Flashback
The Birthday Massacre Lyrics


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Don′t forget to remember
Tomorrow's no more than yesterday
All you need is want
Angels work, and devils play

This feels like nothing new, new
Feels like yesterday
This feels like déjà vu, vu
Feels like yesterday

As above
So below
As the universe
So the soul

Don′t forget to surrender
Tomorrow will soon be yesterday
Learn the role by heart
Devils charm, and angels pray

This feels like nothing new, new
Feels like yesterday
This feels like déjà vu, vu
Feels like yesterday

As above
So below
As the universe
So the soul

We play the part, our role, by heart
To the end, from where we start
Truth we know, where all things go
As above, so as below

As above
So below




As the universe
So the soul

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to The Birthday Massacre's song Flashback seem to be warning against the passage of time and the danger in becoming caught up in the past. The opening lines, "Don't forget to remember, Tomorrow's no more than yesterday" suggest a sense of nostalgia, as if the singer is urging the listener not to forget the people, events or feelings of the past, while also acknowledging that the present moment can never fully replicate the past. The line "All you need is want" suggests that nostalgia can be dangerous if it turns into an unhealthy yearning for what can never be again.


The song continues on to describe a sense of familiarity and repetition that the singer experiences, such as the feeling of déjà vu. The lines "This feels like nothing new, new, Feels like yesterday, This feels like déjà vu, vu, Feels like yesterday" reflect the way that memories can blend together and create a feeling of timelessness. The chorus ties this feeling to a larger, cosmic sense of connection, with the repeated refrain "As above, so below, As the universe, so the soul." This suggests that the sense of being caught in a cycle of time is a universal truth that affects all people equally.


The lyrics shift in the second verse to focus on surrendering to the inevitable passage of time. "Don't forget to surrender, Tomorrow will soon be yesterday" suggests an acceptance that time moves forward regardless of whether we want it to or not. The line "Devils charm, and angels pray" suggests a contrast between the forces of temptation and the forces of safety, highlighting the danger of living in the past versus the safety of living in the present. The repetition of the chorus reinforces the idea of a universal truth about time that affects all people, everywhere.


Line by Line Meaning

Don't forget to remember
Don't let the memories fade away


Tomorrow's no more than yesterday
Time is fleeting and tomorrow will soon become yesterday


All you need is want
Desire is the driving force to achieve our goals


Angels work, and devils play
Good and bad coexist, and everyone has their own way of life


This feels like nothing new, new
The current situation seems familiar


Feels like yesterday
It feels like just happened yesterday


This feels like déjà vu, vu
The current situation feels like a repeated experience


As above
What happens on earth is connected to what happens in the heavens


So below
What happens in the heavens is reflected on earth


As the universe
The universe is a reflection of us and vice versa


So the soul
Our inner selves are deeply connected to the universe


Don't forget to surrender
Sometimes letting go is the best way to move forward


Tomorrow will soon be yesterday
Time is always moving forward and we should make the most of it


Learn the role by heart
Embrace our true selves and accept our roles in life


Devils charm, and angels pray
Even the wicked have their charms, and the virtuous pray for guidance


We play the part, our role, by heart
We live our lives according to our nature and inner calling


To the end, from where we start
Life is a journey that begins and ends with us


Truth we know, where all things go
We know that everything in life follows a set order and path


As above, so as below
The connections between the universe and our inner selves are inseparable




Writer(s): Amir Derakh, Michael Rainbow, Sara Taylor, Michael Hanmer, Kevin Maher

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