her heart was broken like a cup. she stood stood up. where will she go. what will she do. she's wishing all the things he'd said before had talked him into loving her. my baby's brittle little life. collapsed around her over night. around the corner there's a brand new day. that's waiting for her. my baby's brittle little life. was draped around her like a shroud. and all her misery allowed. was that she saw his figure. big as life in everything. she took the train home in a daze. saw not a soul along the way. and when it dawned on her too late. that she had missed her stop. she smiled


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    General CommentI like to imagine that the train ride was a transformative meditation for her. She was so consumed in thought that she didn't even notice the other passengers, or her stop. But then she smiles when she realizes that this is an opportunity. To find someone better. Who wouldn't stand her up.

    This way the man whose figure she sees in the first chorus is different from the one she sees in the second. When the first chorus is sung her mind is in a state where she is so consumed thinking about her failed relationship that she doesn't know where to go or what to do. The figure that she imagines is the man she just parted with. But by the time the chorus is sung again, I like to imagine that the figure she sees is a new man that catches her eye on the train. Her misery has allowed this one too because without the break up, she wouldn't have missed her stop, and she wouldn't have met this guy.

    But this might be a reach.

    Love that line though: "Her heart was broken like a cup"
    nuttyputtyon May 12, 2016   Link

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