"Lethean" as written by Per Eriksson and Jonas Renkse....
How long
Is the pattern going to speak for you
How far can your voice reach
Your song below the night
From my view
I can see you
Shudder where you are standing
In the vision
Cyan blue

Now
October
This time you won't be needing me

To run along the freeway
To weigh one's heart against the oncoming dark
You left me with the pills
We had plans but you couldn't make it
Through the trees
What took you so long
The high grass
What took you so long

Translate the fire
The venom's rush inside your heart
How long can winter
Color your every word
And the skyline
Past the houses and the cities
Hyperopia
Carmine red

Now
This river
This time I will


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"Lethean" as written by Per Eriksson Jonas Petter Renkse

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    My InterpretationSome of my interpretation is due to having seen the official video for the song on You Tube. But most of it is due to reading the lyrics and the tone in which they are sung in the song. I believe it is about the suicide of a girl who the person in the song is in love with -
    :::To weigh one's heart against the oncoming dark
    You left me with the pills
    We had plans but you couldn't make it
    Through the trees
    What took you so long
    The high grass
    What took you so long::::
    this verse speaks to the suicide most directly...they swallowed a whole lot of pills and that was all that was left once the person finds the body of the girl they loved.
    - To weigh one's heart against the oncoming dark
    :::here the person is forshadowing about what is to come, when his girl doesn't show after the plans they made he senses she has done something desperate (the oncoming dark).
    ::::Now
    October
    This time you won't be needing me:::
    this is the realization that the person is losing the one they love, can sense she is sad and may leave him or worse yet..end her own life.
    ::::Translate the fire
    The venom's rush inside your heart
    How long can winter
    Color your every word
    And the skyline
    Past the houses and the cities
    Hyperopia (a defect of vision caused by an imperfection in the eye (often when the eyeball is too short or the lens cannot become round enough), causing difficulty focusing on near objects, and in extreme cases causing a sufferer to be unable to focus on objects at any distance.)
    Carmine red ::::
    This is the persons recalling how they saw things from their perspective, the unraveling of the one they loved..how she was becoming so dark and poisoned by her own depression, (venom's rush inside your heart) speaks to the darkest place her heart had reached and how he feared what would come if it got any colder, winter used to symbolize the coldness in her soul that she had that couldn't be thawed. Hyperopia
    Carmine Red (symbolizing blood, bleeding out, life ending)- this speaks to the ominous view he had from where he stood and how it wasn't all in focus but he was pretty sure he was getting the picture that she would end her life in the end.
    EternalTearsOfSorrowon February 03, 2014   Link

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