What does Cry for the Moon mean?

Epica: Cry for the Moon Meaning

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Cry for the Moon Lyrics

Follow your common sense
You cannot hide yourself behind a fairytale forever and ever
Only by revealing the whole truth can we disclose
The soul of this sick bulwark forever and ever
Forever and ever

Indoctrinated minds so very...

  1. anonymous
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    Mar 25th !⃝

    Hi, after doing a translation about the song itself, I understood that certainly, it is not about "religion" itself. Even thought it has some references to the cristianity such as "the garden of Eden", it is talking beyond doubt about the practices of some priests again children. I will explain it a little further: "Virginity has been stolen at very young ages" means that there are some sexual practices that eliminate that "virginity" from the youth. Then, "Morbid abuse of power in the garden of Eden" I would say that here it is talking about the garden of Eden as the church itself. Finally, "Where the apple, where the apple gets a youthful face" meaning that the apple that is being eaten is just children and youth people.

  2. anonymous
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    Sep 21st 2022 !⃝

    Follow your common sense?
    You cant hide yourselves behind a fairy tale?

    I'm gonna have to say that's anti-Christian. Whether they are talking about the abuse in the Catholic Church or what. IDK. The Catholic Church does not represent Christianity. "Cry for the moon," means to ask for the impossible. It's impossible for nothing, to make something.

  3. anonymous
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    Jul 24th 2021 !⃝

    I like the ideas you mentioned. I noticed, it uses "we", and asks us All to change this sick bulwark. I also tend to think, that it expresses our common fault in something, but it can be more than "who judges who". Maybe it includes more awarness on to our enimvironmental foot print. Or society, how we organise ourself as well. Some old ideology might will have to leave in order to leave the fairytale. I see the beauty in that how easily this can be interpreted as an inner journey as well.

  4. anonymous
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    Oct 25th 2017 !⃝

    This song is not against religion, its against fundamentalism.
    As they said in Dutch this song is about Abuses behind closed church doors.

    Also false prophets or those who come in the name of god and condemn others.And people who use god as an excuse for devil deeds, such as lyrics: you can't keep washing your hands in innocence and hide behind old fashioned fairy tails

  5. anonymous
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    Aug 21st 2017 !⃝

    From the song part that said follow your common sense and an d don't rely on fairy tails,this music is blaspheming against God and the Bible

  6. anonymous
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    Jun 6th 2012 !⃝

    I think this song is talking about how many people judge others and call it good, when they are doing wrong themselves.

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