The Screen Behind the Mirror
Enigma Lyrics


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Here's the mirror
Behind there is a screen
Turn around
On both ways you can get in
The experience of survival
Look around just people, can you hear their voice
Find the one who'll guide you to the limits of your choice
The experience, of survival
Try to think about it
That's the chance to live your life and discover
Try to think about it
The experience of survival
The experience




The experience of survival
The experience

Overall Meaning

The song "The Screen Behind the Mirror" by Enigma is a complex piece that blends various elements of music including Gregorian chants, electronic beats, and soothing melodies. The lyrics describe a unique experience of survival while also delving into the concept of self-discovery. The opening lines "Here's the mirror, Behind there is a screen" suggest that the world we see in front of us is merely a reflection of reality, and the real "screen" lies behind it. The next line "Turn around, On both ways you can get in" implies that we have a choice as to where we go from here.


The song continues with the chorus "The experience of survival" emphasizing that life is an experience of survival. It's about living life to the fullest and discovering one's true potential. The subsequent lines "Look around just people, can you hear their voice" ask us to pay attention to the world around us and to seek the guidance of others who can help us reach our own limits of success. The repetition of "The experience" in the chorus further reinforces the importance of this experience of survival.


Overall, the song "The Screen Behind the Mirror" is a philosophical reflection on the human experience. It encourages listeners to look within themselves and explore their limits while also recognizing the value of those around them who can help guide them in their path to self-discovery.


Line by Line Meaning

Here's the mirror
The mirror is being presented, possibly as a metaphor for self-reflection.


Behind there is a screen
Behind the mirror is a screen, which suggests that what we see in ourselves is not necessarily the whole truth.


Turn around
The singer is urging the listener to change direction, possibly to gain a new perspective.


On both ways you can get in
Either direction is valid, as both lead to some kind of experience.


The experience of survival
The song seems to be about the human experience, particularly in difficult or uncertain circumstances.


Look around just people, can you hear their voice
People are all around, and their voices can be heard, perhaps symbolizing the shared experience of being human.


Find the one who'll guide you to the limits of your choice
Someone may act as a guide, but ultimately, the listener must make their own choices and decide how to live their life.


The experience, of survival
This line echoes the earlier mention of survival as a key aspect of the human experience.


Try to think about it
The artist encourages the listener to reflect on their experience of survival, in order to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them.


That's the chance to live your life and discover
Reflecting on one's experience of survival can allow for personal growth and discovery.


Try to think about it
The singer emphasizes the importance of introspection and reflection, as a means of gaining insight and understanding.


The experience of survival
The phrase is repeated, emphasizing its significance and centrality to the song's message.


The experience
The song ends on this shortened version of the earlier phrase, reinforcing its importance to the theme of the song.




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Written by: CRETU

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