"Deus in Absentia" as written by and A Ghoul Writer Johan Ingvar Lindstrom....
Ain't this your time of need?
You're turning to the light
You have just begun to explore the dark
In the urban night

The world is on fire
And you are here to stay and burn with me
A funeral pyre
And we are here to revel forevermore

You're so goddamn frail
Failing for a change
You just had to know all about the world
But you will never know
'Cause no one ever told you how

The world is on fire
And you are here to stay and burn with me
A funeral pyre
And we are here to revel forever

The world is on fire
And we are tied as one eternally
A funeral pyre
And we are here to revel forevermore

(Deus, Deus)

All of your imaginations
Are now running down your face
All of your imaginations
Are now running down your face

Oh you are looking good
Payback in disgrace
And you're doing fine worshipping your lord
Standing in his grave
'Cause no one ever told you how

The world is on fire
And you are here to stay and burn with me
A funeral pyre
And we are here to revel forever

The world is on fire
And we are tied as one eternally
A funeral pyre
And we are here to revel forevermore

(Deus, Deus)


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"Deus in Absentia" as written by Klas Ahlund Johan Ingvar Lindstrom

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    My InterpretationThe title translated from Latin means "In the absence of God" which is the general concept of Meliora. Opus Eponymous was about creating the anti-Christ, Infestissumam was about the anti-Christ being on earth and Meliora I believe is the aftermath of all that.

    Much like a lot of Ghost's songs this song is a narrator essentially berating and mocking someone. This one is kind of hard to get a meaning from but, to me, this song is the narrator talking to someone who was religious, worshiping God, discovering the darkness and his world is falling apart around him. Now that he knows the truth, he forsaken to stay and burn with the narrator.
    chadwick57on June 26, 2016   Link
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    General CommentBased on the album artwork, which depicts a devil ministering to an old man laying in a bed, I think this song represents a rich, powerful person coming to the end of their life. They realize that all their wealth and power, all the things they've come to rely on, mean nothing when faced with death. They are being tempted by Satan to turn to him, in the face of such a tragic realization of loss.
    GiveMeHamon September 07, 2016   Link

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