"The Essence of Silence" as written by and Mark Jansen Arien Van Weesenbeek....
Something is wrong
My strength has gone
Thoughts are corrupting my mind

I can see, I perceive this ain’t me

Something so strong
My mood has swung
I can’t get it out of my head

I believe that my mind misleads me

(We confuse)
Is it a doubt you try to hide (Tangle and abuse)
Just have an open look inside (We appear)
It’s just a dreary memory stuck in your mind (Memory stuck in your mind)

Retrieve your balance
Use your senses to observe (The essence of silence)
Search for your essence
Find the silence within you (The essence is)

You’re searching and bursting
There seems to be no cure
When tension endures
Delusions corrupting my mind

I can see, I perceive this ain’t me

There seems to be no way
When light fades to grey
To get them all out my head

I believe that my mind misleads me

(We confuse)
Is it a doubt you try to hide (Tangle and abuse)
Just have an open look inside (We appear)
It’s just a dreary memory stuck in your mind (Memory stuck in your mind)

Retrieve your balance
Use your senses to observe (The essence of silence)
Search for your essence
Find the silence within you (The essence is)

Make a start
Explore your heart

When a persistent memory
Penetrates deep in your mind
Allow the silence to destroy
Your thoughts in every kind

(We confuse)
Is it a doubt you try to hide (Tangle and abuse)
Just have an open look inside (We appear)
It’s just a dreary memory stuck in your mind (Memory stuck in your mind)

Retrieve your balance
Use your senses to observe (The essence of silence)
Allow the silence
To wipe your thoughts away

Retrieve your balance
Use your senses to observe (The essence of silence)
Search for your essence
Find the silence within you (The essence lies in silence)


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"The Essence of Silence" as written by Coen J. Janssen Arien Van Der Weesenbeck

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    My InterpretationThis song immediately made me think of my OCD and what I deal with everyday when an intrusive thought pops into head. This song made me think about how my therapist tells me to handle my obsessions. She tells me to focus on the things around me, things that are real like the presence or absence of sound when I start to get anxious about one of the thoughts. The song's not an exact match its just the first thing I thought about.
    LiveInImaginationon April 17, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's like someone who cannot get rid of a certain memory.This memory is destroying them and they cannot lead normal life.
    Mineauahon April 19, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's talking about a concept were in order to perceive a new world around us we have to look deep inside ourselves and wipe away the memories of this world we physically see, touch and feel. Finding an essence of clarity within that brings us to a new way of thinking.
    EpicNight13on August 23, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me this sounds like it's a discussion about PTSD, where someone who has suffered through something horrendous is being taunted by their own mind and delusions, and even when he closes his eyes, the silence is replaced with their memories, and all they want is for the sounds in their minds to stop.
    ImNoDoctorButon February 09, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's about someone who has seen and learnt too many. Suddenly, he starts to feel, that it's too much fot him
    "Something is wrong
    My strength has gone
    Thoughts are corrupting my mind"

    Maybe it's just one concrete thing, that he can't stand, e.g. some bad think he did. I think it's possible, but "too much of knowledge" is more oriented on science (and album (or parts) are inspired by the science book "The quantum enigma), so I prefer this interpretation. But sentence "It’s just a dreary memory stuck in your mind" makes me pretty unsure.

    So I will continous explaining the "science-oriented meaning" of lyrics
    His knowledge is not usefull, it's just torturing his mind (remind me some evening, when I can't fall to sleep, becouse of too many thoughts in my mind).

    But there's a way from this trouble. Maybe he (or she :) ) should let his all my get clean, empty (allowed the silence to deystroy your thoughs in every kind), but it's also to much.
    Isn't better just find inner peace?
    ("Retrieve your balance
    Use your senses to observe (the essence of silence)
    Search for your essence
    Find the silence within you ")


    I quite confuse about final sentence "(The essence lies in silence)" Maybe it says that this trying is impossible, that only way to get inner peace, to escape from bad thoughst is to be death (or very empty?).
    dmkon May 19, 2015   Link

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