Unfinished Business

  • Unfinished Business
  • Mumford and Sons covering White Lies
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Unfinished Business (White Lies cover) by Mumford and Sons

Some events shown here are conjecture and/or shoehorned into abstractly matching words, but I tried as much as possible to keep it canon.  If you like the original song better, feel free to open it in a separate YouTube tab.

I think about how there are certain people who come into your life, and leave a mark. I don’t mean the usual faint impression: he was cute, she was nice, they made me laugh, I wish I’d known her better, I remember the time she threw up in class. And I don’t just mean that they change you. A lot of people can change you – the first kid who called you a name, the first teacher who said you were smart, the first person who crowned your best friend. It’s the change you remember, the firsts and what they meant, not really the people. Ethan changed me, for instance, but the longer we are apart the more he sort of recedes into the distance as a real person and in his place is a cardboard cutout that says first boyfriend. There are certain people that come into your life, and leave a mark. I’m talking about the ones who, for whatever reason are a part of you as your own soul. Their place in your heart is tender; a bruise of longing, a pulse of unfinished business. My mom was right about that. Just hearing their names pushes and pulls at you in a hundred ways, and when you try to define those hundred ways, describe them even to yourself, words are useless. If you had a lifetime to talk, there would still be things left unsaid.
—  Sweethearts (Sara Zarr)