We only have one candle
To burn down to the handle
No matter what they say
If you live like a man, You live in tales you tell

To rage and run like a fool
You need no brain, your best tool
Stay put and as they say
Live like a man, the only way you can


You let the phone line bring it home to you
The life, the lies, the dreams
You cannot see the real thing underneath
- Naked truth revealed

You type your name on one row
To get dosed-up tomorrow
You live in a CC dream, with your machine
It's your goal supreme

You think you have it all now
The wisdom, power, know-how
Can't even think you're wrong
This is the way the brain of a male is made


You let the phone line bring it home to you
The life, the lies, the dreams
You cannot see the real thing underneath
- Naked truth revealed

If you live, you will die
You won't live forever stuck in time
Ebb and flow, push and tow
You must keep it real to find her

You let the phone line bring it home to you
The life, the lies, the dreams
Can't even see the real thing underneath
- Naked truth revealed

If you live, you will die
You won't live forever stuck in time
Ebb and flow, push and tow
You must keep it real to find her

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song seems to refer to the "Macho Man" way of thinking. They live thinking that their lives will stay the same forever, ignoring the fact that time passes and they won't always have their muscles to talk for them.
    Turkey Friedon December 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentNope sorry, wrong there Turkey.. It's ultimately about prostitution (Traditionally the prostitute and customer could have sex till the candle burnt down). He is singing about how the male mind generally works and how he cannot see the truth, and beauty behind the lady that is the prostitute. It's all there to see when you got the general idea.
    slavetometalon February 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJeez, this song hit close to home.
    Kuyukly78on July 30, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with Ninji-X, although I think it is more Internet porn than just online dating.
    Zughiaqon September 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmagnificent song, full of energy
    olorinon December 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually, this songs seems to be more about guys who do online dating to me. Here's why:

    "We only have one candle
    To burn down to the handle"

    This is just refering to the fact that we have only one life to live.

    "To rage and run like a fool
    You need no brain, your best tool"

    The guy probably thinks he's too angry and stupid to find someone out there and that he's better off without it, even though its the best way.

    "You let the phone line bring it home to you
    The life, the lies, the dreams
    You cannot see the real thing underneath
    - Naked truth revealed "

    This is where the online thing is revealed. The internet runs on phonelines and the guy's addicted to it. That's how he lives his life, even though some of it are lies.

    "You think you have it all now
    The wisdom, power, know-how
    Can't even think you're wrong
    This is the way the brain of a male is made"

    He thinks his life is okay now, even though it isn't. The last two lines is the generalization that guys always think they're right even though they're obviously wrong.

    "If you live, you will die
    You won't live forever stuck in time
    Ebb and flow, push and tow
    You must keep it real to find her "

    The first two lines are about that he's better off living and dying rather than staying forever in the screen. And the final line refers that he needs to find someone out there in the real world and not online.

    Just my interepretation though.
    Ninji-Xon September 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs I read it, the song seemed pretty clear to me. Adressed to people who sit in front of their computer all day long and live a virtual life instead of going out and experience something real. The rage and run in their illusion, which is ment to help ignoring the outside-world. They're stuck in time there, 'though sooner or later will have to admit, that they are not. The *If you live like a man, You live in tales you tell * and the line with *male* are refering to this lifestyle, not being a too male way to spend your time, rather childish.

    But of course I support the thesis of SoAD, that every song should be interpreted by people how they like it best and understand it.
    Music is pureon December 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI enjoy the range of interpretations here...Sonata Arctica is one of the best bands to try and figure out, IMO.
    Anilandon February 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about online dating with guys and how they have to be straight true about themselves and not pose/fake their appearances with modified images, fake personas, and other false information. They have to "keep it real to find her" as in be social and find that person for you in real life. That is the only way to find your true match.
    spitboion August 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWe can summarize the meaning of this song with the title... "Weballergy" Web - allergy
    I think On-line dating is the best answer, but also internet addiction.
    templarioon November 26, 2009   Link

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