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Lyrics : Mark Jansen
Music : Mark Jansen, Ad Sluijter

Versions

Album Version (09:45)Consign to Oblivion album
Orchestral Version (09:49)Consign to Oblivion 10th anniversary expanded edition, Consign to Oblivion 10th anniversary expanded edition 2LP purple
Live in Miskolc 2008 (12:06)The Classical Conspiracy album
Live at the Klokgebouw 2013 (09:44)Retrospect album

Lyrics

How can we let this happen and
Just keep our eyes closed ’till the end

The only thing that counts is the prosperity of today
Most important to us is that our bills get paid
Our good intentions have always been delayed

How can we let this happen and
Just keep our eyes closed ’till the end
When we will stand in front of heaven’s gate
It will be too late !

Try to unlearn all that you’ve learnt
Try to listen to your heart
No, we can’t understand the universe
By just using our minds
We are so afraid of all the things unknown

A must we appease is the lust to get laid
Nothing really matters, just devouring our prey
Our good intentions have always been delayed so
Our generous acts have always come too late

How can we let this happen and
Just keep our eyes closed ’till the end
When we will stand in front of heaven’s gate
It will be too late !

Try to unlearn all that you’ve learnt
Try to listen to your heart
No, we can’t understand the universe
By just using our minds
We are so afraid of all the things unknown
We just flee into a dream that never comes true

Low, low, low to the ground we feel safe
Low, low, low to the ground we feel brave

Oblivisci tempta quod didicisti

Open your eyes, we’re not in paradise
How can’t you see this stress is killing me ?
Fulfil your dreams, life is not what is seems to be
We have captured time
So time made us all hostages without mercy

Seemingly generous fooling ourselves
Selfishly venomous time tells

Too much thinking goes at the cost of all our intuition
Our thoughts create reality
But we neglect to be
So we’re already slaves of our artificial world
We shouldn’t try to control life
But listen to the laws of nature

Open your eyes, we’re not in paradise
How can’t you see this stress is killing me ?
Fulfil your dreams, life is not what is seems to be
We have captured time
So time made us all hostages without mercy

Low, low, low to the ground we feel safe
Low, low, low to the ground we feel brave

We all think we’re generous
But we only fool ourselves
The only thing that matters is
Our way and our vision
Selfishly we’re venomous
But you know the time tells us
There is more to life than our
Higher positions, race for perfection
Better, faster
We must return to the laws of the nature
Free ourselves from madness

Translation

Oblivisci tempta quod didicisti Try to forget what you have learnt

(translation : source)

Trivia

“The lyrics are about the fact that people nowadays only care about themselves and do not worry at all about nature, that keeps on worsening, and about other people. The only thing that counts is to keep up the economy and to present good yearmarks. There is more to the world than this ! There will have to be a clear change in this rusted thinking-pattern, because otherwise a dramatic future awaits us. Because I always like to see the positive side of things, I think the notion will come, but this will have to happen very quickly !” – Mark Jansen