What do you get from this beautiful song? The idea that repeating ourselves is acceptable, understandable and comforting too. It makes for waves of shared communication. How do we learn to speak? We listen and repeat? How do we understand?
I get called on repeating the same thing more than once. Sometimes I reword it, mostly I don't. Because, sometimes, you just have to say it again.
In most situations, where people are experiencing extreme emotions, you can find a direct link between repeating yourself and the five stages of grief plus one or two:
SAY IT ONCE: maybe it wasn't so
SAY IT TWICE maybe they'll think it wasn't either
SAY IT ONCE: because you are angry at yourself for the realisation
SAY IT TWICE because you're angry the other person knows it too
SAY IT ONCE: while you convince yourself it's necessary
SAY IT TWICE you may convince the other person too
SAY IT ONCE: how you say it changes
SAY IT TWICE misery loves the company of others, now they can be as bleak as you
SAY IT ONCE: to confirm verbally what you already knew
SAY IT TWICE you say it for their benefit - when someone else believes it, acceptance becomes concrete
Speak, echo, re-echo? A very human pattern of speech.
Now I've picked on Damien for his layering of repeats can I just add... I love this track.
I must get to the end of Chapter 14. I must get to the end of Chapter 14. Don't let me go to bed until I get to the end of Chapter 14 ;)