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Bright Eyes: At the Bottom of Everything Meaning

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So there was this woman and she was on an airplane, and she was flying to meet her fiancé seaming high above the largest ocean on planet earth. She was seated next to this man she had tried to start conversations, but the only thing she had...

  1. phillius
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    Jul 21st 2020 report

    Proto-existentialist philosopher Soren Kierkegaard, in an attempt to marry his despairing rational of existence and his belief in God, wrote; “If there were no eternal consciousness in a man, if AT THE BOTTOM OF EVERYTHING there were only a wild ferment, a power that twisting in dark passions produced everything great or inconsequential; if an unfathomable, insatiable emptiness lay hid beneath everything, what would life be but despair?”
    Considering the context and illusions made in this song, I assume this is the origin of the title. The above quote is discussed in Camus 'The Myth of Sisyphus', which focuses on the absurdity of humanities attempts to explain life & was probably an influence on Conor Oberst, especially in this song.

  2. anonymous
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    Aug 19th 2019 report

    I think the song is about letting go, not stressing about success and just living life how you want

  3. anonymous
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    Mar 6th 2018 report

    Despite challenges in life and seemingly disastrous situations we must preserve and be happy. We must control the only thing we can which is how we respond to bad circumstances. Smile and party through it all!!

  4. anonymous
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    Jan 13th 2011 report

    You must live life to the fullest with no regrets


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