Year 2000 Studio Recording: darker tone, dark colors on album, voice has changed showing the physical change as well as emotional, stronger voice, red wine symbolizes life and strength, Smoking, perceived as exclusive to the adult, could be represented as transforming one's status or identity.
2) The concept of reality is confusing and impossible to fully comprehend. Life might even be an illusion.
"But now they only block the sun they rain and they storm on everyone, so many things I would've done, but clouds got in my way" She starts to acknowledge the dark side of life which she has also preceived.
"It's life's illusions I recall
I really don't know life at all" Life is incomprehensible no matter how many ways you look at the world, you will never understand it
"But now old friends are acting strange
They shake their heads, they say I've changed, Well something's lost, but something's gained
In living every day" Example of different human perceptions viewing change. She thinks the change is a good thing, while her friends do not.
Perception determines how you feel, act, and think. It helps shape your ideas and can have a big impact on one's identity.