"Departer" as written by and Krister Linder Jonas Petter Renkse....
The blinding white
so far behind, I am
and running over idle ground
This evening I kept my word
Did you? I'm turning around
wait for your sound
(all day)
So far, according to who?
The journey of our lives
I'm so slow compared to you
Its the month of July

In your eyes i was the stronger
so how am I to cover you now?
without shadowing your path?
This time, I watch from the sidelines
you're a ghost in the limelight
face your fears and pierce the night.

I'm so close
If only you knew
Story of our lives
I'm so rash compared to you (I swear)
Surrender (you know its the truth)
Its the path of our lives

Lyrics submitted by LP444ever, edited by Nocturnae

"Departer" as written by Krister Linder Jonas Petter Renkse

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  • +2
    General CommentAnother Katatonia classic. Great song, and an absolutely fucking awesome record.

    But I had a thought, couldn't it be possible that Krister Linder's "character", singing from "Brother, in your eyes I was the stronger", could be spoken from a deceased close one? How he has always protected and loved his brother and that now that he has has passed away, he can't look after and protect his brother, instead being forced to watch from the sidelines?
    Mellanslageton January 16, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationIt's a song about a deceased loved one.
    Nocturnaeon January 22, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy favorite line is " the blinding white so far behind .
    i have some ideas but im not sure so im going to wait for some others comments .

    CupidisGayon November 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, Cupid, you're very right and the lyrics are very powerful. Judging by this song and the song "July" itself, it seems that July is very important to Jonas..and with "Departer"'s lyrics, I'm tempted to say that he really did lose his brother. So very sad, even still. This song gives me chills and I find myself listening to it on repeat for hours.
    EliteApathyon December 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI have to agree with everyone when it comes to this song seeming to be about the death of his brother or someone he at least viewed as one. It's such a beautiful, emotional, heart and soul touching song. I love listening to it especially on a late night cruise in my car.
    Nini94on March 14, 2018   Link

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