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In Flames – The Chosen Pessimist lyrics

Tell me which side I'm on
Approaching constant failure
Tell me which side I'm on
(Who is friend or foe?)
Approaching constant failure

Between love and hate
Which path to follow?
How can I keep balance in this race?
Come faith, I'm dying (slowly)

In many ways I'm the burden that devides us from the light
In many ways you're the halo that keeps my spirit alive

Temptation
Play the good or evil part
With me, you evoke the dark
Erase the free will and watch me heal

Tell me which side I'm on
Approaching constant failure

Between love and hate
Which path to follow?
How can I keep balance in this race?
Come faith, I'm dying...

Amused by the trials and tribulations
If I survive I fly from here
But as the chosen pessimist

I carve my name in stone
I carve my name in stone

Amused by the trials and tribulations
If I survive I fly from here

How can I keep balance in this race?
Come faith I'm dying...



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    TheUndefinable
    Well to me the song seems to be about a man that doesn't know if he is on the wrong or right path of life. Hes praying to god to help him find the right path. "Between love and hate...Which path to follow?". "In many ways I'm the burden that devides us from the light." Hes lacking faith and it is tearing him from the lord, "In many ways you're the halo that keeps my spirit alive" but somehow the lord is keeping his faith and spirit alive. "Temptation Play the good or evil part" He doesn't know if what he is doing is good or bad.
    "Come faith I'm dying..." He praying for an answer cause his faith is failing. Great song, it really spoke to me.
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  • EvilMikey
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    EvilMikey
    Don't you think that he's talking about a girl? Would mean he live for her(or because he love her). Well don't need to explain you what it is ;) Also, he's saying > that mean he as already been with the person since he know what its doing to be with 'her' so it can't be god like Theundefinable said. But this girl obviously don't love him so it could maybe explain the > (love or hate her) and would mean that this choice is killing him?
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    HendriX
    I love the lyrics.
    As I see it its about to follow weather the good or the bad side, but in this world where good things seem nearly impossible to do the only solution is to be a pessimist.
    But what does he mean by "erase the free will and watch me heal" is it that there is no free will possible in this world and that your better off without it.
    Tell me what you think and please write down if you think the song is about something completely different I'm glad about any response.
    Grax.
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