I got Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones yesterday and it's amazing and beautiful and gives me indescribable joy and hope.
And I just realized that all three of BVB's albums are like a progression of events. Wretched and Divine may be the one with the narrative from F.E.A.R. but all three of them together tell a much bigger story of seeking out the people who are hurting and teaching what it means to be cared for and teaching them how to be strong in the face of adversity and fight for their beliefs and what they love.
Here's what I have gathered listening to this band since I bought the first album back in 2010.
We Stitch These Wounds: Hey, come here. You're not alone. We're all like you, we're outcasts too, we know how you feel. You are loved. We'll hold your hand and help you walk until you're strong enough to do it yourself. Let us patch your injuries up and help you to not hurt now. It's all right. Hang in there, dear.
Set the World On Fire: Don't give up. You're not alone. Don't let them get you down. Things aren't easy but you can get through it, promise. We have your back. We're all here together. You're unique and beautiful and you are so loved. We are a family, all of us. We won't give up, ever. We'll always be here and they can't stop us no matter how hard they try.
Wretched and Divine: We're going to fight for what's right and we will not let them treat us this way and hurt us anymore! We'll show them that they can't take our joy from us and make us afraid, and we'll show them just how strong we truly are! We're going to come through this together no matter what happens and we're going to win this war!
Did anyone else notice this?
Just. Wow. I'm getting emotional again. I wonder if BVB had all this planned from the beginning or if it just kind of happened like that?