It is a tremendously deep and emotional tale of his love and break-up and how it effected him. This is by far as emotionally riviting albums I have heard. The tales he tells of deep love, the break-up and the after effects just are taxing but you cannot stop listening.
For Emma is a song about him after he "reconciled" everything. While it is never an easy thing, Justin in this song is taking everything seemingly well as he feels contempt towards her in the normal ways after an emotional break-up but not hatred and is just venting all the remaining emotions where they are.
It seems that Justin more is analyzing how people react to break-ups emotionally. Blindsided is definitely the song where the break-up happens. Prior to this, the songs are describing mainly the person including Skinny Love. There are hints of what is going on in each song and they represent the same thing in different ways. While, as far as I have found, he never quit covers exactly why the break-up happened, there are hints that there is cheating involved and he definitely feels that he was "victimized" in some way...but then that is prevelant in any break-up that is very emotional.
will mark you
harness your blame, harness your blame
and walk through
It is a tremendously powerful album that really explores the depth of feelings behind a break-up.