Dark Side of Light wrote:
My first feeling was that this song sounds exactly like what falling in love feels like. But with the correct lyrics up (I had some hilarious misunderstandings there, when I tried to make them out by myself) the song sounds exactly like what falling in love, being in love and having been in love feel like.
Interesting, because the lyrics tell me this song is about being in love and happily so, so my brain tells me it should make me happy. I hear happiness all over this song. Yet when I listen to it, the song makes me feel sad - profoundly and not the good kind of sad either. (nope, in this case sad is not "happy for deep people"
;)) Anyway, I think this is what bothers me about the song - that my feeling is incongruent with what I think it should make me feel like. This is very personal though and does not say anything about the quality of the song.
Something about the lyrics/ content of the song that occured to me this morning:
I read this song as a continuation of "Heal My Wounds" and "No End, No Beginning". To me it seems like a third part to a story that started there. It goes from hurt/pain (Heal my Wounds) to Closure/New Beginning (No End, No Beginning) to Happiness/Content (Cradled in Love).
For me all three songs are told from the same character's point of view and they cover the different stages of a relationship.
Heal my Wounds tells the story of a relationship gone wrong. It is ending or has ended with all the pain and feeling of longing and wanting to get back to what once was that goes with it. The whole feeling of the song for me is hurt and sadness and love lost.
No End, No Beginning continues right there. It carries all the pain and doubt in the beginning, but during the song these feelings are resolved and take a turn for the positve in the end. This tells the story of either a relationship being rekindled, working through difficulties and coming out positive in the end or of one relationship ending and a new one beginning. For me the second interpretatin fits better. Either way, things are good when the song ends and the overall feeling for me is falling deeply in love and being very much in love.
Cradled in Love then, tells the story of someone who has "arrived" who is in a relationship that feels comfortable and right and all positive. The overall feeling is again being very much in love and happy, but at a later stage of a relationship. No End, No Beginning sounds more like brand new love to me, with all the excitement that brings, whereas Cradled in Love is more settled, comfortable and sure about things.
This is what I hear/feel in those songs. Of course it is just my opinion, feel free to agree or disagree. I'd be interested to read what you think.