"March To The Shore" as written by Bjorn Gelotte, Anders Friden and Jesper Stromblad....
I used to adore you
The lies made sense somehow
Gave myself away without a fight
But betrayal claims its price

At first I was scared
Not used to murders mind
But there was something beautiful
So powerful, different, so divine

Pushing the faith
Build on our rage

[Chorus]
Falling ideals
Broken seals
March to the shore
You are a killer!

Is it something that's always been there
Was it distant in this cage?
Oh, I'm glad we met
Oh, I'd love to release the rage

But everything has its end
I've done my deed
The final bullet was always meant for me!

Pushing the faith
Build on our rage

[Chorus]

But everything has its end
I've done my deed
The final bullet was always
Meant for me!

[Chorus: x2]


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"March to the Shore" as written by Bjorn Gelotte Anders Friden

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    General CommentYou might find it rather unlikely, but when I heard the song for the first time I thought it greatly reflected the situation I had been in back then - so don't blame me if my interpretation is kinda wrong, I just couldn't help to fit myself in the lyrics :)

    I guess it's about the relationship in which everything seems to be not right, but then comes the time in which everything has to be stated loud and clear:



    I used to adore you
    The lies made sense somehow
    Gave myself away without a fight
    But betrayal claims its price

    He used to be in love with her and he pretended her lies made sense because they made him feel as if everything was OK. He didn't "fight with" the fact that she was lying to him because her lies made him feel comfortable and happy - simply, he just knew she was lying, but he wanted to believe in those lies because they made him feel safe and happy. But then "betrayal claims its price" - it's impossible to go on lying about loving each other all the time and all the shit will come into the light sooner or later.


    At first I was scared
    Not used to murders mind
    But there was something beautiful
    So powerful, different, so divine

    He was scared of being left alone, he wasn't used to dealing with "the murders mind" (I guess "a murder" means here killing the relationship), he couldn't imagine himself without her at first, but then came "something beautiful, powerful, different, divine" - it turned out that it is possible to live without her lies and the state he's in now is better than staying in the relationship based on lying. After breaking up there always is a time of recovery, and after the recovery you tend to see things from a different angle, it turns out love wasn't that strong and it's much easier to live alone than you thought it would be.


    Pushing the faith
    Build on our rage

    We're "pushing the faith", which means we help ourselves to head towards the inevitable ending. The mentioned lies HAVE TO end sooner or later, so let's bring it down as soon as possible instead of staying in this shithole we call the relationship. Then I guess there should be "BUILD OUT OF RAGE" - which means our faith, the break-up, the end of our relationship is brought by the consuming rage, being furious about the life full of lies.


    Falling ideals
    Broken seals
    March to the shore
    You are a killer!

    "Falling ideals, broken seals" - broken promises, all the plans for the future being torn asunder. Marching towards the shore symbolises recovery from the shitty state, getting to the safe land instead of floating with no direction OR heading towards the end, when everything changes. She's a killer because she killed the relationship, the feelings, everything they had.


    Is it something that's always been there?
    Was it destined to leave its cage?
    I'm glad we met though
    I love to release the rage

    He askes himself if the "SOMETHING" (might be another man, lack of mutual understanding, burnt out feeling etc etc etc) has always been between them, from the very beginning or only from a certain point of the relationship, and was it really destined to leave the cage, to come into the light, to become clear and visible. He askes it though it no longer matters - he's glad they had what they had, because he finds it somehow pleasant and comforting to release the rage, to become furious on everything around... yeah, who doesn't ;]


    But everything has its end
    I've done my deed
    The final bullet was always meant for me!

    And this is summing up everything - whatever we had and however it looked like, this just had to end, like everything else. He feels he acted the way he should, by making his deed done, fullfilling his "part of the deal". And I admit I don't get the final verse, that the final bullet was always meant for him. It might mean that he was the final target and that it was inevitable to finish in this way.
    OR it might mean (here's a total privacy, forgive me for that) she was lying to him all the time and in the end she claimed that it's everything his fault anyways.

    I know that this is pretty much one-sided interpretation. I just broke up after three years of a goddamn relationship and I found the lyrics of this song just fit my situation so accurately that I couldn't resist. It might have quite different meaning, but to me it's all about my situation and the similar ones. All in all, that's the reason of creating art, ain't it? To move people. And to make them find themselves in it.

    Oh, and forgive me my bad English, I'm not a native speaker ;]

    Cheers.

    Malborovon November 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst lyrics I ever added! I'm not sure about a few lines though.
    Anyway one of the best songs on the album!
    Interceptor9on March 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs it something that's always been there
    Was it distant in this cage?
    Oh, I'm glad we met
    Oh, I'd love to release the rage

    ----

    So powerful, definite, so divine


    ----

    And whenever I listened to the song I heard "broken shields", but dunno, it might be just me.
    Good work mate, and yes, it is the best song on the album.
    luciferuzon March 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn Flames rulez XD
    Meaning:
    Ideals are nothing compared to beauty that he found in killer
    azrawon March 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI dont think u got it right, azraw. The "beauty" he found was the beauty of temptation, the lust to end one's life, after which we has confronted with dissapointment in himself ("Falling ideals"), and the desire to take his own life because he cant live with himself after what he did.
    "But everything has its end
    I've done my deed
    The final bullet was always meant for me!"

