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"Black Flies" is a licensed single by Ben Howard. The song is featured in the ending of Farewell.

Lyrics

Black flies on the windowsill
That we are
That we are
That we are to know
Winter stole summer's thrill
And the river's cracked and cold
See the sky is no man's land
A darkened plume to stay
Hope here needs a humble hand
Not a fox found in your place
No man is an island, this I know
But can't you see?
Maybe you were the ocean when I was just a stone
Black flies on the windowsill
That we are
That we are
That we are to hold
Comfort came against my will
And every story must grow old
Still I'll be a traveler
A gypsy's reins to face
But the road is wearier
With that fool found in your place
No man is an island, this I know
But can't you see?
Maybe you were the ocean when I was just a stone
No man is an island, this I know
But can't you see?
Maybe you were the ocean when I was just a stone
So here we are
And I don't wanna beg your pardon
And I don't wanna ask you why
But if I was to go my own way
Would I have to pass you by?
And I don't wanna beg your pardon
And I don't wanna ask you why
But if I was to go my own way
Would I have to pass you by?

Interpretation

Lyrics

  • "Black flies on the windowsill" may represent the inevitable death of William (and by extension, Rachel as well).
  • "Winter stole summer's thrill" might more literally refer to the coming fall and winter after Max leaves for Seattle and William dies (both happened at the end of September, 2008).
  • "But if I was to go my own way/Would I have to pass you by?" possibly refers to the eventual estrangement between Max and Chloe that occurs throughout the main game, and the beginning of the original game.

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