To rid the earth of the filth
To rid the earth of the lies
The will to rise above
Tearing my insides out

I feel my soul go cold
Only the dead are smiling

To rid your heart of all lies
Their poison tongues, poison hearts
Burning cold...
Now let the final darkness fall

I feel my soul go cold
Only the dead are smiling

"...The dream of the new disease
On wings of euphoria...
Sucking terror from the needle scars..."

22 years of pain
And I can feel it closing in
The will to rise above
Tearing my insides out

I feel my soul go cold
Only the dead are smiling


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  • +2
    General CommentAlmost every response said that it was about suicide. I really disagree, and find it very stereotyping of people to think that all metal songs are about suicide.

    This song to me, is about awakening the self with a kind of painful honesty, and rising above a hypocritical society of denial. It isn't about dying at all, it's about living, awake and aware, in a world of people who are dead inside, mere robots fulfilling a routine of consumption and production.
    doktorjon March 20, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's more than just suicide, i think it's more about finding a release, which happens to be suicide.
    "The will to rise above"

    Rise up into the next world? Assumably a better one, heaven concept kind of thing.
    "only the dead are smiling"
    I think that's saying the only thing that looks good to the speaker, is death, it's the only thing he finds happiness in.

    That's my take atleast.
    wrecktangleon March 26, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentabout having a disgust for life on earth and a desire to commit suicide
    RoboLuncheonon May 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'i feel my soul go cold
    only the dead are smiling'

    i can't work out if this is the coolest or lamest metal lyric i have heard in years.

    just possibly it is both.
    karma suturedon April 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfuck yeah!
    METAL

    great vocals on this song, he pawns anders friden and mikael stanne
    Ddaduttaon May 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentObviously this song is about me.
    c0ld0ron August 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlololol @ c0ld0r
    TheShizniton February 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Will to rise above a dead and robotic society and the dream of creating a new euphorian order. But constant failiur, being draged down. The pain of 22 years of will to rise above, but only the burning cold.
    Only the ones already lost and dead are smile.
    But he continues trying to break out, but the cold is closing in...
    Only darkness remains.
    Polandsuckson January 07, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentAbout being fed up with the world and suicide. I argee, RoboLuncheon.
    Adamantumon May 09, 2008   Link

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