From out of static time has grown
Existence formed by substance unknown
Prelude to matter, shift of disorder
Completion of bonds between chaos and order

The era of seasons, the essence of being
The continuous process awakens the living
Absorber of every flickering sun
Arranging the pieces to vivid perfection

The stream of mortality flows uncontrolled
A boundless downward spiral to prospective void
Existence takes its toll, extinction unfolds
The Colossus falls back from it´s treshold

The cosmic grip so tight. Heed the celestial call
The rise, the voyage, the fall- tangled womb of mortal soil

Universal key of inception, pulled out of the grind
The growing seed of creation and time

Complex fusion, the bond of four- the nature´s core
Universal ritual, aesthetic beauty adored

The pendulum upholds the carnal deceit
Eternal, endless, indefinite

The paradox, render and the merge is complete
Nothing but the process is infinite

Nothing but the process is infinite
Eternal, endless, indefinite


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    General CommentThe lyric is obviously about the endless process of the universe, how things will die, nothing will last forever, and things will be reborn and changed by universe, nature and how beutiful and fantastic it is. When i read the lyric i kind of thing of the "colussus" as mankind, so small and pathetic, thinking they are som important, when it like everyting else will die and something new will appear instead.

    Really awesome song - gives you a perspective on your own life.
    hellsongson July 13, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt means that everything (and life) is infinite, and the cycle goes on and on and on. Like the dinosaurs, humans will go away and they will be replaced by other species.

    And it goes on and on...
    VoiceOfTheSoulon December 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful song
    zer0_333on July 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentborknagar is great.
    hermanator05on January 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKick ass soopah maen
    PAWAon April 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment3 posts and no meaning suggestions? Never mind, I don't get it either...

    Borknagar still kick ass though =]
    Crujebsulon May 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song speaks for itself...
    Its the creation of earth,time,man.women,animals,air,water, and how its eternal at least thats what i get
    Lynch The Weirdoon May 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsince someone already posted what i was gonna say the song's about, i'll just say this is one of the best songs i've ever heard. the bagpipes are insta-boner.
    justmetalplzon August 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWell there I happened to run into the explanation of the song, which goes like:

    "Quintessence” was recorded in Abyss studio in Sweden, January 2000, and I remember sitting alone writing lyrics during daytime in the house we lived in there, while ICS Vortex was recording vocals on the other songs. I had absolutely no clue how the vocal melodies were but kept checking with Vortex if the text were too short or too long, and if I had written enough. The lyrics are about how the universe “starts” with the big bang, expands, then contracts into the big crunch, then starts all over again with the big bang… and it goes on forever (= Colossus)."

    source: artisannorway.com/1134/the-lyrics-for-borknagars-colossus/
    efkanon May 20, 2011   Link

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