I asked myself was I content
With the world that I once cherished
Did it bring me to this darkened place
To contemplate my perfect future?
I will not stand nor utter words against this tide of hate
Losing sight of what and who I was again

I'm so sorry if these seething words I say
Impress on you that I've become anathema of my soul

I can't say that you're losing me
I always tried to keep myself tied to this world
But I know where this is leading
Please no tears, no sympathy

I can't say that you're losing me
But I must be that which I am
Though I know where this could take me
No tears, no sympathy


Gracefully, respectfully
Facing conflict deep inside myself
But here confined losing control
Of what I could not change

Gracefully, respectfully
I ask you please don't worry, not for me
Don't turn your back
Don't turn away

I can't say that you're losing me
I always tried to keep myself tied to this world
But I know where this is leading
Please no tears, no sympathy

I can't say that you're losing me
But I must be that which I am
Though I know where this could take me
No tears, no sympathy


No tears for me, no sympathy
No tears for me, no sympathy


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Epicentre song meanings
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    General CommentThis is the most powerful song I've encountered since God knows when. I never expected to be blown away by VNV Nation so much, but this song just did that. I can listen to this song many times in a row.

    I think the song is about the fact that the narrator is starting to doubt his purpose in life. The fact that he's sorry for saying things like this means that the people around him don't feel the same. He knows he's becoming lost. But he has no one to blame but himself. Plus, it may all just be in head. That's why he deosn't wany "tears," nor "sympathy.

    This is just the way I feel right now. There are some things that have happened to me in the past few months. I will forever cherish this song.
    Ruiner13on October 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis was the most perfect song for me in the past couple of days.
    It was the perfect way to say something to someone. I have been listening to it nonstop.
    If there are any lyrics here you think are wrong, let me know because I just tried to decipher what I could after listening to it MILLIONS of times.
    liquidmercurialon January 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI feel more or less the same. Epicentre was and is my favourite song
    during the last months. Ever on since I have listened to it on a sampler in
    November. I helped me to express what I feel to the world and how I feel
    after tragically losing my fiance in an accident. This song doesn't exactly mean
    to me, what it is meant to mean. But I definetly feel like this world is
    loosing me and that I will go to my own world. Living a live without any
    doubts or with a new old selfdefined way. Great song. Combined with Freude it
    is running up and down my stereo for months.....
    fitheachon March 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI finally (after many emails sent to me with revisions) have stumbled across the exact lyrics, and it has now been updated and will no longer be changed.

    Now...on to find NeuroticFish lyrics..
    liquidmercurialon March 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've also listened to this track many many times. It just brings out my pity to this world as well. I do believe that I dont belong in this side of the world atleast... and yes I can say that I the world is loosing me. Knowing that there is no stop to the cryptic commercial propaganda MTV is brainwashing today's youth. God Help Us All! I am 23 by the way.
    Mode000on June 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow...I don't think I've ever found a song so randomly in my entire life that fits me perfectly. Yes, I am an avid VNV Nation fan, but it's a challenge to find any of their CDs where I am... Now to see where I can find this one...
    Darkheart113on June 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA lot of the time this song really fits into my life. Lately I have found myself depressed and I think I want people's sympathy but deep down maybe I just want to be sad. Ronan's lyrics are so powerful, reminds me of Ian Curtis, does he really mean it all.....
    Dgitalgirlon September 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat's a really strong and expressive song. I think i'm in love.
    crumpet_of_hellon December 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHere are the lyrics as according to the official VNV Nation website -
    vnvnation.com/

    Epicentre

    [September 2001]

    I asked myself was I content
    with the world that I once cherished
    did it bring me to this darkened place
    to contemplate my perfect future?
    I will not stand nor utter words against this tide of hate
    losing sight of what and who I was again

    I'm so sorry if these seething words I say
    impress on you that I've become anathema of my soul

    I can't say that you're losing me
    I always tried to keep myself tied to this world
    but I know where this is leading
    please
    no tears
    no sympathy

    I can't say that you're losing me
    but I must be that which I am
    though I know where this could take me
    no tears
    no sympathy

    gracefully, respectfully
    facing conflict deep inside myself
    but here confined losing control
    of what I could not change

    gracefully, respectfully
    I ask you please don't worry, not for me
    don't turn your back
    don't turn away

    I can't say that you're losing me
    I always tried to keep myself tied to this world
    but I know where this is leading
    please
    no tears
    no sympathy

    I can't say that you're losing me
    but I must be that which I am
    though I know where this could take me
    no tears
    no sympathy

    no tears for me, no sympathy
    no tears for me, no sympathy

    © VNV Nation

    You just go to the website and click on Art + Media
    then you'll get each album with its tracks listed and you click on each track title and the lyrics pop up.
    Moonlapse_Vertigoon December 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVNV NATION "SONG MEANINGS" INSIDE
    15 page interview with Ronan Harris.

    dancemusic.about.com/od/artistshomepages/a/…
    HorsesMouthon April 04, 2007   Link

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