There is so much that can be said about this video.
First, Scott Avett is awkward on stage when he doesn't have an instrument. Going along with that, I always forget this song doesn't feature a guitar until I see it performed live. I also wish my hair looked like Scott's. So perfectly disheveled.
The Avetts have a tendency of giving me exactly what I need to hear when I need to hear it (See: 'Why That Was What I Needed to Hear'). This was another one of those times. "I And Love And You" has had special meaning to me as of late. We're not going to go into why; that is all you really need to know. The boys could have performed one of their new songs, which is what I expected. But they didn't. They went with this. An amazing song. A beautiful song. A song about abandoning your family. It's hard to tell someone you love them in general; even harder when you're leaving them--and hurting them in the process. This is one of a few songs as of late that has held special meaning with me. "Some Nights" by fun., "Little Talks" by Of Monsters and Men, Mumford and Sons' "Ghosts That We Knew" being some others. "Murder in the City" will, of course, always hold a special place in my heart.
Never neglect to tell someone you love them. If you have the chance, take it. If you don't have the chance, do it anyway. Because sometimes it ends up being too late.