I love this song. It somehow encompasses so many weird feelings that are hard to express. Even though the lyrics are so ambiguous, that’s how it is. Describing something like THIS is. It’s family; it’s comfort; it’s friendship; it’s anything you want it to be. It’s the feeling of wanting to call someone “brother” although it sounds dumb. Or feeling mesmerized and and proud of someone. IDK.
It’s hard. Words are futile devices. That’s why it’s hard to express why I like this song (and why I’m talking about it for the second time in a row).
“I go backwards and forwards, recapturing the past, wondering about the future—and, most unreasonably, I find myself longing for the past more than for the future. I remind myself of how often we were cold and hungry with barely a rag to our backs, and then I count the blessings that have descended on us; but I still seem to fancy the past most. This is ridiculous. And it is ridiculous that I should have this dull, heavy, not exactly unhappy but—well, no kind of feeling when I ought to be blissfully happy.”—I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith