Wave back at me
Back is turned
If I fail once
Circuit burn

Saw you in the lampglow
You fade
Nothingness incarnate

Until I get there
Hidden
I will be

Consternation
Internal source
Overthrowing
Stray from course


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    General CommentIn my Opinion:
    (Im referring to the person the narrator is talking about as a SHE to make it easier)

    Consternation is defined as a "paralyzing state of dismay"
    I believe this song is about someone the narrator really cares for. She's a large part of his life or he at least wants her to be. Looking at it like that shows two different ways the song can be interpreted:

    -She is changing and falling away from him.
    -He is trying to be in her life, and fails.

    For the first:
    "Wave-Burn"
    Him waving and her back being turned signifies a breaking of their relationship. If he cant successfully attempt to regain the relationship, all is lost.

    "Saw - Incarnate"
    Seeing her in the lamp glow may signify she the only one he's sees. She's very important. She fades. Nothingness Incarnate. She's gone.

    "Until - be"
    Not sure in this case. Until he comes to terms he's going to keep to himself.

    "Consternation - Course"
    Feeling very dismal about the situation. Everything is now different than what is was suppose to be like.

    As for the second case:
    She doesn't know his desire for her. He sees her and only her. She continues not to notice him and moves on. Until he can have her...he'll remain under the radar. Consternation, Paralyzing Dismay. He loses her for good. Things aren't the way he wanted them to be.

    Just my interpretation.
    One of my favorite Katatonia songs.
    M00nIapseVertig0on February 07, 2008   Link

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