When all is withered and torn
And all has perished and fallen
These great wooden doors shall remain closed. . .

When the heart is a grave filled with blood
And the soul is a cold and haunted shell of lost hope
When the voice of pride has been silenced
And dignity's fires are but cinders
. . .their grandeur shall remain untainted

It is this grandeur that protects the spirit within
From the plight of this broken world, from the wounds in her song
I wish to die with my will and spirit intact
The will that inspired me to write these words
Seek not the fallen to unlock these wooden doors

Lyrics submitted by Disposition_987, edited by evenless

I Am The Wooden Doors song meanings
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    General CommentI'm not entirely sure what is going on in this song lyrically, but it seems like the singer is calling himself the wooden doors because he wants to be the last vestige of a simpler, more nature-oriented way of life. He wants to close himself off from excessive material influence and try as hard as he can to live a life that is devoid of the trappings of modern capitalism. He wants to be a great protector and lover of nature and oppose meaningless development.

    'Seek not the fallen to unlock these wooden doors'--Again, this assessment may be too simplistic, but it sounds like it suggests that Haughm wants to distance himself from those who have fallen to vice, greed, and the rape of the earth. He doesn't want them close to him or the great sanctity of the natural environment. It's as if their very presence could somehow pollute it.

    Of course wooden doors are commonplace in material society, but much of Agalloch's imagery is associated with wood. Indeed their very name means a type of wood resin that comes out of trees.
    Ambivuouson August 07, 2011   Link

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