"Looking Glass" as written by Hakan Wirenstrand, Erik Oskar Bodin, Fredrik Daniel Wallin and Yukimi Eleanora Nagano....
Spilled our hearts our souls until it forced us to swim
But all the water pass
Was sinking fast
Gave our all until the saw was digging in
I watch it bleed
I let it be

Made me have to throw the looking glass
You you
Made it cold and made my summer pass
You you

The moon the dust the dreams the rust are shattered now
I let them pass
I let them dance
Stolen time the crooked line is pointing up
Were stars away blazing

Made me have to throw the looking glass
You you
Made it cold and made my summer pass
You you


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"Looking Glass" as written by Fredrik Daniel Wallin Erik Oskar Bodin

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    My InterpretationThis song is about a painful breakup written almost like a memory.
    In the opening verse, Yukimi remembers how she fell madly in love; how it fell apart despite her and her partner's best efforts. There's nothing they could do, it was natural to let the relationship die. "I watch it bleed/I let it be."

    On the surface, the chorus is Yukimi shattered a mirror because she was angry at her ex/distraught over her ex/went through a shitty break-up with her ex. The result of the break-up was a frigid emotional detachment, or she spent an entire summer depressed and lonely.

    The second verse is beautiful. "The moon, the dust, the dreams, the rust." Everything that went into the relationship, from the moment they met until the day she was over him "are all shattered now." Even the bitterness that almost washed over the chorus is destroyed. She has reached closure by letting those feelings pass and dance. Referring back how her ex made her summer pass, Yukimi sings an exquisite metaphor about the nonlinear nature of time and how the experiences we engage in burn with cosmic intensity; as if our experiences with love immortalize us, yet are not unique in any particular way. That's the way I feel about stars. Everyone reading this will be dead before the light of distant burning balls of gas reaches Earth. They are eternal in the sense that we won't live to see them die. At the same time, on a clear night, how can you tell the stars apart from each other? So many of them are similar looking, and we humans share similar feelings.

    In the end, the song feels like a cathartic experience for the singer and the audience. Definitely one of the most danceable break-up songs ever.
    Psychedouton July 10, 2012   Link

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