"Eternal Rains Will Come" as written by and Mikael Lars Akerfeldt....
Eternal rains will come
We should say goodbye
And suffer on our own
As all our thoughts were wrong

So hard to keep the darkness from seeping through
And when the flood comes to drown us
There is nothing we can do

You told me not to wait
Unless I could wait forever
Because there is no time for us
Take comfort in what was

So hard to keep the darkness from seeping through
And when the flood comes to drown us
There is nothing we can do

Here it comes, our death comes
And in my sleep I can't forget

Reaching for the surface, I see you


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"Eternal Rains Will Come" as written by Mikael Lars Akerfeldt

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    My InterpretationI was raised on christian faith and couldn´t avoid think about some "pale" references to Christianity and Middle Ages on the concept of the album, mostly from a first or second person POV. I think the idea is to present a in a fresh way a darker, raw and human interpretation to some bible passages and characters and also to present (christian) contemporary religion as a "failed state", which has lost a lot of its escence and hadn´t the strenght enough to avoid some of the crimes, inequalities and realities we are still living. Some of this even could have been born within its institution.

    I think all of this behavior within Christianity (and that it may be extended to other religions) is something exclusively human, it has nothing to do with God, you simply don´t need religion to reach him if that´s an objective to you, in my opinion. I respect anyone´s right to believe in what he or she wants, and also expect nobody to be offended with this ideas, at the end is just an imaginary interpretation from an album that I just fucking love.

    In this line of though, Eternal Rains Will Come can easily seen as Noah´s Flood seen within the eyes of the "sinners", the eyes of those people who were not as good, as smart or as lucky as Noah. The lyrics are somewhat tragic, with some naivety, regret and suffering from this people who couldn´t save its loved ones, not even themselves. A beautiful, interesting and horrid story to be told from this perspective, even they were "bad people". At the end of the day, we mortals tend to be "bad".
    IsaacdeMooreaon December 31, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI was raised on christian faith and couldn´t avoid think about some "pale" references to Christianity and Middle Ages on the concept of the album, mostly from a first or second person POV. I think the idea is to present a in a fresh way a darker, raw and human interpretation to some bible passages and characters and also to present (christian) contemporary religion as a "failed state", which has lost a lot of its escence and hadn´t the strenght enough to avoid some of the crimes, inequalities and realities we are still living. Some of this even could have been born within its institution.

    I think all of this behavior within Christianity (and that it may be extended to other religions) is something exclusively human, it has nothing to do with God, you simply don´t need religion to reach him if that´s an objective to you, in my opinion. I respect anyone´s right to believe in what he or she wants, and also expect nobody to be offended with this ideas, at the end is just an imaginary interpretation from an album that I just fucking love.

    In this line of though, Eternal Rains Will Come can easily seen as Noah´s Flood seen within the eyes of the "sinners", the eyes of those people who were not as good, as smart or as lucky as Noah. The lyrics are somewhat tragic, with some naivety, regret and suffering from this people who couldn´t save its loved ones, not even themselves. A beautiful, interesting and horrid story to be told from this perspective, even they were "bad people". At the end of the day, we mortals tend to be "bad".
    IsaacdeMooreaon December 31, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is completely about Noah's Flood. Isaac has told the details very well. In addition, it can be a dream of the Flood of Mikael that effected him: Here it comes, our death comes, in my sleep I can't forget) Great song...
    Burakon February 04, 2015   Link
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    General CommentHm I don't think it has anything to do with the flooding in the bible, it seems too simple.
    AllWeLoveon February 16, 2015   Link
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    General CommentA while ago I read that Mike got divorced a few years ago, which for me put this album in a whole other perspective (especially Faith in Others). In that sense this song feels like it describes the realisation that their marriage did not work anymore and they had to end it.
    Thominatoron October 06, 2016   Link

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