I tried to do a line-by-line analyzation of the song Jotun but in the end it didn't turn out very well, cuz I suck at English and stuff. However, here's some thoughts anyway. "I often dream of huge numb buildings jet-black sinister architecture being installed when nobody sees their appearance so sudden that few would take notice And when I wake up I imagine being crushed by one imagining its weight its silence the absence of excuses for a havoced life And the privilege of a 22-kilometer tombstone" The story is set in a future world which is about to be destroyed. The main cause for the destruction seems to be overgrowing of cities/overpopulation. Buildings in the cities can grow as tall as 22 kilometres (this sounds very unrealistic, but obviously Anders needed a three-syllable word and the line "a 22-kilometer tombstone" just fits in better than, say, "a two point two kilometers tombstone"). Line 4 suggests that few actually pay attention to the problem until the shit really hits the fan. "Jotun A body of black that carried no reflection Defying its own room The unearthly eggs of de-creation" Jotun means giant in Norwegian, so these buildings are like giants. Line 3 is in other words "growing bigger than it should". An egg of de-creation is something that will eventually bring destruction, so overgrowing of cities will bring other problems later on. "There would be colonies Mushroom-scattered, forever out of context Rising spores from a dying world To pollute, to chase away what's left" Line 1: People are building colonies in space because the Earth is dying. "Sun-white pulverized desert stone and serpentine lizards mouth Pales away the pyramids rewriting 4,500 years of history Raping the Statue Of Liberty Outplays the Acropolis Inverting the fjords invades the n.y. skyline to dream its own existence in one single final word" "Can we identify them? As the flint buried in our reptile skulls or the time-bomb coded in our dna" Now here's when things begin to get complicated. Lines 1 and 2 I really don't understand to begin with. What are sun-white pulverized desert stone and serpentine lizards mouth? That'd be the key question here. Lines 3-4: all I know is that the pyramid in Giza is believed to be approx. 4,500 years old and Pharaohs often liked to "rewrite history" in order to make themselves look like gods. As I said this interpretation of mine didn't go very well but all kinds of additional ideas are welcome!