"Euphemia" as written by Thomas Clarke, Alexander Caspar Parvis, Jonathan Mark Kogan and Leo George Taylor....
As I looked into the burning sky,
A tear forming in my eye
Memories of fallen dreams
And all those that have died.
Demons are possessing me.
Robbed of my eternity.
A cloud of ash that pierced the night;
I feel my hate take flight.

I'm choking on my own words and
I'm scared of backing down
Because the hope within us all
Is up in flames.
Twisted by my warring conscience,
The situation's pushing onwards.
Genocide
Forever taints your name.

This can't be, was this me?
I think I've lost control.
I caused this, I forced this,
Can I continue on?
I have caused this, I have forced this.
I caused this, I forced this, I caused this.

Mou oshimai da.
Betrayed by trust, forever left to scream.
Oh hold me closely and die in my arms,
And then take this secret with you,
And then take this secret with you.

I became your puppet master,
As you stared into my eyes,
Then stood and watched in horror
As you ordered them to die.

This could fuel The Revolution
This could be my last solution,
And all good victories
Come with a price.

Mou oshimai da.
Betrayed by trust, forever left to scream.
Oh hold me closely and die in my arms,
And then take this secret with you,
And then take this secret with you.

Mou oshimai da.
Betrayed by trust, forever left to scream.
Oh hold me closely and die in my arms,
And then take this secret with you,
Then take this secret with you.
Take my secret with you.
Take my secret with you.
Take my secret with you.
Just take my secret with you.


Lyrics submitted by TooManyHalos, edited by Wertsir, Belgarion262, AceTorterra1

"Euphemia" as written by Jonathan Mark Kogan Alexander Caspar Parvis

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Euphemia song meanings
Add your thoughts

4 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song is all sung by Lelouch and Euphemia, and it is about his remorse at using his Geass on Euphemia.

    As I looked into the burning sky,
    A tear forming in my eye
    Memories of fallen dreams
    And all those that have died.
    Demons are possessing me.
    Robbed of my eternity.
    A cloud of ash that pierced the night;
    I feel my hate take flight.

    [That first verse is sung by Euphemia, as Wertsir said]

    I'm choking on my own words and
    I'm scared of backing down
    Because the hope within us all
    Is up in flames.
    Twisted by my warring conscience,
    The situation's pushing onwards.
    Genocide
    Forever taints your name.

    [Lelouch cannot believe his accidental order, but must turn the situation to his advantage. Euphemia will be remembered as Princess Massacre]

    This can't be, was this me?
    I think I've lost control.
    I caused this, I forced this,
    Can I continue on?
    I have caused this, I have forced this.
    I caused this, I forced this, I caused this.

    [The bridge shows that Lelouch is torn by his order]

    Mou oshimai da. - Translates to "It's Hopeless"
    Betrayed by trust, forever left to scream.
    Oh hold me closely and die in my arms,
    And then take this secret with you,
    And then take this secret with you.

    [The chorus shows that Euphemia and Lelouch's mutual trust led to the accidental command, and that Lelouch feels he must kill Euphemia, despite loving her. Also, when she dies she will take the knowledge of Zero's true identity with her]

    I became your puppet master,
    As you stared into my eyes,
    Then stood and watched in horror
    As you ordered them to die.

    [Lelouch accidentally used his Geass on Euphemia and was distraught when she gave the order to kill]

    This could fuel The Revolution
    This could be my last solution,
    And all good victories
    Come with a price.

    [Lelouch could use this to kickstart the Rebellion, and the price is his sister Euphemia's life]

    This can't be, was this me?
    I think I've lost control.
    I caused this, I forced this,
    Can I continue on?
    I have caused this, I have forced this.
    I caused this, I forced this.

    Mou oshimai da.
    Betrayed by trust, forever left to scream.
    Oh hold me closely and die in my arms,
    And then take this secret with you,
    And then take this secret with you.

    Mou oshimai da.
    Betrayed by trust, forever left to scream.
    Oh hold me closely and die in my arms,
    And then take this secret with you,
    Then take this secret with you.
    Take my secret with you.
    Take my secret with you.
    Take my secret with you.
    Just take my secret with you.
    AceTorterra1on August 13, 2014   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaningthis is about Code Geass and the massacre that princess Euphemia ordered.
    Verse 1: is sung by Euphemia
    As i look into the burning sky
    A tear forming in my eye
    (she is crying because Lelouch ordered her to kill all of the Japanese,)
    Memories of fallen dreams
    (she dreamed of the Japanese living in a zone where they could have full rights as citizens, as well as having a future with suzaku)
    And all those that have died.
    (Mainly about the Japanese, possibly about the brittanian that have died as well)
    Demons are possessing me.
    (Demons in this context being Lelouch's order to kill)
    Robbed of my eternity.
    (no being able to live with Suzaku like she wanted)
    A cloud of ash that pierced the night;
    I feel my hate take flight.
    (this is Lelouch's order taking over)
    Verse 2: is sung by Lelouch
    I’m choking on my own words and
    (He's regretting telling Euphemia to kill the Japanese)
    I’m scared of backing down
    Because the hope within us all
    Is up in flames.
    (he knows that if he does not take advantage of the situation then the destruction of the zone, and Eupie's life, will have been in vain)
    Twisted by my warring conscience,
    The situation’s pushing onwards.
    (he is upset at the order he gave to Eupie yet he is using the situation to his advantage)
    Genocide
    Forever taints your name.
    (Princess Euphemia will always be remembered as Princess Massacre
    Verse 3: is sung by Lelouch
    This can’t be, was this me?
    I think I’ve lost control.
    (he lost control of his geass)
    I caused this, I forced this,
    Can I continue on?
    (he is unsure if he can go on living with himself after he forced Princess Euphemia into committing genocide)
    I have caused this, I have forced this.
    I caused this, I forced this, I caused this
    Verse 4: is sung by Suzaku
    Mou oshimai da.
    Betrayed by trust, forever left to scream.
    (Euphie trusted Lelouch which is why she was talking to him as zero, however he lost control of his geass and ordered her to kill all of the Japanese, thus betraying her trust)
    Oh hold me closely and die in my arms,
    (suzaku holds princess euphemia in his arms as she takes her last breath)
    And then take this secret with you,
    And then take this secret with you.
    (Princess Euphemia was the only one who knew that Zero was reall Lelouch Vi Brittania)
    Verse 5: is sung by Suzaku
    I became your puppet master,
    (Suzaku became Euphemia's knight)
    As you stared into my eyes,
    (Euphemia and Suzaku were in love)
    Then stood and watched in horror
    As you ordered them to die.
    (Suzaku was horrified when princess Euphemia ordered the slaughter of all the japanese people)
    Verse 6: is sung by Lelouch/Zero
    Crowd:" This could fuel The Revolution"
    This could be my last solution,
    (Lelouch had been trying to get the Japanese people to activly rebel against Brittania,)
    And all good victories
    Come with a price.
    (the price being the massacre of the Japanese people and Princess Euphemia's life)
    Verse 7: is sung by Suzaku
    (See 4)
    Verse 8: is sung by Suzaku
    (See 4)
    Wertsiron February 12, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDon't want to be annoying but verse 5 is sung by Lelouch as he had commanded Euphemia to do what she did using the geass, therefore becoming her puppet master. He "stood and watched in horror" because he hadn't wanted that to actually happen :)
    mistycoilon February 17, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI know this is about the anime but I think this song is also about a revolutionary who lost someone and now is considering giving up
    mrbskywalkeron March 21, 2016   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain