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Oren Lavie's stop motion video represents depression and coexisting with depression to me. Depression is personified by the man dressed in black who follows the woman around on her daily activities. The fact that it is all played out on a bed also holds some significance as it is a symbol of the apathy that accompanies depression and suggests of how a person with depression spends days in bed in despair. While it appears that the person is lazy and apathetic, one would hardly know of the storm raging inside said person's mind and how they were struggling to stay alive, again represented by the lyrics:

"And she fights for her life
As she puts on her coat
And she fights for her life on the train
She looks at the rain
As it pours." 

While the song has a darker meaning, the cheerful façade it presents is suggestive of how people with depression mask their sadness with a light, cheerful exterior. Depression can afflict the happiest of people; it's simply harder to see past their smile.

 

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