In their lofty chambers dwell
The sacred and divine
Resting in seraphic bliss
The timeless and sublime

Far above the mortal sphere
Dreaming without a care
Far above the weeping world
Sleeping amidst the light of stars

Too far away to hear our calls
Too far away to care at all

On the burnished thrones they sit
Might in their blazing eyes
Vault of heaven at their feet
Undying flames inside

Never shall decay or death
Touch on the blithe souls
Sorrowless the days of gods
Amidst the everblooming groves

But where do we lay our heads to rest?
Where do we shelter when the night falls?

For the part of man
Is to take the sombre path
Stumble in the dark
Stray amidst the dust and ash

Like forgotten ghosts
Drifting in the driving wind
Dashing towards the void
Whirling blindly through the night

Like water flung from the highest cliff
We fall,
lunge,
swirl,
dissolve,
and fade away
Down into the unknown


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    General CommentThe gods, those for whom life is "sublime" and "sorrowless", rest peacefully while below them mankind struggles to deal with a transient and ultimately futile existence, a life which has the sole destination of the black depths.
    Innominateon June 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this is a great song...and i agree its about the gods sitting "high above the weeping world" and us on earth perish while they rest in peace above us
    darkkidon July 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentInnominates description makes sums up the song well.

    "Too far away to hear our calls
    Too far away to care at all "

    This line is similar to the phrase "Where is you god now?"

    "Like water flung from the highest cliff
    We fall,
    lunge,
    swirl,
    dissolve,
    and fade away
    Down into the unknown "

    These lines are just awesome and need no explanation..
    dreamstealeron April 18, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningIt indeed is about the difference between gods and mortals, but people keep forgetting these lines:

    "For the part of man
    Is to take the sombre path
    Stumble in the dark
    Stray amidst the dust and ash"

    The song is not just about how much better the lifes of gods are, it is also about that we are not gods, and we 're meant to accept it and live life the way it's given to us. Even though that can mean the hard way - it is a part of being human.

    Just what I think about it, and sorry about poor english :)
    BlackWinterHearton September 17, 2012   Link

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