Now you write because you love him, now you write because he's kind,
You write so much, you look up and you wrote yourself behind,
And you're standing in a labyrinth of paper and the map has been erased.

Emmy the Great - Paper Forest (In the Afterglow of Rapture) lyrics meaning

Meaning

Blessed by an understanding lover, Emmy still finds that she spends so much time writing she fails to recognise what’s going on around her. When she does look up, she looks up too late, and finds her and her lover lost in a “labyrinth of paper”. Although unconfirmed, given that Emmy is usually deeply personal in her lyrics, it is likely this was reflected in reality with the end of her relationship.

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