"Metaphor" as written by and Jesper Claes Haakan/gelotte Stroemblad....
You stole my pure intention
You are the sickness in between
Let me in, I'll bury the pain

You taught me to be sad at you
You almost made me take it all
Let me in, I'll bury the pain

You bend me and you shake me
You beg me then you break me
Let me in, I'll bury the pain

You made me feel like a sinner
Now you fear you'll die alone
Let me in, I'll bury the pain

The sickness that you are
The plague that made me starve
You think you can show me how I've come this far

I feel it's taking over
Everything falls dark
Break me open
The desperate cry


Lyrics submitted by FreakyNipples69

"Metaphor" as written by Bjoern Ingvar Gelotte Anders Par Friden

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    General CommentIt's not so important as to what the pain is that will be buried as that fact that I will make it go away.
    Conanon March 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWtf? The singer is Anders! There are only ADDITIONAL VOCALS by Maria.. as there are additional violin by Fiol-Olof too.
    Sven3000on September 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSome really interesting interpretations! I think some of them could be subsumed to another one.

    You told about hard relationships, suicide thoughts and problems with the whole world around. In combination with this song (lyrics and the singing) it seems to me like a relationship between two loving persons and one of them got the borderline-syndrome.

    These verses shows sounds very sad and helpless. People with borderline have a disposition to classifiy only in two extremes - black & white, good or evil, love or hate. There is no thing between this extremes. (Really interesting if you know what song follows on the reroute Album)

    In this case, the person is in such a black phase. Everything is hell to him, and "everything falls dark". He want to find the reason why inside himself but he couldn´t find answers so he hates himself. ["The sickness that you are ... how I got this far?"]

    And in every chorus you hear this second voice but only with the lines ["Let me in, I’ll bury the pain"] On the one hand the singer (borderlineperson) would like to understand this things happend to him and maybe he want to solve his problems with suicide. On the other hand there is a voice from outside of his world. A person who wants to help but gets no connection to his world and the singer just hear these words and is incapable to react on these words an the help from outside.

    After the relationship with such kind of persons this song means very much to me. And it is just another interpretation of this song i really don´t think the lyrics were written with this thoughts. But in many way they fit perfectly to such kinds of relationships.

    I hope my words sounds not to awfully, my english isn´t the best but i hope the meaning is understandable & thx to inflames for this song, a song as a way to explian things which very hard traceable. (For such things metaphors are used, am i right?)
    kaelionon July 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone know who the guest singer n this song is??
    VivaHate95on March 28, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone know who the guest singer n this song is??
    VivaHate95on March 28, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUm.... there is no guest singer.
    Disposition_987on April 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsweet song.Sounds absolutley flawless on the album.
    Razormasticatoron June 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone understand what this song is actually about? Help?
    kaytotheleeon May 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah there is a guest singer - read the liner notes. it sounds a hella lot like anders but its not.
    VivaHate95on May 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMaria Gauffin - Vocals on "Metaphor"

    from the liner notes in the Reroute to Remain booklet

    P.S. I love this song. I have tons of respect for anyband who can make kick ass heavy songs and beautiful and meaningful slower songs like this.
    reck_666on May 12, 2004   Link

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