Your warm embrace has been replaced by cold.
And those defiant have fallen.
Broken by the floor another rain-streaked face.
Left alone to drown in malice.
And your bleeding heart can only heal so much.
We can't weather this storm for longing.
And water cannot cleanse the blood from our past.
Can you hear your crying wish?
Because your prayers remain.
Answerless.
Your prayers remain.
In sweet decay.
Your prayers remain.
In this sweet decay.
Your love failed me.
Broken hearts and shattered dreams could never carry your fractured world.
So just throw it all away.
Your love is lost on us.
Just throw it all away.
Your love is lost on us.


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Anasis (Xenophontis) song meanings
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    General CommentWinston on anasasis..
    "one of my best friends when i was a kid was part of a VERY religious church. it ruled his family's life. i went a few times to see what it was like and looking back now it was pretty heavy stuff, almost cultish. anyway when he grew up and started seeing the world for what it was he got fucked up. it ruined him. they promised him the world and nothing happened. "
    xTEAMHATExon February 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe title is a reference to the movie The Warriors. The movie/novel is based on the ancient Greek story Anabasis by Xenophon.
    xxxaushardcorexxxon January 23, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti believe this song is actually "anasasis" but yeh i like the guitars in it.
    also another correction its "and those defiant EYES have fallen"
    but yeh i think its about a girl who possibly cheated on him. but it gives me mixed msgs everytime i hear it sometimes i think the girls the victim. xenophontis means dislike or fear of foreigner or those who are different. maybe shes hated coz shes different..who knows? my fav line is "YOUR LOVE FAILED ME"
    that_chikon August 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is unbeleivable. great lyrics. i cant beleive not many people know this song. its incredible.
    live.x.love.x.dieon April 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentActually, xenophontis is not a word as far as I'm aware. Xenophobia is the fear of foreginers or people who are different.
    steczon March 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is kinda confusing, i also get the mixed messages that either he could have been betrayed or someone close to him is giving everyone all they can but they are getting pushed away or walked all over or something.
    "Your warm embrace has been replaced by cold."
    could be that he was betrayed and someone has done something bad to him.
    "And your bleeding heart can only heal so much.
    We can't weather this storm for longing.
    And water cannot cleanse the blood from our past.
    Can you hear your crying wish?
    Because your prayers remain.
    Answerless."
    I get that a person who may be close to him is being mistreaded because of difference or something like that. anyway, great great song,
    at around 2:45 he screams OHHH! most powerful Oh ive ever heard. :] peace.
    Ezekeialon October 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI believe its about a person he loved but didnt grasp the thought of there being a jesus.. and she wished for the best but it didnt work outt.
    HeazeeGeeon January 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe Greek term "anabasis" referred to an expedition from the coastline to the interior of a country. I'm assuming "anasasis" is the English translation. A brilliant song title, in my opinion. This song gives me chills every time I listen to it.
    shorty47725on October 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIf you really feel the tone of these lyrics, it's quite easy to understand the meaning.

    The base of the meaning is simply that someone has went through a drastic change in their life, and discovered the truth, but the truth truly does hurt.

    To go into further detail, this is indeed as TEAMHATE said, about a friend of Winston's.

    There are many churches and Christian denominations that truly, and with all due respect, act in absolutely ridiculous manners. They tell you so many things and so many children grow up hearing these things from their church and family, and they simply become brainwashed, leaving room only to think of these ideas. The main idea that a Christian church gives out is that Christ will someday return to Earth and "save" all whom truly do love him. These people then devote their entire lives to this religion, expecting that one day, they will see a true compensation for their dedication. Some eventually grow to discover that everything was simply a lie. There is no God, and Christ will never return, as he was merely human. He has given everything, and it was all for nothing. It simply tears one apart.

    Now, to fully interpret the lyrics:
     
    "Your warm embrace has been replaced by cold."
    What once was so important has turned out to be worthless.

    "And those defiant eyes have fallen, broken by the floor."
    He simply feels like giving up. He's broken. His entire past has been a lie, constructed with hopes bearing anticipation.

    "Another rain-streaked face left alone to drown in malice."
    "Another" obviously meaning this has happened in the past. A "rain-streaked" face, implying that he's wept excessively over this issue. He's now on his own, left to weep over his own regret and the "malice" of those whom lied to him, "malice" being the intent to harm another.

    "And your bleeding heart can only heal so much."
    This pain will be with him forever. A scar, if you will, within his past, and no matter how much he tries, he'll never fully get over this.

    "We can't weather this storm of longing."
    Much a similarity to the previous line. This pain will be with him forever, and nothing can break that.

    "And water cannot cleanse the blood from our past."
    I think this is referring to Baptism. If so, then this is simply stating that his past cannot be "fixed" by anything, in this case, Baptism. Though I must admit, that's a strange lyrical transition, so I'm probably wrong.

    "Can you hear your crying wish? Because your prayers remain answerless."
    This is simply saying that all of the times he has prayed, everytime he's went to God for help, no one heard him, because there is no God to hear him.

    "Your prayers remain. In sweet decay. Your prayers remain. In this sweet decay."
    Basically, the same meaning as the previous line.

    "Your love failed me."
    Christians say that God's love is unfailing. Now that he has seen the truth, he's mocking God, despite the fact that he has realized there is no God. I guess a simpler description would be that he's upset because God did not come to his rescue.

    "Broken hearts and shattered dreams could never carry your fractured world."
    What is being said isn't hard to determine, but who's saying it, and who the line is directed to has confused me. I'll just make the assumption that it's simply stating that he can't continue living with his own regret like this.

    "So just throw it all away."
    If I'm correct on the previous line, then this is simply stating that he needs to forget about his past and move on with his new life.

    "Your love is lost on us."
    Once again I think this is just a mockery of God, stating that he no longer loves him.

    "Just throw it all away."
    Previously stated.

    "Your love is lost on us."
    Previously stated.

    Remember, I'm not 100% sure of my accuracy with this interpretation, but I've done my best to this point. If your opinion differs, I'd be happy to hear it. 


    I too was once strong in my beliefs with Christianity, though in recent times, I just seem to have lost my faith, and I'm not ashamed of that.
    FallToYourKneeson May 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentDon't try to read too much into the lyrics. It's a song against religion it's obvious. "Your Prayers Remaim Answerless" etc
    chillin44on July 06, 2010   Link

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