I focus upon this
Considered real and true
Within time, fixed it seems in form and space

The dream is so real, as I participate
From experienced reality there is no escape
I interact in illusive reflections
Internal mind perceptions

Embracing illusions
Believing what I am shown
The veil of illusions
Pretending to be what is real

Slowly I realize, my eyes deceive me
Nothing is what it seems to be
The eyes perform a complex trickery
Decoding numbers into imagery

Embracing illusions
Believing what I am shown
The veil of illusions
Pretending to be what is real

I touch only shadows, what I see is not real
Lost in mere appearance, what I hear is false
I can feel the sorrow blinding all of this world
Tear the veil to pieces
And slip through the shreds

Solo: Per

Should I close my eyes and depart
End the beating of the heart
Would I not wake from a lifelong dream
Exposing the grandest of schemes

Embracing illusions
Believing what I am shown
The veil of illusions
Pretending to be what is real

I touch only shadows, what I see is not real
Lost in mere appearance, what I hear is false
I can feel the sorrow blinding all of this world
Tear the veil to pieces
And slip through the shreds

Embracing illusions
The veil of illusions
I touch only shadows, what I see is not real
Lost in mere appearance, what I hear is false



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    General CommentAmazing song! I love every part of it from the driving guitars behind the verses to the ghostly chorus! Lyrics are pretty interesting too...I guess it's questioning reality. I think this is one of the best off Symmetric in Design.
    minus_zer0on October 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentApparently it's about quantum physics and the question of "reality" - just read an interview with whoever wrote the lyrics...I think it was Henrik.
    minus_zer0on May 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree wit minus but heres what i get outta it

    he is speaking of a dream

    "The dream is so real, as I participate
    From experienced reality there is no escape
    I interact in illusive reflections
    Internal mind perceptions"

    He is talking about, in this his eyes wont allow him to see or beleive that "reality" is a dream. he continues to speak of embracing your own dreams and probably not to think to lightly of your dreams. for soon they may come true.
    Burnmyeyeson December 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFor the real meaning of what this song is about watch these videos which will also give you the meaning of some of their other songs. The dream that they're talking about isnt an actual dream, it is real life, after we die we go back to what we really are (infinite conciousness) right now we're in a dream, a human experience, this physical "reality" that we know is nothing but an illusion :)

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    Skoricon April 21, 2011   Link

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