I know I'm alone, but somebody's watching me
Follows me everywhere I go
A cold flow surprised again, I shiver
The presence of something, I can hear it's breathing

Leave me alone, wherever you came from
Hearing so much voices, no one's talking

Running for something, nothing, in the black of the night
Creeps around you, the invisible force that makes you crazy
I can't remember how it feels to be warm, to be alone...
Without that fear deep inside me

Icons of death float on beyond me
whispering my name and breathing my fear

The menace of insanity
Inner voices cry out for action
Defenceless as I am
Lost in the alleged paradise

I'm not sure if I am here or elsewhere
Searching for satisfaction
Beyond the frontiers of my comprehension

By Fistan Majere

Lyrics submitted by Fistan

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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite AF songs... it expresses precisely how I feel most of the time, like I'm alone, but at the same time something dark & unnatural is chasing me, luring me to the dark side... a sense of foreboding... these lines are very real to me:

    [i]"I can't remember how it feels to be warm, to be alone...
    Without that fear deep inside me..."[/i]
    tesson January 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about the madness that gets to people when you'd leave them alone for too long.

    We are social creatures.. living in solitude makes us nuts and we are going to see things that aren't really there.

    I really love this song because of its structure.
    Sharon and Floor first sing together and describe the fear but also the way in which this person is splitt in two.. you can't find this back directly in the lyrics, but the way they use two singers instead of one, suggests it..

    In the middle of the song we have grunts and screams, who represent the explotion of this fear in agression, sorrow and depression.
    This part of the lyrics also comment our society.
    We aren't living in a paradise, but in a world in which we all get more and more alone..
    SnowballInExtremumon April 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI really like this song. Sharon den Adel and Floor Jansen make the best combo ever. The strings at the beginning were nice, as well as the rest of the song. Onto the meaning. I think that it is talking about somebody who often stalks us, even when we think that we have everything we ever wanted but seem to be missing something that we can't comprehend: the unconscious mind. The inner voices are of the many personnas we have that all want something different but they can't be heard because of our ignorance. I feel that the person has reduced all of their social interactions and the only thing left to eliminate is themselves. Thus, they would crawl out of their barely subjective universe and into the outside one that's beyond them. Me likee this song a lot!
    dark ivoryon January 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAs usual , the lyrics are very poetic in nature, which makes correct interpetaions very difficult. But that also makes in interesting, because we get so many views! Oh well, here's my (long) interpetation:

    The first verse (the duet between Floor Jansen and Sharon den Adel) is from the point-of-view of a person who feels like he/she is being watched, even thought he/she know that he's/she's alone. In the chorus the person speaks directly to that ''thing'' and asks to be left alone.

    The grunts are from the point-of-view of the ''phantom''. He knows he is following someone and driving him/her mad, but he continues because he is lonely and can't remember how it feels to be in touch with another being. Whether this ''creature'' actually exists or exists just in the character's head depends how literal you take the song.

    The screaming parts is the climax. I'm not sure wether it's from the point-of-view of the main character or the creature. It's certantly about loosing contact with reality and being on the brink of complete breakdown.

    If you take the lyrics literally, it's about a phantom stalking a scared person. But on a more poetic note you can see that it's about how even though most people live in huge cities, most people live alone.
    reumerenon June 12, 2009   Link

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