The lyrics of this song are simply superb. Samson’s ability to skirt the ever popular vague and pretentious for precise and deep is something I admire him greatly for. And good god are these words devastatingly relevant to my own personal life.
"But no sign to show you when you go away. / And our demolitions punctuate / all we mean to say, then leave too late."
You have no idea how many times this past year I’ve exhaled those lines and then followed them with a breathy expletive.
“We are the first generation to see the clouds from both sides. What a privilege! First people dreamed upward. Now they dream both upward and downward. This is bound to change something, somewhere.”— Saul Bellow, Henderson the Rain King