When I was in high school, my first love (a la “Moonrise Kingdom”) moved to another state. We tried to make it work, but the feels were too much to handle eventually. I ended it by being an insensitive ass, thinking that would help make it seem less serious. These lyrics really got to me when we were trying to make it work, and even still when I hear the song (many regrets and over six years later) “I wish the world was flat like the old days
Then I could travel just by folding a map
No more airplanes, or speed trains, or freeways
There’d be no distance that could hold us back”
I still think in some childlike sense that we were meant for each other.