Living at different places
Evading into various spaces
My compass has broken
I'm losing the way
An ongoing madness has led me astray

My past breathes down my neck
And it seems now that all I can do is
Go back to beginnings when all lay ahead
A fading illusion now plagues me instead

In me there's still a place that fulfils me
A sanctity here that I call home, I run to
When winter descends
If I try, can I find solid ground

I follow elusive paths
Oh, it seems they've been written in stone
And the door to a new life is closing so fast
Burning the bridges will not bring me back

I know that in me there's still a place that fulfils me
A sanctity here that I call home, I run to
When winter descends
If I try, can I find solid ground
Or am I just wasting time?

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    General Commentthis a great song. i think its about being caught up in the past and not being able to let it go and trying to find a way to find peace with the past and then questioning if its just wasting time doing so...

    not sure....

    does anyone know anymore bands similar to Epica?
    sleeping_sun07on March 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTry Therion, Dol Ammad, and Thy Majestie.

    On topic: Great song and great band.
    FierceDeity2on April 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like your explanation sleeping_sun. i always thought along the same lines aswell, but then I read an interveiw with Simone where she told that it was a description of the isolation a musician feels because they are constantly moving from place to place and having to meet new people and not having enough time for there loved ones at home.
    eveningthoughton August 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commenttry Within Temptation, Luca Turilli's Dreamquest and Lacuna Coil
    spacepirateon September 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTrying to escape reality through the use of drugs, she wonders, is this new way of life okay? She becomes addicted and feels that there's no return, but she longs to get away from them. She realizes that drugs are only a waste of time.
    btrswtbutterflyon October 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou should try Nightwish also.
    UniqueScreennameon January 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTry Lacrimosa, Haggard (The group combines folk, classical music, renaissance and medieval music with modern metal.
    bayern1on March 24, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about homesickness, as an artist she travels a lot and gets homesick "living at different places" she is longing for her home.
    Guaschitaon April 20, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is about someone that eagered for adventure, for new things and was fed up. She left her home, forgeted her family and friends and left. Years passed and the woman is tired and wants to find "solid ground" sth permanent were she can built her life once again. She understands that she is homesick and that she has to go back to her home where she truly belongs though she blames herself for being tired as "all lay ahead" or even saying to herself "burning the bridges will not bring me back" like blaming herself for ruining her chances to move further on by getting tired and homesick. It is some sort of feeling she betrayed her people leaving them or doubting them even now as she isn't sure if her return eill fulfill her, full of guilt. She tries to deny her roots but realises that the places she searches for is "in her" in her memories, thus her childhood home. However having abandoned the ones that love her and spending so many years away she wonders if she can really come back. She is afraid that they won't accept her or even that she is unable to root somewhere as she has traveled too much and is afraid that the best place for her may be somwhere else. She is fighting with herself, her doubts(where is the place, the sanctity I am looking for, what if I am mistaken?)desires (she craves for her return to a place she belong )guilt and fatigue feeling that she wants to go back but isn't sure if she can... Dramatic and so intense I can imagine a person like that, or even myself...So tragic yet so magical! Awsome song deep meaning!
    AngelicMoonon May 08, 2011   Link

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