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.
Song: Your Ex-Lover Is Dead
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!