So, searching for a way to state it right
Young, black, and jaded, vision hazy strolling through the night
The final line sums up the mood and tone of the whole album.
Although he’s successful, Earl’s difficulties come when he’s trying to explain how distressed he is since he’s been back.
Everybody probably thinks Earl’s on top of the world and has no problems with the success he’s had, but obviously, if he’s lugubrious walking through the night, he has some problems he needs to flesh out.
Looks pretty happy here though
This is an important line. Its meant to be summary of the unwritten emotions he experiences throughout his life during the production of this album. He’s been looking for a way to voice the way he feels, and based on the way he chose it seems like he feels purposeless, as if what he’s doing is too trivial to make a difference. He feels like hes wandering about without a particular goal, just living for the moment without attempting to really comprehend the effect that his actions today could have on tomorrow.
The song & album ends on the word night, establishing the eerie tone mentioned. Plus the name of the song is “Knight”
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