This song has a very special place in my heart — as it makes me tear up if I really hook into the emotions expressed in this song. What makes it so emotional and moving?
- Ambiguous chord progression that de-emphasizes the key and focuses on a series of minor chords (which is different from just having a minor key/harmony).
- Gap-y verse melodies and more steady bridge melodies create a nice sense of contrast, where the former is about uncertainty and the latter is about building a momentum toward the climax.
- The punch line is reserved for its designated spot: the end of the bridge, the most potent spot in any song.