This song… wow. I think it might be my new favorite on the album. I was particularly surprised by how well the electric guitar fit the feeling this song hoped to evoke. An amazing way to conclude this story (mostly, anyways. I’m curious to see what track 13 is.)
Although the picture would suggest otherwise, (also cool that the location depicted in track 1’s illustration is once again here, albeit from a different angle, clearly connecting these songs), I actually feel this song is entirely from the girl’s perspective. Her seeing a dream as she falls into the blue, in my mind, is a parallel to her physical death. Unlike from the boy’s perspective, however, she finds herself calmly fading away as she’s accepted her death, hence the mention of the sea and the sky being eternal.
The tone of the song’s lyrics also feel more like how the girl would feel about the boy. In how openly emotional he is, and how confused and desperately he tried to stay motivated for her, I feel it would make sense for her to describe him as “precious”.Perhaps laughing together in particular is so precious because as a grim pessimist, he rarely laughed at first. Maybe the reference to a painful life refers to her struggles with terminal illness that we discussed, which also makes the lyric about her “shedding tears and blood” a bit more literal. Her life is so painful and so full of challenges because of how long she has been weak. Maybe her goal of wanting to love is a reference to the emotional clinginess we saw in track 2. I wasn’t sure to make of the gentle voice that isn’t human, but I imagine it’s the voice that beckons her to pass on.
The eternity they were closed in, I imagine, refers to the love they share. Once they started, it wasn’t something that was ever going to disappear, even if the world itself tried to tear them apart. Finally, her last dream, a radiant one, is the reality of her passing finally catching up.
It’s a bit far-fetched, as this would be an odd point to swerve back that far chronologically, and this evidence could easily be used to suggest this is from the boy’s perspective, but this is what I see from it.