I heard this song on the epic TV show Breaking Bad and it gave be chills immediately.
Its melancholic, dreamy sound is amazing – Norah Jones’ voice was perfectly matches the tone. Choosing her to feature in this song was a brilliant decision.
Until you travel to that place you can’t come back
Where the last painting’s gone and all that’s left is black
I think it’s about hitting rock bottom, not being able to see anything good in the world – all you see is black.
At last those coming came and they never looked back
With blinding stars in their eyes but all they saw was black
It reminds me a little of a song that’s featured in Stranger than Fiction called La Petite Fille de la Mer, but Black is far heavier and darker… No pun intended.
Thank you Breaking Bad for a lot of things (don’t do drugs, kids!) but most of all for introducing me to this song, which features in season 4.
And when you follow through and wind up on your back
Looking up at those stars in the sky those white clouds have turned it black