"Alone" as written by Anders Par Friden, Martin Hans Knut Henriksson, Anders Mikael Jivarp, Mikael Bengt Stanne and Niklas Bo Sundin....
"Let me die", I cried as the curtain fell
and I stared in woe at the world before me
My weeping eyes could not bear to tell
or the shattered kingdom in ruins before me

What became of the lands that were?
A pearl in the nest of memories
Forever gone...departed by the minds of man

Scavengers, feeding on your mother's blood
Parasites of life, with my heart I condemn
your ignorant ways

Like the leaves of the high trees
I wither and fall,
Borne by autumnal winds
to my funeral hall

I'm all alone in the grip of the silent sadness

I have been told to honour life
and what therein I'll find
but if all I see is darkness,
let me die and wake up blind
As the gleaming blade before me,
singing lullabies of loss
Whispering "Death is your redeemer
to the Paradise you've lost"

Mankind, evoker of inferno
Let me burn your honoured Crown of Creation
and dethrone you to ashes for aeons to come

Why should I stay here where I do not belong?
Of weakness burns my within...And empty shell

I've lost the way to the sanctity I need

I'll greet the dawn that brings no life,
no frail beams of sun to cleanse the black night
My mournful roam has ended

I hide in the shadows white binding my time,
sheltered from this world which disorderly rhyme
with the fury of damnation

Once I held in my hand the starlight of Eden
and the white sky lay open in a soul that was free
(But the years flew so fast as the shadows were cast
and I woke up one morning with no reason to be)

I'm all alone in the shade of the nameless
I'm all alone within a shadowfire of fear

Take me home to whence I came
Where I'll find light to feed my flame of life

Or my heart will die without a whisper of hope...

Lyrics submitted by Day_Walker9

"Alone" as written by Anders Par Friden Anders Mikael Jivarp

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    General CommentHow are there no comments on this song. Its amazing. The sadness behind it is really brought out in the '94 version. Its like the raw form of Lethe.

    I think it is about someone who has given up on life because of some traumatic event. He becomes very isolated and won't interact with anyone. He has adapted a misanthropic view and despises anything that he sees. Really a very sad song.
    NovembersDoomon May 13, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI like the idea of a Lord of the Rings link here... I can picture the lyrics being from either Gollum/ Smeagol or Shelob's point of view.
    They both held on to a 'starlight of Eden' (the ring/ a silmaril) and both lost it, took refuge alone in a hidden, desolate place...
    (Although it does seem much more eloquently written than either character would write.)
    Just an interesting thought! :)
    Zargothon June 15, 2017   Link

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