Blind and ambiguous, all part of the game
I've feigned my ambivalence with a smile

All my hate beneath me forms a cage
All this time to form the man I became

The sun in my hand becomes my despair
For I still want the truth

Play the fool so ignorant in the shadow of disdain
Breeding your deception without eyes

All my hate beneath me forms a cage
All this time to form the man I became

The sun in my hand becomes my despair
For I still want the truth

Play the fool so ignorant, deception is the game
Bleeding hearts and soiled minds
Reflect the state of our being

All my hate beneath me forms a cage
All this time to form the man I became

The sun in my hand becomes my despair
The sun in my hand becomes my despair

Play the fool so ignorant, deception is the game
Bleeding hearts and soiled minds
Reflect the state of our being



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    General Commentsuch a good song... deserves more comments. i'm not really sure how to say what it means to me because i haven't though much about it... i'll get back to it, i suppose
    buggie92on June 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit sounds like it could possibly be about a deceiving relationship. for example, a girl is totally in love with a guy, but he does not see much importance in her.

    The guy, "Plays the fool so ignorant, deception is the game." just the way i see it.. however, i'm probably wrong. 98% of Nevermore's songs deal with religion, so this probably isn't an exception,
    buggie92on June 25, 2007   Link
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    General Comment98%, are you kidding me? the fact that dreaminng neon black exists just proves you wrong since that's what, 1/6 of their discography (song wise)?

    regardless, the solo in this song = sex

    go loomis go!
    cptazadon January 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commentlol ignore those comments, i was being a retard. he's in love with his girlfriend but hates her for what happened, with the religious cult and what not... that's my take anyhow.
    buggie92on February 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentcptazad, are you retarded? About half the songs on Dreaming Neon Black are about religion and/or politics, look deeper than the obvious lost girlfriend. Case in point, Deconstruction, Poison Godmachine.
    ZiggyStarbuckon April 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe chorus in this song makes me think Christianity. The "Sun in my hands" would be the fact that he has Christ in his life, but he's questioning his faith. "Becomes my despair" could that he thirsts for more wisdom about life and existence, but he's told that all the wisdom in the world is in the Bible, and he feels it isn't enough. His faith becomes his despair because he knows there's wisdom beyond religion, and he has to reject his faith to attain it.

    But I could be completely off the mark.
    Ampulex_Compressaon January 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics reflect a separation between a who a person pretends to be and who they actually are. Referring to life as a game, Warrel is playing blind, dumb, feigning uncertainty in how he acts around people, meanwhile the framework within shows someone disillusioned with the state of humanity and supposedly elevated beyond the bleeding hearts and soiled minds around him--people living without any actual consciousness. That reflecting the state of our being, our priorities are all wrong. It's really consistent with some of the other things he's tried to say all over Nevermore's catalog and his obvious Timothy Leary influences.

    The problem with these lyrics though, is that a huge aspect of enlightenment is being able to let go of anger and hatred, however Dane has constructed a cage of it that he's trapped himself in. He hits a roadblock. His curse is that while he feigns ambivalence, actual enlightenment also evades him. He is unable to find solace in even the most poignant moments: “The sun in my hand becomes my despair/For I still want the truth.”
    rabbithowlon August 04, 2011   Link

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