Lyrics submitted by vapur

Corona Radiata song meanings
Add your thoughts

16 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is pretty damn eery... It adds to the creepiness at the end of the album. I wouldn't say I like this song, but I respect that it was made, unlike Viginti Tres from 10,000 Days. That was just fucking stupid.

    The way Lights in the Sky leads into this song is kind of disturbing, and I think this song is supposed to be the point where the "demon seed" is born, as Corona Radiata either references someone's brain or an ovum for another example... I'm pretty sure it's referencing the latter and not the former based on the circular pattern on the "floor" in the song.
    scarecrow826on May 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the best ambient tracks I've ever heard.
    Devastatuson May 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is best song on the album.

    Your theory about this being related to demon seed seems to be right to me. Copy and paste this link to read What corona radiata means: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…

    I'm not sure if this album was meant to be a continuation from the story that was on Year Zero, but it seems like it to me. This track (especially the way it follows Lights in the Sky) makes me imagine that the presence (aliens, whatever) have finally acted. However, their intentions to warn us to be a better race were not good intentions at all, and the human race is about to become a slave race. This track sounds like their actions - warming up and making their move. This track is very spacey and almost *sounds* like a space ship to me.

    Although I do not think this is the birth, I think it is conception.
    Kilaelyaon May 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just wanted to present another possible meaning to the title of the song.
    "The corona radiata, the "radiant crown" known best on the Statue of Liberty, and perhaps worn by the Helios that was the Colossus of Rhodes, was worn by pagan Roman emperors, part of the cult of Sol Invictus. It was referred to as "the chaplet studded with sunbeams” by Lucian, about 180 AD (in Alexander the false prophet)." [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…]
    I just find it interesting how it says Statue of Liberty.

    Although I must say the embryology one makes more sense with demon seed as the next song.
    xTifferzxon May 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an amazing instrumental. The first time I listened to this in a dark room I got this really creepy feeling that I couldnt shake until the next song had started. It just gots a real strange vibe to it.

    Anyways, yes it does sound like a space ship descending to earth. It starts out peaceful and everything until halfway through the music has a darker edge starting to kick in. From a sequel to year zero perspective, this to me is the point where the lights in the sky which I think is the presence descend to earth. Mankind sees them as the only hope of salvation so welcomes them but then the music takes that darker edge and I believe the presence is now fucking over the survivors of the human race and finishing what they started. Maybe taking them in as slaves and forcing children upon them????
    metallicaman_5000on May 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes scare crow you are dead right, it's either the brain or ovum (or oocyte).

    very eery, and i love it. reminds me so much of downward spiral sounds mmmm.
    aviatorbrisbaneon June 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont know if i am lost in the melted taffy that is corona radiata, but do i hear a cat towards the end of the song....wtf??????
    vince mcmahonon June 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentholy shit vince. i heard it too. weird
    benja69on July 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's either the brain or ovum (or oocyte).
    it's both
    jamey22on July 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo Kilaelya: It's probably not a continuation of Year Zero. Also, I don't think you quite understood the YZ story, or at least the Presence-related bit.
    nubbityon September 24, 2008   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain