Day 12: Arienette

From Fevers and Mirrors (2000)

Any self-respecting (or should it be self-loathing?) Bright Eyes fan knows the name Arienette. But who is she? She seems to feature in a number of Bright Eyes song, and rarely as a positive figure. We get the sense from his lyrical imagery that she’s broken his heart at least once. Is she an altar ego? Is she an oasis? Is she a jackal? Did she make him escape to New York? Is she even real or is she a simple, but effective, dramatic device?

Notable lyric: And the moon, it leaves silver but never sleeps / And then the silver turns to gray / Oh stay with me, Arienette / Until the wolves are away

Author: Miles Rausch

I’ve made a smart playlist of all the songs with 0 plays. I listen to them because I feel bad for them not because I like the music. I’m THAT guy.

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