Thursday, January 16, 2014

Of monsters and men: a wild ride

A rollicking pop song, with disconcerting lyrics:

But the lyrics have a sweet interpretation:

The song tells the story of a couple that has survived life’s trials and reached an old age together. They are now fighting a losing battle as the female struggles with some sort of mental disorder, be it Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, or depression. Both of them are struggling with the woman losing her grasp on reality and the knowledge that one way or another they will soon be completely separated. One of the main lines of the song “Though the Truth may vary, the ship will carry our bodies safe to shore” tell that even though they may both seen the world differently they will both end up in the same place. One day they will both be on the other side and together the way they used to be.

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