She appears composed, so she is, I suppose
Who can really tell?
She shows no emotion at all
Stares into space like a dead china doll
I'm never going to know you now
But I'm going to love you anyhow
“She” is presumably Bunny Smith, Elliott’s mother. Smith laments his inability to breach the emotional walls she has built up, but promises to love her despite their distance.
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