"Another Day In The Quicksand" as written by and Jesper Claes Haakan/gelotte Stroemblad....
The other side of the platinum door
Another day in quicksand
Still feel close to nowhere
I hope this is the right way

How come you see me as an enemy?
We just think in different words

I see beauty in dead flowers
I let the tide show me what`s next
But all you do is fade away

There`s no shame in being the fool
I've been to places you`ll never find
The empty plate that you call home
Won`t bring glimmer to future years

By myself, staring into space
You`re just bored of the silence it makes


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"Another Day in Quicksand" as written by Bjoern Ingvar Gelotte Anders Par Friden

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    General CommentI dont no what this osng is about but its a good one.
    Man§oni†eMaGg0T666on May 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about how people think they have all the answers and won't bother to appreciate others viewpoints. (other side of the platinum door)
    Sometimes you have to actually have the experiences in
    life to fully understand things. (empty plate you call home) Nobody's perfect. Also, people worry about rationalizing everything, when we should just let go and love life for what it is. (another day in quicksand)
    asadcwon June 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI Agree With asadcw, Life is for living, not for hating, I also this this song is about loving life for what it is, not expanding in greed, today, human kind has gotton so greedy, it's killing this world, Human-Kind=Hate
    We must stop this greed somehow
    Jester666on August 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis isn't really a memorable song, but it is a simple one to analyze. It's all about the sight, sounds and experiences many of us are missing in the constant rush for achievment and supremecy.

    The best line, in my opinion, is:
    "Why do you see me as an enemy?"
    It seems to sum the message up, in a sense. We're the same race, we just think different, yet those who think differently are considered strange, when maybe they should be considered gifted.
    d_e4lifeon April 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentall of the above is true, single handedly most morally correct song on the album
    Metal Freakon June 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song means of how everyone acts different and they're against each other even though they have different ways of thinking.
    It's kinda meant for conformists is what I think.
    firedragoon8on October 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentClayman is BEST album EVER to me (not only from in flames albums, from all of the albums in the world i've heard).

    My opinion is quite simmilar to these stated above, here it is:

    This song is about someone who are out of "normal" society border line (platinum door). Once you are thrown out, you will never come back as normal, and you can only observe 'platinum' door from distance, spending your days in quicksand. This is because if someone becomes an enemy to you and he/she is considered as normal in our world, you will get labeled as 'not normal' soon...

    You can not understand why everybody hates you then, but it is working like quicksand, if you get pulled in, you will drown faster and faster every day and no-one will bring you back throught platinum door ("How come you see me as an enemy?
    We just think in different words")

    Your thoughts or actions or point of view are ignored then and only thing what is left to you is to accept your fate. ("There's no shame in being the fool
    I've been to places you'll never find ")

    My favourite part is:
    "By myself, staring into space
    You're just bored of the silence it makes"

    In this world, very few people understand what is tolerance these times, everybody is focused on how to survive in the platinum chamber instead of doing what they want. When you are out of this chamber, you realize there is more things you never found earlier ("staring into space", "beuty in dead flowers")...

    I dont know if that made any sense at all, but i have so much to comment that i don't know what to comment at all...
    deston April 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is a good one, and i concur with whoever said it above. in flames does rule, and this is an excellent album.
    good stuff
    MinionVarchildon December 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentdest is right, i think
    xJotunxon March 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentquite possibly the best solo ever
    Rymonon May 31, 2006   Link

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