Softly the light shines in through
The gates of grace on me and you
Deceiving our restless hearts
A flickering flame so serene
Devours the night so we could see
The fear we hold on to so strong

But I know where I belong
Away from your gods
That heal all wounds
And light this endless dark

Lonely the light shines on you
Through the gates of fire entombed
Feeding on your love
Weak is the blaze that kept me away
From cruelty and tenderness embraced
Saving my soul no more

And I know where I belong
Away from your gods
That heal all wounds and light this endless dark
That shine on you and tame your burning heart
That bury my truth right into your arms
That worship the tomb of our forlorn love


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    General Comment1st of all,this is the best song ever!!!I think the song is about the unhappy condition of a genious mind, a mind that can love more than others, but can't find his mach in this world, because noone could get so high to his level of inteligence and perception of life, of feelings.The author needs to escape this world that caused him so much pain, and the only person who keeps him here is his girl.We find lots of purifying symbols, like the fire, 4 example(a flickering flame, gates of fire...)The author lives in the dark, the darkness of his soul, and love is ment to light that dark(a flickering flame so srerne devours the night so we could see the fear we hold on to so strong)Once he falls inlove, he can't be saved anymore.We can see that he's tempted to denie the love, because he thinks that love is pain, is a bittersweet mixture of joy and sorrow,the heartless turned into a pupet of destiniy due to this feeling.This song is a strugle between the rational and the heart.
    P.S.:There's nothing religious here, And "the gods" are a metaphore for love,he wants to hide from this heartbrakin' feeling, not from some god.
    poison__hearton July 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song porbably has to do sumthing w\all love has a bad side and u can't fix it. 1ce again 1st to review
    Sweet666on May 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI don't know what it means. Mixed messages about love and religion (HIM's specialty). I don't care, it's my favourite song on Love Metal.
    Poison_girl13on June 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentdude what the hell is up with this? only 2 fucking people commented?? this is one of the best songs on love metal cept i like the sacrament and circle of fear better but every song on that cd is good....ANYWAYS im not totally sure wut this song means but the way i interpreted it is that ville's having doubts about god cuz something happened that wasnt fair or something like that HIM ROCKS
    IfShadosRoteDiarieson January 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentforlorn love. its about heartbreak. probably also about love's light side, or god. he doesnt want to be touched by the good light he doesnt want his wounds healed. i understand him. pain and darkness is deep and friendly. but he probably loves someone he cant love because she's too 'good/light'. this is a good song. the meaning is really mixed, but really deep.
    goth_metalheadon January 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think hes trying to talk about like not trying to force him into some religion (i know where i belong) also i think that he wants to be in the "dark" of love...like he wants to be united with his girl thru pain..
    donniexmockon February 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI always get the feeling that, given he's not a religious man, he uses that kind of vibe to express what love is - sort of like a religion. And like religion can cause some serious doubts and hurt for people the same way it can be a salvation. I sort of feel like it's similar to most others; just being in a relationship that has it's really good points and really bad points and trying to work out what to do in that situation...
    Caterpillar_girlon June 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commenteasier to just ignore the gods and pretend they aren't there, than to have to face up to it...easier to stay in the dark
    nikKi_21on July 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is great. beautfiuil vocal solo
    ledzepp22on December 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a beautiful song. Alot of mixed messages.
    I think it means that there is a person who loves another deeply, but they feel undiserving of that persons love.
    "But I know where I belong
    Away from your gods
    That heal all wounds and light this endless dark"

    This person perfers that they stay in this endless dark and I do not know why because this person who wants to be with someone who is perfet and pure, feels they do not diserve this good thing.

    It might also mean something about hurtfull love. I know its stupid to say because we all get hurt when we are in love, but the word "forlorn" means: appearing sad or lonely because of being deserted or abandoned. Mabe this person wants to make up for some things that went wrong in a past relationship, but they cant bring themselves to make up/ fix what went wrong because they might have hurt that person they love so badly that they feel undiserving of a second chance.
    I hope this was helpfull because this was my first review or whatever this is called. lmao =]
    defining_perfectionon January 11, 2006   Link

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