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Song Released: 2002


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When leaves have fallen
And skies turned into grey.
The night keeps on closing in on the day
A nightingale sings his song of farewell
You better hide for her freezing hell

On cold wings she's coming
You better keep moving
For warmth,...

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    anonymous
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    May 16th, 2017 5:39am report


    It could also be about either anorexia or bulimia..



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    Harry_Lannister
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    Jun 2nd, 2016 6:32pm report


    The cool thing about the lyrics of this song is that it's not just literally about winter, but it also tries to tell a story about it.

    The song's symbolic and mystical lyrics seem to be inspired by Norse mythology which dates back to times where natural phenomena were explained with stories about humanized God like figures. I think the 'Ice Queen' is specifically a depiction of the Goddess Skadi, the Goddess of winter or the Goddess of Shades and Darkness. She was simply the symbol for winter in Nordic mythology, and was not necessarily an evil character, but rather stands as a symbol of the coldness, darkness and perhaps the loneliness that winter comes with.

    It seems like the song actually tends to refer to old times. It tries to depict how people in prehistoric times/middle ages might have felt and thought about winter.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 23rd, 2013 8:10pm report


    I think it could be either literal (about winter) or symbolical (about loneliness/heartaches - symbolized by cold).

    especially this line:
    When she embraces your heart turns to stone
    She comes at night when you're all alone
    And when she whispers your blood shall run cold

    everyone knows one feels lonelier/sadder at night when you are alone.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 24th, 2012 7:19am report


    This song is about the winter. You get to know it already in the first verse of the song.
    "When leaves have fallen
    And skies turned into grey.
    The night keeps on closing in on the day
    A nightingale sings his song of farewell
    You better hide for her freezing hell"
    I think they sing about winter in the north, since that is where the days get shorter.
    It can actually be really cold some places there, so there was certainly some people in the past (When the electricity did not exist) who died of cold.
    And that's the time they most probably sing about. Where ice queen represents the massive cold.
    And then the summer came and the end of the ice queen's raging was over.
    "The sun awakes and melts it away
    The world now opens its eyes and sees
    The dawning of a new day"

    So it is not about global warming at all!!!



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    anonymous
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    Mar 29th, 2012 3:58pm report


    This song is about a cruel woman (possibly a "black widow") that takes advantage of men who probably are going through a tough time and feel like they need someone to turn to for help, thus the lyrics "For warmth, you'll be longing". She makes them feel special, they get married, she either breaks their heart or kills them. This happens again and again, and each time men fall for her trap, thus the lyrics "Haven't you seen? Haven't you seen?".



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    anonymous
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    May 8th, 2011 5:54pm report


    I think this song is about Global Warming and everyone believing that we're doing it. But were not, we've had this sort of heatwave before, it's a pattern. "Haven't you seen the ruins of our world?"



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    anonymous
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    May 8th, 2011 5:54pm report


    I think this song is about Global Warming and everyone believing that we're doing it. But were not, we've had this sort of heatwave before, it's a pattern. "Haven't you seen the ruins of our world?"




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