"Distortion Sleep" as written by and Peter Leo Rickard/karlsson Wichers....
In my town where the system sleeps
Nobody gives a damn
It's up to you how to hide to flee
Their hunger never ends
Hateful design builds the structure divine
A territory cold as ice
An endless empire with cynic desire
Born of a broken spell

Feeling like a guttersnipe standing in line
Deciding his lifestyle by rolling the dice
One will stand another will fall down
Find your way out from the constant lack
Find your way out from the constant lack

You gotta get yourself a picture of what is going on
Cause their lips are sealed now
Their honesty never to be found
Hateful design builds the structure divine
A territory cold as ice
An endless empire with cynic desire
Born of a broken spell

Your pride is just a symbol
Another hidden excuse
For being such a savior
Distorting your sick self abuse


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"Distortion Sleep" as written by Sven Morten Ragnar Karlsson Peter Leo Rickard Wichers

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is simple...Anarchy...Soilwork has sever anti establishment undertows in many of their songs...

    "You gotta get yourself a picture of what is going on
    Cause their lips are sealed now
    Their honesty never to be found
    Hateful design builds the structure divine
    A territory cold as ice
    An endless empire with cynic desire
    Born of a broken spell

    Your pride is just a symbol
    another hidden excuse
    for being such a savior
    distorting your sick self abuse"

    Think about it...it makes perfect sense.
    El Cidon June 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEl Cid is completely correct, even Soilwork's name regards a struggle between the small amount of rich men on the planet, and the vast amount of poor masses. It's all over them, and this song is almost a flagship for their disillusionment.

    They're saying: You're asleep, sheeple. Time to wake up and give a shit about yourself.
    justinroaneon July 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so intense! I love it. The chorus is just so beautiful. I can\'t extract an exact meaning out of this one but it sure is a sweet song.
    CaptainSaturationon March 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song rox!
    Moriquendion July 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit sounds like "got to stop standing in line" not "guttersnipe standing in line"
    disturbedindividualon December 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit sounds like "got to stop standing in line" not "guttersnipe standing in line"
    disturbedindividualon December 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo melodic.
    BlackMetalIstKrieg!on January 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh and Disturbed, I think it sounds like that too *BUT* it couldn't be because of the context...

    "Feeling like i gotta stop standing in line
    Deciding his lifestyle by rolling the dice"

    The context wouldn't work..?
    Wouldn't it be "my" not "his"?

    Just a thought.
    BlackMetalIstKrieg!on January 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthats just to be mysterious
    i luv soilwork, all the songs i have absolutely ROCK
    holy crap, where have these guys been hiding all my life?
    Jamboon April 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love Soilwork's songs because they're usually so ambiguous.
    Turbo Speedon November 23, 2006   Link

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