"Vanishing Light" as written by and Jesper Claes Haakan/gelotte Stroemblad....
Vanishing light,
The end of a compromise,
In fury and rage,
A dream will diminish.

Behind enemy lines,
Learn to survive,
Find a way to clone,
Make friends and a place to call home.

Take a picture, and jump before we crush,
Take a picture, and jump before we crush.

Slide away,
Learn your ways and fire when ready,
This is the race to no-man's land,
But who knows the direction.

Your on the easy route,
Money up front? There's no doubt.

Take a picture, and jump before we crush,
Take a picture, and jump before we crush.

Slide away,
Learn your ways and fire when ready,
This is the race to no-man's land,
But who knows the direction.

It's so, so sad, but pay no mind.

Take a picture, and jump before we crush,
Take a picture, and jump before we crush.

Slide away,
Learn your ways and fire when ready,
This is the race to no-man's land,
But who knows the direction.


Lyrics submitted by minus_zer0

"Vanishing Light" as written by Bjoern Ingvar Gelotte Anders Par Friden

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    General CommentVanishing light
    The end of a compromise
    in fury in rage
    a dream will deminish

    Behing enemy lines
    Learn to survive
    Find way to clone
    make friends and a place to call home

    Take a picture and jump before we crash.
    Take a picture and jump before we crash.

    Slide away
    Learn your ways and fire when ready.
    This is a race to no mans land.
    but who knows the directions.

    You're on the easy route.
    Money up front?
    There's no doubt.

    It's so sad, but pay no mind.
    RagingLunatixon February 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy DEFINITIVE CC favourite, in case anybody cares.


    I think the lyrics could describe a thousand things, but the general theme seems to be
    -loosing control,
    -focus, and
    -goals in life.
    Ddaduttaon February 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmy favorite probably too, though there're a bunch of good ones
    xJotunxon March 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYea, this one was my favorite on the cd since the first time i heard it, sounds like it belongs on clayman or something.
    RagingLunatixon March 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTHis is basicly about taking the first step I think. THe light is guiding you, like someone holding your hand and it vanishes, now its up to you to find no mans land.
    Ixeson September 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. One of the best on the album. Definitely hearkens back to Colony in my opinion, as do several others off of this CD, but still with a different feel to it. They're still progressing which is why I like this band so much (aside from them just kicking ass) they're not afraid to change, try new sounds and do what they want no matter what the metal nazi's and the purists say.

    Anyway's, what this song means to me is taking off in life, leaving the nest, so to speak, finding your way and living your own way.

    "Slide away
    Learn your ways and fire when ready.
    This is a race to no mans land.
    but who knows the directions."

    Slide away from the past, spend your time finding out who you are and what you can do and when you're ready for it, let loose. No man's land, to me, means death and what occurs afterwards and we're all on a race towards that but who know the way we get there, the path we take on the way. That's what it means to me.
    TheDamnedThingon March 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell...I think that more than a song about first steps in life and leaving the nest, it's about living in a dream and then watching it vanish, coming back to reality and learn that life hurts.

    The vanishing light which disappears, is the end of a compromise, the one we made with life to accomplish our dreams. You're furious, 'cause this dream is fading, and now you're going back on earth, facing several difficulties.
    Now you're among enemies, and have to learn how to survive out of your "dreamworld"...the only way is to adapt yourself to what the others do: just make friends and create a family, take care of them and find a home. That will be your safe place, your shelter.
    This is the easiest way to walk, better if with money on your side. =] You know, it's sad, but that's the way it goes.

    So take a picture of your dreamworld, and jump out of it before you crash with it.

    Learn quickly how to deal with life, arm yourself and get ready to fire: this is a race to no man's land, but we don't know which direction to take, so it my take a long time, be sure you have all you need to survive.

    However, that's just my interpretation...
    Probably Ixes and TheDamnedThing were right though, it's about the life cycle, from the first steps to the last ones. Just wanted to share another interpretation. =]

    Oh, great song, obviously. xD
    Ivan The Jesteron April 05, 2008   Link

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