What does Leviathan mean?

Volbeat: Leviathan Meaning

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Album cover for Leviathan album cover

Song Released: 2019

Leviathan Lyrics

Leviathan where are you now
My secret friend from the underground

Bring your waves and the thunder
Make me believe forever more
Outside my window I can see
The ocean where you used to be
Horns that sprout out from your head

A glowing...

  1. anonymous
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    Feb 12th 2021 !⃝

    Cest une chanson positive, malgré les apparence la creature mytique peut repandre la lumière si elle ouvre les yeux....volbeat est un groupe avec une belle énergie !

  2. anonymous
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    Feb 1st 2021 !⃝

    when he sings "leviathan..open your eyes "
    that could be inviting US as human being's on this planet
    to WAKE UP and take notice of all that we are doing to
    this planet ...ocean's ...air...land....and yes

    just like another post...stated....to think back to our youth
    when we were full of passion and confidence and felt we
    could take on the world.....we shouldn't lose sight of that
    feeling and be persistent in our drive to make the world a
    better place....for all....Human's...animal's...mammal's...birds

  3. anonymous
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    Dec 20th 2020 !⃝

    To me this feels like an environmentalist song. Summoning the creature to terrify everyone into literally cleaning up the world.

  4. anonymous
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    Aug 17th 2020 !⃝

    An adult man scorned by a lifelong commitment to the wrong woman; unloved,unable to leave a life he wishes he never had. This is a sad man who isn't able to love his life, his children, mother, himself, or recognize the power of real love by another person because he's to selfish loving himself to see the love from others for him to heal. Don't feel sorry for the man who throws so much love away from searching for something non-existent. He chooses his life while he tosses love aside or leaves it behind all his life on a search to be secluded, deceitful, invisible, away, cold, and on his own journey to live a life chasing money to validate the lies he tells everyone around him about how it was "for his family", "to prove something to himself", and all the reasons he tells his lies as if he is writing his autobiography of what he wishes he was. None of it is truthful, it's variant upon who, what, when, and where he wants to be that keeps everyone at bay while he chases paper and misses the life he despises. His Mother, ex wife, and even daughter will never be trustworthy, no woman will be; they'll forever be demons or snakes just holding him back from his life of lies. A glimpse of his deep love he shows to a very elite few. The women who got lost in his ability to paint a beautiful future of a man who was in love, sure of his future with them...the way he had lied to himself to say he wanted to share his life instead of the solitude he tells everyone in his selfish life of self while he throws it away or taints it into an ugly that reveals himself. Even he doesn't like himself. He's better than everyone else. He's smarter. He's a man child with his interpretation of women one that will never be caused by him and a childhood created by his father who was always gone, forgot Christmas, and never said the words he longed to hear. He is a book with no future of life with just one woman. The song describes his inability to admit his own flaws or to grow the fuck up and love someone else more than himself. He is a God of deceit, master of trickery, slick with his words, playing off the attention of those who let him take charge of situations and put his few close friends beneath him. His life of deceit is the only one he truly knows but he will be left alone with those same few friends and women he tosses aside beside him during his last breathes and return to the sea of dreams he makes for himself every night while he sleeps in his filthy, fake, false sense of self. He used to be a good man, now he's just good at telling himself he is good and running away from the ones who question him or remind him of the truth. He's so beautifully ugly swimming in his ocean of self.

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 2nd 2020 !⃝

    I like the C part in particular:

    “Under the blackened sky when a fire storm lit up the ocean overnight
    So we meet again, but this time we step out of our dreams with open eyes
    Now that it's said and done, can we make this world a better place for everyone?
    For everyone“

    It’s as if one has awoken to the compulsion to put dreams into action.

  6. anonymous
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    Jun 19th 2020 !⃝

    Here, Volbeat's Michael Poulsen sings as the imagination of a young boy who is looking out of his bedroom window. The child can see the ocean and wonders where the Leviathan is.

    Outside my window, I can see
    The ocean where you used to be
    Horns that sprout out from your head
    A glowing light near the surface

    Poulsen explained to Billboard: "He already has a feeling that the world can be an evil place, full of bad people. He wants as a youngster to try to clean up the whole world, but he knows that he can't do that. But he believes that he can contact Leviathan the sea monster, and together they could clean up all the bad things."

  7. anonymous
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    Jun 13th 2020 !⃝

    Leviathan is a reference in the bible to the snake that circles and guards the flat earth borders. Some think its a reference to a dinosaur but dont get fooled, they are false doctrine.

  8. anonymous
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    Oct 19th 2019 !⃝

    I kinda think this song deals with looking back on the innocence of childhood and how to regain it. I thought no maybe global warming could also fit in. Leviathan could possibly be "us"...

  9. anonymous
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    Oct 7th 2019 !⃝

    It means destruction. It is about Satan.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  10. anonymous
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    Sep 27th 2019 !⃝

    I thought it was for the new godzilla movie

  11. anonymous
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    Aug 10th 2019 !⃝

    leviathan is a sea monster/ dinosaur reference in the Bible

  12. anonymous
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    Jul 2nd 2019 !⃝

    To me.. Leviathan is his lost strength, resolve and self confidence. In the ocean it used to be. With a shining light it used to have. When he finds it again on dark and stormy time, he decides to not let it sleep again. It's how I took this. Great lyrics

  13. anonymous
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    Jun 15th 2019 !⃝

    I love this song thank you for writing a song like this for people like me. Your True Fan Ralph Scooby Sexton

  14. anonymous
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    Jun 6th 2019 !⃝

    A man, wanting to change the way the world is in his adult life, nostalgically looks back to when he was a child, summoning his "secret friend" to help him. (Leviathan) The secret friend is a metaphor for the optimism and endless enthusiasm we had in our youth, when we felt anything was possible.

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