"The Farthest Star" as written by and Ronan Harris....
The will to greatness clouds the mind
Consumes the senses, veils the signs
We each are meant to recognize
Redeeming graces cast aside
Enduring notions, new found promise
That the end will never come

We live in times when all seems lost
But time will come when we'll look back
Upon ourselves and on our failings

Embrace the void even closer still
Erase your doubts as you surrender everything

We possess the power
If this should start to fall apart
To mend divides
To change the world
To reach the farthest star
If we should stay silent
If fear should win our hearts
Our light will have long diminished
Before it reaches the farthest star

Wide awake in a world that sleeps
Enduring thoughts, enduring scenes
The knowledge of what is yet to come
From a time when all seems lost
From a dead man to a world
Without restraint, unafraid and free

We possess the power
If this should start to fall apart
To mend divides
To change the world
To reach the farthest star
If we should stay silent
If fear should win our hearts
Our light will have long diminished
Before it reaches the farthest star

If we fall and break
All the tears in the world cannot make
Us whole
Again

We possess the power
If this should start to fall apart
To mend divides
To change the world
To reach the farthest star
If we should stay silent
If fear should win our hearts
Our light will have long diminished
Before it reaches the farthest star


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"The Farthest Star" as written by Ronan Harris

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    General CommentVNV NATION "SONG MEANINGS" INSIDE
    15 page interview with Ronan Harris.

    dancemusic.about.com/od/artistshomepages/a/…
    HorsesMouthon April 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYes, 'fear' is what holds us back from realizing what we are capable of, in ways that benefit our existence (physically and spiritually) rather than destroy it. Because we are taught that certain things are not possible, when they are. And even when those possibilities are in your face, it takes time to get over that fear, and realize that you have the power within you too. Once one person has experienced this, they can show the next person, who will show the next person...
    This could get all deep, beware my Judgement comments.
    _faye_on April 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI like the metaphorical use of crossing a great instellar void (or maybe it's just me) for seeing the future in a brighter light. In particular, I like this line.

    "Embrace the void even closer still....We possess the power...To mend divides,
    To change the world,
    To reach the farthest star."
    sheela_lon April 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is where I saw this comment! I was thinking about what you said today, and couldn't remember who said it. I love the line too, I was pondering it today and it made a lot of sense to me.
    I'd also like to say, I am very sorry I get so deep everywhere I go...I say like the same shit about every song. I look at a pile of dog crap on the ground and think it's about spiritual evolution. I guess it's just in the back of my mind 24/7 :/
    _faye_on April 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI to really really enjoy the line "Embrace the void even closer still....We possess the power...To mend divides,
    To change the world,
    To reach the farthest star." I find it to be one of their more powerfull messages comared to some of the ones in Matter + Form.
    Xhadowlordon April 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat means a lot to me is "We live in times when all seems lost, But time will come when we'll look back, upon ourselves and on our failings." Too often we don't realize what good times we're having until we look back, so the key is to realize in the moment that these are good times not to be taken for granted. And if we're lucky we'll be able to look back. The part about our failings to me means we're just human.
    mandyvon April 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFor me?
    Well im a twisted soul.

    The first lines are a statement of a extremist who is thinking of havoc. the rest is a sort of mixed feeling, should i do it or should i dont?

    am i the one to do this or ............................?
    robarthon April 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think it saying live life to the fullest

    From a dead man to a world.
    Without restraint, unafraid and free.

    wow!

    these guys have skills! beautiful music
    wanderingspoonon May 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song has a message simple and clear:
    we have the ability for greatness in a world that is giving up hope, but we must use this power, or else it will die.
    OneChaoson June 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song really comes across as carrying the same underlying meaning as nearly all of VNV Nation's songs.

    I see it as a testament to undying truth and justice, a sort of innate human light that can permeate from all of mankind so long as they permit that light to exist within them. It's about a sort of humanistic spirituality, to live is enough of a religious experience in itself and filled with infinite wonder.

    VNV's song are filled with the full spectrum of this humanly religious experience, from rage at the darkness to persisting hope. This particular song focuses on the power of that human spirit. The world and mankind's existence is delicate and tenuous, but we have the wisdom to protect it.

    Nothing is beyond our grasp.
    Aramanaon July 27, 2007   Link

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