I'm home again, I won the war, and now I am behind your door.
I tried so hard to obey the law, see the meaning of it all.
Remember me? Before the war. I'm the man who lived next door.
Long ago...

As you can see, when you look at me, I'm pieces of what I used to be.
It's easier if you don't see me standing on my own two feet.
I'm taller when I sit here still, you ask are all my dreams fulfilled.

They made me a heart of steal, the kind them bullets
cannot see

Nothing's what it seems to be, I'm a replica, I'm a replica
Empty shell inside of me, I'm not myself, I'm a replica of me...

The light is green, my slate is clean, new life to fill the hole in me.
I had no name, last December, Christmas Eve I can't remember.
I was in a constant pain, I saw your shadow in a rain.
I painted all your pigeons red, I wish I had stayed home instead.

Nothing's what it seems to be, I'm a replica, I'm a replica
Empty shell inside of me, I'm not myself, I'm a replica of me...

Are you gonna leave me now, when it is all over
Are you gonna leave me, is my world now over...

Raising from the place I've been, and trying to keep my home base clean.
Now I'm here and won't go back believe.

I fall asleep and dream a dream, I'm floating in a silent dream.
No-one placing blame on me but nothing's what it seems to be, yeah.

Nothing's what it seems to be, I'm a replica, I'm a replica
Empty shell inside of me, I'm not myself, I'm a replica of me...

I'm home again, I won the war, and now I am behind your door.
I tried so hard to obey the law, see the meaning of it all.
Remember me? Before the war. I'm the man who lived...


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  • +3
    General CommentGod damn, why do people think every song written by rockers is about drugs?

    I'm going with the war thing. Narrator was in the army, killed people, saw his mates be killed, war trauma, there you go.
    Slickyon December 28, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHoly christ this is stupid. "And "the" is a metaphor for giant red dragon eating children." Just because its a song doesn't mean its filled with fucking metaphors. I'd say chances are this song is about a soldier who's guitly about lifes he took during combat. He won the war yet he's taller when he sits. I know one thing I'd feel a bit fucking better then that if I just won against a coke addiction.
    combatbootson November 26, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe war thing is the obvious answer, but a logical one at that. I don't think it's necessary to delve deeper into the song. Take it how you want to, be it war or war as a metaphor. I'll go with war myself, but either way, it's a bloody good song.
    RainbowDemonon June 22, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMetaphors are a HUGE part of writing, and it's not beyond Sonata Arctica to speak of the difficulties of life as war.

    Anyway, I agree with RainbowDemon. Regardless of how you look at it, this song is AWESOME.
    Kuyukly78on July 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't think it's about how WAR changes people. I think it's about how difficulties of life change people. "War" is just a metaphor.
    The hard times are over now, but they have really changed him and he needs support, he feels weak. As he is different now, he's afraid his loved ones won't accept him anymore and will turn their back on him (Are you gonna leave me now, when it is all over).
    BlackBlancaon March 25, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is the theme song for Tales of the Abyss
    perfectchaos180on October 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song! It's about how war changes people.
    Kirstin21on February 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, me too :) but what do you mean by "war changes people", how? sry, i dont have a clue what this song is about :)
    Denimeisteron March 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, i agree. Because he says "I won the war" :) I think your right.
    Denimeisteron July 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLots of meaning, but more importantly great song
    seredaon August 27, 2005   Link

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