Like the 1st movement, this movement is bitter-sweet. Its quiet, understated melodic feel and simpler tonalities reflect the meaning of the lyrics, ending with a refrain that is accurate but forced…

[Notes on tonality to come…]

Lyrics {tentative]:

I hate crowded spaces,
I loath the spotlight,
I shun direct faces,
And avoid a fight.
I talk a lot to me,
But that’s no concern,
Rather be lost at sea,
Than found at each turn.

I’m lonelier in crowds
Than all alone, unheard,
Saying things out loud is
Better as written word.
But don’t be that concerned,
This year was made for me,
The rest can chase the herd,
I’m fine.
I’m fine.
I’m fine.

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