Sometimes I feel so out of time and place, trapped in a maze
As if I was lost in someone else's life...
The values I should keep in high regard don't mean a thing to me

Do you ever feel a need to go back in time? A dream of mine...
To travel far away and one day steal back my life
In the end all I can do is to learn I live in a dreamland

This time was not made for me,
I have nowhere to land, no place to rest,
Like a bird, without a nest, I'm gliding
Under the clouds, forevermore

How much suffocated anxiety can be held within?
I was found guilty to a crime against myself.
No need to hear the words again,
I live and I'd die for my dreamland

This time was not made for me,
I have nowhere to land, no place to rest,
Like a bird, without a nest, I'm gliding
Under the clouds, forevermore

I'll never have a chance, I can't understand
I'm a misplaced man
How could this backward land
Learn to understand my dance
What it's like, when every single smile hurts...

I have never felt like home here
Always missing something
People aren't connecting
Am I a misplaced soul?

I live in a perfect Hell, I try finding my wishing well
when I drop my last tear, I have accepted this life

A true saint, that I am not, you have never seen me
'Cause I have always been there, standing by your side

I'll never have a chance, I can't understand
I'm a misplaced man
How could this backward land
Learn to understand my dance
what it's like, when

Every single moment pains me...
Never felt like home here
I am missing something
My soul's in a wrong shell



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    General CommentIt's about a guy who feels like he was born in the wrong time period. He feels that society today has no values, nothing he can identify with. He feels old fashioned for valuing honor, courage, and sacrifice. He feels like a "misplaced man".
    Brat Mojon July 28, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"How much suffocated anxiety can be held within?"
    The only thing that comes to my mind, is homosexual.
    "My soul's in a wrong shell"
    Girl likes boys, good. Boy likes boys, hes a girl in male body.
    Maybe, maybe not.
    waaghon March 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThat's odd observation, IMHO song is about a guy, who is tired of the dull and grey world he lives in (aren't we all at some point?), or at least thinks life has got nothing interesting to offer him and dreams full day of his fantasy world.
    "The values I should keep in high regard don't mean a thing to me"
    Referring to the cycle of average person's life: education, army, job, family. Making money to consume, to buy crap you don't actually need (reminds me of Fight Club). So when he doesn't give a dangling sh!te about it he becomes parted from the society, misfit etc. "A bird without a nest".

    Or it is simply about suicide:
    "I was found guilty to a crime against myself."
    Don't bash me just because nothing else comes to mind this second.
    Geneson July 03, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationI'm ftm (female to male) transexual so this song for me has that kind of interpretation, as well as other aspects. Bits of the song remind me of that but I don't think that was the intention, then again the best songs are made to be up to the listener to interpret as to how they feel.
    DevinJWon February 16, 2011   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely about the feeling of being in a wrong time period, IMO. My best friend and I have always had the constantly lingering feeling that we were born in the wrong time period, and I can truly say there is much to relate to here. This includes the values of today (education, job, etc.).
    Powerful lyrics, and a nice change from all of Sonata Arctica's love-gone-wrong songs.
    Zadionon November 21, 2011   Link

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