"Ow My Feelings" as written by and Misha Mansoor Spencer Sotelo....
Lost the way
Feel the world below me
Painlessly ascend
Torn away dissolving the life I know
Grasp the light
Feel the glow enfolding
Exaltation
Isolate the answers are truths from lies
Loss of faith
The path unravels before me
Unholy day
I'm letting go
Through time these cries distort the view
Hopeless misdirection
We all defy the chance to know
This world is not the one I knew
Holding tight to our beliefs
Awake to what we have become
Void the past, create the new
Separate the few because I hold ability to lead
Astray
Now living through every day on the path between
The frozen lines
Now no one ever will know about this experience
Will someone for once step back
And gaze upon the world through my eyes
Drawn behind the point of view
Seal us from the truth
On our own the fear of life decays
Time alone reveals our fatal aspect of arrogance
In life we're not the only ones
Free from the walls I'm alive
Lost the way
The path unravels before me
Unholy day I'm letting go


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"Ow My Feelings" as written by Casey Sabol Alexander Bois

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    General CommentSomehow I feel like this is the prequel (maybe the sequel) to "Jetpacks was yes!". In case you didn't know, JWY was about an immortal who outlives his wife, an entire city and eventually the world (and still lives). This sounds like the same idea except more about the character's growing existentialist beliefs.

    Time alone reveals our fatal aspect of arrogance
    In life we're not the only ones free from the walls, I'm alive

    Sounds like he's talking about being alive and alone long enough to see how the world became so destroyed.

    Void the past, create the new
    Separate the few because I hold ability to lead astray
    Now living through every day on the path between the frozen lines

    Now no one ever will know about this experience
    Will someone for one step back and gaze upon this world with my eyes

    This is what really convinces me he's living every day and no one will ever know about him and no one can see the world from his perspective.

    It could be one of those dumb emo songs about losing faith, but I see periphery as a band that goes a little outside of the box for that type of material.
    corerulezon February 28, 2011   Link
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    My Interpretationi think this song is about dying alone and the regrets he has about life
    ka-teton January 07, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationThere are a few interpretations I've gotten from this song, personally. My current favorite is that the song is about the struggling in a world disconnected from what many consider to be our true nature of existence and the experience of ego death. There are recurring references throughout the album that paint a picture of spiritual growth and awakening.

    "Torn away dissolving the life I know
    Grasp the light
    Feel the glow enfolding"

    "Through time these cries distort the view
    Hopeless misdirection
    We all defy the chance to know
    This world is not the one I knew
    Holding tight to our beliefs
    Awake to what we have become"

    I think it also brings to the attention of the listener the distorted and harmful direction of our society.

    Periphery has been my favorite band since I discovered them in 2010. Both their musicianship and lyricism always seem to remain relevant to my journey and experiences. As I grow and change so too do the meanings I gain from their songs.
    Order_through_chaoson May 17, 2018   Link

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