I love this song. I've actually played it multiple times as opposed to 'In the End' that I listened to maye once or twice
i agree. I have listened to this way many more times than in the end. Even though it ends with ".. and die" I feel like this songs is actually very hopeful. Mostly because of the arrangement and the music itself. At first I thought the song had to do with our life cycle.. we are young, we navigate life, we grow old, we die.. we ascend to some "higher" level, be that what you want to call heaven or the other side, or some other form of after life. But as I listened, it dawned on me that it could be about something a bit deeper.
As we grow older, grow up, mature, we navigate the canyons of our lives.. we navigate the darker, colder part of our selves that we must delve in to and confront in order to grow past them and ascend to a more fulfilling way of life. Finding our true and higher self, connecting with that self, and LIVING as that self.. letting go of the old self. Letting go of that ego. Letting that old self and that ego die, in order to ascend to a more rich, well rounded, less egocentric, person.
in contrast, In the end was written for her brother in order to cope with the untimely death of a friend. that song was saying that in the end we come back around, we become one with all that's around us, we turn to dust, return to the ground, etc.. it was trying to be comforting in a morbid sort of way. the music in that song did not interest me as it does in this one. this song is more about death of the egocentric self in order to appreciate that connectedness we have to each other and the earth.