The thing about Portal is it has multiple meanings to different humans. I think Lights intended to create lyrics that cause different emotions to each person.
Obviously, it has one meaning to her, and maybe she will tell us one day, but for now she is keeping the true meaning sacred to herself. She is allowing the audience to interpret the lyrics for themselves. It can mean anything really. It depends on the person you ask. One might tell you it’s about a past love, another might say it’s about an adventure into true love – I mean who knows!
What I’m trying to say it’s the type of lyrics that can mean anything, and I think she intended that. The song is beautiful. Not only lyrics wise, but the melody and calming beat – everything about it is pure nostalgia in my opinion.
I woke up an hour ago, and for a moment I forgot that Lights was releasing her music video for Portal today.
I just watched it, and I can honestly say it’s one of the most beautiful and calming things I have ever seen. The shots are gorgeous and ever so peaceful, it matches the song perfectly.
This past week I have been going through a lot of personal stuff, a lot of nights spent crying myself to sleep. Portal just hit me like a ton of bricks, it’s one of those songs I can see myself listening to at night whilst I lay on grass and look up at the night sky.
I might have burst into tears as well whilst I was watching the video, ooopps.