to young adults everywhere? What can kids learn from Twilight?

  • How can kids keep perspective on the Twilight series, separating the thrilling fantasy lives of Bella and Edward from reality? If your kids are obsessed with Twilight and New Moon, watch our video to learn discussion topics to talk to kids about.

Music details

  • Artist: Death Cab for Cutie
  • Release date: September 14, 2009
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Genre: Rock
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: June 19, 2019

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