This lyric highlights the dark side of the human consciousness, speaking about 'self' in 3rd person in verse 1, almost as a separate entity. The lyrics symbolise how unrequited love is as good as the death of 'self' but so is a love/romance that fails - heartbreak. As humans, we tend to blame others for the way we feel, rather than accepting our own faults and self-power. The vibes and atmosphere of this lyric are very foreboding, gloomy, wistful and signify 'hopelessness'. You're guaranteed a moved and emotional audience. It fits perfectly into most genres.