Interpretations Talk:I Am Alone
There is so much spy imagery in this song that it makes sense to look for an interpretation within that genre, and there's a good one, IMO. There's a scene in Goldfinger where Bond get's "outfoxed" in a car chase, by a group of mirrors that makes him think he needs to stop to avoid a car crash. I suspect there may be a different, but similar Bond scene where he is searching, with raised gun, for a bad guy his apartment or such, and simply is suddenly surprised by multiple views of himself in a folding mirror. (If anyone knows of such a scene, let us know.)
The lyrics quite clearly fit with such a scene, but they also lead to the realisation "I am alone," which though reassuring in the context, is the kind of philosophical realization that can be pretty unnerving when you dwell on it -- very Linnelian, if you will.