Think of your lifetime as one day
It's fading away, the shadows are growing long
Think of existence as a flame, and death as rain
Storm clouds there right along

At life's eve our flames will cease
Eternally, unavoidably
Eventually all paths will lead to the cemetery

We are but falling leaves in the air, hovering down
Unaware we are spinning around
Scattered fragments of time, like blinks of an eye
We are, that's all we are

Think of your lifetime as one year
Look, autumn is here
Getting colder... The winter is impending
Your conclusion's drawing near - certain, austere
Yes, only the circle's unending

At life's eve our flames will cease
Eternally, unavoidably
Eventually all paths will lead to the cemetery
To the prior deceased

We are but falling leaves in the air, hovering down
Unaware we will hit the ground
Scattered fragments of time, like blinks of an eve
We are

Just when we realize that we are alive
We die


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    General CommentMan, how can there be no comments for this song?
    This is one of Sentenced's best, definitely.
    The lyrics are amazing, especially 'cause they're true.
    Eliminationon April 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI haven't heard this one yet (regretfully). The lyrics are fantastic, but I'm too poor to buy the CD and downloading this song is impossible...
    Mr. No Nameon September 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJust heard it for the first time.

    The solo...the lyrics...the vocals....fucking beautiful song....
    Mr. No Nameon September 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about an approaching end which cannot be stopped . A day will come when we all shall fall off and wither away just like leaves do during the autumn
    ParikhBlitzon January 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about an approaching end which cannot be stopped . A day will come when we all shall fall off and wither away just like leaves do during the autumn
    ParikhBlitzon January 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLove this song. Just to show you that we are all equal and will die. No point in thinking you are a speical little snowflake, you are but a leaf.
    Night_Sunon February 07, 2007   Link

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