"Constant Illuminations" as written by Gareth Davies, Matthew Davies, Ryan Richards, Kris Roberts and Darran Anthony Smith....
Where's the emotion tuned to the sound of sincerity?
Without connection the lesson doesn't come for free
Senseless distractions, your spoken words are just a lie
These interactions, the desperate act of fleeting minds

Constant illuminations
With no hope of preservation
Nothing but friendly fire
Soon you will be home again

Buried expressions, they are the heart of everything
Distant impressions when there is nothing left to say
So damn lucky to be hear at the end of the end of the day
So damn lucky when all the streets still call your name

Constant illuminations
With no hope of preservation
Nothing but friendly fire
Soon you will be home again

Spirit dies within
Spirit dies within

Constant illuminations
With no hope of preservation
Nothing but friendly fire
Soon you will be home again

The spirit, the spirit, the spirit
It dies within



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"Constant Illuminations" as written by Darran Smith Gareth Davies

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    General CommentAbsolutley amazing song. Maybe my favourite on the new album..?

    Lyrically, the song is about war. On the massive global scale down to the small scale of bullying.

    It also seems to be about the fear of having someone out in a "war" (whether with the army, or on the playground...) - 'Soon you will be home again.'

    Such amazing song.
    gemhenzon October 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe song does sounds awesome and the activism is right there.
    gemhenz, I like your interpretation.
    "Constant illuminations" is the visual imagery of the impact of bombs being detonated on site, like a fireworks display.
    "Nothing but friendly fire" is ironic, i think the line is having a jest at how the military promotes the reasons in the concept of 'war' as a positive purpose when it's training and reprogramming the minds of their troops and soldiers.
    It's to camouflage or disguise the true nature of what war achieves or what they will achieve when they go into combat.
    Invade a country, abuse it's system/people, power to exploit, bomb it's people, kill and injure civilians and send yourself into a suicide missions.
    The war really does kill the spirit, or humility thats left in those soliders and troops. After an experience like that, their entire being and perceptions change into nothingness, apathy.
    Out of context, "Dulce et decorum est/Pro patria mori" - it is sweet and noble to die for one's country. There is more than one way a person can die and not always int he physical sense, in this case, war can kill a person's spirit/soul.


    DreamersDiseaseon November 08, 2008   Link

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