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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    My OpinionThis song, unlike most of the others from the album The Mantle, has a glimmer of hope. I've been listening to it when I face difficulties and it is good to remind myself that no matter how bad things are, there's still a grandeur deep inside that remains untainted. There are hidden forces that can make you succeed.

    Anyway, to me the lyrics in this song are ingenius, the metaphors are beautiful and very impressive. The lyric work in this song and "..And The Great Cold Death Of The Earth" are the best in the album. However, when I say the best, I don't place the others much below. All of them are unique and I consider them masterpieces.

    When the wooden doors are mentioned, It seems to me that they are metaphorically the will and the spirit, as it is said in the ending. We must not seek the people who are lost in despair to release this good-natured spirit and to make sure the will that keeps you moving on doesn't perish and vanish. The tone in this song not happy at all, but this the song that struck me as the most motivational I've listened to.
    EugenioTMon June 26, 2013   Link

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