• Shadows of the dying sun

     

    I came across the Finnish band Insomnium just the other day.  Scandinavian death metal may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I love it, and these guys in particular are very melodic.  But, more importantly, I resonate quite deeply with the philosophy of the band.  Here’s their beautiful song, Shadows of the dying sun, from their album of the same name:

    Some might see something depressing in the naturalistic/materialistic view of the world spoken of in the song.  And it certainly can be sad to think that we only have a finite time to live.  But at least we get to live!  Asking for more than that is asking for more than everything.  Some see something magnificent in our mortality, and I’m certainly one of them.

     

    Shadows Of The Dying Sun
    – Insomnium –

    We’re nothing more than shadows
    Light scatter of the dying sun
    Just particle beams in passing
    Waves riding the eternal dark

    We’re nothing more than shadows
    Mere remnants of the distant past
    Animated sparks of energy
    Bursting flames of the end

    And far upon the skies 
    Lies the truth within 
    We are shadows of the dying sun

    Children of infinity 
    Always gazing to our past 
    We are dust of the stars

    And I feel it in my heart 
    And I know it in my mind 
    That’s all there is, ever will be

    We’re nothing more than shadows 
    We grow tall then fade away 
    We’re vessels for a surging power 
    With solar fire in our veins

    We’re nothing more than shadows
    Flares blazing in a blink of an eye
    We’re nothing more than shadows
    Glimmers of hope against the black sky

    And far upon the skies
    Lies the truth within
    We are shadows of the dying sun

    Children of infinity
    Always gazing to our past
    We are dust of the stars

    And I feel it in my heart
    And I know it in my mind
    That’s all there is, ever will be

    We’re the dust of the stars…

    Dying sun

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    Article by: Reasonably Faithless

    Mathematician and former Christian
    • Gus M.

      You. Do. NOT. KNOW. God. Hell. Awaits. Unless. You. Repent.

      • Were. You. There?

      • basenjibrian

        Hell. Would. Be. An. Eternity. Inflicted. With Your. God. and. Especially. People. Like You.

    • ZenDruid


      Lies…
      lies will bend the minds of the weak
      Life…
      Life is meant to be led, not followed

      Lonely is the road for the ones seeking the truth
      Bleak is the trail leading to perception
      But only knowledge can cure the blindness
      And only knowledge can open our eyes and make us see

      Never below
      never above
      On one’s own
      Never below
      never above
      Black heart rebellion