SONGS

Circles - Post Malone

The Experience: Seasons change... If love can fail, can it be reborn?
The Vibe: Sadness.
The Topic: Relationships.
The Value: Hope. Forgiveness.
The Tension: It's time to let go (I've failed and I don't deserve your love) VS. I'm waiting on you again (But I still hope for forgiveness).

Music video: Post Malone comes to his senses (his eyes go from milky white to living brown) in the midst of devastation, and embarks on a hero's quest to reclaim his lady's love. He fails. He never regains his strength, walking his horse instead of riding it. A vision of her drowning reminds him that he can't save her. He faces necromancers and zombies only to find that they are already burning his corpse. And he's dragged down into the grave by undead hands. 

But love is given, not earned. Unlike the girl in Julia Michaels' Priest, this woman forgives. When she sees him paying the ultimate price she gifts him her love - the flower. That gift brings him back. He's strong: he rides the horse. He's victorious against the army guarding her prison. He climbs her long hair to her cell and carries her to freedom. But we never know if she's able to fully heal or not - we never see her able to speak or smile. 

The Meaning of Circles: It was a flawed relationship - it was just the sex though - and it deserved to die. He deserves to be punished because he let her think she was being loved and not just used - I knew that this was doomed from the get-go you thought that it was special. But then he changed. And now he wants to know if there's forgiveness... and a chance for something more. I'm waiting on you.

Ask yourself: Do you earn love or is it a gift?

Album: Hollywood's Bleeding - 2019

LYRICS:


Oh, oh, oh-oh
Oh, oh, oh-oh
Oh, oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh

We couldn't turn around 'til we were upside down
I'll be the bad guy now, but no, I ain't too proud
I couldn't be there even when I try
You don't believe it, we do this every time

Seasons change and our love went cold
Feed the flame 'cause we can't let it go
Run away, but we're running in circles
Run away, run away
I dare you to do something
I'm waiting on you again, so I don't take the blame
Run away, but we're running in circles
Run away, run away, run away

Let go, I got a feeling that it's time to let go
I say so, I knew that this was doomed from the get-go
You thought that it was special, special
But it was just the sex though, the sex though
And I still hear the echoes (The echoes)
I got a feeling that it's time to let it go, let it go

Seasons change and our love went cold
Feed the flame 'cause we can't let it go
Run away, but we're running in circles
Run away, run away
I dare you to do something
I'm waiting on you again, so I don't take the blame
Run away, but we're running in circles
Run away, run away, run away

Maybe you don't understand what I'm going through
It's only me, what you got to lose?
Make up your mind, tell me, what are you gonna do?
It's only me, let it go

Seasons change and our love went cold
Feed the flame 'cause we can't let it go
Run away, but we're running in circles
Run away, run away
I dare you to do something
I'm waiting on you again, so I don't take the blame
Run away, but we're running in circles
Run away, run away, run away

review by Benjamin O'Loughlin

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