It seems that you’ve often dragged the everyday moral conflicts into a fantasy world where you can then sort of deal with them.
I think the song “Mermaids” is about a sort of spiritual collapse. The mermaids are myths and products of our imaginations, and it’s about going somewhere that is separate from the world and being saved by our imaginations…it’s a respite from the world.
Everytime a journalist asks him about this song, he replies something else about its meaning. lol I like this explanation though.