The first time I heard this song it really blew me away and it does so over and over again, it never stops. Ane’s imagery in this is beautiful and reminds me a little of Peter Gabriel in its clarity. It is one theme, one image that builds up to William Turner-dimensions and it is so powerful to explain the exhausting ordeal of being in love. It’s great that she leaves out whether it is happy or unhappy, this love that is taking her breath and causing her to lose all her strength because even being happily in love can be tiresome because in whichever case – you care so much about the other person that it pains and you lose a certain sense of wholeness about yourself that is scary even if it is worth it.
It reminds me of one of the most brilliant tv series of this time, “Enlightened”, and this one episode (“Lonely Ghosts”), where we get insight into the life and head of one of its recurring characters, an introverted loner who seems sad and tragic and even a little pathetic (played by one of the show’s creators, Mike White, the other being the leading lady Laura Dern herself). There is a monologue at the beginning that ties up at the end of the episode and it speaks about something that many people probably never ever could imagine. The freedom of being alone. I am not saying that it is preferable but it shows that it’s not necessarily a bad thing, it’s not something to despair over. More-so, it shows that love, even being loved, can make you vulnerable and take certain things from you that you might never miss but they will be missing, nevertheless.
The fact that they canceled this gem is horrific but at least it had two beautiful seasons.