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Katatonia lyrics (meanings behind them)

Discussion in 'Katatonia' started by Richard Mongler, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. Richard Mongler

    Richard Mongler The dream is dead.

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    I guess I have never really been able to understand their lyrics. Love the music, I would say I am a fan, but I just don't understand the lyrics. Songs like leaders, ghost of the sun, etc, I just can't decipher the lyrics. They are very abstract. Are they supposed to be cryptic intentionally? I like to understand the lyrics to music, and I find it annoying when I can't understand lyrics. Anybody else have this problem?
     
  2. Hedon-

    Hedon- vic firth 2b

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    ghost of the sun and the whole album is about mafia or some shit but most other katatonia lyrics are pretty damn good
     
  3. Phoenix5

    Phoenix5 d3v4s7a710n

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    search?

    we've had a few of these topics posted.
     
  4. Kitiini

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    They tell about the happy things in life and sunshine and how beatufiul summer and the nature is etc.
     
  5. BlackLodge

    BlackLodge I am the macabre enslaver

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    ...and puppies (cute ones...not the ugly, because they are for the mean, depressive bands like slIpkN00tzz).
     
  6. BlackLodge

    BlackLodge I am the macabre enslaver

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    Thanks for clearing that out Jonas! And sorry for making fun of you:erk:
    :worship:notworthy:worship:
     
  7. Richard Mongler

    Richard Mongler The dream is dead.

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    Yeah, I don't see anything in the thread forums. So blow me.
     
  8. Richard Mongler

    Richard Mongler The dream is dead.

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    Oh yeah, I was also wondering...what is the meaning behind the cd inlay of Viva Emptiness?

    It sounds like text messaging or something, but I'm not sure. You know, the entire jizz thing.
     
  9. stefan86

    stefan86 invariably off-topic

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    The older songs are pretty easy to understand but VE/TGCD mostly have a new style that really needs some interpreting. I like both styles equally.
     
  10. Richard Mongler

    Richard Mongler The dream is dead.

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    And, Jonas, I'm not sure what you mean by "red thread" as I am unfamiliar with that term.
     
  11. stefan86

    stefan86 invariably off-topic

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    By red thread he probably means that it kinda keeps them together. Complicity, Evidence and Criminals have the crime/mafia song titles but isn't necissarely about that topic per se.
     
  12. Richard Mongler

    Richard Mongler The dream is dead.

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    I don't think Katatonia care for their fans very much. =/
     
  13. Kitiini

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    errr... okayh :err:
     
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    I think you are a wanker.
     
  15. Richard Mongler

    Richard Mongler The dream is dead.

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    Yes, I wank it.
     
  16. Vincent J.

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    The fact that you're bothered by Katatonia not writing "easy to understand" lyrics like "oooh I am sad. I feel saaaad and I like it when it is raining, because I'm a very sad person and rain makes me sad, oooh" is obviously only bothering you, so no need to write meaningless stuff like this
     
  17. Noituudenaika

    Noituudenaika Katatonic

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    Yes, that is why they are here on the forum answering your questions.
     
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    Richard Mongler The dream is dead.

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    Nobody answered my questions. =/
     
  19. Richard Mongler

    Richard Mongler The dream is dead.

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    Alright, you're right. Perhaps they're just a busy lot, and of course, with art nobody has to explain the art to anyone else. Since it's personal.

    On a personal note, you don't have to write intangible lyrics either. (although, this may be the appeal of the band in some ways) Yes, it bothers me. I like to understand things. I don't feel I should be condemned for my personal taste. I'm just asking if anybody else feels that way.

    There are lyrics that I consider deep and meaningful, while still getting the point across without being too cryptic.
     
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    ^but easy-to-understand straight-forward lyrics are usually bad lyrics

    and im still in trauma because of how jonas yelled at me :(
     

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