Sunday, July 5, 2015

The Edge of Life

Hello! When we talk about the edge of life, we don't actually think of the edge of the ocean, where it could be the east, or the west, or the beach, or the dry sand. But we talk about the last beat of your heart, the last breathe you exhale, the last sound you make, the last thing you think.
She once said, she was hurt and lost. She told him desperately, "You can do whatever you want, but the universe knows that I'm going to be last person you think when you're dying." and she left with anger.
I found a song. "Firelight" by Young the Giant that probably help us understand what it's like being at the edge of life.
I like the "I don't believe you, I'm in a parachute, falling in deep sleep-" part. I presume it as the levitation. It's like, when you feel that your soul, or whatever it is, the essence of life, is being lifted out of your physical shape. It's like, the process of going away.
"Tell my son I've gone away with you." this probably means that, at the edge of life, someone or something is picking us up. And this dying man begs that he wants to tell his son that he's going away..
You can conclude this song your own way, but I really think that it's about the levitation. "Lay down by the firelight" is about the cremation of the corpse.
I'd analyze every verse, one buy one, but I feel really reluctant, so..
But seriously, this song gives me chills everytime I listen to it.

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