"The Mirror's Truth" as written by Bjorn Gelotte, Anders Friden and Jesper Stromblad....
This spectacle, our collapse
It's not a false alarm
The ashes settle in

I guess, we are the insane
As we ignore the mirror's truth

Should I join the feast?
Should I acknowledge the leash?
A future in captivity
I'm not who I'm supposed to be

Without even trying
Let this light explode

The bleeding, we deceive them
Fuel the life that fades
At the height of reason
We shouldn't live by your laws
Call the swarm
Feed them another false hope

Without even trying (killing the last scene)
Let this night explode
Without even trying
Find the exit sign and disappear

Without even trying (killing the last scene)
Let this night explode
Without even trying
Find the exit sign and disappear


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"The Mirror's Truth" as written by Bjorn Gelotte Anders Friden

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  • +2
    General CommentFukin awsome song the best thing I eva heard
    Meaning:
    We are the insane as we ignore the mirror's truth
    azrawon February 19, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is about society and it's corruption...
    You probably need to see the video to catch on to the larger hints but it's quite clear...

    In the video is starts with the one thing sitting back and stuffing his face. He's in a place of luxury...
    Then it cuts to a bunch of people working while being overwatched...

    The song and video are about how we have become blind to what's happening around us.... We've grown ignorant to the fact that we work our asses off under the watchful eyes of the higher up.
    Meanwhile, the rich sit back and get richer.

    WE'VE IGNORED THE MIRROR'S TRUTH!

    We can't stand to look straight at what we've become. "We aren't even trying"

    We need to find a way to escape this and fight back against our oppressors... "Find the exit sign and disappear"...

    Also in the video the workers start to revolt, and fight against those who watch them, and eventually kill what's at the top of the ladder, the root of the problem, or what looks like they're about to do so,

    That, my friends, is what the song is about.
    Trobbleon March 04, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnders commented on the meaning behind "The Mirror's Truth" for an article in Kerrang magazine:

    "It's partly based on my opinions regarding the environmental situation we're facing, but that kind of morphed into an interpretation of how people seem to be scared of confrontation these days. People would rather play it safe and not speak their mind about certain things because they're afraid of someone challenging them, so this song is about that and how strange I find it."
    JG234on March 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, this song is awesome.

    I think its about how we are destroying out world and don't like the laws we have. But we know we need laws and we need to change, but we ignore the truth and because of this we are gong to end up destroying ourselves.
    GrayLanderon February 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think the lyrics there are wrong

    Should I join the feast
    Should I ackownelge the leash
    The future in captivity
    I'm not who i'm supposed to be

    and the chours should be

    without even trying
    we'll let this light explode
    Rowan212on February 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, maybe we should wait til the actual EP is released before we take a stab at these lyrics, huh?

    From what I can tell, and from the messages in the video itself, it seems like this is a song themed towards how society is aware of exploitation in places like China and North Korea, yet we ignore the same things when they are happening under our noses at home.
    Cruiserfanon February 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAfter hearing "Abnegation" i thought their new album would be complete shite. Apparently, it is not \m/
    DreamingInTheÆtheron February 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song, especially the solo after the first verse-it really harks back to the clayman/colony glory days. i'd say this will be a great song live too so can't wait till the album's out and In Flames come back to Ireland!
    \m/
    Joe_Dullon March 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think these are the correct lyrics. Not 100% on the second verse but I think the chorus and the rest are mostly correct. Any corrections are very welcome :)

    This spectacle will collapse,
    It's not a false alarm,
    The ashes settle in.

    I guess we are the insane,
    As we ignore the mirror's truth.
    Should I join the feast?
    Should I acknowledge the leash?
    A future in captivity,
    I'm not who I'm supposed to be.

    We're not even trying,
    Let this light explode.

    The bleeding, we deceive them,
    Fuel the lies, their fires.
    Is there a higher reason,
    We should live by their laws?
    Call the swarm,
    Feed them another false hope.

    We're not even trying,
    To ignite life's dream,
    Let this light explode.
    We're not even trying,
    Find the exit sign and disappear.

    We're not even trying,
    To ignite life's dream,
    Let this light explode.
    We're not even trying,
    Find the exit sign and disappear.

    As for the meaning of this song, I think it's about facing up to the truth and acknowledging that there is more to life than what we currently live for and that we're not really putting any effort into making the most of it. Great song and so is the rest of the single!
    minus_zer0on March 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol theres 8 notes in a scale!!! ahh the idjits in this world...
    leveme2bleedon March 27, 2008   Link

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