Petals blown from closed hands, by quiet breath
Reason defines us, beauty carries us, recognition makes us
Every thread well placed, every aperture leaks
Dream of the coming on, fail to realize
we cannot carry that which we cannot acquire
Oh we have lost what we longed for
The feeling in my arms, my embrace,
that which you have dropped
This canon is complete, we need this [X3]
we need this [X3]
This canon is complete, (we need) [X3]

Touch me deeply as you once had,
and I will not soon forget it
We speak in riddles to deny the past,
to love the present, to prepare the future
Beyond that which we have more of,
I have seen an old glimmer
It's starry eyes for empty skies, I tell you
I shudder so hard to find,
an embrace so hard to maintain
I sweat pictures, words
hours of days gone,
once buried,
and the corpses now warm to the touch (to the touch)
(warm) (to the touch)

I am the horizon.
I have dreamt of my eyes tracing rings around this world.
my arms are stretched to forever.
My fingers shake with the fear of control.
The fear I know you all know so well.
We all lay claim to our destinies yet we all rise and fall with the current.[X2]


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Postlapsaria song meanings
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    General CommentLapsaria = The Fall (of Humans). Aka, the creation of original sin.

    Postlapsaria. Ah, I love it.
    OmgItzGodon December 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite Saetia songs, and this is the epitome of harmony. The guitars in this song are specifically incredible.

    Anyone else think that this song ties in with "Notres Langues Nous Trompes"?
    DarkerShadeofWinteron April 23, 2004   Link
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    General Comment...and when will people realize its spelled 'chasm'? But im not sure if 'chasm' or 'cannon' is what he says, both make sense.
    DarkerShadeofWinteron May 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI have their out of print self titled cd and it actually has part of the lyrics of this song writtern across the cover. It clearly says that it's "this canon is complete" Also inside the lyrics booket there is an illustration next to the short bit of lyrics from the end, but in the picture it says "oh, it's starry eyes FOR empty skies, i tell you" Hope this helps some people.
    withoutasoundxoon October 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commentits also a town in greece... i think..
    DarkerShadeofWinteron December 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOne of my saetia songs. This song leaves me speechless.
    myvisionofmarianon February 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfavorite* saetia songs.
    myvisionofmarianon February 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentImpeccable.
    removeyourteethon May 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFor anyone who's interested, I have a little more information/meaing about this song. I have the original '98 vinyl that this song was on, and it comes with a huge poster of lyrics, drawings, sketches and words relating to the songs on the album. For Postlapsaria the lyrics portion is just what's written already here (the very end of the song) but next to those lyrics are the following:

    A sketch of an apple with an arrow pointing to it saying:

    knowledge
    -----
    experience

    there are two holes in the apple, through which a curving line of text says "oh, it's starry eyes for empty skies i tell you..."

    above the apple it says:
    "postlapsaria = a transcendalist paradigm"
    (note: transcendalists, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry Thoreau, are people who, according to wikipedia, believe in "an ideal spiritual state that 'transcends' the physical and empirical and is only realized through the individual's intuition, rather than through the doctrines of established religions.")
    (2nd note: a "paradigm" is a group of ideas, beliefs, concepts or practices that establish a certain way of viewing the world/reality. basically, an example or archetype on which other ideas, concepts and actions are based.)

    also above the apple is a drawing of what looks like half of an orb, with swirly curving lines surrounding it (possibly representing the lyrics 'I am the horizon,
    I have dreamed of tracing rings around this world'...?)
    next to a line pointing to the orb is the word "wisdom" above a horizontal line, and under the line is the word "us" with a minus sign before it and a period after it, so that it looks like:

    wisdom
    --------
    -us.

    above the apple and the orb is a line of text that says "North America c. 1850's"

    below the apple, the orb and the lyrics themselves is a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson that states,
    "...for nature is not always tricked in holiday attire, but the same scene which yesterday breathed perfume and glittered as for the frolic of the nymphs, is overspread with melancholy today."

    so, with all that being said, does anybody have any more of an idea what the meaning of this song is actually about?
    Lanimilbuson February 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentalso, here are a few separate interpretations of that quote by Emerson:

    people.vcu.edu/~awood/classes/awood/atw_atwtalk_2003/annotator/nature1/…
    Lanimilbuson February 21, 2007   Link

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