"Cusp of Eternity" as written by and Mikael Lars Akerfeldt....
A child of autumn was born
Into a world of deceit and death
And a land of ice
A break of bonds would take her away
And install a sense of loss and eternal sorrow

She walks across the country
She holds her head up high in the rain
A mother is screaming for help
And she turns around to stare
At a scene from her memory

She is hiding a wish in her heart
That flows through her blood always
And it's culled from a dream
That someone is waiting to say her name
And call her to his side at the cusp of eternity


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"Cusp of Eternity" as written by Mikael Lars Akerfeldt

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    My OpinionGreat song, great lyrics! To me it's all about love, life and death in an ambiguous way. Life inside death and death inside life. Death in real life that becomes life in our memory. Memory which persists and makes death a reality, we pretend as if what we lost is alive. Love is the bond between the two statuses: life and death...

    There are two basic references...
    "A child of autumn was born
    Into a world of deceit and death
    And a land of ice
    A break of bonds would take her away
    And install a sense of loss and eternal sorrow..."

    Being born in the wrong age, in the wrong era, by the wrong people...

    "She walks across the country
    She holds her head up high in the rain
    A mother is screaming for help
    And she turns around to stare
    At a scene from her memory.."

    She wants to live, to survive but everything is dead around. May be she is dead herself. May be the rest of the people are dead. There is a voice calling her, the voice of her mother who lost her or may be of the mother she lost... She is alone dead or alive... She is or was not ready to die. She needs to live in life or death. Great tricky lyrics... Just unique.

    "She is hiding a wish in her heart
    That flows through her blood always
    And it's culled from a dream
    That someone is waiting to say her name
    And call her to his side at the cusp of eternity"

    The end is even more intriguing... There is a wish in her heart. There is hope always. Even inside the totally dark side of the world or her soul. She needs to live the ultimate life, the eternal life, even if this is supposed to be the eternal death with the one she loves. Love, life and death. Isn't what is everything in this world about? EPIC already!!!
    progresivaon December 10, 2014   Link

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