"Oroborus" as written by Joseph Duplantier, Christian Andreu and Mario Duplantier....
Serpent of light, movement of the soul
Crawling stately along the spine
Mighty phoenix from the ashes arises
Firebird cycle, life, regenerate the cell

Life burns fierce, reduced to ashes
Resurrection from the flame, ageless process
Quest for absolution, out of bounds introspect
Self-consuming womb, ever present, meet no end

It seems like I always knew this
Since I'm a child I can feel it
My inner light everlasting
Revolving within a circle

Extended wings I'm flying
Over the valleys and planes
The curve of space I'm leaving
Death is just an illusion

Oroborus symbol of eternal life
Dig a tunnel for light through ignorant walls
I'm counting the days but I'm dying
Grow up with impatience, I'm falling down

On the peaks of radiant mountains
This truth is growing before me
My attention fixed on the silence
Rediscover life while I'm breathing

Designing the shape of material
Frozen icon distant reminder
Mankind has forgotten the gateways
By the mouth of the serpent regenerate


Lyrics submitted by metalheadvega, edited by Lumaister

"Oroborus" as written by Joseph Duplantier Christian Andreu

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    General CommentIts a great song, love the main riff

    It has to do with life being a full circle and the idea of life after death as death is only an illusion, it makes me think of reincarnation, more of life being a coil than a circle, if the circle keeps going, which life does, 'life after death' then it would look like a coil, not a circle, but Oroborus explains this perfectly..

    Oroborus is a serpent eating its tail, and symbolises life as being a full circle
    gainon November 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love the symbolism of the oroborus; to me it's also a symbol of conservation of energy; one type turning into another type without being destroyed, and thus continuing in a cycle.

    I think it's amazing that such an ancient symbol is open to so many interpretations.
    Eli Bedlamon January 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's excellent that Gojira can handle these ancient matters with such ferocity and grace.
    readmedotexeon October 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvery good, think u got it right
    Vas Deferenson November 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe lyrics are complete fucking genius
    awesomedude17on December 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentPersonally I think it could be an evolution of oneself to a better, more informed and even successful person.
    danth3m3thon September 03, 2012   Link

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