"I of the Storm" as written by Ragnar Thorhallsson, Nanna Bryndis Hilmarsdottir and Arnar Rosenkranz Hilmarsson....
If I could face them
If I could make amends with all my shadows
I'd bow my head and welcome them
But I feel it burning
Like when the winter wind
Stops my breathing
Are you really gonna love me when I'm gone?
I fear you won't
I fear you don't

And it echoes when I breathe
Until all you see is my ghost
Empty vessel, crooked teeth
Wish you could see

And they call me under
And I'm shaking like a leaf
And they call me under
And I wither underneath
In this storm

I am a stranger
I am an alien inside a structure
Are you really gonna love me when I'm gone?
With all my thoughts
And all my faults
I feel it biting
I feel it break my skin so uninviting
Are you really gonna need me when I'm gone?
I fear you won't
I fear you don't

And it echoes when I breathe
Until all you see is my ghost
Empty vessel, crooked teeth
Wish you could see

And they call me under
And I'm shaking like a leaf
And they call me under
And I wither underneath
In this storm I feel it

And they call me under
And I'm shaking like a leaf
And they call me underneath
To this storm


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"I of the Storm" as written by Nanna Bryndis Hilmarsdottir Arnar Rosenkranz Hilmarsson

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    My InterpretationThis seems to be about someone who feels trapped and broken beneath their own skin (haha). She seems to be dying due to some illness of mind or body, and she's scared her loved ones don't even care. She's facing inner demons, knows she's dying, and feels so alone, she's given in, she's let the demons win.

    If I could face them
    If I could make amends
    With all my shadows
    I'd bow my head
    And welcome them
    This is her giving up trying to beat the demons. She says even if she could fix it, make it better, she wouldn't. She'd bow her head, and let them flood her.

    But I feel it burning
    Like when the winter wind
    Stops my breathing
    Are you really going to love me
    When I'm gone
    I fear you won't
    I fear you don't
    She feels the demons burn her away, to the point of death, and she feels like her loved ones aren't there anymore, they won't love her when she's gone, not even while she's still here.

    And it echoes when I breathe
    Until all you'll see
    Is my ghost
    Empty vessel, crooked teeth
    Wish you could see
    And they call me under
    And I'm shaking like a leaf
    And they call me under
    And I wither underneath
    In this storm
    She hears echoes of the demons even in her breath, she feel like a hollow shell, broken and crooked. Then the demons pull her under, until she withers in her terrible storm.

    I am a stranger
    I am an alien
    Inside a structure
    Are you really going to love me
    When I'm gone
    With all my thoughts
    And all my faults
    She feels alienated even in her own body, lost in the structure that is herself. And still she fears her loved ones won't love her, all her thoughts, all her faults.

    I feel it biting
    I feel it break my skin
    So uninviting
    Are you really going to need me
    When I'm gone
    I fear you won't
    I fear you don't
    Still feels so alone and lost, and the demons bite at her, causing only more pain.

    And it echoes when I breathe
    Until all you see is my ghost
    Empty vessel, crooked teeth
    Wish you could see
    And they call me under
    And I'm shaking like a leaf
    And they call me under
    And I wither underneath
    In this storm
    I feel it
    And they call me under
    And I'm shaking like a leaf
    And they call me underneath
    To this storm
    All he same, she feels lost and alone, to the point that they pull her underneath, into oblivion, to the storm.

    It doesn't matter wether or not the demons are as physical as cancer or something more profound and mental. Demons are demons, and in that storm, don't let yourself be called underneath.
    Mochemonon November 15, 2015   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationIt sounds like it could be about being in a relationship and having clinical depression. When it hits you are no longer you....so in essence you "are gone".(you never know when, how, or sometimes even why).

    If I could face them-Depression/Anxiety

    If I could make amends with all my shadows - If she had any control over her affliction she would choose to be well adjusted. Her "shadows" are the dark cloud of clinical depression/Anxiety that is impossible to shake.
    I'd bow my head and welcome them

    But I feel it burning-She feels the onset of another bout of depression
    Like when the winter wind- Winter is cold and gloomy
    Stops my breathing- Anxiety does this

    Are you really gonna love me when I'm gone?-

    Will her significant other love her when she is no longer "herself"; When she is: apathetic, sad, angry, suicidal, snappy, needy...Essentially what she feels is a burden to him.
    I fear you won't
    I fear you don't- Her fears are based on her own perception of herself. While their are some people that would cut and run, people that love you will stick by you but you may not be able to see it through the fog of depression.


    And it echoes when I breathe
    Until all you see is my ghost
    Empty vessel, -Depression has turned her into vapor.

    crooked teeth- The reflection you see in the mirror is often hideous when you are in the throes of depression.

    Wish you could see- She wishes he could understand she has no control over it, she cant just be happy, or just take a shower, or just get out of bed. Most people who have never suffered from depression think it a matter of "snapping out of it".

    And they call me under
    And I'm shaking like a leaf
    And they call me under
    And I wither underneath
    In this storm- Whatever little bit of her "real self" is left is scared; you never know how long a bout of depression will last. It could last a few months or even a few years. Her real self slowly dies a little more each time she has to suffer through another bout of depression, "she withers underneath".

    I am a stranger
    I am an alien inside a structure -Her body and mind no longer belongs to her
    Are you really gonna love me when I'm gone?
    With all my thoughts
    And all my faults
    I feel it biting
    I feel it break my skin so uninviting
    Are you really gonna need me when I'm gone?
    I fear you won't
    I fear you don't - How could he need her/want her when she doesn't like or want to be around herself.

    And it echoes when I breathe
    Until all you see is my ghost
    Empty vessel, crooked teeth
    Wish you could see

    And they call me under
    And I'm shaking like a leaf
    And they call me under
    And I wither underneath
    In this storm I feel it

    And they call me under
    And I'm shaking like a leaf
    And they call me underneath
    To this storm

    The real dig is that when your going through a bout of depression/anxiety, your significant other may be doing everything they can to love or support you but because your sickness you are full of self-doubt and can't see it.
    tali101542on July 10, 2016   Link
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    General CommentSomething went terribly wrong!
    davidtausieton May 17, 2015   Link
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    General CommentIf you listen early on you can hear a slight *Beep* *Beep* that sounds like a Heart Rate Monitor.

    She is either suffering a chronic illness or is dying. All the questions have to do with after she is gone, she is asking questions about her life and facing her demons before she goes. She is scared and shaking.
    AnAlbinoRavenon October 01, 2015   Link

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