Appearance is deceptive
So perfect in disguise
There’s more than what you see

A semblance is protective
A blinder for the eyes
A place to hide and flee

Flee and you’ll never see
What you’re going to be
If you throw away the key

The truth from the past you can’t make it last

Flee and walk away
From what you are this day
If you are afraid to stay

Beyond the shore the sea is filled up
with sentiment and strength
Here lie the thoughts imprisoned
A field of forces and laments

How can we hide here
We need to change our ways
How can we tell lies here
We turn our eyes away

From the truth
From the past
You cannot
Make it last

If you do not cease to run away from truth
You will never see the shadow
of your dying youth

A façade is what we all possess
But on the inside it stays a mess

Superficial changes won’t recall the past
Don’t deny the clock is ticking
and it’s racing fast

Fading tokens of our latter days
Make us think we need to change our ways

Deep, the feelings hide
They’re wasted from within
And my shell will never break

Appearance is deceptive
So perfect in disguise
A place to flee and hide and run away
Lift the shadow

Lyrics submitted by Darkphoenix

Force of The Shore song meanings
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    General CommentI think this one's talking about countries that are kind of backward and try to keep people living in the past and give the appearance that they are in the past. They don't see that the past has died and it can't work now. Of course, it's not just countries, some people try to be like this.
    dark ivoryon December 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song sounds like a metaphor of the fear to change. Men are afraid of going forward, so they hide themselves behind illusions. The "shore" represents these illusions, but "Behind the shore the sea is filled up with sentiment and strength". The sea represents another way of life, better than the previous one. Then there's a touch of "memento mori" philosophy : we cannot regret the past, or cling to our fears, because there isn't much time left. So men are left with the choice : cling to a past that cannot be revived nor undone - or face the future and free themselves from the Force of the Shore.
    Xeliason August 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think it is about popculture or people posing as something that they aren't- eventually the disguise will be lifted, and then, what is left of your true soul?
    borderline.ladyon February 20, 2008   Link

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