"Elysium" as written by Kevin Jones, Andrew Donald John Davie and Johannes Egenberg Refsdal....
Brother do you believe in an afterlife?
Our souls will both collide
Some great Elysium
Way up in the sky

Free from our shackles, our chains, our mouths, our brains
We'll open all the gates
We will walk careless, straight into the light

I've never felt so enlightened
Every page I turn
I only find myself
Feeling more alone

Posing questions to a silent universe
My very thoughts are cursed
They just seem to multiply
Forever in my mind
Brother don't grow up
Brother please never grow up

Just hold out against the night
And guard your hope with your life
For the darkness, she will come
Oh and you have nowhere left to run

Oh but your eyes are wider than mine, but they'll never see?
Just hope that age does not erase all that you've seen
Don't let bitterness become you
Your only hopes are within you

Just hold out against the night
And guard your hope with your life

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"Elysium" as written by Johannes Egenberg Refsdal Andrew Donald John Davie

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    General CommentEvery part of this song is heart-breaking and beautiful. I think the entire meaning of this song can be taken from the song itself: "Just hope that age does not erase all that you've seen."
    This song is an older brother talking to his younger brother and pleading him to never grow up. 'Adulthood' is sometimes best characterized by feeling stuck in everyday, mundane routines that consume your life and your mind. Your passions fade and your hope diminishes.
    In childhood, we are filled with hope for the future because we're naive. I think this naiveness though is where the beauty of innocence and youth comes from and people so easily lose it because of the efforts of growing up.
    As long as we retain our childish hopes and dreams, all else will be fine.
    It also seems that the speaker in this song is somewhere in the inbetween - as if he was growing up and fine and they it hit him that he lost his hope and looks back to his little brother and warns him, begs him, pleads him to never lose hope. When you lose hope, you lose who you truly are.
    This song is about the beauty of youth. Reminds me of Le Petit Prince.
    existingon August 14, 2016   Link

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