Walk away from the nightmare
Total eclipse of the mind
Eyes that have always been blind
Replaced by a different kind

What has been all around
Gone through my time
Forever dreaming in red
Said the sane to the blind
Stay far away
Forever or bygone

Why I cannot
Forsee this end of me
Now befallen my lost kind

What I have found
Is what defines me
Push the past away
Down here alone
Not to return
here I will be
Holding on to something
Turn away from all
A life now concealed for me

What has been all around
Gone through my time
Forever dreaming in red
Said the sane to the blind
Stay far away
Forever or bygone

What I have found
Is what defines me
Push the past away
Down here alone
Not to return
here I will be
Holding on to something
Turn away from all
A life now concealed for me

Awake in the dark of my hiding
Far from the world
Where the lies cannot reach
And the hours pretend

Not let into what is mine
Never share what I have found
From the world I am gone

Ways of the dark now trespass
Coming to claim what is mine
Eyes deceive believers
Upset indifferent minds

Misgive in our light of day
Perceived in darkness
All that I see now
Pitch black
Future obscure
This has to be

Am I now
What is to come of misery
I have yet to see how
All our thoughts
Are weakened by
This dying world
Selfchosen ending
Come to pass on this last
Day of reckoning
Greet the end of reason
Cannot face the strength
Of the ones gone to faith
To shield forever

No more
Will be of what we were
And will we ever be coherent
All for this only to remain
Not faced with
The ultimate standoff
When I am waking up alone
The wall
Is still wrapped around me
No one witnessing
My own passing away

Home is hell to me now
Here is salvation
Fall from the heights
Of safety
To the darkest of depths

What I have found
Is what defines me
Push the past away
Down here alone
Not to return
here I will be
Holding on to something
Turn away from all
A life now concealed for me

Mistreated by life again
Deceived by darkness
All that I see now
Pitch black
Fear is in me
This cannot be

No more
Will be of what we were
And will we ever be coherent
All for this only to remain
Not faced with
The ultimate standoff

Nothing more
Will come from the union
Of reason and faith undying
Lost now
In the mazelike passageway
of argument and false claims

Rage now to the sound of
Total resistance of life
Eyes so blind forever
Drawn from the innocent mind

Leave it all behind

So lost in time
Forever and always
Remember the way it was
Seemed to last
In fear of the now
In fear of tomorrow
And all that has yet to pass
Out of our reach
We are going nowhere
Faster than ever
And there is no way
We will be last

A level further down
Deep below
Begin on a journey alone
The way I want to see
It all end
Something never to be shown

Told through the dreaming
Time and again
In our dying
Speaking now to the end

We favoured the laws
Of insanity's logic
And braced the storm
Of humble advice
To the unfathomable depths
Of secrecy
We pray for
Clandestinity now

What has been all around
Gone through my time
Forever dreaming in red
Said the sane to the blind
Stay far away
Forever or bygone

What I have found
Is what defines me
Push the past away
Down here alone
Not to return
here I will be
Holding on to something
Turn away from all
A life now concealed for me

What I have found
Is what defines me
Push the past away
Down here alone
Not to return
here I will be
Holding on to something
Turn away from all
A life now concealed for me


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    Song MeaningThis song definitely contains a lot of metaphorical ideas and room for multiple interpretations.

    To me this song is told from the perspective of someone who is dying, and by the end of the song, has died. Despite the song being energetic, the lyrics have a cold, dark feel. The subject seems to be reflecting on the pointlessness of their struggles in life now that death has washed it all away. They also make reference to dying alone, and being isolated from the world. While the beginning of the song seems to narrate the subject's descent and is told in first person singular, the later portions are mostly first person plural, indicating that the subject is now among the collective of the dead souls. The song seems to be talking about astral presence after death. The souls, the 'we' in the song, exist in secret and hope to remain that way, possibly in contrast to their hopes during life.

    Just my thoughts, by no means an academic literary analysis. Regardless of the meaning, this song is just epic and awesome.
    LRonaldHubbson February 23, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI've always interpreted it being told by the perspective of a person who has found out in death that all of the promises of an afterlife (i.e. Heaven) and the end of worldly suffering that he believed in were all a lie. The subject dies only to find out that they've either wound up in Hell or some other state of complete emptiness and is disappointed in this realization.

    Perhaps the person has taken his own life wishing to end his worldly suffering only to wake up in a new Hell that is even worse than the pain he was trying to escape? The first person plural change towards the end of the song could be the subject speaking for all of the other disgruntled souls that exist in this place with him, as they may have also believed in some sort of salvation in death only to find out that they have created an even worse Hell for themselves by taking their own lives, as well.

    That's just my interpretation, though. There are many different ways you can look at it, but I've always kind of seen it as a cautionary tale.
    dee73on December 26, 2012   Link

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