This song also deals with Becky and Bino and whatever it is that was between them. It’s always pretty hard to be treated so ambiguously by someone that you care for. It hurts to swing like a pendulum between ignorance and friendship (or more?). Everyone might have stumbled across moments like those in their own life and I guess all you wanted – needed – was Clarity. Knowing where you stand and where to go from there.
Clarity, basically, deals with Bino suffering from Becky’s ignorance. The first verse is about their last meeting having taken place a long time ago. It refers to a special memory where sat in a café where the light always changed its color. When the light turned blue and shone around Becky she looked more beautiful than ever before or after that. She’s still beautiful, don’t get me wrong. The atmosphere was full of feelings and there was something that passed between them. It was one of those moments where you know that both of you know they feel something special but realize it only when it’s too late.
Verse two is simply about Bino being tormented by the arms of the clock and not knowing when or if he’s gonna see Becky again. In the third verse it is obvious that he is pretty sure he won’t see her any time soon or maybe lose her completely to someone else. The memories are about to be buried. Bino and Becky are about to be buried. Whatever was between them is about to die. Or are they already dead? I leave that up to you, as well as the following line:
Explain to me the ashes on the symmetry
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In the – let’s call it – interlude Bino tries to get rid of the memories he shares with Becky. Of course he doesn’t literally want to kill her. Here, too, it’s slightly ambiguous as he wants her to go away but to stay at the same time. But then he wants a definite decision; i.e. clarity.
Finally, the chorus is an expression of Bino’s wish or craving for clarity. Therefore, however, he has to see Becky again and – as mentioned before – he does not know if and when that is gonna happen.
Until today he has seen her again but never received clarity. Last he knows she had or still has a boyfriend. But that’s okay. It’s a good thing she’s happy.
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