"Burn The Rememberance" as written by Anders Nystrom and Jonas Petter Renkse....
Old light and new colours your picture hangs in the night
Is this the right time to set one free and go away
In the emptiness behind you I will walk about
Surely you'll miss me but long live the doubt

What will replace us
What will be our memory of this time
Second hand impressions
Hand them over so we can let it die

I remember one time when we were abroad
I was laughing at a book I had bought
But you were standing against the hotel wall
Frozen in an unknown thought


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    General CommentGood song... probably about a failed relationship.
    "Old light and new colours your picture hangs in the night". - When he says "Old light and new colours" I just think of old and new relationships, like the the different people coming in and out of the singers life.
    "Is this the right time to set one free and go away" -
    He wants to be with this one person but knows that's not what they want and he's wondering if he should just let them be so they can be happy.
    "In the emptiness behind you I will walk about
    Surely you'll miss me but long live the doubt"
    He's saying that he'll wait hoping that the person will miss him and come back, but he knows that it won't happen. Anyway, that's just my interpretation of some of the lyrics... Great band.
    Death In Fireon April 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Death in Fire, I think the song is about a failed relationship. In the third verse we get a glimpse of when Jonas first realized the relationship woudln't work, I believe.
    Pasadoon September 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Death In Fire. Good song, but I'm not a mark for their older work. =P
    Lateralus518on March 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe best Katatonia song.
    Spektron November 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the above, it's a failure relationship but deep inside he still loves this person but it cant work out..One of the most complex feelings in my opinion
    and I guess in the chorus
    "What will replace us
    What will be our memory of this time"
    it's just a universal theme, what will be a memory of our time.
    And I love this image =)
    "Second hand impressions
    Hand them over so we can let it die"
    Engie259on January 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBasically yeah, contemplating on an old relationship of some sort. He's saying it's time to let go of the memories... but what new memories will rise to take the place of the ones that seem so important now?

    I really like how he uses the phrase "second hand impressions", to describe memory. I've never heard it put quite that way before, but it is eerily true. When living in the present, in any given situation you only have your personal impression of reality... and when remembering, it's not even first hand anymore. Your getting that impression filtered through another source, perhaps altered even.
    sieda666on January 22, 2010   Link

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