Anyone who has studied literature knows that Cordelia appears in William Shakespeare's play, King Lear, but as you begin to listen to this song, don’t mistake the pop artist for the classic fictional character. Similar to Shakespeare, however, the singer-songwriter knows how to win someone over with a mesmerizing rhyme, considering her incredibly strong lyrics.
There’s plenty of times I’ve felt as if I wasn't good enough and being in a hard mental space where it’s hard to do really anything, especially the things piling up on your to-do list. Cordelia expresses the same feeling, especially in the lines “dear mother, dear father / I’m sorry that I don't call you like I said I would / I never do the things I know I should.”
Also, at some points, it’s clear to hear individual notes and strings being plucked from the effortless guitar. It actually makes me upset that I didn't finish guitar lessons back when I was a kid.