I saw the ending when they turned the page, I threw my money and I ran away
He knew that things would end badly so he left so as not to deal with it (a little like Meursault and his sleeping). He still feels that his dreams and those of his mother’s were ruined by his father:
Castles in the sky sit stranded, vandalized. The drawbridge is closing.
The castles are to symbolize their dreams and by saying the drawbridge is closing it shows that there was no way to get to their dreams anymore. There is no way out of the situation it ultimately shattered the dreams of those involved.
There is also a lot of use of simile in this song for example:
And the decades disappear
Like sinking ships but we persevere.
The ships sinking like time passing makes the events all seem very dramatic and life changing though they are said with no stress on them. The use of this particular simile is rather fascinating, it has a great impact and it said beautifully.
Now, I was never really sure what this song was entirely about, it is kind of hard to figure out the significance of the lyrics. I did a little research on the song and apparently it is about how one of the band member’s parents met and his father being an alcoholic. Eventually he overcomes the alcoholism by joining the Mormon Church and wants the family to move to Utah but he wants to stay where he is in Nevada. Later his mother develops cancer and dies. That’s not exactly what I thought it was at all but the complexity of language in this song is really amazing, and analyzing it was very interesting.