"Inside Out" as written by and Daniel Gildenloew Fredrik Hermansson....
'30 years ago, society believed that no price was to high, we thought that
industry could come at any cost. We cannot afford to pay that price any

So finally my journey ends
And through this wound my soul can mend
Guilt is my blood
I'm being drained
This is my home, I will stay
There's always someone inside
Fighting to get outside
The "knowing-right-from-wrong side"
Our home is inside!

I've travelled the world around
In search for some Grail of mine
How could I be so blind?
It was always here:inside
I have only some weeks to give
But at last I live

Life's just a line of situations
A matter of occasions
And mystic correlations
The work of a Machine!

Here in a world split to nations
We fail to see the relations
Between the Wheel and the Machine
And of the scars we're leaving...

I swear there's someone inside
Fighting to get outside
Just give it all an hour
By the Concrete Lake!

'I dread the day my children will ask me why. I dread the day when I will
have to explain to them that people thought it was acceptable to destroy
the environment so that we could have jobs. I dread the day I will have to
explain to my bright-eyed Joshua, who talks to dogs and listens to the
grass screaming, that we were all to busy driving fast cars, rushing our
children off to day-care, and finding seniors' homes to our grandparents
and listening to the ringing of cash registers.

We were all too busy to hear the grass screaming.'

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"Inside Out" as written by Daniel Magdic Daniel Gildenloew


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    General CommentThe concrete lake mentioned in this song is Lake Karachay in Russia, which was a dump for nuclear waste. The lake is now entirely covered in concrete. I don't know about now, but at one time standing at the shore of the lake for a mere hour would cause death in about a fortnight.

    "I have only some weeks to give
    But at last…I live."

    "Just give it all an hour
    By the Concrete Lake!"

    I've read the idea is that for anyone to fully understand the wrongs of the world mentioned throughout the album, all they'd have to do is stand by the lake for an hour, which is what this song is all about.
    o210non August 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTrue dat.
    Longandweirdnameon July 17, 2010   Link

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