Ophelia - The Lumineers



The Experience: I don't feel nothing at all... If you break too many times, eventually you won't be able to put the pieces back together...



Music video: Live performance switching to lead singer Wesley Shultz clumsily dancing away like a fool in love till he apparently is hit or nearly hit by a passing car.

The Meaning of Ophelia: The Lumineers explore the tragedy of hearts that can't love anymore. They're broken. Just like Shakespeare's Ophelia, they're dead. Unlike her, they keep walking and smiling. They've fallen in and out of love too many times. Held too many people. Dropped too many people. And now they can't commit. Don't feel. But they keep pretending. And they can't even really grasp how far from happiness they've fallen. The cynical nonchalant tempo of Ophelia hides a sadness that you can't appreciate if you've already given up on love. 

Ask yourself: Have you stopped looking for happiness?

LYRICS:

When I was younger, should have known better
I can't feel no remorse, and you don't feel nothing back

I got a new girlfriend, he feels like he's on top
I don't feel no remorse, and you can't see past my blinders

Ophelia, you've been on my mind girl since the flood
Ophelia, heaven help a fool who falls in love

I've got a little paycheck, you got big plans and you gotta move
And I don't feel nothing at all
And you can't feel nothing small

Honey I love you, that's all she wrote

Ophelia, you've been on my mind girl like a drug
Ophelia, heaven help a fool who falls in love

Ophelia, you've been on my mind girl since the flood
Ophelia, heaven help a fool who falls in love

Ophelia, you've been on my mind girl like a drug
Ophelia, heaven help a fool who falls in love

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