THE:

A melody of a lost generation.
The unmatchable grace of a nearly-forgotten America. The definite article!
The heroic but impossible quest for perfection, and its collateral victims.

SONG:

No medicine awakens memory like a song.
A song promises we can return to a world we once knew, or only wanted to know.
We dance to the melodies of the dead.

OF:

Possession and projection. Three characters crave memories that aren't theirs.
They believe if they can possess a melody, they can rewrite their own song.

SWAY:

Only in a dance, the sway of a boat, does the present return to life.
Ice to water. Tears to love.
Let go of what’s not ours and the water becomes soft again.

LAKE:

The deep is always below our boats.
Dance with what is. That's the real sway.