The Signs as Mitski Songs Part ⭑ : Fire
Aries ; Thursday Girl
"Thursday Girl" puts the agonizing inner battle of the narrator on display. This person is begging to be saved from themselves while their outcries seem to dissipate into the noise of the world.
Aries placements need to learn in life how to stop. They have a tendency to jump in on any invitation and act incredibly recklessly just to be able to say they did. Like I mentioned in a previous post, they are adrenaline junkies; doesn’t matter what it takes, they want to feel something no matter rage or bliss, and their feelings can be very black and white. One moment they can be ecstatic, the next dreadful; their all-encompassing emotions are often a struggle to balance and can cause self-sabotaging behavior.
Although Aries are hard-headed and stubborn, they are easily influenced. They view everything as a competition, and being first place while the sidelines watch is part of the way they move through life. This may at first glance seem ambitious, but really it is a personal hell they subject themselves to, and when they don’t meet this mark it can feel like the end of the world. They want to impress people and be liked among many, and this can often times get them into the most trouble. Due to this trait, it can be hard for them to stop themselves once caught in this cycle of peer pressure, this is where an intervention could be necessary.
“I’m not happy or sad, Just up or down and always bad, Tell me no, Tell me no, Tell me no, Tell me no, Somebody, Please tell me no”
Leo ; Strawberry Blond
The upbeat suffering of this song shows the narrator and their delusional perspective on a failed situationship. They know it’s not going to happen but with a steadfast hope in this connection, they turn every displeasing moment into one that aligns with their fantasy. They are willing to leave their life to be with this person and are actively loosing their identity by loving them and subsequently want to merge together with them to achieve the happiness and fulfillment they seemingly possess; “All I need darling is a life in your shape”.
Leo placements are extremely loyal and when they have their heart set on something, or someone, they will fight tooth and nail to obtain it. And in this situation, the dismissal of this love interest only further feeds the fire in them to win over their heart. This combined with the narrator’s love interest being romantically involved with another; “You tell me you love her, I give you a grin”, only adds more emotional friction behind wanting to win this person over. Now that they are competing for the spot with numerous people, rising above the rest and being in this spot has therefore gained more importance.
“I love everybody because I love you, I don’t need the city, I don’t need proof, All I need darling is a life in your shape, I picture it soft, and I ache”
Sagittarius ; Circle
Sagittarius placements highly value their freedom, and when they feel like their freedom is at risk they are the first to flee the scene. It is difficult for them to remain in one place, mentally and physically, so commitment to one thing is often difficult for them to process.
In “Circle” the narrator vocalizes the snowballing of their initially “harmless” lies. ￼Although they know this person’s heart is true, their unwavering insecurity causes them to see other people behind their love interest’s back in attempt to rescue an unfulfilled ego. Not only this, but in attempt to protect their identity as an individual in this relationship, they continue with their infidelity and try to disperse the pieces of their heart among many people as a useless tactic to avoid the supposed humility of completely submitting to one person. By having multiple loveless relations with people who only have the narrator’s “skirt in their eyes”, this person can deter from their authentic vulnerability and continue to live with a mask over their eyes, which is more comfortable than risking their true heart only to be humiliated.
“You once told me you were happy to have me, But I never gave me away, There’s a lie that I told you, I would give you my heart, I think, But it’s up in a branch of a tree”
Requested by @thiamficrecs ⭑
Photo credits first picture Bao Ngo second picture Dario Catellani. (both altered)
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