"Atom Heart 243.5" as written by Mikael Bengt Stanne, Anders Jivarp, Niklas Bo Sundin, Martin Henriksson and Fredrik Johansson....
Still alive
All knowing eye
Beneath your stream of words
Your rapid stream of words

Though none will
Ever live to share
The radiant stream
The promised hues
From which your picture fell

Re-seal the components from atom hearts
Revert, non-owner of worlds

As uncommunication becomes the manifest
Our alien, architectural skeletons in unison collapse

Death rode these silent caravans
And steered them to the ?(o/a)?I'm of the world.

Their diaries and withered letters
All devoted to the art of dying

The enterprise, academy
The crafts held in our hands
All devoted to the art of dying

No room to arrange
The final row of masks
Drenched in chameleon-ink
For the grand charade

The tongues that burn in you
The slowly altered language
That colonized your heartland
Advanced through broken doors

And they still believe in you
They seem to see
So many things
Booked in your pestilent eye
Your stale lids, your iris punctured
By tongues licking a lie

The enterprise, wolvenlore
The cursed seed of man
Plunged through the tunnels of uncreation
We reach out to move the landmark,
Hands seeping down from the chronicles of time
The quill now blunt
The scribe devoured

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"Atom Heart 243.5" as written by Fredrik Johansson Anders Jivarp

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    General CommentI hate making guesses as to the meanings of songs, but this one really intrigues me. Great song, by the way. Take note of who wrote the lyrics... Sundin. A bit out of the norm, but definitely not bad.

    Anyways, as to my idea about the lyrics...
    I think it's about nuclear warfare. The name "Atom Heart" gives a bit of a clue. Also worth mentioning is 243.5. That's the atomic weight of Plutonium, which is the material used in atomic weapons. There are also some lines in the lyrics that could really relate to the nuclear theme.
    "Death rode these silent caravans
    and steered them to the rim of the world."
    "The enterprise, academy
    the crafts held in our hands
    all devoted to the art of dying"
    "The enterprise, wolvenlore
    the cursed seed of man
    plunged through the tunnels of uncreation"

    Just my thoughts... that's what struck me as soon as I listened to the song.
    Mr_Brightsideon May 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere is a very Lovecraft-like feel to this song, I think.
    theothernesson December 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment+1 to mr brightside.
    bsharpon April 13, 2008   Link

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