Lyric discussion by tumblebiscuit 

It's interesting to see people's opinions about this: they're so different to mine. I've alway thought it was about the end of a relationship, the moment when you accept it's really over but you have yet to go through the motions (and still feel something for your partner) Particularly As someone long prepared for the occasion; In full command of every plan you wrecked - Do not choose a coward's explanation that hides behind the cause and the effect.

i.e. face the fact that you need to end things. I thought Alexandra leaving was metaphorical, your feelings for her are ending.

Anyway this is one of my all time favourite songs, absolutely beautiful.

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