What's this song mean?




Hamlet to Ophelia, "Adieu, love, adieu."
Echoes through millennia
"Adieu, love, adieu."

And we play these plays, and we say these parts
While we dance through all these issues in the dark
We're feigning madness from the start
And we dance through all these issues in the dark
Hamlet to Ophelia, "Adieu, love, adieu."
Echoes through millennia
"Adieu, love, adieu."

I can't take the stage and say these parts
While we dance through all these issues in the dark
We're feigning madness from the start
And we dance through all these issues in the dark
And Kings will kill Kings
And marry their Queens
But love always seems
to be lost on me

And so to my Ophelia, "adieu, love, adieu."
It echoes through my heart and lungs
"Adieu, love adieu"
Adieu, love, adieu, love love love love love
Adieu, love, adieu, love love love love love
Adieu, love, adieu, love love love love love
Adieu, love, adieu, love love love love love
And Ophelia stepped out into the Great Divide
And decided she'd try to walk on water
And Kings will kill Kings
And marry their Queens
But love always seems
To be lost on me
Oh, you're lost on me
Oh, you're lost on me
Oh, you're lost on me


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What Guys Said 1

  • In Shakespeare's play 'Hamlet' prince Hamlet is betrothed to Ophelia but his throne has been usurped by his uncle, who murdered Hamlet's father, his brother. Hamlet feigns madness to avoid being killed himself and as part of his act turns away from Ophelia. Then he accidentally kills her father and she commits suicide by drowning herself.
    The song is basically him saying love never works out for him, perhaps because the need to 'play a part' always gets in the way.

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    • thank you so much! :)

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