If my soul could revive
From my carnal remains
What does it matter to me
If it all fades to black
If I'm born once again
Then noone really is free
How could I be condemned
For the things that I've done
If my intentions were good
I guess I'll never know
Some things under the sun
Can never be understood

How can we believe in heaven
Human reason counters all
Ideas of a soul society
My life is just a fragment
Of the universe and all
There must be more than I can see

In the dark we're the same
In the concept of time
We're like a grain of sand
And we strive for the flame
As if death was our aim
Cause we cannot understand

How I wish there was heaven
All for one and one for all
A flawless soul society
Our lives are just a fragment
Of the universe and all
There may be more than we can see

How could I be condemned
For the things that I've done
If my intentions were good
I guess I'll never know
Some things under the sun
Can never be understood

How can we believe in heaven
Human reason counters all
Ideas of a soul society
My life is just a fragment
Of the universe and all
There must be more than I can see


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  • +4
    General CommentTo me it seems not if he's contmplating life, but death. Especially in the first portion of the song, he refernces many different views on life after death.

    "If my soul could revive from my carnal remains.."-Resurection

    "If it all fades to black..."-Atheism, no life after death

    "If i'm born once again..."-Hindu reincarnation

    "How could I be condemned, for the things that i've done?..."-Chirstian Hell

    He finds that no matter how hard we try, or who we listen to, no one really knows. In the song he seems to be be debating life after death. On the one hand "Human reason counters all, ideas of a soul society". but in the next chorus, Our lives are just a fragment, of the univers and all, there must be more than we can see".

    This is one of the most meaningful songs i've ever heard, and it really shows many of the emtions that people, at least i've felt. Science tells us the life does not exist after death, but there is so much in this universe that we do not know, is it possible?
    dreamer_of_evilon January 01, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentWell put dreamer of evil, i think your interpretation hits the nail on the head, very similar to mine, but I have never noticed the references to other religious views, i always looked at it from only a christian perspective.

    Just wanted to add, "And we strive for the flame
    As if death was our aim Cause we cannot understand" He seems to be taking a shot at the people who let their thoughts about the afterlife guide their lives. i.e. don't sin or you'll go to hell. We worry so much about what will happen after we die that our lives seem to revolve around it. We simply can't understand.

    Moral of the story? Confusion.

    Of course this will tie into the Helena Ariel story. He sold his soul to the devil, did a few things which resulted in his wife wandering off and dying, and he is contemplating what will become of him after death.
    Legendraculaon April 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis sounds to me as if it is after Helena has been taken from Ariel and he is trying to decide whether or not she was the one thing that brought him true happiness. He debates how he could lose his soul for doing something in good will... someone please elaborate on this I would like to see what others think of this song.
    Koosmonoon November 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes anyone happen to know what's being whispered in the begining of this song? I can make out a couple of sentences, but that's it.
    Guavaon December 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is 1 of the deepest meaningful song I've ever heard!
    This song speaks about the speakers life and what he feel's while reflecting on all the things he has done and what life had put him through - it defines- "Life is a clay urn on the mantle and we are just the fragments on the floor"
    Moreover, the speaker see's so much pain and sin in this whole world and he feels faithless to believe in Heaven cuz the corruption and other bad deeds never end eventhough we all pray numerous times so deeply for it to cease - but everything remains the same. And when he says IDEAS OF A SOUL SOCIETY ...THERE MUST BE MORE THAN I CAN SEE...he frames a Universal picture in his mind of how we humans can be together as brothers and sisters living in a perfect world where Mankind and Humanity is seen and not war, hatred, jealousy, and other evils.
    This song has helped me get through my rough times....
    "How can we believe in heaven
    Human reason counters all
    Ideas of a soul society
    My life is just a fragment
    Of the universe and all
    There must be more than I can see"
    \m/(^_^)\m/ Rocks!
    CRIMSONGLORYon March 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat an awesome song.

    Coincidentally, in the Bleach anime/manga, 'Soul Society' is where most people go when they die. And it's definitly not a flawless place. I wonder, if whoever wrote this song also has read the comic.
    ShadeCharadeon July 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAt the beginning I can hear
    "Hate is ... natural"
    "Reach out and ... "
    "Let it go"
    "...Think we have a soul?"
    "Maniacal laughter"

    No idea how to make sense of that, and I can't find an official transcript of it anywhere on the internet.
    Drambrarceron July 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes this song is after Ariel had that affair with the other woman that looked like Helena. So in his guilt his is re-thinking his actions.
    kyrusosison September 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor some reason this reminds me of "objectivism" (a philosphy)
    Thats probalby just me though, but nevertheless great song.
    vasiron March 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the whispering at the start of Soul Society may be Mephisto showing his true colors to Ariel. It sounds like "Hate is natural to me. [As] your hate, I'll be your system. Did you believe in your God? [laughter] Did you think we'd miss you? [more laughter]"
    kamelotfan808on November 11, 2009   Link

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