So, I recently saw the video for “Castle of Glass”. It was IN-CRED-I-BLE. SO moving, and SOOOO beautifully directed/produced.
I’ve been wondering something, though — not about the video, per se, but the song in general. When I heard “CoG” for the first time, I connected to it almost immediately. But the message that I personally wound up interpreting from the lyrics has nothing to do with war — except, perhaps, the ongoing “war within”. And that may be the reason my mind doesn’t really “get” the (apparently) strong connection between the lyrics and the narrative of the Soldier and the loved ones s/he leaves behind. Like, I can understand the basic premise of the story, but I’m having some difficulty decoding all the imagery — for example, the “castle of glass” itself, and the crack in it. I mean, what is that referring to? (O__o)
Sorry if I come across as stupid — I just don’t have a personal tie to the military, plus the song has heretofore had a COMPLETELY different meaning to me. :-/