And there really isn’t any need to ask why.
And you don’t seem to understand; a shame, you seemed an honest man. And all the fears you hold so dear will turn to whisper in your ear; and you know what they say might hurt you; and you know that it means so much, and you don’t even feel a thing. I am falling. I am fading. I have lost it all. And you don’t seem the lying kind; a shame that I can read your mind. And all the things that I read there, candlelit smile that we both share. And you know I don’t mean to hurt you; and you know that it means so much, and you don’t even feel a thing. I am falling. I am fading. I am drowning; help me to breathe. I am hurting. I have lost it all. Ia m losing; help me to breathe.
Seventeen years later, it seems strange to get back to all this as if it is new, but such are the ways of life. Two notions whisper in between the notes of this earworm.
First is that it is hard to understand how one fails, for seventeen years, to notice Serial Experiments Lain; there is much to say about storytelling, but that is best left for another day.
The other, quite honestly, is that I really, really want to hear Floater cover this song.
Image note: Lain Iwakura ― The title character from Serial Experiments Lain, a 1998 television series featuring Bôa’s “Duvet” for the opening credits.