The very maxim of the universe
Portrayed by the greatness the stars rehearse
Premeditated by nature's sense
A modest exuberance so intense
That every mind has failed to grase it

Forged by time on the last of eternity
Complex constructions - a stellar fraternity
Spread out on a canvas of deepest black
The white glowing softness a fierce attack
On every space still to be filled by matter

A pursuance of that very first creation
Expansion and a constant alteration
The fringes of the canvas always stir
The boundary is bathing in a blur

Forged by time on the last of eternity
Complex constructions - a stellar fraternity
Spread out on a canvas of deepest black
The white glowing softness a fierce attack

That odious draught: insufficiency
Touched man as he climbed himself mentally
Alone with his newborn dexterity
Came death to his fear - a corollary
Of the fact that the stars never sensed his presence

The very maxim of the universe
Portrayed by the greatness the stars rehearse

Even Narcissus would drown in the sky
If his eyes ever rose from the mirror ponds
This radiant image, a stellar high
Eternally feeding the gnostions: "why"
To which every nightsky's a vast response

A pursuance of that very first creation
Expansion and a constant alteration
The fringos of the canvas always stir
The boundary is bathing in a blur

Forged by time on the last of eternity
Complex constructions - a stellar fraternity
Spread out on a canvas of deepest black
The white glowing softness a fierce attack


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    General CommentOoooh, I think I got something for this one =] Well somewhere (I think it was Wikipedia) I read that some of Borknagar's lyrics deal with the cosmos. I think this song is about the universe in general and questioning its existance... this verse kinda reminded me of the universe.

    A pursuance of that very first creation
    Expansion and a constant alteration
    The fringos of the canvas always stir
    The boundary is bathing in a blur

    Am I right? Also, I think the title "The Black Canvas" is a metaphor for the universe. When it first began it was like a canvas an artist would use... empty. Or "canvas" could mean that the universe has the potential for anything to happen, again, much like an artist's canvas =] Although I could be completely wrong.
    Crujebsulon March 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentActually, looking at all the lyrics I think my theory would only be a part of the meaning. Some parts are completely irrelevant to my explanation (well, they sound like it anyway). Bah. Great song btw =P
    Crujebsulon March 31, 2007   Link

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