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'Metaphor For Holding Back Tears'

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The title is a metaphor for holding back tears during a breakup or an emotional time in a relationship. There a number of lyrics in the video that imply that a break up is happening but neither of them wants it to happen. For example "lonely water won't you let us wander let us hold each other' this line implies that the tears are because she feels lonely but the tears are also the symbol of them parting from one another. James also sings about how the tears are stopping him from seeing how she really feels almost as if to say that she is hiding something from him such as cheating on
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