Petty ways
In the outskirts of nowhere
State of apathy
Pretty days to come

Letting loose
Impulse of euphoria
No one knows where from

All the fires
All the feelings in vain
Cryptogenic desires
Welcomes the outstanding pain

Exit your abyss
Let go of it all
Released you are from your hives

The past is forgotten
The future is where
We spend the rest of our lives


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Cryptogenic Desires song meanings
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    My InterpretationThe song kinda sounds like it's describing some kind of lust/love relationship. Cryptogenic, as a medical term, means that the origin is unknown. So with that the cryptogenic desire part is pretty self explanatory . The desire itself is up for debate...
    phildo123on March 23, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationI get the impression that a lot these songs on Bilateral seem to be dealing with internal conflict of an individual. That is fighting with yourself to discover yourself.

    The cryptogenic desires suggests to me that they are know what their desires are NOT, but not necessarily what their desires are.

    The last verse to me really suggests the theme of finding yourself (or losing your old inhibitions to be you).
    sokornyon January 25, 2016   Link
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    QuestionAnyone else get a Dog Fashion Disco vibe off this song? (Esp. compared to their Anarchists of Good Taste album tracks?)
    sokornyon January 25, 2016   Link

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