Sonata Arctica – Closer to an Animal

Closer to an Animal

I am a man,
You fell down from that apple tree
The other day with me
We had already forgotten,
We one day crawled up from the sea

Imagine now,
If we one day could build a flying contraption
And see the world
What if we could somehow
Store knowledge in a cloud
Draw a smiley face on the moon
Find the meaning of life

Riding the crest of our time
With bravado, soon complete
Will we see a new one rise behind us
A new chance, a new world

Our wave,
It’s about to break
And we’re about to dive
In the void, it echoes our fall
Our paean to avarice

I think we’re closer to an animal
Every day, till we fall…

Can you believe,
We have all those eyes high in the sky
And we can now see the world
One thing truly makes me blind,
The wisdom of hindsight
The eye in my own hand

Riding the crest of our time
With bravado, soon complete
Will we see a new one rise behind us
A new chance, a new world

I think I’m closer to an animal
Every day, till I fall

If you want it all, you can have it all
But greed raises oceans too
When the glacier of our broken dreams
Melts in your champagne glass
Someone knocks on your door
Four times…

Sand in your hour glass
Every grain is a day
Falling, finding it’s rightful place

If you want it all, you can have it all
But greed raises oceans too
When the glacier of your broken dream
Melts in your champagne glass

Do we need it all, we can have it all
Our greed will raise oceans soon
And the glacier of our human dream
Gone with the champagne glass in the sea
Back in the sea…
Back in the sea…

I am a man
In the grand scheme of things
Only minutes have passed
Since I crawled up from the sea.
But already, I’ve built a flying contraption
And seen the world
I’ve drawn a smiley face on the moon
And stored knowledge in a cloud…
What a wonderful gift our mind is.
But why am I using it to destroy this beautiful planet…
My only home.
If it defines me,
If it makes me a human,
I need to get
Closer to my inner animal.


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