Hello father, hello mother;
there is so much I don't get
Please don't be mad at me; I will try harder,
I'll really do the best I can

That's not enough
You're the cause of my domestic captivity

And I will close my eyes and fantasize
of a world that's not so cold

That's how it will be
Suffer the causes of my personal misery
I've sacrificed my beauty,
my freedom, my dreams,
the independent me

Hello father, hello mother;
Don't blame me for things I didn't do
Yes, I will go now and I'll be silent;
please stop your screaming, and love me

That's all you can see
Speak of love while you've ruined
what's meant to be

And then I'll close my eyes
to fantasize of a world
Where I can be free
And free to be

Sinner or righteous,
the line is so thin
Can you condemn it
Can you be the one to judge it all
Or accuse yourself if the sentence is your life?

Hello father, hello mother;
forgive me for standing in your way
I just wanted someone who'd hold me and listen,
are these illusions, are they

Only fantasies?
Imagine how my life could have been
I would still have my beauty,
my freedom, my dreams,
the independent me

Our course in life is a path we must take alone
No one can choose what to do,
only you, so the sins we commit are the struggles within
There is no judge to decide what is right, what is wrong

Tell me, can you live in freedom
knowing that your choice hurt someone

Once we had a life and now we have you
The saviour of love is a catastrophe
I'll leave you both if I must give up my dreams
My chances aren't here with you
I won't be chained because of this

The sins of all, the sinner in me
I follow my dreams, you call it blasphemy
If my ideals are sins
To me they are the strength within
Then I shall stay a sinner

I can be free
And free to be

Sinner or righteous,
the line is so thin
Can you condemn it
Can you be the one to judge it all
Or accuse yourself if the sentence is your life?


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Sins of Idialism song meanings
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    General CommentI love how After Forever take other people's real problems and transform them into lyrics and songs.
    It may be art to convey your own feelings onto others, but to understand other people's feelings, that goes beyond.
    Ayleneon June 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThere are three characters from the story.

    Floor/child
    This si when she sings with her ''rock'' voice. She wants to be loved and don't understand why they don't care about her.

    Floor/mother
    This is when she used her ''operatic'' vocals. Things didn't work out the way she planned. She wants her beauty and life back, but it trapped with a child.

    Sander/fathers
    He says that will leave them if they stand in the way of his career.
    reumerenon July 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe song also questions whether it is right to condemn the father and the mother for their ways, if you've never been in their situation.

    "Can you be the one to judge it all?"

    Sinner or righteous, the line is so thin...
    Dark Artiston January 08, 2010   Link

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