The sky is clouded and grey
like a mirror
Dreams of celestial bliss
buried deep
An invisible web of whispers
spread out over dead-end streets
silently blessing the virtue of sleep

I'm still
Called by the fire
My spirit
Called by the fire
Yes, i'm still
Called by the fire
Called by the fire


The flickering light
The heat of the flame
creates and devours
In my soul there is night

Every day I grow more immune
to social sedatives
Every day the web is more
United in fear and the comfort of reason
illusions that we are all peers
Walking the stairs I am ever more awake

The black cloud is beneath me
and I laugh

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Called by the Fire song meanings
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    General CommentThis is Ihsahn saying he's still evil and basically explaining the perils of waking life as well as his ability to surpass any roadblocks created by society and its ideals.
    impaledtomatoon July 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlike a lot of Emperor songs it's about the duality of humanity, and the fact that we fight our more basic, animal instincts.

    Ultimatly I feel that the speaker loses his battle.
    Powerson September 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIn thought, he grows ever distant/defiant of the norms in which we (society) choose to believe & engage ourselves in. Each day, the picture becomes more clear, and he continue to rise above the frivolity of it all. It's spiritual development.
    Khaoson August 12, 2009   Link

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