"Sublevels" as written by and Fredrik/haake Thordendal....
Back again within myself
Asleep but aware I'm lost again
Every time I close my eyes
I enter the dream to which I'm strained
A sudden change into a stage
Where life is dust
And everything flow
Circling above swirling seas
Of eyes upraised toward the unknown

Vapour masques in the leaden air
Unleashed by death in a grubby dawn
Vacant faces reflecting sorrow
Hidden inside senses disowned
A maze of glass shattered by thoughts
Of a faltered soul freed in bliss
Clouds disperse revealing shades
Tempting my soul I can't resist

A vision of morbidity
Of ragged silent shadows
Dressed in black disease
They're closing up on me
Peering lifeless weary eyes
They drag me down into
Another world inside of me

Paralyzed by the view
Hypnotized let me wake

Mesmerized by the flames as I return
Into myself a slow conversion a silent
Change I wake into the brightened day


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"Sublevels" as written by Tomas Haake Fredrik Thordendal

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    General CommentIt, to me, is about someone going to sleep, dreaming. The voice is a very monotonous, droning and tiresome tone. Then in the middle of the dream it becomes lucid and they become aware that they are dreaming (lucid dreams). They want out of the dream, theyre panicing and frantic. Then as he wakes he goes into a state of sleep paralysis (if youve ever had it, its probably the most frightening experience in your life hahaha) begging to wake up. finally he wakes up, but the music at the very end gives me a thought of he's woke up into another reality, or he has seen reality as it truely is, because its very disturbing music.

    Ya' see, it might actually not be as literal as a person dreaming. it could be a metaphor based on the idea that we could all be dreaming, or life is a dream. like someone who has been asleep all their life (metaphorically) and has woke up to see reality as it is.

    Or someone waking up out of the moral and existential dilemma that society has gotten itself into (mechanical state, way of living, and the cyclical lifestyle, man loosing himself, no time for introspection and find himself again etc.)
    valis09on November 10, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song has a very rhythmic, dream-like quality about it, and the lyrics suit the music well. The beginning of the speaker's dream has a quality of uncertainty about it, yet it successfully tempts the dreamer to probe deeper into his reverie. This all changes with the third stanza as the tempo increases and the vocals become frantic. His dream has become grotesque and violent as it pulls him into a new realm of self-consciousness. In this new state, he is completely paralyzed and undergoes a metamorphosis of the self, until finally he is able to return to reality and "[a]wake into the brightened day." Whatever change has occurred inside of him is the agent of a rebirth, and the tranquility of the music during the last stanza indicates he is at peace with his transformation.
    nufy8on November 28, 2008   Link

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