    I could be wrong though, this is just my way of seeing it.
    luciferuzon March 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou got a point but I'll stick to my opinion
    "But everything has its end
    I've done my deed
    The final bullet was always meant for me!"
    To me this sounds like :
    hell that was fun oh well here's my death
    azrawon March 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell i don't know if this is the actual lyric, but it sounds like something Anders would say:
    "Oh, I'm glad we're metal
    I love to release the rage!"
    That's how I hear it anyway - great song
    Joe_Dullon May 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's "Oh, I'm glad we met though, I'd love to release the rage" and im gonna have to agree with luciferuz, it seems like a good theory.
    meeetalfanon May 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMmh. That kinda sounds like 'Wasn't destined to leave its cage', which, also, would make sense in the context of the song, whereas the 'murderer's mind' was not supposed to 'leave the cage' to, well, accomplish murder. However, it did, and he was 'glad they met' so he could 'release the rage'. Otherwise, Luciferuz is most likely right- that, or the whole killer thing is a metaphor for something else further complex. But I'm not going into that right now... n_n
    EliseCon September 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou might find it rather unlikely, but when I heard the song for the first time I thought it greatly reflected the situation I had been in back then - so don't blame me if my interpretation is kinda wrong, I just couldn't help to fit myself in the lyrics :)

    I guess it's about the relationship in which everything seems to be not right, but then comes the time in which everything has to be stated loud and clear:



    I used to adore you
    The lies made sense somehow
    Gave myself away without a fight
    But betrayal claims its price

    He used to be in love with her and he pretended her lies made sense because they made him feel as if everything was OK. He didn't "fight with" the fact that she was lying to him because her lies made him feel comfortable and happy - simply, he just knew she was lying, but he wanted to believe in those lies because they made him feel safe and happy. But then "betrayal claims its price" - it's impossible to go on lying about loving each other all the time and all the shit will come into the light sooner or later.


    At first I was scared
    Not used to murders mind
    But there was something beautiful
    So powerful, different, so divine

    He was scared of being left alone, he wasn't used to dealing with "the murders mind" (I guess "a murder" means here killing the relationship), he couldn't imagine himself without her at first, but then came "something beautiful, powerful, different, divine" - it turned out that it is possible to live without her lies and the state he's in now is better than staying in the relationship based on lying. After breaking up there always is a time of recovery, and after the recovery you tend to see things from a different angle, it turns out love wasn't that strong and it's much easier to live alone than you thought it would be.


    Pushing the faith
    Build on our rage

    We're "pushing the faith", which means we help ourselves to head towards the inevitable ending. The mentioned lies HAVE TO end sooner or later, so let's bring it down as soon as possible instead of staying in this shithole we call the relationship. Then I guess there should be "BUILD OUT OF RAGE" - which means our faith, the break-up, the end of our relationship is brought by the consuming rage, being furious about the life full of lies.


    Falling ideals
    Broken seals
    March to the shore
    You are a killer!

    "Falling ideals, broken seals" - broken promises, all the plans for the future being torn asunder. Marching towards the shore symbolises recovery from the shitty state, getting to the safe land instead of floating with no direction OR heading towards the end, when everything changes. She's a killer because she killed the relationship, the feelings, everything they had.


    Is it something that's always been there?
    Was it destined to leave its cage?
    I'm glad we met though
    I love to release the rage

    He askes himself if the "SOMETHING" (might be another man, lack of mutual understanding, burnt out feeling etc etc etc) has always been between them, from the very beginning or only from a certain point of the relationship, and was it really destined to leave the cage, to come into the light, to become clear and visible. He askes it though it no longer matters - he's glad they had what they had, because he finds it somehow pleasant and comforting to release the rage, to become furious on everything around... yeah, who doesn't ;]


    But everything has its end
    I've done my deed
    The final bullet was always meant for me!

    And this is summing up everything - whatever we had and however it looked like, this just had to end, like everything else. He feels he acted the way he should, by making his deed done, fullfilling his "part of the deal". And I admit I don't get the final verse, that the final bullet was always meant for him. It might mean that he was the final target and that it was inevitable to finish in this way.
    OR it might mean (here's a total privacy, forgive me for that) she was lying to him all the time and in the end she claimed that it's everything his fault anyways.

    I know that this is pretty much one-sided interpretation. I just broke up after three years of a goddamn relationship and I found the lyrics of this song just fit my situation so accurately that I couldn't resist. It might have quite different meaning, but to me it's all about my situation and the similar ones. All in all, that's the reason of creating art, ain't it? To move people. And to make them find themselves in it.

    Oh, and forgive me my bad English, I'm not a native speaker ;]

    Cheers.




    Malborovon November 27, 2008   Link

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