Feist - Graveyard

Mealy/merely metaphor...

'Graveyard' is taken from Feist's fourth solo studio album 'Metals', which was released back in September 2011.

A deserted clearing in Big Sur, California becomes increasingly populated as Feist's 'Graveyard' takes on the appearance of a bustling open mic night, with musicians popping up left, right and centre to join in and jam. Director Keith Megna's vision also involves birds and a lone splash of colour in the form of a butterfly but it doesn't really seem to mean all that much. The song means something to Feist however andit turns out that the 'Graveyard' in question is merely a metaphor.

"I’m not talking about the Graveyard as a location, but of the entangled thoughts you get when visiting a graveyard. Usually you’re there to visit someone who’s died, and you think in broad terms about what they've become and your own mortality and about what time means. We're alone in the field, always at a distance. And people appear and disappear from your life.

Grief comes in the form of much larger thoughts; it’s more philosophical and it leads to a confused state of mind. You don’t get those thoughts from checking your emails! It’s a pullback from details and its grand and isolating."
 

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