"Behind Space '99" as written by and Jesper Claes Haakan/gelotte Stroemblad....
Call me by my astral name
Breeding fear through wordless tongue
Heavenly thirst - unspeakable pain
Emptied from all human motion
Confront the faceless wrath

Beckoning silent from a sphere behind space
Through twisted ruins of uncompleted dreams
Sights of towers reaching for the moon
Clawing at the skies - they gonna pull it down

Intensity - I feel the lava rushing through my veins
Stars are reforming - to enter the fourth dimension

Beyond all galaxies
Through timeless eons of frost
Unearthly hunger - angels descent

We are entering dimensions behind space


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"Behind Space 99" as written by Bjoern Ingvar Gelotte Anders Par Friden

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    General Commentanybody read some novels by H.P. Lovecraft? the lyrics of this song are just like if they were written by him...
    beyond the limits of the universe, further than anyone could just even imagine, there is something, which humans will never comprehend, never understand, and never discover, only when your spirit is out of your body, you just don't remember anything of it. this is fascinating, and what is more, it can't be proved, that, in fact, it's not true... just sends chills down my spine :D love this song, its soo creepy, and brutal, and i don't know any good word to describe it...makes me feel, that i am only a nonimportant grain of sand in this universe...all we humans are. just read Lovecraft's "From Beyond" and "Beyond the Wall of Sleep" and you'll see what i'm talking about

    In Flames We Trust
    Zmojjon May 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo understand what this song is about you must know where it came from, Anders wrote this song about 15 years ago its been on 4 of their cds(lunar strain, TJR,tokyo showdowbn,colony) this is the most popular song i would say by them and they believe so too. take the meanings as literally as you would in the Bible, CALL ME BY MY ASTRAL NAME, otherwise known as his True name not by his name given to him by his parents but his (Souls) name. this may seem strange to few. look into or research something called "astral projection" or to the un-enlightened its when your soul removes itself from your body and travels the universe, looney yes but un-true who knows, remember it was crazy a while back to say the earth was round. but i believe everyone reading this post must have an open mind if the listen to IN-flames anyway. Alexm123451 you are correct anders told you what this song was about to astrally project your body has to be rid of fear and you must be a being of love . Anders likes to keep fans and is serious with his music, not many ppl will support in flames if he claims he can travel the universe by his soul leaving his body. plus lyrics are artistic expression and if you ask the writer what it means they will directly reword the question "what does it mean to you" so song interpretation is for YOU. Of course Anders loving things dark creepy and mysterious touches on the evil parts of everything, such as an evil entity (faceless wrath)that lurks (mislabeled devil/lucifer by some. anyway fuck the frail shit this song fucking shreds, the version appeearing on colony is sick, the keyboard with the pipe oragan is creepy yet baddasss, my favorite version would defintly be the live performane of it on the Tokyo Showdown cd, changed up the solo and middle parts abit and put some pinch harmonics in there witch kick ass, plus it just sounds like it would in person, if you cant play it live then dont add useless shit on your cd right, and these guys deliver. SHRED
    6stringshredderon March 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHmmm, I liked the original Behind Space too, when Dark Tranquillity's Michael Stainne was singing ... the lyrics haven't changed, but when Stainne says "We are now entering dimensions behind space!" his voice changed, on this, Friden doesn't change his voice ... which is the only downside. The instruments and vocals otherwise are definately improved. The Lunar strain album was generally about dark fantasy worlds and creations, this is no different ... good song, whichever version you listen to.
    d_e4lifeon April 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentone of my favorite songs, i like the '99 version alot
    skim2livon May 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti saw in flames recently and they introduced the song by saying that they have writtent the best song ever...

    not quite true but close
    Jipon May 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI thought about this after seeing the movie Event Horizon. The 4th dimension behind space could be Hell, or just an awesome happy place.. but that doesnt quite fit in with "I feel the lava rushing through my veins".. or with a little heroin it could
    afflicted4lifeon June 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthaha i saw in flames live and anders was like " this next song is about caring and love" or some shit like that then the first riff came in it was sick
    Alexm123451on September 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song rips.
    iceburnon December 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI thought Anders joined AFTER the Jester Race...Which was after this song...So how did he write it?
    hrvster of sorrwon April 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah good job hrvster of sorrow! Anders wasn't in the band on their first album. my guess would be that Jesper Stromblad wrote it. i dunno about the lyrics though. who wrote lyrics on Lunar Strain? any one know? i dunno. the soul escaping the body seems like it could be. i'd go for the fantasy/sci-fi version, myself. alot of their earlier stuff was that...
    xJotunxon August 18, 2005   Link

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