It’s a sad love story in Ellie Goulding‘s “Anything Could Happen.” Something tragic has left a pink haired Ellie on a rocky beach searching to piece back the broken fragments of whatever has happened to her. Filled with sadness, a teary eyed Ellie sings, “After the war we said we’d fight together.” When her lover appears he’s bloody and bruised, which leads to Ellie’s own nose bleed. As she looks over her deceased lover she reflects back to the accident. The car crash has left both of them injured, but more than the physical injuries the collision is a metaphor for their dying love.
The waves that were once moving forward now move backward. Ellie stands on top of the car attached to a rope while her presumably dead lover slouches over in the car. Her nose bleeds again. She descends from the sky to take away her beau who is now standing tall with a bloody face. If like the song says, “But I don’t think I need you,” there has to be a less tragic way to end a love that is no more.