Dead Can Dance - Amnesia Lyrics




Saw the demonstration
On remembrance day
Lest we forget the lesson
Enshrined in funeral clay
History is never written
By those who've lost
The defeated must bear witness to
Our collective memory loss

With every generation comes
Another memory lapse
See the demonstrations of
Failing to learn from our past
We live in the dreamtime
Nothing seems to last
Can you really plan a future
When you no longer have a past

Memories fall from the trees
Amnesia
Memories like autumn leaves

If we are subject to
Empirical minds
I wonder what lies beyond
Our memory's confines
If memory is the true
Sum of who we are
May your children know the truth
And shine like the brightest star

Memory, help me see
Amnesia
Memory, set me free

All my love and all my kisses
Sweet Mnemosyne
All my love and all my kisses
Sweet Mnemosyne
Sweet Mnemosyne





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  1. Luti

    Amoooo😍👽🎀

  2. alejandro rodriguez

    🙏☯

  3. Stephen Bradley

    Yeah so the truth of my instinctive memory helped me find the sun. (Thank God)

  4. Stephen Bradley

    Beautiful synth, beautiful voice. It’s like your soul is taking a bath in a deep green sea...

  5. Taavetti Gross

    Yoy wanna kill me withis music....

  6. tim pearce

    I have been singing kareoke for many years now, I love this song and have practiced for a long time and love singing it
    unfortunately, it is not part of the kareoke scene and not available in the public eye ?
    anyone know of a local band who would like a voice like Brandon Perry to emulate this???

  7. COLT WEST

    History writes this band

  8. Василий Паменов

    He died in my place and instead of you, he is a glorious boy at the surrender of the FSB in Moscow

  9. BoyHarsher75 1312

    Sound intro Depeche Mode 80'

  10. Leonardo Torres

    Saludos desde Argentina!28-12-2019!

  11. Undead_Goddess55

    Sweet and chimes my soul , Danke

  12. Catherine Scruggs

    every time i listen to this song i peel back yet another fine layer if my Lotus Flower...all my love,...all the meaningful moments in my memory ... Sweet Memosene

  13. Ana Maria Rodriguez

    Hermosa!!!!!

  14. Hobbs LockPickerofThievishBookSmarts

    *A Blood of Ignorance*
    And, Against the Murderous, Thieving, Hordes,
    the Divine Right of Kings, and all their Lords...
    So, with the right to rule by God alone,
    I condemn the Writ this here time Unknown!
    Call to the Logistai their abacus, tried,
    to tax their windows and set me up High!
    Or, the Ontological Proofs of God,
    By blood legality shall live, or nod,
    This toast! Common of legal citizens...
    unstudied, untrue, in unjust oblivion!
    Intuitive nature thus commences
    and, shots fired ring amongst the fences,
    For, without proof, a paper of measure,
    No justification returns their treasure!
    And, no Prince or King shall live thus unversed,
    Of, the arguments in the nature of Earth...

  15. Bongtasia

    *@};~,~~~~*

  16. Hobbs LockPickerofThievishBookSmarts

    *The Theologians of Blood*

    I am your
    laissez-faire children
    I am your
    bourgeoisie normal
    I am your noblest
    king villains
    I am immortal!

    Their gifts of blood
    replenish me...

    They're thieving
    daughters
    admonish me...


    I am immortal!
    I am immortal!

    I am their
    revelations imparted
    Their seclusion and
    disappearing
    I am their
    sacrificially departed
    Their delusion and
    sense appealing

    I am immortal!


    -f. Nienow


     *A Dark Monastery:*

    A Victorian of the
    dead
    skulls, jelly, and
    mud
    strength in
    understanding
    of pathogens and
    diseased blood

    a dark monastery
    a poet’s blood
    nobility…

    digging bodies
    well-consumed
    sycophant's
    sarcophagus
    the idiot-man-child
    repents
    a parent of sheep
    and cats

    skills that never
    ceased to call
    the immortalist
    consumes
    a butcher killing
    takes them all
    their nature's so
    ensued

    -f. Nienow

  17. El geday skanderbeg

    Nice sad melody rythm song !

  18. Iris Iris

    Gibt es das auch instrumental?????

  19. Treenibean

    Just beautiful.. and his voice when he says, "like the brightest star" heavenly!

  20. Rio Rio

    MyMy.Soo beautiful!

  21. 77777 999

    Instrument from intro is it sitar?

    LazlaTheFallen

    sounds more like some grand piano synth.

    haris7911

    is Greek organ named ,,,sandouri..

  22. psychic ghost

    Damn bastards,i know that this song is an allusion to the fall of the middle east to promote their culture and civilisation, just to make them surender to that by the despair of the song ,its like theiy are saying :(its the end you can never make a cultural revolution and you can only accept reality),its obvious from the lyrics ,theiy forgot that its because of the western conspiracy,fuck them, they are not even gothic

    FreeThinking TruthSeeker

    Feel better now ?

  23. mistermayonaise

    History is never written/By those who've lost/The defeated must bear witness to/Our collective memory loss
    And later in time we're learning all these lies......................

  24. Raffaele ashtin

    I m crying ...

