Ok, I'm not really ready for a review, now. Not easy thing at all, to manage the ToT matter, at the moment. But Arvigeus
' post inspired me, somehow, so here are some... things about and please, don't be mad with me for my being a bit "superficial", once again...
Sure, our own life experiences lead us to different interpretations about songs' meaning and a single love story as ToT main theme might fit. But to me the song Temple of Thought doesn't sound as a love already being lived and happy. It seems to me that the character is opening his heart to a sort of love-call someone sent/gave him, probably after thinking of it quite a lot (the character). So, if you want to consider a single love story, you should put ToT song as first song of the story; but then this love story, here, would be told through its beginning and its end, missing a so very important part of it, when they felt so good together... There's not a song about that. Made on purpose... might be, we're talking about Poets of the Fall
I can see an awesome movie: TEMPLE OF THOUGHT
Direction by Me
, writing&music by Poets of the Fall
There's a huge love that comes to its end, in such a sorrowful way for the main character, Running Out of Time
, Morning Tide
(Actually most of the lyrics could fit the second part of the movie, too. But "Leaving behind all our sorrow and pride" and "Love is still here. Never will it leave. You're always with me, and I'm always with you.", make it fit better here... Even if I'm not so sure about the place, cos it could fit also at another point of this first part of the story, but it'd be too complicated and poor character!...),Skin
("I was finally ready to meet you half way" - I see a connection with Morning Tide),The Distance
("Across the distance I still see your flame"),Cradled in Love
("So with the fire still burning bright").
So, it seems like he was able to let her go, finally. But he's totally devastated (just look at Zoltar in CiL video, at the end...), he still loves her and he will always love her...
But he has to go on and he knows he won't be able to do that alone.
Here, you can have two versions and that's my favorite:
He is aware there's someone who loves him, or at least says to love him, so he wanna try to live this new love, but he's not sure about her, maybe. And if all that is just an illusion? But perhaps it can be true love and he needs love so much, to heal his wounds and this could be a good way. But what if she demanded too much? He's not ready for that, cos "that" fire is still burning bright, inside... And so here is a seesaw of different feelings: Temple of Thought
(I know that it's all about understanding"),Kamikaze Love
("Miss Understanding..."),The Lie Eternal
,Show Me This Life
And behind all this Carnival of mixed emotions, it's him... Jeremiah Peacekeeper, on his knees... he need(s) your love... The Ballad of Jeremiah Peacekeeper
And when you have to pass such painful trials for long, you definitely need to be Psycho, to not lose your sanity... The Happy Song
Yep! I put in THS, too! And yep! I'm able to see things nobody can see... cos it might be they don't exist, actually... I told you I'm a PSYCHO...
Something more serious when I'll be ready...
Just let me say that Temple of Thought is simply a Masterwork, in its all and what hits me the most (in addition to that beautiful soul, who bared his humanity in such a disarming way) is the sound. I can feel a sort of challenge, inside that... Yes, this ToT sound tastes of Challenge! But I need more time to deep the matter...