3. “On the Way Home”
“Life ain't short, but it sure is small/You get forever but nobody at all”
Mayer’s entire outlook on life seems to have changed on Paradise Valley, from his old roots as a lover and optimist to the modern day hardened version. With a life that feels endless matched with a loneliness that spans the infinite, life can take on a feeling that is not “short,” but relentlessly alone. Mayer finds himself wandering for years, without what he once had, and unable to gain anything new. He can live without trouble and thrive, but realizes that he will never again find real love. That is the problem with immortality, and a broken heart: Everyone you find will wander away.