Soundtrack Through The Arcana - The Lovers

Updated: January 20th, 2018

When I originally wrote this post, the New Moon in Gemini had just occurred a couple days past, and so it was fitting at that time to introduce this 7th segment, as Gemini is the sign which occupies this arcana. I selected a song then, but the other day driving home I was reminded of another love song that I can't believe I didn't think of first.


The Lovers
Song: Your Ex-Lover Is Dead
Artist: Stars
Album: Set Yourself On Fire

The Lovers is about love, passion and relationships (as the name implies), but it's also about larger issues surrounding morality, choices and dilemmas. Your Ex-Lover Is Dead is a bit about that, but it also pays homage to one of my favourite "romance" movies of all time (even tough I can't find that in writing anywhere) - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The film is about two people in love who make a conscious choice to have the other erased from their memory. Removing love isn't as easy as that though, and the movie follows them through many timelines as they attempt to repair a connection that is slowly escaping them. If the lyrics don't convince you that the song and movie are intertwined, then watch the video for further evidence. Anyway, I love this track; I think it's really beautiful and I hope you'll enjoy the lyrics and song below - have a listen!

This scar is a fleck on my porcelain skin
Tried to reach deep but you couldn’t get in
Now you’re outside me
You see all the beauty
Repent all your sin
It’s nothing but time and a face that you lose
I chose to feel it and you couldn’t choose
I’ll write you a postcard
I’ll send you the news
From a house down the road from real love
There’s one thing I want to say, so I’ll be brave
You were what I wanted
I gave what I gave
I’m not sorry I met you
I’m not sorry it’s over
I’m not sorry there’s nothing to save

As always, I've added the track to the playlist below so feel free to have a listen and follow along in Spotify to see new songs as they're added!