Love and Jealousy
Love is an inexpressible and indescribable feeling. It can affect a person to the point of recklessness. Once a Soul has recognized a counterpart in another, the effects can cause One to surrender themselves completely. Love has a way of making sense out of thin air. Judgment becomes clouded and rationality no longer exists. In the end, all that remains is pure, indefinable emotion. Attempts to capture all the abilities and challenges intertwined within this ruthless emotion take the form of stories, music and movies. For instance, the story, "Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot," follows a husband bound by such irrevocable Love for his Wife. After a sudden death the husband’s soul returns in the form of a Parrot, which is later purchased by his Wife. Another example falls into the verses of a song titled, "Best of You," written by the Foo Fighters. Similar to The Parrot, The Artist in the song is also in battle, but with himself. He is hindered by the inability to make rational decisions dealing with the relationship between His Partner and himself. Though, written for different reasons, the context of The Story and the verses of The Song will show how much they differ as much as they stay the same. The lyrics contained within "Best of You'" are beautiful as well as heart wrenching - a lot like Love. The lines in the first verse summarize a shared dilemma between The Artist of the Song and The Parrot of the Story.
"I've got another confession to make. I'm Your Fool. Everyone's got their chains to break, holding You.."
In this text, The Artist is open with the emotional ties to his Partner. He acknowledges the fact that he is powerless against the Love he holds for her. The lyric portrays the challenges faced in the relationship as the "chains" bounding them together. He is facing an internal delimit though. "... Everyone's got their chains to break..." , signifies that The Artist has to face the pain of living without his Partner. Similar to The Parrot. For The Parrot, his Wife held the center of his universe. In what is referred as the "jealous life," The Parrot (husband then) held so much love for his Wife but jealously won in the end. All suspicions aside, He remained loyal to her. The Parrot carried the relentless issue into his "Parrot Life." The emotional hold of his Wife is shown in Their encounter at the Pet Store. When The Parrot Sees his Wife with his new eyes, he is struck by her beauty. However, he lets his jealously surface First with the male who accompanied His Wife then again with the store clerk trying to sell Her a bird cage. Parrot's actions show how much of a hold his Wife still possesses over him. As the lyrics continue, the issues linking The Artist and The Parrot become a little darker.
"Is someone getting the best of you... Are you gone and onto someone new?"
The Artist is beginning to question if there is anything left of his relationship to his Partner. He is starting to look within himself to find an alternate answer to the question he already knows. His begins to realize his relationship is "one-sided". The Artist is giving every ounce but he isn't receiving his Partners' "best." As stated earlier, The Parrot always suspected his Wife of infidelity. He had the suspicions but was never able to present evidence to support them. The suspicious thoughts of The Parrot began to consume him. The times when he was certain of his Wife’s unfaithfulness drove the Parrot determine what kind of Man she would be drawn to. The Artist and The Parrot are dealing with a cross road in their relationships. Both men are overcome with an abundance of emotion but are unable to express themselves clearly to their Loves. The next verse takes the challenges to a deeper place within the Characters.
"I needed somewhere to hang my head, without your noose. You gave me something that I didn't have, but had no use. I was too weak to give in,...
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