Across the Sky
Emilie Autumn Lyrics


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"What is your substance, whereof are you made
That millions of strange shadows on you tend?
Since every one, hath every one, one shade,
And you but one, can every shadow lend."

See beyond the moment
Think beyond the day
Hear the word
My voice will not be cast away
Fatalistic fortune
Ever near the end
Love goes on
But time does not return again

Across the sky
I will come for you
If you ask me to
Demystify
Your uncommon dreams
Stranger things have come true

Fear no more the midnight
Fear no more the sea
Close your eyes, regret nothing
You're safe with me
Look into the shadows
Step into the mist
Search your land but doubt never
I still exist

Across the sky
I will come for you
If you ask me to
Demystify
Your uncommon dreams
Stranger things have come true

Ask yourself: is this all there is?
Take no answer but the one you find
I have put my faith in aberrations of your kind
But even if you're in my mind

Across the sky
I will come to you
If you ask me to
Demystify
Your uncommon dreams
Stranger things have come true

Should we hear the silence?
Should we hear the noise?
I don't need this blind acceptance
I have made my choice
Light lives in the darkness
Beauty lives in pain
In destruction we may lose ourselves
But still I will remain

Across the sky
Across the sky
See beyond the moment
Think beyond the day




Hear the word
Hear the word

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Emilie Autumn's Prologue: Across the Sky are highly introspective and thought-provoking. The first stanza sets the tone of the song with a series of questions about the nature of existence, identity, and reality. The second and third stanzas offer a sense of comfort and reassurance, urging the listener to look beyond the present moment, to be open to life's mysteries, and to embrace the unknown with curiosity and wonder.


The song's central theme is the search for meaning in a world full of uncertainty and confusion. It suggests that life is a journey, a mystery to be unraveled, and that we must all find our own way in it. The lyrics evoke a sense of otherworldliness, with references to shadows, mist, and the sky, giving the song a dreamlike quality.


One possible interpretation of the song is that the singer is a guide, offering comfort and hope to someone who is lost or unsure of their path in life. The repeated refrain of "across the sky" suggests that the singer is omnipresent and can be reached from anywhere. The use of the first person in the final stanza ("I have made my choice") further reinforces this idea.


Overall, the song is a poetic reflection on the human condition, offering a sense of hope and wonder in a world that can often seem dark and foreboding.


Line by Line Meaning

What is your substance, whereof are you made
What is your true essence, what makes up your being


That millions of strange shadows on you tend?
Why do people have so many perceptions of you that are not entirely accurate?


Since every one, hath every one, one shade,
Since every person shares one common trait with everyone else


And you but one, can every shadow lend.
Yet each person is unique and can impart their own shadow on others


Across the sky
A promise to reach out and connect, despite distance


I will come for you
I will be there for you


If you ask me to
But only if you desire it


Demystify
To unravel and reveal the true nature of


Your uncommon dreams
Your unique aspirations and desires


Stranger things have come true
The unlikely can become reality


Fear no more the midnight
Don't be afraid of the unknown and darkness


Fear no more the sea
Don't be afraid of the vastness of life and the unknown future


Close your eyes, regret nothing
Be at peace with yourself and have no regrets


You're safe with me
I will protect and care for you


Look into the shadows
Investigate the unknown and hidden parts of yourself


Step into the mist
Embrace the uncertain and vague aspects of life


Search your land but doubt never
Explore and discover without hesitation or disbelief


I still exist
I am present and real, despite any doubts or fears


Ask yourself: is this all there is?
Consider if your current reality is all that life has to offer


Take no answer but the one you find
Don't accept any answer without first seeking truth and clarity yourself


I have put my faith in aberrations of your kind
I believe in the unique and unconventional aspects of your nature


Even if you're in my mind
Even if we're not physically together, you're still present in my thoughts and feelings


Should we hear the silence?
Should we pay attention to the absence of noise or words?


Should we hear the noise?
Should we focus on the chaos and distractions around us?


I don't need this blind acceptance
I don't want people to blindly accept what I say without questioning or understanding


I have made my choice
I have chosen my own path and beliefs


Light lives in the darkness
Even the darkest of times can have hope and positivity


Beauty lives in pain
There can be beauty and growth in difficult experiences


In destruction we may lose ourselves
When things fall apart, we may struggle to find our place or identity


But still I will remain
Yet, I will persist and endure


See beyond the moment
Think beyond the present and consider the future


Think beyond the day
Imagine beyond the immediate and ordinary


Hear the word
Listen and pay attention to what is being said


Hear the word
A repetition of the previous line, emphasizing the importance of listening




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Grace Delphine

This is so different from her later creations, it was almost shocking to me. Like, if you compare this to Opheliac or I Know Where You Sleep.... It really is amazing how she can do such different things, and yet have all of it be so distinctively Emilie Autumn.

Vera Papp

yup, it's so awesome when someone is able to show many of their different sides.

Rachel Fourie

This is one of my favorite songs by her

Kali

I used to listen to this when I was younger and I remember it and I have so much nostalgia

Nekorobot01

The lyrics are deep, i love how good poet she is, since her first song pointed to things of the soul, from bottom to top, from existencial issues to real life fights, Emilie Autumn May not be the Best, but is My Best💞

Derek Allard

I admit, I've known about Ms. Autumn for a while now and still haven't heard all of her songs. I don't know why. She has remarkable talent in all of her work. I'm always mystified by each song I hear. Maybe I don't want to waste that first time hearing her. Because my word, listening to her is truly astounding.

EJ Dupris

This song gives me shivers with headphones on :o so good

Wendy Lynch

That's how I first heard it. It was such an amazing experience.

Alexandra Rain

Falls asleep to this dreaming of endless hills, purple skies, and white butterflies

Helen Hortin

Alexandra Rain What a pretty thing to write :)

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