"Coerced Coexistence" as written by and Jesper Claes Haakan/gelotte Stroemblad....
I'll take you on a ride
As a part-owner to my pain
Our ideals they collide
Coerced coexistence

I fought the world today - postpone my birth again
We stumble on and one - but bound to die alone

Pine - I'm selling my soul today
Pine - I need some sympathy

This infiltrates my brain
"in the sunshine the sun is mine"
Pitiless wanderer
Close your eyes and bow your head
Grotesque thoughts in a line
Threw my wings into the blazing sun
Smile stretched on old trees
Eternal Brining jester masque

Don't hurt a fly they all sing
We're just ants in a great big play

Lyrics submitted by -L3tH4L-

"Coerced Coexistence" as written by Bjoern Ingvar Gelotte Anders Par Friden

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Commentone of the greatest intros of any in flames song. when people ask me for a good song, this one is one i suggest.
    pakistanimanon June 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree, the intro to this song is quite amazing, one of my fav. In Flames songs
    Metal Freakon June 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about split personalities. The first verse says it all right there..."Ill take u on a ride, as part owner to my pain...Our ideals they collide, coerced coexistence..." The other part that makes me believe this is the line "We stumble on and on, but both bound to die alone..."
    hrvster of sorrwon December 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is about difficulty co-existing with the world in general. It's about knowing you're right, but also knowing how painful it is to be on the outside. 'I'm selling my soul today' - an obvious nod to the conformity necessary to exist in this world.
    ac666on July 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIs it "pine" or "pain"?
    I agree with ac666, its about modern day commercialism stealing your soul and individuality, and conformism.
    Ch0pperon August 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthe says "pine", but since anders was not very good at english at that time he might just have misspelt "pain", though I think it's unlikely.
    Ddaduttaon September 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about living in a society whose customs and lifestyle clashes with your own.
    Ddaduttaon September 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentnah it is pine ,i guess he is the only one that knows what it means,this song kicks ass one of my fav
    moonshieldon November 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentPine means desire.
    To pine for something is to lust for something.
    f.ex "That parrot is pining for the fjords"
    Ddaduttaon December 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAre you sure pine doesn't mean "to grieve for", I can't find anywhere that ping relates to lust or desire?
    RagingLunatixon February 20, 2006   Link

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