I demand nothing
But I want it all
What privillege do we get under the sun,
That gives us the right to the throne

Species come and go,but the earth stands forever fast,
All river runs towards the sea, but the sea is never full,
To discover the loneliness, and to be proud to show the wounds,
Will forever wander alone through the years?

But I wont let you near,begging for you to understand,
The fear that lives in my soul which is an untouched spring

Read, what is written on the silent mouth,
What is written in the soul,
For which is written in the shining silence,
We all have to read

My body will be bent from the burdens,
When the shaking floor of life force,
Reveals it's chasm underneath,
If only one could be two steps ahead

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  • +2
    General CommentThe song starts off questioning the "right to the throne" which "we", the humans, take for ourselves. The author does not exclude himself from this criticism, because he himself "want[s] it all".

    Then, the next stanca seems to be a description of evolution - the picture of the river running into the sea fits quite nicely: evolution is an ongoing stream of creatures and species who slowly mutate, die out or become. The "fast" standing earth builds a strong contrast to all this dynamic movement. This is really a relativation of man's position in nature.

    The third stanca is where things become a bit fuzzy, I think. The "lonliness" is a very important part of the song - it corresponds to the "silence" and the "untouched spring" mentioned in the refrain.
    Men are said to be wandering "alone through the years" and maybe the author points to the strength every human pretends to have - nobody likes to "show his wounds", i.e. to reveal his weakness.

    Still, the refrain cries for the listener to read "what is written in the soul", to "understand" the authors inner conflict, his "burdens", but without getting "near": the author is himself not able to show his weakness, he is also human.

    There is the wish to be "two steps ahead" - even more than just in the future, but really far ahead, leaving all the worldly pain behind. Death is not really seen in a negative way here - rather the time before death, because his body, the material part of his life, "will be bent from the burdens", so maybe there is even a positive view to death and a wish for what will be afterwards.
    edxon May 22, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis was my first In Flames song ever. I never ever was anywjhere around extreme metal. I didn't look at Death Metal that much. I used to play Tony Hawk games and then I heard this track. THUG has a good soundtrack. But anyway I heard this and I shat myself. I loved it so much. It was a gateway. It gave me a new hook on music that I never fathomed before. The growling is top notch. The guitars are just freakin awesome. Colony will always be my favorite album because of shit like the magestic guitar riffs and the dark brutal yet melodic feel. Anders vocals compromise the already incredible music to a newer hight. I never liked death vocals or anything like that but on this he shows how fucking brutal he is because on this album I just can't get over how intense the vocals are. It's unworldly.
    clay-manon April 11, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is ridiculing the fact that humans think that they are so bad ass but when it gets down to it we arn't anything compared to time
    Ueleyon April 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe second part of this song are verses of the Bible, from the first chapter of preacher
    lennerton March 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI meant from the ecclesiastes chapter one
    lennerton March 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the intro to this song.
    apepsicanon July 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with ueley. this song is fuckin amazing, it's so full of energy, i love it. in flames kick ass, no question about it.
    Pushit117on October 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'd add to edx' comment the part "read, what is written on the silent mouth" which I thinks tells the listener, that somethings are not said, they ahve to be read between the lines.
    Amazing song, gotta say.
    Woroon December 05, 2004   Link
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    emo_bahon December 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is amazing! beutiful solo parts, just amazing. hello CROATIA
    marek_ifon January 03, 2005   Link

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