SOFT BREAKING BAD SPOILERS AHEAD. Newsom examines the Bluebeard fable in this song, but all I hear is a reaction to the decisions and consequences of Walter White. 1. "But you don't even know/ your own violence./ Run away from home —/ your beard is still blue" 2. "Who made you this way?/ Who made you this way?/ Who is going to bear/ your beautiful children?/ Do you think you can just stop,/ when you're ready for a change?/ Who will take care of you/ when you're old and dying?" 3. "Will you tuck your shirt?/ Will you leave it loose?" 4. (From Skyler's perspective)
"Wolf-spider, crouch in your funnel nest./ If I knew you, once,/ now I know you less./ In the sinking sand,/ where we've come to rest,/ have I had a hand in your loneliness?" Of course Badfinger's "Baby Blue" was a perfect song to end the series. But this song is a perfect runner-up.
And what is Heisenberg but the 21st century reincarnation of the terrible, terrifying outlaw Bluebeard?
Eleven words for this melody
Her Paean (2.00 - 2.32) makes me a Paul Pry at her pantry,
waiting for a Bridie,
I find she's a Zelig as Agnification places her now in the field,
and now Pavonine and now away she flies
an Ookpik through forests to the sky.
Upwards she blends with a cloudy blue
and like a Galactagogue of the gods the clouds draw in behind her.
Meanwhile, Moomin-like the forests still quiver with her presence,
and Nazzy, I cannot shake it out of my ear.