"The Giant" as written by Juha Tapini Raivio, Mikko Johannes Kotamaeki, Aleksi Jaakko Samuli Munter, Veli Matti Honkonen, Markus Jarno Kristian Jaemsen and Kai Juhani Hahto....
Falling from my life deep to the sea
Drowning from living to the depths of me
Like the water that burns in my lungs
And the light that slowly fades above me
I'm bleeding rivers and they carried me to the sea
Crushing in this pressure, turning to stone

Roots rip my flesh and fill my skull
As worms dance around my drowning body
Feasting for the one that has gone
But I'm arriving, closing the door, ocean floor

Seven steps from my cradle
Closer to the end with every breath
What is this hell that was made for living?
I am arriving

The giant has grown too big inside me
Mountains of black stone, a volcano of dirt
When it went wrong? Why am I here now?
But not for long

Climbing up from this nest of nothingness
My faithful steps behind me
Marking my trail with circles, a path for you all
We've been ripped out from the womb
Through blood and pain into this life, and we cry
Ripped out, given, but made to be taken away

I've been hiding this giant for too long
And it's grown like a parasite inside me
Under this shadow I've been walking
Now it's taken over me, and she
The pure girl, leave me before it's too late
Or I will cut your wings

For I can't control this that burns
It flows inside, through my every vein
It fills my fingers and burns my throat
Chains my heart again
Insane pain

I throw myself into this stream
And let it take me down, underground
Here I end, from here I begin
The line is broken like my fragile body

Flesh rots before the giant's eyes
As he awakes from his silent rest
Rips open my chest, steps out from this crest
Don't take over me please, leave this lonely man,
Please leave.


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"The Giant" as written by Juha Tapini Raivio Aleksi Jaakko Samuli Munter

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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    General CommentDoes anyone know what the woman is whispering at the end of this song? It sounds like maybe, "Taste the years of silence, it will come".
    Deadmanswillon February 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSounds like a guy overly obsessed with a girl?
    forever smackedon June 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about depression, which grows inside of him, ruining his relationships and ultimately controlling him. It is a being inside of him that is too large to subdue. He cannot escape from it either.

    The lines whispered by the woman at the end are "Taste the air so silent\It will come" which is a repeated line in the next song (Descending Winters).
    Haevitettyon April 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI can understand every lyric and I can also accept the depression explanation of the lyrics except from the part of the pure girl. What is the song talking about there? What does the pure girl symbolizes?
    b3bison October 18, 2014   Link

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