"The Blind Leaving the Blind: 2nd Movement" as written by and Chris Thile....
(Part One)

Well, I'm back in the moment where I belong
It turns out four years was four years too long
It's over
And I'm over it

Ahhh
Well she sang me the song that I wrote for her
Then she said, "I like the tune, but not the words, it's over. And I'm over it."

Ahhh
You collected the moments I threw away
Said to yourselves, "He's gonna want 'em back, the day it's over, and he's over it."

Friends, let's drink till our hearts break open
And our hands feel empty, though they're full all the time
It's so nice in here,
I'm so glad you're here
Can we just stay here all the time?
Walk me home, we'll watch the sun come up
Don't leave me, 'cause I've been left enough
It's over
I'll get over it

(Part Two)

Friends, let's drink to my indiscretions
I woke up with a number and a name
That I don't want, that I won't use again
Would you proofread any messages I send
'Till it's over and I'm over it?


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    My InterpretationContinuing my interpretation from Movement 1.

    "Well, I'm back in the moment where I belong. It turns out four years was four years too long. It's over, and I'm over it."

    The relationship is well and truly over now, and the narrator is back to where he started, back to the state of being single and expecting something from life. "Four years" might refer to the amount of time he spent in the relationship. Now he sees he held onto it for too long. Now it's over, it has ended, and he claims to be over it- fully recovered emotionally, but the next lyrics might prove him wrong.

    "Well, she sang me the song that I wrote for her. Then she said, 'I like the tune, but not the words, it's over. And I'm over it.'"

    He remembers a time that in retrospect could have been a warning sign, leading to the end of their relationship. His lover didn't like what he said about her in the song. She was the one to end it, saying that it's over, and she's truly the one who's over it. It took him longer to get to that point.

    "You collected the moments I threw away. Said to yourself, "He's gonna want 'em back the day it's over, and he's over it."

    When he was with her, he took their time for granted, carelessly disposing of each memory instead of treating it as precious. Now that it's over, he wants those memories back because they are precious now, seen in a new light.

    "Friends, let's drink till our hearts break open, and our hands feel empty, though they're full all the time. It's so nice in here, I'm so glad you're here. Can we just stay here all the time?"

    Contemplation of memories leads to the need to numb the pain, so he goes drinking with his friends. "'Til our hearts break open" could mean until they're at the point where they're spilling their deepest emotions to each other with no filter, and "our hands feel empty" means that they deeply feel the loss of whoever they miss, though they have their glasses in hand so their hands aren't actually empty. It feels good to be out with friends in a public place, instead of being alone, so he wants to stay with them all the time. (Another "who hasn't felt like that" moment.)

    "Walk me home, we'll watch the sun come up. Don't leave me, 'cause I've been left enough. It's over, I'll get over it."

    Pretty much self-explanatory. He doesn't want to be alone again so he asks his friends to come with him, and doesn't want them to leave him the way his lover did. "I'll get over it-" quite a change from "I'm over it..." As mentioned before, there's no filter after drinking, so now he reveals that he's not over the relationship.

    "Friends, let's drink to my indiscretions. I woke up with a number and a name that I don't want, that I won't use again. Would you proofread any messages I send 'till it's over and I'm over it?"

    Again, pretty self-explanatory. Now he's seeking out one-night-stands to try to get over his lover, though he's not really interested in any of them. He knows his judgement is impaired at this point so he asks his friends to stop him before he sends any impulsive messages to women, looking for sex, or possibly to his ex asking to get back together. The details aren't really important- it's relatable enough in general.
    EnduringChillon January 16, 2018   Link

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