The Challenge of Relationships in College

So I’ve been listening to the new Mumford & Sons album a lot since it came out.

And there’s one song in particular that I’d like to pick your brain about — Where Are You Now? It’s the bonus track at the very end.

It’s a song depicting the end of what appears to be an intimate “relationship” of some kind — but I’m not sure which kind exactly.

To me, and I could be wrong, it sounds like a hook-up gone bad. A causal sexual encounter (or maybe a few), in which the young lady seems to have grown some expectations in, but which the young man seems uninterested and/or unwilling to consider.

Feelings appear to fleet quickly.

Lives move on…

But the young man, maybe on some level still feeling connected — or curious about “what might have been,” can’t help but wonder, “Where are you now?”

Have a read through the lyrics and let me know what you think.

It came to the end it seems you had heard.
Cause we walked the city streets,
You never said a word.

When we finally sat down
Your eyes were full of spite.
I was desperate, I was sweet
I could not put up a fight.

Where are you now?
Where are you now?
Do you ever think of me
In the quiet, in the crowd?

You were strangely less than pain
Than you were cold.
Triumphant in your mind
Of the logic that you hold.

You said no one would ever know
The love that we had shared.
As I took my leave to go
It was clear that you didn’t care.

Where are you now?
Where are you now?
Do you ever think of me
In the quiet, in the crowd?

Where are you now?
Where are you now?
Do you ever think of me
In the quiet, in the crowd?

And I hear of your coming and your going in the town.
I hear stories of your smile,
I hear stories of your frown.

And the darkness can descend,
We can relish all the pain.
But I know that’s what you love,
Cause you know I love the same.

Where are you now?
Where are you now?
Do you ever think of me
In the quiet, in the crowd?

Where are you now?
Where are you now?
Do you ever think of me
In the quiet, in the crowd?

Where are you now?
Where are you now?
Do you ever think of me
In the quiet, in the crowd?

Where are you now?
Where are you now?
Do you ever think of me
In the quiet, in the crowd?

 

What do you hear?

How does it fit with what you see on campus?

 

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