I turned day into night
This is a multi-entendre of sorts, as the symbolism of “light” is extremely vast.
In his paper, Light: A Masterful Symbol, Richard Dilworth Rust explained:
In its potential for expansiveness, light in all its manifestations is a highly effective symbol.
Here, Maxwell expresses the fact that he dampened the light, or expansive quality, of the love he was receiving from this women. We also know that darkness represents the beginning, as we see in the Genesis Narrative or in the Black Star record Astronomy (8th Light). From this, we can see that his actions forced the relationship to regress back to it’s initial levels until it was no longer valuable to continue on.
Finally, this line also alludes to the previous line where he admitted he lied to her; his lies were so good he was able to turn day into night with the perfect lie.
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