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Of Monsters And Men – Little Talks Lyrics 6 years ago
I think that this song is most certainly about a woman who has lost her partner and she is struggling to come to terms with his death.

"Some days I can't even dress myself" is her expressing how she is struggling to cope with life without him, in my mind she is contemplating suicide.

"Though the truth may vary, this ship will carry our bodies safe to shore"
"the truth may vary" Possibly, questioning how the woman meets her end (suicide/natural causes) "this ship will carry our bodies safe to shore" In greek mythology, Charon is the ferryman of Hades who carries souls of the newly deceased across the rivers that divided the world of the living from the world of the dead. Some say that those who could not pay the fee, or who were left unburied, had to wander the shores.

"There's an old voice in my head that's holding me back" she has something that is stopping her from committing suicide. "Soon it will all be over, and buried with our past" She keeps thinking about going through with it.

"There's nothing we can do. Just let me go, we'll meet again soon. Now wait, wait, wait for me. Please hang around. I'll see you when I fall asleep"
She feels as though she has no other option than to end her pain. She wants him to wait for her on the other side, when she sleeps (dies) they will be together again.

I think the upbeat tune is from the male perspective-yes, I'm gone-but you can go on without me. She simply doesn't want to.

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