"Oblivion" as written by and Hardy/wolf Fieting....
I hear you, but I'm not afraid of you
I'm not afraid of you

Father, where is my gun?
Now that the war has begun
Oh, let me go it alone, I need no one
I said I need no one

But oh God, now here it comes
And it's too dark to aim this gun
Clicking now faster, faster, faster
Once again I'm on the run

And I hear you say, oh my stubborn son
Don't you said you need no one
But don't you see danger, danger, danger's
Headed to oblivion?

Followed the hunt far as I could
Through dozen weathers, petrified wood
And I took one shot in the dark
And fired the bullet silver to heart

And oh God, now here it comes
And it's too dark to aim this gun
Now faster, faster, faster
Once again I'm on the run

And I hear you say, oh my stubborn son
I know that you said you need no one
But don't you see danger, danger, danger
Headed to oblivion?
Oblivion, oblivion, oblivion, oblivion, oblivion, oblivion

Wait a second, have you come so far for it to end like this?
This is the challenge
I dare you to take a hold of that darkness from deep down in you
Get back up, what are you so afraid of?

Show your face, face to me
Show your face, face to me
Be you my friend or enemy
Show your face, face to me

I do not fear oblivion, I do not fear oblivion
Said I do not fear oblivion, oblivion, oblivion, oblivion

Father, where is my gun?
I need no one, I need no one
Said I need no one



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"Oblivion" as written by Heiko Flori Wolf Hardy Fieting

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  • +3
    General CommentI'm sure it's "I hear you, but I am not afraid of you".

    I love Tilda Swinton's contribution to the album. She makes an excellent voice of hope and reason.
    cookiejaron June 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment(I hear you...but I’m not afraid of you)
    Father, where’s my gun?
    Now that the war has begun
    Let me go it alone
    I need no one
    Said I need no one

    But O God now here it comes and it’s too dark to aim this gun
    Now faster, faster, faster once again I'm on the run
    And I hear you say
    ‘Oh my stubborn son, I know that you said you need no one
    But don’t you see danger, danger, danger, headed to oblivion’

    Followed the hunt, far as I could
    Through dozen weathers
    Petrified wood
    And I took one shot, in the dark
    Fired a bullet, silver to heart

    But O God now here it comes and it’s too dark to aim this gun
    Now faster, faster, faster once again I'm on the run
    And I hear you say
    ‘Oh my stubborn son, I know that you said you need no one
    But don’t you see danger, danger, danger, headed to oblivion’

    Oblivion...

    (Wait a second...have you come so far, for it to end like this?
    This is the challenge...I dare you, to take a hold of that darkness from deep down within you!
    Get back up, what are you so afraid of?)
    [Okay...]

    Show your face, face to me
    Show you face, face to me
    Be you my friend...
    Or enemy?
    Show your face
    Face to me

    And do not fear oblivion
    Say I do not fear oblivion
    Oblivion...
    Father, where’s my gun?
    I need no one
    I need no one...
    Said I need no one.
    NraButtonson October 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThink it should be: "it's too dark to aim this gun"...
    Mendaxon April 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with Mendax.

    I also think that it's 'followed the hunt, far as I could' instead of 'for all the hunt, far as I could' and it could be 'once again I'm on the run', not 'wants to get out on the run'. I hear something about 'drifted wood' after 'through dozen weathers', but I'm not too sure about that one...
    ElectricGirl09on May 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand it's clearly "I hear you, but I'm not afraid of you" instead of "I fear you"
    drmnon May 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's so... violently clappable. I love it!
    everydayishalloweenon May 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationthat ???? line sounds like "petrified wood" to me
    hromon May 27, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentLyric corrections:

    But oh god now here it comes and it's too dark to aim this gun but
    Now faster, faster, faster, once again i'm on the run
    And I hear you say
    "Oh my stubborn son, I know that you said you need no one
    Don't you see danger, danger, danger, headed to oblivion?"
    Followed the hunt, far as I could
    Through dozen weathers
    Petrified wood
    And I took one shot, in the dark
    Fired a bullet, silver to heart

    It's partly about a boy fighting in the Iraq war, and partly a reworking of 'The Barghest', a reference to killing the animal with a silver bullet, which is how you kill a werewolf.

    I LOVE THIS SONG :D
    rhimansworldon June 12, 2009   Link
  • -2
    General CommentI hear "I fear you, but I'm not afraid of you." as well. I remember in sunday school as a kid being taught the difference between "fearing" god and "being afraid of" god, and I'm pretty sure this is what he is referencing..."fear" is more profound...
    robofagpantson May 15, 2009   Link

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