Weakening, slowley breaking down my defence
Reasoning, your words must be the cause of my distrust

If you give the world a chance
It will beat you down to your knees
If you try and fight back
It will beat you again and again

Theres a pain much greater than anyone you can feel through your skin
Greater than broken bones, cut up flesh or anything phsical
When the fabric of your skin is torn to shreds by yourself
or by others, its torture

If you can feel a shiver at the edge of your mind
Dont be afraid, you've just closed your eyes
If you feel somthing brush against your skin
Dont be afraid, just keep you're eyes closed

The ones whose face can launch a thousand ships
Has the power to crush the hearts of them all

When you are sinking through the black void of the ocean
Its a continuous discomfort that the world is unforgiving
A relentless torrent of punishment

An inward glance of your fragile self
Can be all to immense to comprehend
So turn your eyes of dispair towards the sun
Forge your will into steel and slice the wind

If you give the world a chance
It will beat you down to your knees
If you try and fight back
It will beat you again and again

If you can feel a shiver at the edge of your mind
Dont be afraid, you've just closed your eyes
If you feel somthing brush against your skin
Dont be afraid, just keep you're eyes closed

If you give the world a chance
It will beat you down to your knees
If you try and fight back
It will beat you again and again

If you can feel a shiver at the edge of your mind
Dont be afraid, you've just closed your eyes
If you feel somthing brush against your skin
Dont be afraid, just keep you're eyes closed


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    Thallon January 04, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis is seriously one of the heaviest songs instrumentally! Vocally it's so amazing, the cleans and screams are epic.

    Lyrically I think it's about how something so small can create something so deadly if you let it become too powerful. An example is the reference to helen of troy, one person's beeauty started a whole war.
    The chorus is using a metaphor saying if something as small as a shiver touches you, don't become tortured or frightened by it, just close your eyes.

    OR (more likely)

    It's about love, how people can be tortured by the fragile touch of someone they love, or start wars over someone. If you try to fight it, you get beaten, so you must ignore it.

    Either way this is one of the best songs ever made
    corerulezon December 11, 2010   Link

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