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Posted by Ag Fox on 20.03.2011 at 01:40
Yes... I've been in a very lovey dovey mood as of late. Problem with most metal songs seems to be about death, violence, the great red one, some random philosophical concept or dragon slaying in the land of nevermore.

Are there any love songs? Preferably good ones of course!



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  16.12.2012 at 09:05
This Love by Pantera
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  27.12.2012 at 14:28
Written by Guest on 16.12.2012 at 01:51

Written by Guest on 08.05.2011 at 21:57

I say that it depends on how you interpreted the song. could be... Dark Tranquility - Lethe

but Lethe by DT can not be a love song, I believe this song is about internal strugglings and conflicts,this is about a persona Who talks of the life he hates and need leave and forget it so he begs for Lethe blessings, anybody else has a comment on what I have interpreted from this song? Lethe is not only my fav by DT is also one of the best songs I've heard both musically and lyrical theme, and I am quite sure this song theme is ironical but not about love. what you think?


I beg to disagree, you are viewing the lyrics in a very literal way and often what is said has to be read between the lines so to speak. Lethe to me is a love song full of pain and emotion.
Give me the drink of the fluid
That disintegrates
And lend me the sweet balm and blessing
Of forgetfulness, empty and strong
Lethe
Oh, lethe

Here we are given the expression that the narrative voice is turning to the 5th River of the Underworld in the Greek mythology, asking it to sweep his memories away. The longing and yearning for this sip of "forgetfulness" is clearly shown by the choice of words to describe it "sweet", "blessing" and "strong", however we have the not so positive "empty" which could represent lack of hope, a sense of hollowness, lack of closeness with people.

Hold me near, unravel the stars
As I speed through the heavens
Speed through the night
For you are my blade and my rope
You are my lethe
You are my all


I believe that this is the part where we are given the hint or the clue that he (since it's sang by a man) doesn't sing to the actual river because he says you are my lethe . Now "you" is given the characteristic of the "lethe", he doesn't say "Oh you, my Lethe" or "You - Lethe" he says "You are my lethe" which brings me to the thought he doesn't mean the river, but a person who has the same effect that the river has on the souls coming to the underworld. The feelings towards this "lethe" are contrasting, this interpretation is because he says that the person described as "lethe" is his "blade" which we can relate to a weapon to use against someone but then he says "and my rope". Seeing as the rope is often used as reference to the hanging method of death penalty we can conclude that whoever that "lethe" is, it's both making the person strong and weak.

Okay I got tired, gonna play WoW. Maybe you're right, maybe I'm right. We can't really know, cuz it's a poetry and poetry is meant to confuse the hell outta us and make us argue whether which interpretation is correct. I see it as a love song, you don't, we're all entitled to an opinion and only the writer knows what he was thinking (sometimes even they have no idea).
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  27.12.2012 at 22:10
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I say that it depends on how you interpreted the song. could be... Dark Tranquility - Lethe






Okay I got tired, gonna play WoW. Maybe you're right, maybe I'm right. We can't really know, cuz it's a poetry and poetry is meant to confuse the hell outta us and make us argue whether which interpretation is correct. I see it as a love song, you don't, we're all entitled to an opinion and only the writer knows what he was thinking (sometimes even they have no idea).


whatever it says we enjoy listening to it

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