"Rulers, Ruling All Things" as written by Eric Pulido, Paul Alexander, Eric Nichelson, Tim Smith and Mckenzie Smith....
I have been cruel and kind without knowing
I fell in the silence overwhelmed by these days
For I have been shown dear rulers, ruling all things
Thinking the world was mine to lay hold on
I breathe in the promise of maiden and man
But each have their on illusions to hold onto

I only want to be left to my own ways
The rulers of one leaving all things undone
I stood in the awe of the whole creations
Gathered among them was the morning
Giving all its rays

Thinking the world was mine to be lost in
I ran with freedom and sank in between
For I have the path of wonder
There before me

I only want to be left to my own ways
The rulers of one leaving all things undone
I stood in the awe of the whole creation
Gathered among them was the morning
Giving all its rays

I only want to be left to my own ways
The rulers of one leaving all things undone
I stood in the awe of the whole creation
Gathered among them was the morning
Giving all its rays

I only want to be left to my own ways
The rulers of one leaving all things undone
I stood in the awe of the whole creation
Gathered among them was the morning
Giving all its rays


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"Rulers Ruling All Things" as written by Eric Pulido Eric Nichelson

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    My InterpretationSuch a beautiful and sad song.

    The first verse speaks to me very deeply about how someone broke my heart.

    "I have been cruel and kind without knowing"
    -> However much I tried and believed my actions and words were loving, it seems I did something wrong, but I will never know what because she was unable to express emotion openly or honestly.

    "I fell in the silence overwhelmed by these days"
    -> I was going crazy for a month before we split, trying to work out what I had done to make her contact me less and less straight after we had been on a very expensive holiday that she suggested we go on. I finally straight out asked her when she telephoned me "are we ok?" and my heart felt like it ripped in two during the silence before she replied, "I'm not sure".

    "For I have been shown dear rulers, ruling all things"
    -> This was probably the biggest, and certainly the most painful event/lesson of my life - I am not religious but in that state of anguish, I did beg any higher power that might be out there to stop the pain, acknowledge that I had heard their lesson, that I had been shown how wrong I was about love.

    "Thinking the world was mine to lay hold on
    I breathed in the promise of maiden and man
    But each have their own illusions to hold onto"
    -> Describes how naively optimistic I was about the love I gave her. I never dreamed she could become so cold and indifferent to me so quickly. I had no idea feeling such a positive emotion for someone could leave such a deep, lasting scar in me.

    "I only want to be left to my own ways
    The rulers of one leaving all things undone"
    -> I entered a major depression for about two years - just wanting to hibernate or die. My whole understanding of love, which I regarded as the most significant thing in life until that point, had been totally shattered.

    "I stood in the awe of the whole creation
    Gathered among them was the morning
    Giving all its rays"
    -> The sense of being completely out of my depth in life, its meaning for me destroyed - and how the sun pointlessly carried on shining on me and whoever she went on with.
    musicnmeaningon September 18, 2016   Link

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