This song refers to a staircase in the theatre i work at. i used to work projection and on wednesdays we would pre screen and i would always go play my guitar before the shows. i wrote easily some of my favorite songs sitting in that stairwell but the stairs were cracking it was falling apart and as a metaphor i compared myself to it. few years ago loved a girl and she got married and thats life she wrote me letters before she got married though they didnt mean as much to her as me they were important. then few years later new girl that i possibly loved more went to move away and it felt the same as before . the song talks in the chorus about a tragedy the tragedy is that this person will only ever see the fractured stairwell the way its falling apart and never see the good things about it its or its true self.