Where is the person that could have been
Who, what took over, when did the end begin

Should we not prepare
For the uncertain
Mysteries of our life
Of our destiny

See things that are not there
Intruding voices
What went wrong to their
Picture perfect life
They once knew
Flattening of emotions

A mind shared by an uninvited stranger
Which comes and goes as choose to appear

Should we not prepare
For the uncertain
Mysteries of our life
Of our destiny

See things that are not there
Intruding voices
What went wrong to their
Picture perfect life
They once knew
Flattening of emotions

Should we not prepare
For the uncertain
Mysteries of our life
Of our destiny

See things that are not there
Intruding voices
What went wrong to their
Picture perfect life
They once knew
Flattening of emotions


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Flattening Of Emotions song meanings
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  • +1
    My OpinionThis thought is kinda simple, but I think it's about person that doesn't think about other people, he think he are only person in this world and that he is so perfect. Some beautiful day he's going crazy cos some reason and it's enormous shock to him.

    I think there is something deeper or more complicated meaning, but that's just guess.
    MeaningOfYouon June 09, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI visit this site every day, but decided to create an account specifically for this song.
    It is not about a sociopath or narcissism as previous comments suggest - for a simple reason - the whole text does not match this interpretation.

    Chuck describes here perfectly the essence of schizophrenia symptoms, which can be
    a) positive (delusions, hallucinations):
    "See things that are not there / Intruding voices"
    "A mind shared by an uninvited stranger"

    b) negative (reduced affect display ergo FLATTERING OF EMOTIONS)


    Schizophrenia may develop slowly or occur suddenly. Its causes are still unknown to science:
    "Should we not prepare For the uncertain"


    however, genetic dependence in receiving the disease is sometimes indicated:
    "Of our destiny"
    Khelbenon April 28, 2020   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHell of a song. It's pretty self-explanatory, though; it seems as if the song is about denial, or 'flattening of emotions'.
    Glomeon October 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHoly shit...this song has such a brutal energy to it.
    Wallamanage, I usually find your additions comedic, and worthy of the time they take to read them, but this song, nay, this ALBUM (Human) deserves more respect than the amount that you are giving it.

    Anyways, I agree that this song is quite self-explanatory, that it is about denial, and having once lived a life that was so perfect, and then having it crushed with the movement of a metaphorical thumb...but even the fact that it is slightly simplistic detracts nothing at all from the fact that it is more insightful than most music that has ever been released (just like any other progressive Death song.)

    The only real flaw I find in this song is the structure of the writing. It's a bit basic (verse;pre-chorus;chorus;amazing guitar solo/s;verse;pre-chorus;chorus;etc...). Despite this however, the message behind the song is very strong, and suits the album well.
    havana4saleon November 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit is about a "picture perfect" person who goes insane ("intruding voices").
    death828on April 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit is about a "picture perfect" person who goes insane ("intruding voices").
    death828on April 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit is about a "picture perfect" person who goes insane ("intruding voices").
    death828on April 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo be me specific, I think it's about someone becoming a psychopath.
    Thundermaneon July 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmore*
    Thundermaneon July 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt appears as though Paranoid Schizophrenia plays a role in the flattening of emotions of this individual.

    Such a brutally awesome song.
    MetalNickon October 24, 2009   Link

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