"Do Not Look Down" as written by and Fredrik/kidman Thordendal....
Strive, strive, surmount the obstacles
Become the essence of your goals
Hereditary dream
Pray that you may attain that destiny
Fall into the coveted line
Where life is but a theme
Of pretense in lustrous guise

Claims and values
Charts of means and status
Plaques to show your strife
Do your neighbour clones approve

Picture perfect illustration
Imitation of life
Where the path is evened out
All obstructions removed

Great viable citizen
Are you happy now?
Then praise your God and bow

Shimmering surface
The gleam of blinding lies
Become the product
The thing you so desire

To what length would you go to reach your goals?
What mantra will you use to justify your means?
Who will you betray to secure your dream?
What sins will you commit to avoid your sins be seen?

Do not look down
Do not look down
Or the abysmal beast of non-conformity
Might stare some unpleasant truth
Into your desensitized mind

Shimmering surface
The gleam of blinding lies
Become the product
The thing you so desire

Lyrics submitted by digs0795

"Do Not Look Down" as written by Dick August Loevgren Dick August L�vgren

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    My InterpretationHere they are basically eviscerating the idea of corporatism or being a "company man." You give up a large part of yourself to attain somebody else's definition of success. The life of a person who gives up their individuality to attain that kind of life is the "imitation of life." Then when you look back and think what you could have done with that life, the "abysmal beast of non-conformity" will stare back at you and you will realize just how much you gave up to gain something that is so ultimately meaningless.

    Definitely in the running for "best metal song on planet freaking earth."
    nhon March 25, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about what happens to people when they become so obsessed with financial and social success that they lose their humanity. It truly is a sickness. I've witnessed it firsthand. Some of the most financially successful people that I know have gotten there with an equal amount of hard work and inferiority complexes. They are defined only by their assets and can only relate to those who are defined by the same They have the emotional quotient of a concrete block and the attention span of a fruit fly. The song title is great. By not looking down at your own humanity, you can convince yourself that all that matters in life is the plaques on your wall and the amount of money in your 401K.
    ironfoxon January 08, 2018   Link

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