She is expressing the torture of her soul as the candle on the chessboard of life. The black demon is taking her image and piercing it through the heart. A candle burns out eventually, meaning that her character in life is fading. The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long. She is looking for a revelation and help from heaven but is afraid if God finds out what she has done, he will not forgive her.
And would you leave me
If I told you what I've become
'Cause it's so easy,
To sing it to a crowd
But it's so hard, my love
To say it to you, all alone
Her life professes her state clearly in the world, but within, she cannot face God as she is aware that her heart is being stabbed by her own demon. How does she shake the demon without owning up to it before God? She wants an answer to this but already knows it. She must turn and face the demon or the demon masters her. She is weak and loves her sin too much. She knows that the church is not the answer as it is part of the problem. The choir preaches to her and it is a reflection of her own subconsciousness.
She then jumps off the unfinished building that she thought would be her home. She realizes that she will die and the building is unfinished. She can't choose what stays and what fades away as she runs from her demons.
At the end, she falls through the veil that separates the light from the sanctuary of the temple. She passes the cross on the way down. It's a picture of involution and our inability to see the evolution that follows. LINK
The female represents the Spirit. At the end, she is being molested by the one she chooses. She is a lover of pleasure rather than a lover of God. We each make this choice in life.
edit on 3-11-2012 by EnochWasRight because: (no reason given)