I think these lyrics need a little time to get in. They are quite “disturbed”, harsh and ”violent” but really effective and impressive. I have read through this booklet a couple of times and the first thing that attracted my attention was the theme of sterile coldness and of course some other katatonic themes: Here I’m trying to gather some semantic fields, just to get a general atmosphere. Here are a few examples: Incommunicability, Future of Speech themes, lack of freedom to express yourself (maybe in totalitarian regimes), etc: My mouth was sewn (Leaders) My mouth remains inactive (Deliberation) Keep your last words in your hand (Soil’s Song) My mouth is shut/stupidity have shut my mouth (Follower) A wordless song I sing (Rusted) The words are stones in my mouth (In the White) Coldness: I am ice (Deliberation) Let the world be cold (Deliberation) Winter state (Soil’s song) Your tone change to cool (Follower) Cold white spring (Rusted) Soul cold (Increase) Increase coldness (Increase) The quiet cold of late November (In the White) The quiet cold of inner darkness (In the White) The great cold distance (The itch) Only exception, July: “heat”, it gives a strange effect after all those iced visions…. Sickness/Visions/fever/ nervous breakdown/unease/crisis Crossed the borderline […] I found something I’d never adjust to […] Transparent and played out […] but it’s coming undone…(Leaders) Visions come […] In a sick bed (Deliberation) False […] The dream is so far (Soil’s Song) What is it coming to/I’m unwilling to go on (My twin) A rush through the rusted veins […] The distorted views you had(Rusted) The sever sickness in this room […] There won’t be a time I’m at ease […]As seen in the vision[…]Sick sleep sick dead earth (Increase) Night devour me(July) The itch/the urge […] Medicate/Kill the itch […] The lies the fever (The itch) Light and illumination: The red circles hold the only light (Deliberation) Repeating cycle of light/no light Saw you in the lampglow (Consternation) When you clear the streets & kill the lights (Follower) So I have a light (Rusted) So I had a green light (In the White) I was lost in the city lights (In the White) Reduced illumination (The itch) Ok this is getting very long, there is so much to analyse and write about, but it would be nice to post some of your interpretations, which are your favourite lyrics or just the feelings that these lyrics arouse in you, etc. My favourite so far are "Follower", "In the White" and "July".