3 thoughts on “Dark Angel

  1. TorridlyBoredShopper "T(to the)B(to the)S"
    TorridlyBoredShopper "T(to the)B(to the)S" says:

    Hear my Heart; Its so Filled with Loving 0

  2. W. D. Scales
    W. D. Scales says:

    worth it for “Tempest” alone 0

  3. Petar Vodogaz "Commissioner"
    Petar Vodogaz "Commissioner" says:

    VNV Nation’s Darkangel & Tempest I am in the process of purchasing every concievable single and album from VNV Nation and I came across the Darkangel Single and I am deeply moved and impressed by the album version of Darkangel and the remix. The demo ‘Tempest’ was also a beautiful song. Please read further below;It is with a solemn nature that I put down my own song meanings and thoughts on these two songs I will discuss each song separately but I do need to state that both songs deserve praise in their own right. “Darkangel” is better known than Tempest, but Tempest alone has its own draw-power.DARKANGEL (Album – Remixes – Edit Versions)Darkangel originally appeared off of the Empires album and garnered some intensive attention due to its lyrical content. Not only did this song have lyrical punch but also a great background electronica synth combo. Personally this song has become one of my all time VNV Nation favourites to listen to because the lyrics mean something to me.”In your dreams you see me clearI have no restraint, no fearPowerless I watched from faces I’d assumedMy purpose set, my will definedCaress the air, embrace the skiesEscape the sorrow and restraint of mortal cities.”The opening of the song starts off with a slow melody that begins to be manipulated by electronica induced bass and synth’s. The song has an artistic mesh to it. Many folks I have talked to have their own intepretations on the meanings or hidden messages within this song and its lyrics. For me Darkangel represents a person who has suffered so many pains, this person has been cast aside by his own choosing. This person seeks to right an injustice suffered to someone he knew or cared about. This song touched me early on hearing it and many people including myself could gain much from the lyrics.”Give me time I will be clear.Given time you’ll understandWhat possesses me to right what you have suffered.I’m in this mood because of scorn.I’m in a mood for total war.To the darkened skies once more and ever onward.”As the song continues the listener is drawn further within the mindset of this vindicated person. This person has been through hell, a hell made from his own mistakes and other’s scorn. Now this person has come to a realisation that to seek retribution he is to make a literal war within himself and others. Some may say this person is a vigilante, but the lyrics pose a interesting conundrum. You can make what you want of these lyrics.”So many years I stood among the thoughts and tears of those I served.Among my own I was alone through my own doing.All the years I walked unknown behind the faces I assumed.Powerless to clear your mind of what you’d suffered.””They fall again.They fall again.”This person who has faced so much, now posesses a clear conviction to right the wrongs of the past for this unknown person, for himself. But this time he has forsaken the faces he had assumed, and now is himself. This could correlate to how we treat people, how we show one person one face, and another person another face quite different. For me, the lyrics ask a question so pertinant in today’s day and age. “Are we comfortable being ourselves, who we were born to be?””Give me time I will be clear.Given time you’ll understandWhat possesses me to right what you have suffered.I’m in this mood because of scorn.I’m in a mood for total war.To the darkened skies once more and ever onward.There is no faith in which to hide.Even truth is filled with lies.Doubting angels fall to walk among the living.I’m in this mood because of scorn.I’m in a mood for total war.To the darkened skies once more and ever onward.”Toward the end of the song, this unknown person (could be any of us, or each of us – the listeners), comes to a realization, that the total war he wants is infact within himself. It is him fighting his inner demons that have for so long attempted to confine him and subdue him. His sense of faith is no more, the truth he knew is infact a lie. So his realisation is this;”I’d only come here seeking peace.I’d only come here seeking me.It seems I came to leave.”And in the end, it is clear, that to fight his demons and end that war within himself, he must seek peace, seek himself from the wars and the lies and the hurt he suffered and inflicted onto another. And his realisation, sad as it is, is to leave – to leave the place of sufferage.TEMPEST (Album – Edit Versions)This is a beautiful piece of work. Tempest was first listened to by me with my friends on a radio station and…

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