He can only hold her for so longThe lights are on, but no one's home
She's so vacant
Her soul is taken
He thinks, What's she running from?
Now, how can he have her heart
When it got stole?
So he tries to pacify her
'Cause what's inside her never dies
This first lines of the song jump into the relationship without introduction, the audience is immediately drawn into another world with these two people. Yet the descriptions aren't personal, we aren't getting to know each characters personality, we are getting to know them by seeing their interactions and thoughts towards each other. I believe that alone makes it poetry, it uses the method of showing and not telling to reveal an important message. Nothing is sugar coated, the pain is left out in the open for the reader to see and to feel in their own heart.
Even if she's content in his warmth
She is plagued with urgency
The man she misses
The man that he longs to be
As the song progresses, the audience can better piece together information about the characters. The woman is empty inside due to the last man who left her. She continues to search for him in every other man she's with but he can only hold her for so long until she realizes he isn't the man she desires. This story is told through poetry because it sets the reader out on an exploration of lost lovers they do not know, telling the audience their deepest secrets and pain. It's shares a piece of the human condition which I believe poetry does as well.