Perhaps "lift" is meant to express a beautiful feeling as a strong mass of emotion rises from your shoulders and allows you to breath with clarity once again, but perhaps that isn't what it's meant to insinuate at all. Perhaps it's to show just how much you've lost, all the harship you've gone through is now just a figment of your imagination as your once strong heart becomes weaker the less and less it works to prevent the end. Perhaps lifting is nothing more than letting go of someone who you should be and allowing another being to take over you. A smaller, weaker one, that could never compete.
I've had this drawing sitting in photoshop for a while now while I was contemplating just what I wanted to do with it. I'm still not sure of that, but I've found I quite dislike just about everything about it now that I've looked again and again at it. At first I figured I'd just leave it as a sketch and then fix it up at a later date, but I've lost interest in it too quickly, so I suppose I should just post it to prove I'm not dead or dying. So unfortunate!