"The Iconoclast" as written by and Per Fredrik/ohlsson Nilsson....
Erase superstition,
Engraved in the mind,
Seek out, locate,
The DNA that hides,
Mind-imprisoning to restrain life,
Knowledge forgotten, believe the lie,

Vivid as a raging tidal wave,
Every last illusion washed away,
Taking life for granted, lead astray,
Saved by catastrophy,

Coming again, signs will descend,
Ride on the tide that marks the end,
Time to unfold, life will move onwards,
Breaking the waves,

Complete exposition,
Ingrained unseen inside,
Structure of fate,
The DNA decides,
All we know but can't believe,
Beyond all science and religions,
Once lost now taken back, certain victory,

Vivid as a raging tidal wave,
Every last illusion washed away,
Taking life for granted, lead astray,
Saved by catastrophy,

Coming again, signs will descend
Ride on the tide that marks the end
Time to unfold, life will move onwards
Breaking the waves

Insane in every thought,
Unsane our ways,
Reclaim the knowledge lost,
Subjugating tide,

Vivid as a raging tidal wave,
Every last illusion washed away,
Taking life for granted, lead astray,
Saved by catastrophy,

Coming again, signs will descend
Ride on the tide that marks the end
Time to unfold, life will move onwards
Breaking the waves

I am the tide, the iconoclast
I am the tide that marks the end,
I will unfold and you will move onwards,
On through the waves...


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    General CommentMany thanks to the uploader for posting these lyrics and the rest of DMD. Been waiting for these for a while!

    The lyrics to this song are great as always from Scar Symmetry! I think its about realising the true potential of the human mind that over time we seem to have forgotten about, yet we all know deep down is there. I guess in this song it's the 'catastrophy' that causes us to wake up...and that's usually the case unofortunately! Great song! One of the best on the new album!
    minus_zer0on October 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this is a really good song, I really like the two new singers. I think this song is about realising the true potential of the human mind, as well. I think it's saying that we only act/think in great ways when desperation calls us to do so but if we did so on a regular basis who knows what we could become...? More to support this is the definition of an iconclast which is one who wishes to make change in tradition or overthrows the accepted way.i think this ties in well.
    HallowedBeThyNameIMon December 19, 2009   Link

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