"The Lotus Eaters" as written by and Jose Luis/tanon Morin....
"Why is this happening to me? Why have
I been forsaken? Nothing numbs the pain
any longer......please....I'm slipping away"

We fall into the spaces blind, the puzzle so unkind
The lotus eaters fly
we watch the random pattern form, insidious and cold
And bloom into the unknown

Please God why can't you hear us?
Please God why aren't you listening?

We take the hand of fate in vain, and wonder why your will
Seems cruel controlled and illogical
Do words fall on deaf ears, are we just too small?
Please make us understand

Please God why can't you hear us?
Please God why aren't you listening?
Please God why must we fear you?
Please God why did you take her away?

Please God why can't you hear us?
Please God why aren't you listening?
Please God why must we fear you?
Please God why did you take her away?

Are we your children?
Are we lost?


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"The Lotus Eaters" as written by Olga Tanon Jose Luis Morin

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    General CommentIn Greek mythpology, the lotus eaters were a group of people who ate the white lotus. White lotus would pacify them and put them in a euphoric state. They, in turn, would become addicted to it. In the Odysee, Oddyseus had to try and keep his men from even going near the island, because the stuff was so powerful that one try got you hooked forever. He's trying to draw a connection between the Lotus Eaters of Greek mythology and religion. Religion is like an opiate that keeps people pacified and narcoticized. Just like the White Lotus of Greek Mythology.
    mr. grimmon April 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about the faith we put in life. How some people just hope that it will carry them on but it winds up making them fall again. Now for the lotus eatres line. I know what the lotus eaters are but I don't see haow it fits in...maybe someone can help me:
    Metallican41on April 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about the faith we put in life. How some people just hope that it will carry them on but it winds up making them fall again. Now for the lotus eatres line. I know what the lotus eaters are but I don't see haow it fits in...maybe someone can help me:
    Metallican41on April 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentUmmm sorry bout the copy....but antyway
    The Lotus eaters are a tribe in Africa who feed on the white lotus (a plant). The plant causes the people to lose their memory, thus all the lotus eaters are totally mindlless without a purpose. Well can anyone fit that into the song?
    Metallican41on April 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentnup, don't have a clue. great song though
    sealyon May 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCool intro...

    I'd imagine that the song is taking the perspective of the lotus eaters.

    'We fall into the spaces blind, the puzzle so unkind' - a kind of lost feeling, as you would fail to remember where you are, where you were, and where you're going...

    Also, 'Please God, why did you take her away?' might refer to the removal of their memory.

    Just a thought
    random_monkeyon April 11, 2003   Link
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    General Comment"The song is about the faith we put in life. How some people just hope that it will carry them on but it winds up making them fall again. Now for the lotus eatres line. I know what the lotus eaters are but I don't see haow it fits in...maybe someone can help me", well i as soon as i heard this song i thought it was about how people mindlessly follow religous teachings. The lotus eaters line refering to how following religion like that would be like losing who you are, hence the lotus eaters.-
    TGE_Nevermoreon October 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd the 'her' is the same woman as in 'Dreaming Neon Black' and 'Forever'.
    Ad_Nauseamon January 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know the Lotus Eaters from "The Odyssey", but that's it. I guess it could fit in some obscure, metaphoric way. This song is a cry out to God, why has he left him? What was his pupose in taking away his girlfriend? I think that's it.
    FlamesofNibelheimon January 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDreaming Neon Black is a concept album... This song is about how Dane's girlfriend ran away with a religious cult, and how he suffers. I suppose the lotus-eating stuff means he just wants to forget about it.
    Eliminationon March 04, 2006   Link

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