"My Twin" as written by Anders Nystrom and Jonas Petter Renkse....
The neck, and then the chain
The head is hung in shame
The neck, and then the chain
The head is hung in shame

I thought that you had grown
That you'd carry on
But now that I am gone
What else's been withdrawn

you used to be like my twin
And all its been
Was it all for nothing
Are you strong when you're with him
The one who's placed you above us all

I think our love
I'll let it pass
It feels like fire
But it won't last

what is this coming to
I am unwilling to go on
You have lost
No one has won



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"My Twin" as written by Jonas Petter Renkse Anders Nystrom

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    General CommentI think the earlier messages are reading too much into it, this sounds like someone who's suffering the agony of relationship breakup - probably in a protracted way:

    "are you strong when you're with him"

    ...as though they've had a "we need to talk" discussion and she's confessed she's fallen for someone else, that their own relationship doesn't fulfill her anymore.

    "the neck, and then the chain
    the head is hung in shame"

    I think this is much more straightforward than suggested too. If you're feeling guilty you avoid eye contact. She's come to break up with him, and she can't bring herself to look at his face, her gaze is lowered, and draws down as the news settles in - so first her stare is directed at his neck, then falls to the 'chain' hanging below his neck.
    AlfBon March 04, 2008   Link
  • +3
    Song MeaningThis song could be viewed in several ways:

    1) A man has lost a dear friend who was so close they were considered like twins, but this friend moved on, possibly finding God and turning his back on the friend whom he views as someone who would not understand his new life.

    2) A man loses a lover after they were near inseparable. He can't believe that she is happy with God or her new boyfriend just because her new life makes her feel so high and mighty ("are you strong when you're with him/the one who's placed you above us all")

    3) Or it could be a sibling! NO one ever thought of that? A twin is usually someone related by blood. Maybe a sister (but could be a brother) who has a lover or possibly found God and the singer feels betrayed and alone now that someone he used to be so close to has pushed him away.

    These are the different meanings I could find, but to each his own.
    Brainmuncheron October 24, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI have to agree with Ixes. This is most likely about a relationship that has ended. The specific reference to "You used to be like my twin and all thats been was it all for nothing?" That's a reference to the two individuals past after they ahve broken up, most likely after a long relationship - or perhaps a divorce. When he says, are you stronger when you are with HIM -- him can just refer to the new boyfriend. And when they say "Placed him above us all" --> It could be referring to how he is higher than him now even though he's the new boyfriend. It could also be about how shes placing the new boyfriend above all her family and all her friends.

    That's why he says Our love, let it pass, because he'll eventually get over her but he has to get this off his chest.

    "What is this coming to i am unwilling to go" - he's still not over her and the final lines refer to how she has lost someone so great and that he has lost, so in reality, at the end of a relationship -- no one wins.
    Tleilaxuon December 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI doubt it's about a relationship. I think it concerns a guy who became such close friends with someone, that they were like twins. They had a history of trials and tribulations. When they took their separate roads, one took the high road of possibly religion and success as the writer took the low road. When the writer saw him again, he felt a little bit of betrayal, loss, and hopelessness. He tried the remember the person he used to love who was closer than a brother, and couldn't feel anything but pain. The final bridge of the song is the writer lashing out with harsh words. Pretty much saying that even though you took the high road, you've still lost (which I'm sure the writer is aware of how wrong he is considering he's about to give up on life).
    vex390on June 05, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a hard song to decipher i agree, but i think it might be to do with losing some one to god:

    - "I think our love" (you and I)
    - "Are you strong when you're with him" (You with God)

    I've lost you to god perhaps?

    - "You have lost" (You've died?)
    - "No one has won" (You're dead, God and I are sad)

    My view at least, probably totally off ball tho...:)
    theCalmon March 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLosing someone to suicide maybe? With the "neck, then the chain..."
    I don't know, seems to be about betrayal as well. Great song though!
    chocol8_k8on June 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe lyric is quite straight forward. of course, "him" could have a special meaning. but I think it is about something as "uncomplicated" as lovesickness.
    Curlon June 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI dont think its about god. I think its about a relation that has ended. Twin means a copy, hes saying you used to be like my copy or identicle but now scince we have seperated how have we changed.
    Ixeson September 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe neck, and then the chain.. Suicide? And how that person ended their life. They used to be the same in every way, now he is asking if that person is better now that they are with god I guess. So basically I believe it's suicide and yeah.
    ForeverAbandonedon June 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt does seem to be about suicide. If you watch the video, the guy sleeping seems to be dreaming (hence the morphing of his surroundings). Not a bad song.
    Lateralus518on July 24, 2007   Link

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