Coming to the close of my “One Long Year” song cycle, you’ll notice that this song bookends the first song, “This Night Will Never End.” The first time it appeared, it was full of hope. Now that things have pretty much fallen apart, our protagonist turns the phrase into a question–“will this night never end?”
Silence is music as day turns to night
And there’s a symphony of emptiness playing in my mind
It’s dull and confusing—head full of wine
I’m holding on for dear life.
Will this night never end?