Key Entity Extraction IV: Evagria The Faithful
Before I go into this one some people I talk to say that this song is actually from Mary’s point of view as she enters the Keywork, having been part of the Massacre at the hands of Holly Wood. I don’t think this is the case simply because the same girl in the heart of the art of “The Afterman” is sitting at the bedside here in this picture meaning that Mary is alive and well. Now let me explain my view.
So we know that Mary has given up on Sirius and has made her way backing to the dating scene, except her first attempt ended up in failure at the hands of a Date Rapist (“Goodnight, Fair Lady”). Still this doesn’t explain why she as the beside of a bone huh? Well my theory is that she started seeing someone right after that incident (Maybe it was the Cop who caught the Crook or someone different?). Bottom line though she is seeing someone, and this someone did happen to end up getting caught in a hail of gun fire at the hands of Holly Wood and is now dying on the operating table as Mary weeps by the bedside.
On Sirius’ end, he sees this Entity start to form in and out of The Keywork, starting to think that maybe it is his own, but as it begins to take him over he learns that it is infact not his own. He learns of Mary’s fate with this gentleman, as the man speaks about his affection for her (“The support you could lean up against when you need, The dark when you want. Lights out at all cost. This is mine, that is yours I am the bricks in your wall”). All this time Sirius watches and listens, starting to regret the choices he made in their relationship (“I am not who I seem, Who you thought I could be”).
The song presses on and both Sirius and the man both slip in and out of the brink of death, each time transmitting their souls into the keywork (“The struggle breaks the black and white, calling, transmitting, The echo breaks, electric air”). Struggling, Sirius holds on to life while the gentleman slowly slips away. Sirius begins to call out to Mary, knowing that she will save him (“And from the other side she’ll save me.”). Mary does save Sirius unknowingly as she says her final goodbyes to her new found love and the gentleman slips away, breaking Sirius connection to his former wife. He then begins to sucumb to guilt, as he knows that this was all his doing and now he has to live with the consequences of his mistakes (“This tragedy is all my fault”) Slowly he realizes he needs to let her go and move on (“I wish she’d stay mine but her place is in another time. Goodbye forever….you won’t be forgotten”)