Trail amidst the snow-clad trees, winding is the way
Sunless is the path we roam, bitter is the air we breathe
Fell is the icy blast, coming from the hills
Blowing through my ailing heart, wailing in the emptiness inside

Vanished is the light we had, hidden deep in rimy soil
Bereft of us the one we cherished, lost for ever our love

Still at night I see her figure
Flickering on moonlit glades
But passing is the hope she's giving
Just a faintest breath of air and she's gone again

The clouds are moving heavily, across the livid sky
Yonder the hues are darkening, slowly turning grey to black
For the two who stray in dusk, all hope is long since gone
Cruel is the winter's reign, merciless the grasp of despair

For what mirth there is left in life for a motherless son
What solace in this world for a widower to find

Slender the shape in night, unbearable the beauty
Shining in the silvery light, watching me with wistful eyes
Evanescent this vision, unattainable this illusion
But an image in my troubled dreams, hewn out of yearning and rue


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  • +2
    General Commenti think that this song's meaning can relate to any person who has lost in any way someone they love/loved.. the theme of this song is beatifully dreary and mournful, yet so gentle and elegant...
    what i love about insomnium is the way they use nature and with its wind and fading light and so on to reference how we feel. -

    "Trail amidst the snow-clad trees, winding is the way
    Sunless is the path we roam, bitter is the air we breathe
    Fell is the icy blast, coming from the hills
    Blowing through my ailing heart, wailing in the emptiness inside"

    "The clouds are moving heavily, across the livid sky
    Yonder the hues are darkening, slowly turning grey to black
    For the two who stray in dusk, all hope is long since gone
    Cruel is the winter's reign, merciless the grasp of despair"

    and just as the bright colours (hues) of day fades beyond the horizon into night (grey to black), he was once happy and cheerful and that faded away as the one whom he loved faded away......

    for me, this song is more than just great guitar riffs and vocals accompanied by deep lyrics.
    Approx 5 years ago, I was extremely close to a very woman and had to leave her for reasons that are irrelevant. and this song was the song that related almost exactly to how i felt at that time. i could still picture her standing at the entrance of my verander, the lovely curvature of her body.. i remembered the her scent. gosh, it was a very difficult time for me. and yet, like in the song, this beautiful image of her was unbearable, unnattainable, and formed out of yearning and rue.....
    i truly did believe our love was lost forever....

    which brings me to the reason for posting up a comment now after all these years. to my surprise and amazement, she has returned into my life a few days ago... which brings me back to song now.....

    gosh, i love insomnium... and i guess i may have never stopped loving her........
    Lord_nephthyson January 27, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaningi guess the person in the lyrics lost his lover and still can see a faint picture of her, therefore the mood is quite depressing.

    nice melodic death metal, another good song from insomnium, imho.
    totycroon January 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can relate to this. My dad dies when I was 9. My best friend dies when I was 14. You see them everywhere and every little thing reminds you of them in some way. You never recover. This is basically what this song is about.
    NovembersDoomon May 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy take on the song is based from reading other lyrics from this album.

    It seems that the lyrics depict a mournful tone from someone who has lost their mother. In this case "For what mirth there is left in life for a motherless son. What solace in this world for a widower to find" states this.

    In the other lyrics the writer searches for meaning in a world he cannot comprehend due to the loss of his mother. Not only the loss of his mother he speaks of. but a family feud that has come from all this.

    - A great song, from a great band :)
    Shardsofhopeon October 25, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"Trail amidst the snow-clad trees, winding is the way
    Sunless is the path we roam, bitter is the air we breathe
    Fell is the icy blast, coming from the hills
    Blowing through my ailing heart, wailing in the emptiness inside

    Vanished is the light we had, hidden deep in rimy soil
    Bereft of us the one we cherished, lost for ever our love"

    this explains the death of his lover

    "Still at night I see her figure
    Flickering on moonlit glades
    But passing is the hope she's giving
    Just a faintest breath of air and she's gone again

    The clouds are moving heavily, across the livid sky
    Yonder the hues are darkening, slowly turning grey to black
    For the two who stray in dusk, all hope is long since gone
    Cruel is the winter's reign, merciless the grasp of despair"

    i think this about the dreams he has about being with her again, and then waking up to realize she is not really there...

    "For what mirth there is left in life for a motherless son
    What solace in this world for a widower to find"

    now this intruges me, as it brings in a son..

    "Slender the shape in night, unbearable the beauty
    Shining in the silvery light, watching me with wistful eyes
    Evanescent this vision, unattainable this illusion
    But an image in my troubled dreams, hewn out of yearning and rue"

    this explains the dream a little more and also tells that it troubles him greatly.

    i dont understand the hint towards a son though? there is only the one line.
    forever smackedon April 07, 2009   Link

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