This power ballad relies on more than just heavy orchestration to make the point across. From the morose and self-pitying opening to the triumphant ending, the song is built for that uplift from the bottom up.
- The verse melody is not only untuneful but borderline boring and lethargic — but it’s used as a setup for what’s to come.
- The pre-chorus to chorus ups the tunefulness to create a nice contrast from the verse, and strong notes are reserved for the important spots — to deliver the punch line
- An unorthodox song structure that transition from morose minor harmonies to comforting major harmonies, supporting the arc of the story