There is so much love for detail in the lyrics that I didn’t even notice at first. Take this line, for example:
and her tears were birds and they traveled far and they nested in his heart
Not only does the name Cleopatra was called by her family - halcyon - literally mean kingfisher, but in one version of the myth her and the other grieving women were turned into birds after Meleager’s death.
There’s such a clear connection and knowing this makes listening to the song just that much more amazing.
Oh my God, I’m floored by the fact that people are actually making posts analyzing my lyrics. This is what I did about other people’s shows for so many years!!! I’m!!! Thank you so much for your thoughtful attention to my words, aaaaa 😭