WHERE DID THIS SADNESS COME FROM ?
RISING LIKE THE SEA OVER BLACK ROCKS
HARVEST TIME FOR OUR HEARTS IS DONE
LIVING BECOMES EVIL

THIS SECRET IS KNOWN TO ALL WHO ARE AWARE
THIS SIMPLE SORROW, THIS PAIN NOT STRANGE
EXPLODES NOW LIKE YOUR JOY, WITH A CLEAR RUSH
CEASE YOUR SEARCHING AT THIS TIME

SOUL ALWAYS STOLEN
HEART ALWAYS CRIPPLED
BUT DEATH TIES US TO ITS WISHES
LET MY HEART (BECOME-GET) DRUNK ON A LIE
AND PLUNGE AS IN A DREAM INTO YOUR EYES
AND DOZE FOR A WHILE IN YOUR LASHES

THIS SECRET IS KNOWN TO ALL WHO ARE AWARE
THIS SIMPLE SORROW, THIS PAIN NOT STRANGE
EXPLODES NOW LIKE YOUR JOY, WITH A CLEAR RUSH
CEASE YOUR SEARCHING AT THIS TIME

Charles Baudelaire (Semper Eadem)


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    General CommentSorry for the all-caps.. I copied this straight from the bands site, too lazy to write it in small font.

    The song is loaded with much meaning.

    Though it is something of a cliché to say "love is a lie", I don't think I've ever seen it phrased as well as here: Pain is not strange, The simple sorrow is the usual mode of feeling, and what love has to offer is just a short, momentarily escape and intoxication.
    But "Cease your searching at this time"; you should stop trying to see the truth in everything. Give up to the false joys, live the unrealistical dream, may it lead to bankrupty, love, or sickness of the liver. At least you've lived
    EuropeanJazzon July 06, 2015   Link

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