Your existence is
A script life for you
Is a perfomance
Play out the leading role

Directing and
Premeditating every move
That creates the act
Of manipulation

Mastering the art
Of deception
That increases your
Sick addiction

It's an overactive imagination
That enslaves your empty shell

[Lead: Chuck]

Existing
In dimensions
Of addictive
Obsession

[Lead: Andy]

Your script will run
Short of ideas
The story will soon
End itself
People to trust
Come short in number
Like a plague your lies
Spread fast across the world

Mastering the art
Of deception
That increases your
Sick addiction

It's an overactive imagination
That enslaves your empty shell


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  • +2
    General Comment

    I feel that this song is about a person who is obsessed with being in complete control of their own life; so much so that they have to plan out and imagine every move before it's even made. Why it's titled "Overactive Imagination" in this context is a bit hard to explain, but I think I already got it :p

    Schuldiner means that the person with the overactive imagination gets lost in their own thoughts and imagines their own perfect little world, without even considering the reality around them. HEHEH take THAT 1950's society!

    havana4saleon November 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation

    I can't believe that only one person commented before me .I mean Come on this is Death the Father Of Death metal and defienetly on of the best metal bands of all time.

    enough about that, i kinda have the same idea as havana4sale about this song.it is like a person who wants to do everything in the way that he wants and imagined.

    i am the same though!!!I imagine what i want to do all the time but don't do them exactly in the way i wanted or even don't do them at all!

    payamdomovoion August 26, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation

    In my opinion chuck writes about a person that lies throughout his life to feel good and to manipulate the people around him . it is like an addiction to him. He is

    Directing and Premeditating every move That creates the act Of manipulation

    But in fact this person is causing his own end. Nobody will believe him anymore and in the end he will be alone:

    The story will soon End itself People to trust Come short in number

    In this context the title makes sense to me. The guy has just to much phantasy...

    beholder2on July 23, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation

    i think this song is about religion and similar schools of thought that makes people fanatic and closed minded. so their life becomes as closed and limited as a script and they only have the option to play their role.

    Your script will run Short of ideas The story will soon End itself

    since these schools of thought don't have the option of evolving and becoming better over time, they are forced to become obsolete over time and they will end their selves. for example what meaning would christianity or islam have when people evolve into several different species or if earth's life forms move to different planets.

    ravenblackduskon November 28, 2015   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation

    The song could be about politicians and other public figures who are narcissists and crave power and control, so lies "spread fast across the world" and they are of course masters in the "art of deception" to gain power and use propaganda.

    iaz1010087on August 30, 2022   Link

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