"Liberation" as written by Bjorn Gelotte and Anders Friden....
I know what it takes to break you
You know I never sleep
Just because you made them think
Doesn't mean the world will fall into place

Took some time but now you know
Tomorrow is too late
Close your eyes, walk with me, I set you free
And everything you ask for

I'll find a way and I return
I have to see those who do not know
Rest in peace, I'm coming for you
And I will be, I will be with you tonight

If today was your last day, would that change a thing?
You probably believe what you told them
Leave each moment like your last
Close your eyes, walk with me, I set you free
And everything you ask for

I'll find a way and I return
I have to see those who do not know
Rest in peace, I'm coming for you
And I will be, I will be with you tonight


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"Liberation" as written by Bjorn Gelotte Anders Friden

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    General CommentFirst off, just a couple of quick corrections to the lyrics. I have to booklet right in front of me, and the chorus goes:

    I found the way, and I'll return here soon
    I have to see those who do not know
    Rest in peace, I'm coming for you
    And I will be there
    I will be with you tonight

    I think the song really has two meanings of sorts, though one of them is somewhat muddled to me due to the line "I have to see those who do not know". The meaning that I see as somewhat muddled is the one regarding love. The majority of the song seems focused on this specific meaning, though what exactly it is getting at, I'm not sure.

    There does seems to be a sort of sub-meaning, too. This is mostly evident in the second verse and maybe the first chorus. It seems to be essentially stating "I'm here to live my life, and I'm here to make a difference". Perhaps he intends to live his life through his love for some other, and he intends to make a difference through that. Perhaps they are experiencing some hardships, and he intends to "Liberate" them, so to speak.

    I love the song itself. I absolutely love it when metal bands can write such amazing soft songs, and this is easily one of my favorites. I especially love the way all the sounds just well up in the chorus, I actually find it somewhat difficult to not sing along at times.
    ThePlasticSporkon January 29, 2012   Link
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    General CommentSince i heard Only for the weak which was the first time i heard In Flames at all i knew i had found a group where i could expect great music from. since then i have only found more and more and the album Sounds of a playground fading sort of becomes the pinnacle of their music so far in my eyes. The three songs i like the best is the song with the same name as the album, where the dead ships dwell and lastly Liberation.

    As far as what i think this song is about, i'm not really sure, but it sounds as if its someone who has been through a rough time with someone they loved. Their loved one has caused them alot of pain and he has had to take the brunt of that pain, but now he has found out how to break them down and take them away from that pain. Its a song of hope basically.
    malciteon July 02, 2011   Link
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    General Comment"As far as what i think this song is about, i'm not really sure, but it sounds as if its someone who has been through a rough time with someone they loved."

    why cant any of you idiots think of anything besides "uhh maybe its about a girl." just because thats about as deep as your thoughts go doesnt mean that all lyrics are about breakups and relationships. hes married and like 42, for fucks sake, you really think hes still writing lyrics about girls?
    mrcloudson April 18, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI know what it takes to break you
    "You know I never sleep" -- this specifically should mean evil/satan, who never sleeps, and can break possibly any man's psyche, if fate brings it so

    "Just because you made them think ---
    Doesn't mean the world will fall into place" --- It's like when a religion's founder/leader is spreading how to liberate people from sin and let the world fall into place.

    To put together the meaning of the rest is up to you based on these hints.
    tbaldenon November 14, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningI recall there being illness and later death of a close person of someone in the band's family. Maybe it has to do with that.
    edBon March 20, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI know what it takes to break you|| he knows about his ego
    You know I never sleep || hes always awake
    Just because you made them think || hes trying to awaken other people
    Doesn't mean the world will fall into place || doesnt mean they are actually going to do it

    Took some time but now you know || meditating on awakening
    Tomorrow is too late || tomorrow doesnt exist
    Close your eyes, walk with me, I set you free || enlightenment
    And everything you ask for || enlightenment

    I'll find a way and I return || hes going to try to awaken anyways
    I have to see those who do not know ||
    Rest in peace, I'm coming for you ||
    And I will be, I will be with you tonight||

    If today was your last day, would that change a thing? || deathless
    You probably believe what you told them ||
    Leave each moment like your last ||
    Close your eyes, walk with me, I set you free ||
    And everything you ask for ||

    I'll find a way and I return
    I have to see those who do not know
    Rest in peace, I'm coming for you
    And I will be, I will be with you tonight
    Dustym3110non May 07, 2015   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a girl he loved who died. And he wants to suicide to go see her again. Idk if that's relevant but that's wht it made me think about.
    RookieGTOon November 21, 2016   Link

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