The sisters of illusion
Sell delusion at the show
It is said they've wed for wisdom
If it kissed them, they wouldn't even know
Still the marchers walk beside them
Inclined to agree
"If it's written, we believe it will come, you'll see"

The converts come together
They're gathered to begin
And they swear their oaths forever
Slip chips down into the skin
So the keepers are inside them
Provide them what they need
To transmit and to recieve
When they're in, they don't leave

The convent is waiting, it's time to go in
Gather the faithful, let vespers begin

And this is what they say


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    Song MeaningI suppose it may be about a mass, including communion ("chips"). The speaker seems not to like the fact that the rituals of "the faithful" are all they care about and all they find necessary to deal with the reality "so the keepers are inside them, provide them what they need". He considers them naive and he is against their philosophy of "what will be, will be" (this time, it is not a quotation, don't seek for it in the lyrics ;) ), but they happen to be fully comfortable about it. Hence - "candybrain". Makes sense?

    The text of The Doctrine Of Eternal Ice is perhaps "what they say", but that will be more challenging...
    Slamazzaron March 17, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThe topic of these lyrics is pretty clear for me.
    Basically, it deals with relgion (probably christianism).
    I'll explain why I came to that conclusion with the interpretation of some verses.

    1) "The sisters of illusion" - This refers for me as the foundators of christianism or the respective religion the song talks about. Jesus and his 12 desciples could be a good example. In that case, the "illusions" are nothing but the water turning into wine, of any other "miracle" the Bible explains.

    2) "It is said they've wed for wisdom
    If it kissed them, they wouldn't even know" - The foundators and followers of any religion always say they know the full truth of creation and all the aspects of life and the universe. In other words, they say they know everything (e.g. how humans were created) but in reality they are everything BUT wisdom.

    3) "Still the marchers walk beside them
    Inclined to agree
    'If it's written, we believe it will come, you'll see'" - The marchers that "walk beside them" are obviously the believers and followers, they all agree with what the "sisters in illusion" (i.e. the foundators or disciples) say. They also believe in what's being written, in this case the Bible.

    4) The second stanza talks more about the believers ("the converts") and how they gather in a convent.
    "And they swear their oaths forever" - They swear they'll always be faithful.
    "Slip chips down into the skin" - This could be a metaphor about how the believers become into robots or something similar - "When they're in, they don't leave" - and this could mean how the religious thought and determination never get out.

    All above is a personal interpretation, but I'm pretty convinced that's what the writer wanted to say.
    Bedulonkoon March 16, 2011   Link

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