After the cold darkness,
In the heart of the forest
Where birds are singing,
For the newborn sun
In the womb of the leaves,
On the branches of the trees,
Lies the treasure of the morning,
The pearls of light
Carried away by the truculence of my world
I got lost in the search for enlightenment
The blue rain
Covered my roots
And I forgot where I came from

Lyrics submitted by Idan

Pearls of Light Lyrics as written by Sharon J. Den Adel Robert Westerholt

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    My Interpretation

    I have sort of a different interpretation for this. When I first listened to this song, I imagined her walking from the cruel world into this beautiful forest. Over time she just sort of forgot about the outside world and became part of the forest. You see, when she said the rain covered her roots,I took it literally as if she had become a tree herself. I think that the forest represents her fantasies, and she gets so caught up in blocking out reality that she forgets she is from the 'real world'. Instead of literally becoming a tree, she becomes part of the fantasy world she has created in her mind.

    Lysithiaon January 01, 2012   Link
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    General Comment

    no comments? tsss

    the meaning can be summed up in one word: morning

    the pearls of light refer to the morning dew by the way

    In the miston September 27, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    This song is WAY more complex than just morning. The cold forest in night is where she's from. The newborn sun seems so serene, but then the music tenses up. She finds the evil in the garish sun and fighting to get what she wants. Then she wants to find the meaning of life but is lost in the search. The so-called purity covered her origins and she forgot she came from the cold dark night.

    dark ivoryon December 25, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    I agree with dark ivory. Basically, her fascination with the light of the morning is a metaphor for her search for good/knowledge. However, she soon learns that light can also deceive and that she should have not forgotten her roots and her instincts.

    Nice song. :)

    LaughingSkullon November 19, 2008   Link
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    General Comment

    This song strangely reminds me of the elves city of Darnassus from World of Warcraft. Damn I miss that game

    Nightfall90on June 17, 2016   Link
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    My Interpretation

    I have always felt this song is about birth. That it is about a newborn person, or for that matter something else, that is newborn. That this new life (life in any way) is in itself the "Pearls of Light". Maybe that is a too literal interpretation but thats what I have always imagined. "newborn sun", "womb of the leaves" . I feel like the "I" in the song is letting herself/himself get carried away with the light of the newborn, and for a moment he/she forgets where she's from, beacuse even though this birth is something beautiful in itself, the world surrounding it has a lot of darkness.

    Issandon December 27, 2018   Link

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