It always put me on the edge
To think of all the spoilt lives
Today I’m one step further
Not sure if I’ve survived myself

Reality is sometimes stranger than fiction
Whatever happens in my dreams
And I know it can’t be worse than this
So I prefer to sleep

I am searching without vision
For the answers in the dirt
I am waiting just for nothing
For the day that I’ll be heard

You’re the sea in which I’m floating
And I lose myself in you
I am feeling these sensations
I communicate with you

I am looking without vision
For a different kind of way
I am thinking just for nothing
About that specific day

You’re the night so you’re the dark side
Of the day you’ll never see
You’re the past but everlasting
Can you share one day with me?

You’re the hand that I rejected
But I can’t forgive myself
I am selfish and not worthy
To think of, even to die for

Reality is sometimes stranger than fiction
Whatever happens in my dreams
I know it can’t be worse than this
So I prefer to sleep

Tomorrow, don’t know where I’ll be
I need some place to go now
So do you know the way I feel
Or shall I give up my belief?

You’re the lock I’ve never opened
‘Cause I threw away the key
I’m enclosed within my own thoughts
That will never set me free

You’re the hand that I rejected
But I can’t forgive myself
I am selfish and not worthy
To think of, even to die for

You’re the question to the answer
And without there’ll never be
Any thought in this direction
You’ve created this in me

You’re the hand that I rejected
But I can’t forgive myself
I am selfish and not worthy
To think of, even to die for

Serenity is taking over all I am, it gives me peace
And all I see are visions of my destiny
Why should I bleed and pay for others’ greed?

We consciously sign our own sentence of death
How can you go on, did you forget
What we have learnt from the past?
We can’t go on killing ourselves
And with us all the rest
Why can’t you see, don’t you regret?

Reality is sometimes stranger than fiction
Whatever happens in my dreams
And I know it can’t be worse than this
So I prefer to sleep

I am alone with all my thoughts
Alone without a hope and
I lost the thing I needed most
I feel I can’t survive this fall


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Mother of Light "A New Age Dawns" #2 song meanings
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    Song MeaningThe song is about how people's ignorance makes them self-destructive, perpetuating cycles of corruption. The subject is trying to find a way out of the mess, wondering if they are alone in realization of what's going on. Eventually they are resigned to the fact that they are alone, so they want to escape reality, and thus "consign to oblivion". Or put bluntly, die.
    Aethonicon May 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOy, this song. I adore it. It not only sounds cool but the meaning is pretty complex. I first thought it was about escaping reality by entering your mind. *kind of like an earlier version of Sancta Terra since this one is on Consign to Oblivion obviously* But now I think the song can also be about the world in general and how it seems to be repeating itself. Or losing hope in Earth ever returning to how it was before all of the'selfishness' and 'greed'

    'I am alone with all my thoughts Alone without a hope and I lost the thing I needed most I feel I can’t survive this fall.' kind of proves that this person may be blaming themselves for not doing more to have prevented everyone elses' fate and they are conflicted on whether to hate the world or themselves.Either way, this one is one of my definite favorites off Consign to Oblivion. At least as of right now.
    Evanescence+MCRLuvron January 28, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti do love this song, i just love the sentence "reality is sometimes.... so i prefer to sleep" sometimes our dreams are more real than our "reality"
    Guaschitaon April 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAt first I thought it was about a relationship / the loss of a loved one that the subject of the song regrets losing so much and inwardly feels bitter "I am selfish and not worthy... to think of, even die for". However, it seems to be a bit of a riddle. The part "So do you know the way I feel, or should I give up my belief? / You're the lock I've never opened, 'cause I threw away the key / I'm enclosed within my own thoughts / That will never set me free". This part seems to say that rather than a relationship, she's held on to a way of thinking and another way of thinking is becoming apparent to (her)and she feels like all this time she's been lost in her own thoughts betraying it. Hence "Reality's sometimes stranger than fiction" describes her confusion at how the rest of the world seems to be understanding and evolving something she never morally agreed with. However, as soon as the line "Serenity is taking over all I am", there is a change of perspective: she has gotten over her suffering to the fact in her mind that she has betrayed others' beliefs and now she realizes she has only been suffering because of what society/the world impresses on her as righteous. She realizes against popular opinion the "belief" she always rejected has caused treachery and therefore is not just. In the end she is just helpless anyway because she is alone in her beliefs because they're so damn vague lol j/k. The point is being a martyr for your beliefs against society when society's beliefs are clearly corrupt and are harming rather than helping the world.
    germandeathkittiezon July 15, 2011   Link

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