fitful nightmare crying out loud
screaming without making a sound
up so high afraid to look down
never to return to the ground
knowing you are trapped in a lie
at the very core of your life
something that you cannot deny
wanting but not willing to try

empty shell with nothing to show
floating free with nowhere to go
how long will it take you to know
that now you are truly alone
shattered fragment no longer whole
tattered remnant scrap of your soul
lost and helpless creature so blind
looking at your life with closed eyes

retrogradation the slow decline
retrogradation end of the line
retrogradation cold as the night
retrogradation out goes the light


Lyrics submitted by liquidmercurial

Retrogradation song meanings
Add your thoughts

2 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentI dont know why, but I really like this song. I like the way it sounds. I dont really know what the songs about exactly though. When I'm listening to it, I get pictures in my mind like drifting through the air, a kind of ethereal feeling, I can space out when I'm listening to this stuff. I like this song.
    Ratgirlon June 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI liked the music to this song, and then I looked up the lyrics... they could have been written about me. It's about being alone, hurt, depressed, detached, dehumanized, thinking about suicide. I've been there far too often. Great song... dark and fateful, yet ambient enough to drift along with.
    Velvet Rainson March 26, 2003   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain