"Outro" as written by Anthony Gonzalez and Justin Meldal-johnsen....
I'm the king of my own land
Facing tempests of dust, I'll fight until the end
Creatures of my dreams, raise up and dance with me
Now and forever
I'm your king

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"Outro" as written by Anthony Gonzalez Justin Medal-johnson

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  • +8
    My InterpretationVery beautiful and thoughtful song!

    Given the song title, as well as the lyrics I always imagine it to be describing the end of an era. I suppose it could be from the perspective of a species, a civilization or even a single person.
    Either way, it makes me think of proud determination to keep going/fighting/living to the very end, despite knowing that the end is inevitably coming.

    This is balanced by the thought that anyones existence is, always has been and always will be etched into the history of eternity ("Now and Forever)

    Certainly a great end song for an album!
    galaxy8472on July 29, 2012   Link
  • +6
    My InterpretationOne of the best songs I've come across!

    I'm still trying to figure out whether this song makes me happy or sad. Probably both. I feel like the song is acknowledging the end of something (death/breakup/whatever), but is celebrating that at the same time. Celebrating life, even through death, if you will. Cracker of a song.
    ChishNFipson January 19, 2013   Link
  • +3
    My Interpretationamazing song. the lyrics always remind me of the poem "Ozymandias" by Shelley. Where Shelley's poem discusses finding the remains of the kings empire, this song could be from the king's perspective during his rule. Kind of a tenuous link but it's just my interpretation!
    kafinon April 29, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIts god - the universe itself.

    The universe does not know what or how it is, but it is the king of its own land (i.e everything) regardless, and fights till the end to understand itself. It has witnessed the formation and destruction of countless galaxies and perhaps even other universes (Tempests of dust) over eternity.

    We (and the infinite number of beings in the universe) are the creatures of its dreams, which it has raised up from the dust, in order to try and understand itself. Now and forever it is our king.
    PJ1on October 01, 2013   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationIn my opinion,this song means,that we are kings of our own imagination:
    "I am the king of my own land"
    The land might be the imagination,because you are the only one who can rule your own one.
    "Facing tempests of dust, I'll fight until the end"
    Tempests of dust might be real world,our thoughts and problems that we try to solve and we forget to dream,so problems (dust) cover our mind and imagination (land) and we cant imagine anything but them.. "I´ll fight till the end" means that if we lose our imagination/dreams-in fact we lose our "perfect" fictional lives(hopes) where we are all free.
    "Creatures of my dreams raise up and dance with me"
    We imagine our own creatures in our fictional world,they might reflect us and our problems or situation-for example- fictional world is perfect-we are happy and we are dancing,and those creatures are happy and dancing with us.
    Also creatures might be the ones we fear of,or people we loved and they passed away and in this fictional world rules peace and we´re dancing together.
    "Now and forever,I am your king"
    Once again,we are the only ones that can rule our imagination !

    (Sorry for my english)
    Ivo853on January 13, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentReminds me of "Where the Wild Things Are"
    lcp78on February 12, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song depict the end of a great and glorious episode of a person's life. This person is faithful to this epoch, but this epoch is now turning into dusk.
    Delton March 19, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is about recognizing that you control your own destiny.

    "Creatures of my dreams, raise up and dance with me"

    The objects of my dreams in life and deepest hopes,

    "now and forever, I'm your king"

    I am in command of whether or not you (my dreams) come to fruition.
    kevmannnon August 10, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI look at this song from the vein of space travel.

    "I'm the king of my own land" meaning I am the ruler of all that I discover ex. Earth's moon, Milky Way

    "Facing tempests of dust" a tempest is a violent storm. A space traveler would have to face tempests of dust in space in order to journey onward. ex. The pillars of creation

    "I'll fight until late the end" meaning he will not stop the exploration of space untill death or maybe enlightenment.

    "Creatures of my dreams, raise up and dance with me" he wants to be with the aliens he has dreamed of to reveal themselves so that they can experience life together.

    "Now and forever" he wants to be united with other life right now and never wants to go back to a time without other life.

    "I'm your king" follows the same I own what I discover mentality as the first line. Could mean literall like Christopher Columbus or consciously.

    This is just my take, from someone who originally experienced the song surrounding the theme of space and space travel.

    mmchale1207on July 09, 2016   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song makes me feel so deeply hopeful and linked to myself.

    It's an ode to the power of imagination and how we have to fight through life to keep it ours. Everything we do, everything we are, everything that we spread out to the world, now and forever, is first born in our thoughts. It's our land, our kingdom.

    The world is like a white screen on which we project our thoughts, a land on which we give life to our own creatures, on which we walk through, despite the tempests of dust that may occurs.

    p.s: another song that dig me a lot and like to associate to this one is Tornado from Jonsi. Specially the Go Quiet edit.

    p.s2: hope my english's not too bad.
    mancion March 15, 2017   Link

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