"The Future Of Speech" as written by Anders Nystrom, Fredrik Norrman and Jonas Petter Renkse....
My prospects have become less promising
I find it hard to believe in anything
Seems I lost my world and so I lost my faith
And I can't go back to where I've been

A brand new day
It can't get worse
Hear myself say
It can't get worse

I have no lies or truth in what I say
There is no meaning
The words are numb and I am so afraid
There is no meaning

This is another chance or so I'm told
By these who can push themselves at any cost
They bless me with their fingers crossed
My youth is stolen, transformed and sold


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"The Future of Speech" as written by Fredrik Norrman Anders Nystrom

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    General Commentfuck it hurts. its like someone stabs me in the heart with a silversword that is so beautiful, but when its in my heart i cant feel nothing but pain. and this moments lasts just for sekonds but feels like it could take over my hole life. and sentence like "they bless me with their fingers crossed
    my youth is stolen, transformed and sold" is just overwelming, i doesnt even dare to say those words when im alone. so guess what happend to me....
    venabilion July 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgreat song...
    i think it's about a lost childhood or a traumatizing one...(and I can't go back to where I've been,my youth is stolen, transformed and sold)
    , from which he now suffers the consequences a (brand new day
    it can't get worse
    hear myself say
    it can't get worse)
    Ruton January 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso sad -_-
    madr0xon August 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat a fucking great song! And album!
    nightsilenceron February 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery great song. This is easily an album highlight. Hell, it's a band highlight.
    Anilandon March 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest song by Katatonia that I've heard.

    I love the line "They bless me with their fingers crossed." To me, that's when people you know say they want you to succeed but really don't because they can't accomplish anything (like quit smoking, etc).
    neobomanon October 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes any one else notice that when he says,
    "my youth is stolen, transformed and sold"

    "sold" is sung kind of like "so old"
    i think that's a pretty cool play on words ("youth" -> "so old")
    TVon May 16, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretationi personally think this song is expressing a depressive view on the whole life.in a very simple way without very much getting into details.

    "My prospects have become less promising
    I find it hard to believe in anything
    Seems I lost my world and so I lost my faith
    And I can't go back to where I've been"

    out of this part what i get is: the goals in life seem too far to achieve and nothing is any more reliable or worth living for and there's no way to return to past when it didn't used to be like this.

    "A brand new day
    It can't get worse
    Hear myself say
    It can't get worse"

    Most people are used to saying:"tomorrow brings a better day along...".well the song says it won't.because every new day is going to be worse than the previous one. i feel very close to this song
    wastedmindon April 18, 2014   Link

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