"The Grandest Accusation" as written by Daniel Antonsson, Mikael Bengt Stanne, Martin Brandstrom, Anders Jivarp, Niklas Bo Sundin and Martin Henriksson....
What if you are an island of sorrow?
Then I'll be the raging sea
What if you are the region's dreams?
Then I'll be the storm, all where fire rages

Then you are loneliness,
Your name on the door,
Just like a diagnose for a venomous disease

Man is the cemetery for plundered life
All for none, the grand accusation

Your faced with your name, word and shield,
Your massacres

Man is the cemetery for plundered life
All for none, the grand accusation

You chose rejection over thoughts of incite
You take action from focus on intents
Brace for impact,
Now wait here for the fall

What cries here, cries inside
Man is the cemetery of plundered life,
The grand accusation

What if you were a country of grief
And me, the invading force

What if you were to measure the hollow,
That captivates and devours you?

Then you are loneliness,
Your name on the door,
Just like a diagnose for a venomous disease

Man is the cemetery for plundered life
All for what?


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    General CommentMikael Stanne:

    "A song about a life, in which you couldn't reach the pinnacle of your potential. To me, it's the most dreadful feeling, you could ever feel at all. You've missed a lot of opportunities, you haven't tried everything you could as a human - here's the grandest accusation that could be made against you."

    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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    General CommentSomething about opposing an inaction with action, "Man is the cemetery of plundered life" - probably means that life can be much more interesting if only people would act more and have higher dreams to achieve.
    Just my guess :)
    Ironcladon June 28, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI wrote an extended essay on this album, available here:

    ultimatemetal.com/forum/dark-tranquillity/…

    Ironclad is, I think, on the right path. The line is actually "Man is the cemetery for un-lived life". On its own, it is a condemnation (or accusation, if you will) of those who fail to live life. In the grand scheme of the album, it is probably about those who surrender to the inevitability of their own deaths. More on why in the essay above.
    stizzleomnibuson November 04, 2010   Link

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