And so does the downhearted tune
Resound through this murky night
And the wind groan its wistful song
For the ill-lucked dwellers in plight
These two round-shouldered figures
Forward slowly through this grey day
Under the fores'ts white canopy
Out of the drifting snow's way
With rime dressed-faces they wander
With guilt carved-hearts they flee
With grim stained-minds they hover
Between hope and despair
With rime dressed-faces they wander
With guilt carved-hearts they flee
With grim stained-minds they ponder
If they ever be free of their sins
May the stars become my eyes
And the wind become my hearing
Let them guide us through
These pitch-dark mornings
May the snowfall end
And the shining moon rise
So we can find our way out
From these all-consuming nights
Underneath the blanket of stars
Embraced by another cold night
Two round-shouldered figures
Leave these shores behind
Quietly they wonder
If they ever will see the light
They now lose in their shadows
Owe to the darkest of nights

Lyrics submitted by Donka

Under the Plaintive Sky song meanings
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    General CommentI'm plagiarizing myself from this page here:

    "The album this song is on is a story about the loss of a person's mother and how he has such a difficult time dealing with it. It also get's into the sorrow of his father at her loss and how the tragedy tears them apart. An incredibly sad album, but still my favorite from this wonderful band."

    The two round shouldered figures in the song are the father and son. They are struggling mightily with her loss and the guilt they feel could be for all the things they left unsaid to her or for the fact that they are barely able to function now that she is gone.
    RushAsson January 16, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood song.... no idea waht its about :S

    forever smackedon April 07, 2009   Link
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    General Commentabsolutely stunning!! this song cannot get anymore beautiful than it already is!....

    this song's about two people who have committed some unthinkable sin and so have decided to leave their past way of life and venture out into the cold, open world seeking a new one.. the story of the song is quite self explanatory so there's no need for a line by line explanation. i just love the part when he whispers the words "underneath
    the... ...shores
    behind" - the gentleness and intensity of the song cannot be described more vividly at that moment. you can almost feel the emotions of these two people.

    Insomnium's selection of words to describe the scenery and emotion is.... god i can't even think of words to describe theirs!
    Lord_nephthyson September 23, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthanks, i sorta get the song now =). and insomnium is simply perfection.
    forever smackedon October 05, 2009   Link

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