"Hedon" as written by Mikael Bengt Stanne, Anders Jivarp, Niklas Bo Sundin, Martin Henriksson and Fredrik Johansson....
Enter Suicidal Angels;
How hungry we've become;
Like animals naked in shame
Fed with the hooves of apocalypse
That galloped down, disordered worlds behind

From word to a word I was led to a word
That spanned over cultures in rage
Crimson masses, sleeped in decadence
Holding our tongues to the thirsty sun
So, it the future still open?
Then enter, hornet, from our hive-dark hearts
To draw down the end from within

We need not the horns
That emanate from our warty, haunted bodies
Severed and numbered they are

Nihilist, Hedon
The priceless art of their lives
Sorrow is a wing laid atop their heads.
Skin deep, we carve our immeasurable sorrow
In the fold of your shivering arms

Hedon,
Your chindren wild
And filled with death

# Jupiter in our unforgiving eves:
A pandemonium of bodies and gold
Eager, as a part of your face
And the sickness attached to your skin (stone)
As the wine-rush,
Changing from androgynous wombs
To open free the lid of pain #

Hedon,
Rinsed in post-human shadows
A monument scorned by the teeth of time
Stale-faced keeper of secrets,
Loaded with implosive fire
The whore that carried the apostle
To the mating point on the graves of giants

We look at you, afraid
To see what we really are.


Lyrics submitted by Day_Walker9

"Hedon" as written by Fredrik Johansson Anders Jivarp

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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  • +1
    General CommentA hedon is a unit of pleasure in utilitarianism, and one who is motivated mainly by personal pleasure is called a "hedonist." Pretty clearly, the song is about humanity's hedonistic struggle for pleasure and the trouble caused by it.
    MySweetShadow87on March 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMan, what the heck, bands like Fall Out Boy have thousands of people discussing their songs on this site, but when it comes to real music you got 3 replies???

    Anyway, love this song, the first part of the song, up to the tempo change gives me like this feeling of hopelessness. And that part where Anders Friden screams : "So tell me, Tell ME!!!!" Makes it all really awesome.

    Also i agree with the poster above me, we fail to realize that pleasure is temporary, so we spend our lives chasing it.
    Vasaon March 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthmm, Dark tranquility songs are liek tools it seems. There up for interpritations. THis one seems to be about the 4 horsemen and appocolypse, and how we dont need a supernatural catastrophy, we can do it our selfs.
    Ixeson October 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfour horsemen?

    how do you figure?
    Bleeding_Meon October 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHe had a cameo on Hedon.
    Vasaon April 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe apocalypse i think is used here as a metaphor of the anxiety for the time that is passing. This anxiety lead to the constant seek for pleasury ("hedoni" in greek), leads the "cultures in rage".
    Aegipanon April 11, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General CommentAnders was not in the recording of this song. The vocalist on "The Mind's I" was Mikael Stanne
    Noahgoodeon April 02, 2007   Link

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