"Dream Oblivion" as written by Daniel Antonsson, Mikael Bengt Stanne, Martin Brandstrom, Anders Jivarp, Niklas Bo Sundin and Martin Henriksson....
He takes a stand
And looks his enemy in the eye

I have the upper hand
This ends on my terms
I challenge nonexistence
Every single day

The end of my end of freedom
End of everything
This goes no further
A most violent event
Praise individuality
It turns on your shadow
And ever-stained light
That pulls ungrateful eyes (maybe lies)
Attached to the black song
In dream oblivion

We gaze upwards
And stare into a lie
This is the last time
I am now done with this
I'm carried by nothing
Every single day

The end of my end of freedom
End of everything
The end of everything

Now in reality unend
The fall of all morality
Attached to the black song
In ever-stained light
That pulls on desperate eyes (maybe lies)
Attached to the black song
In dream oblivion

The end of faith and of meaning
End of everything
A most violent event
In dream oblivion


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    Song MeaningMikael Stanne:

    According to this song, our dreams and subconsciousness are the key to what's going to happen in the future. Loss, grief and death are the main subjects of the album and Dream Oblivion reproduces a long dream - it's not so much a metaphor for death, as it is for an obsessive feeling of doom. You are having a dream of nightmarish pictures, until you finally realize, that you're actually seeing the future.

    Source: Bulgarian "Pro-Rock" Magazine, #67, March 2010
    [Since the article was in Bulgarian, this is my translation, not his exact words in English, but you get the meaning.]
    ChesterBon April 24, 2011   Link
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    My OpinionThe album hasn't been released yet, and this is the best I can hear for now. Kickass song and I can't wait for the album!!!
    bsharpon December 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHe takes a stand,
    And looks the serpent in the eye,
    This goes no further,
    I have the upper hand,
    This ends on my terms,
    I challenge nonexistence,
    Every single day

    The end of mind and of freedom,
    The end of everything

    The most violent event,
    Praise individuality,
    It turns on your shadow

    You an ever-stained light
    That pulls ungrateful eyes
    You Attach the black song
    In dream oblivion

    We gaze upwards
    And sink into the lie
    This is the last time
    I am now done with this
    I carry my nothing
    Every single day

    The end of mind and of freedom,
    The end of everything
    The end of everything

    Now with reality on end,
    The fall of all morality,
    Attach to the black song,
    You an ever-stained light,
    That pulls on desperate eyes,
    You Attach to the black song,
    In dream oblivion

    The end of faith and of meaning (or being)
    End of everything
    The most violent event
    In dream oblivion

    Thats what i hear, and i sat here for 1/2 hr repeating it haha. great song.
    forever smackedon February 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentPretty sure it's

    He takes a stand
    And looks his enemy in the eye
    This goes no further
    clay-manon February 27, 2010   Link
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    General CommentHmmm, I take my words back. I just got the album in better quality and I can clearly hear "Looks the enemy in the eye". Also in the booklet it says "enemy" so.
    Vasaon March 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSo what's this song about? Maybe the rationalist-fatalist-materialist comes out...again? We live in dream oblivion?
    SassuWunnuon April 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSeems to me a song about not taking someone's shit anymore.
    clay-manon December 20, 2010   Link

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