I have heard very few songs with such a gorgeous melancholy
as "I've Seen It All." Ostensibly about a woman coming to terms with and accepting her blindness
, it goes deeper than that. Selma is singing about her satisfaction
of getting all that she ever wants, not only out of eyesight
, but also out of life itself. It was a sad
life, and there isn't really much reason to live longer and see more. It is in this song that we understand that Selma is ready to die - it is spookily foreshadow
ing the rest of the film.
The tempo of the song is that of a death march, which is why I classify this song as a suicide anthem.