despite all sorrow and bitterness here and there, damon and graham have the most wonderful relationship with each other...lucky lucky spirits to have found each other so soon and to be so deeply and lovingly connected as to have the immense pleasure of sharing a life together ever since....
wow, loved the description...! expresses perfectly the feeling it inspires...no matter what mood i'm in, this song always gets me...it's so utterly saddening yet so incredibly soothing and sweet at the same time...just...wonderful...! definitely one of my most favourite songs!
Yeah, the sound from 3:10 onward is completely haunting. I think it may be because it's reminiscent of a siren wailing and gives that sense of some impending sad fate. In fact, it kind of sounds like a mechanised scream. Or maybe it's so haunting just because it's so harsh and constant compared to the gentle, wavering keys and vocals it accompanies. Well, for whatever reason, it makes the winding down of the song somehow uncomfortable and definitely adds to the melancholy. Brilliant song.
'you switch off and try to sleep...people get so lonely...' ...I listened to this so much when I was 17, about to turn 18, fearing the significance of the age. and after, and how strange it felt, nothing sudden, just a slowly deflating balloon. getting a strange sad comfort from this sweet little piece of pop music and soul.