This Is What a Story Sounds Like

Story is ingrained in everything. When I first heard this song by Phoenix, I heard a story. Check it out: it's all there.

The song starts out in Act One, the ordinary world.

At 1:10, the story breaks into Act Two, the extraordinary world.

At 2:20, the rising action begins.

At 3:10, we hit the midpoint. There's a climax – and a false victory.

At 3:45, the stakes are raised.

At 5:20, there's another climax – and then, a death.

At 5:47, the resurrection.

Isn't that cool?