This song is the epitome of what I call “hard music for hard times” — heavy songs conveying really heavy, hard feelings.
One of the biggest fears we have in life is disappointments. When you think about it, so many of our fears boil down to trying to prevent letdowns.
This song is about letdowns, when you thought the path was clear — yet you cannot proceed because fear is holding you back.
The memories that are left behind
Close my eyes
I’ve been hopelessly lost in the fear
Fears are learned, they come from memories, those of painful experiences. And they get stuck. They get stuck in our body, and a lot of times we are not even aware that it’s there. The path looks clear — in plain view, there’s nothing in the way. But you may find that you still can’t move forward.
It’s because the fear is still in you. Holding you back. You need to get it out, be free. I realize I’m talking about something huge and heavy, something not to be treated casually.
But the basic notion is the same. Fear lives inside. You need to get it out. How, there are ways, some will work better for you than others. But fear is something we all should aim to purge.