I've been listening ToT constantly since I got it (minus the hours I'm at work or sleeping) but who here hasn't?
And I have to say few more (possibly not last) things.
"I want you to know you're the heart of my temple of thought" - I'm crazy in love in this line, and now I can see it two ways: he's saying that she's the centre of all his thoughts, always on his mind, or (taking what Marko said in one of the interviews, that temple of thought can be interpreted as a person, body for the thoughts) that she's literally his own heart. Am I saying that clear enough? Anyway, one small line saying that she's both his heart and his every thought. One can't ask for more.
Also, I've read all of the interviews now and the thing about trilogy -
And thematically, if Signs of Life is the first part, it depicts the birth and growth and Carnival of Rust depicts the loss of illusions, you see what life is really like and the end result is a human being, Temple of Thought.
There is Signs of Life that tells about the birth and the life, also. And then comes Carnival of Rust that tells about that… what it is in Finnish… disillusionment, about that when illusions are shook off and so on. Let go of your beliefs, intention and so on and after that comes… what forms the Temple of Thought, what a person is made of.
So the way I see it's all about learning that love (fulfilled, lost, memories of it, hopes for it...) is the essence of life. ("Remember, love is all.") I really like that thought even though it makes me sad.
I'm going on and on about one topic, am I? Well, Poets started it
Last thing, that's different, I promise:
I was wondering if the three J's took part in the recording of the album like with TT? Or is it all (base, drums etc.) Captain's hard work? Because I don't know who should I praise for example for the wicked drums part like about 2:20 in RooT? Sorry if that info was somewhere already, I must have missed that