A love song about two people who had each “made [their] life a lie so [they] might never have to know anyone” takes us through an apparent car accident and various trauma (“her memory worked in reverse to keep her safe from herself”) to this sweet, heavily-repeated mantra at the conclusion. The combination of combustible emotions melting into genuine hope is breathtaking.
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Police officers and law enforcement sometimes appear in Smith’s lyrics, generally less flatteringly.
Smith did not seem to have the fondest feelings towards cops. In 2002 he was allegedly beaten by LAPD officers after Smith intervened in an episode of police harassment (the police attacked Smith believing he was homeless rather than a celebrated indie star. Because…yeah.)