i'm going to call this time "cycle two". i am feeling embarrassed, hurt, and angry. this song is on repeat because it conveys all of these things - defeat, the triumph of knowing you're making the right decision, the painful realizations you make after that decision, the comfort of knowing there's something better out there, etc - but also the genuine care you feel for another person. even though they hurt you or you can't be with them.
i'm just really liking mumford and sons. they are talented, poetic folks.