  25. Михаил STUFF Давинчук

    Эта музыка все переворачивает изнутри,эффект третьего глаза

  26. Honia P

    Beautiful super👍...

  27. Metatron Angel

    Κομματαρα.....

  28. joel torrao

    i forgot the reason why i love this song so much

  29. thomas oconnor

    Just listened to opium, comments blocked, Why?

    FreeThinking TruthSeeker

    Because sometimes people need to leave their belief system behind when entering a place with a comment section, and just enjoy the sound of what is being offered to us. That's my guess..

  30. Deirdre Stewart

    Some memories worth forgetting! Others worth remembering 💗💞💗💞

  31. DaddyGraves69

    I was lucky enough to see DCD perform this song live in Milan this monday. What an absolutely stunning piece.

  32. Estela Perez

    Dead Can Dance llevándome a otro mundo...! ❤️

    FreeThinking TruthSeeker

    Pues vámos juntos🍻😂👍

  33. LLJay55

    Wonderfull.

    De profundis...( in deep..)

  34. Marcelo Oscar Finestra

    What a trip my god!!!!!.

  35. ricardo alexandre amaral freitas

    Muito muito bom, como sempre.

  36. Christopher duPerier

    Hey guys! Angela uses this song to try Nd draw you in, but she really only cares about being a victim.

  37. bradley krause

    Did is definitely one of the best bands ever

  38. Toonzik toonz

    reminds me The Eternal Joy Division

    Universo

    mmmh a little .. Closer album ?

    Toonzik toonz

    @Universo Exactly

  39. Jurresp Dougsp

    I love this album and the Band

  40. Horacio Córdova

    Memories like autumn leaves

  41. Tom Chagas

    This song on True detective 3 would've been awesome

  42. No Man's Son

    I think this is the most bleak thing I have clicked on.. And I've seen a lot..

  43. 2Lysergic4Insurgent7

    this should be a James Bond opening track

  44. garbis robert

    i dont really know how i miss this band so many years......!
    outstanding music and superb soundstage (listened on a hifi home system)

  45. Mizzi Ko

    AMNESIA

    Saw the demonstration
    On remembrance day
    Lest we forget the lesson
    Enshrined in funeral clay
    History is never written
    By those who've lost
    The defeated must bear witness to
    Our collective memory loss

    With every generation comes
    Another memory lapse
    See the demonstrations of
    Failing to learn from our past
    We live in the dream time
    Nothing seems to last
    Can you really plan a future
    When you no longer have a past

    Memories
    fall from the trees
    Amnesia
    Memories
    like autumn leaves

    If we are subject to
    Empirical minds
    I wonder what lies beyond
    Our memory's confines
    If memory is the true
    Sum of who we are
    May your children know the truth
    And shine like the brightest star

    Memory,
    help me see
    Amnesia
    Memory,
    set me free

    All my love and all my kisses
    Sweet Mnemosyne
    Sweet Mnemosyne
    All my love and all my kisses
    Sweet Mnemosyne
    Sweet Mnemosyne

    Songwriter: Brendan Perry

  46. Catherine Scruggs

    that is a masterpiece that flourishes and unveils its many deep layers as beautifully as does the Manju (Lotus) flower in the Mystical East and Onion in the Wild West

  47. bob cabot

    beautifully and deadly touched by the hand of the non-existing god - and jesus was just an impostor in the higher spirit of the everlasting void which is already awaiting us...

  48. Jon Jennings

    All my love and all my kisses..

  49. Dariusz Malinowski

    Pięknie muzyka duszy mej

  50. MegaMikss

    28 JUNE 2019........BELGRADE, SERBIA !!!🖤❤️🖤

    Виктория Орел

    I was there

  51. 大才

    dreaming teaching feeling survive

  52. Larry Sokoya

    This very sensual and very spritual song makes me want to walk on water and on walls naked then conjure dark and mysterious deities clad in a beautiful black silky mourning gown made by death itself Signed By: Desdemona Sokoya.

  53. Francesco Botti

    Meraviglia...

  54. Ewa A

    czyste piękno

  55. Dariusz Malinowski

    Swiat równoległy

    El geday skanderbeg

    Dariusz Malinowski from Norway ?

  56. Dariusz Malinowski

    Piękne

  57. Mac Hernandez

    Heavy silent Hill vibes

  58. Drake Frost

    ive been listening to this band and drawing for hrs time has past fast in my own zone no negativity at all god bless

    Bongtasia

    *@};~,~~~~*

  59. CYP 2D6

    They have to be trying to sound like Coil, right, because nothing sounds like Coil.

    Thomas Meagher

    I do like Lacuna Coil, more from them, u mean 'this mortal'? Also nice some nights. 🦇🕸️🍷⚰️🥀

  60. António Miguel Lino Moura

    " Better than drugs" someone says. Who needs drugs, when we got songs like that?

  61. Tomasz Wieczorek

    Inspiration song

  62. First Name Last Name

    Time is a measurement, time NEVER changes, only everything around it

    Bongtasia

    *@};~,~~~~*

  63. Juk

    that vocalist takes me to another world

  64. FreeThinking TruthSeeker

    "History is never written, by those who've lost"

    meegomae

    you never be what u thought,u be what u melded and wielded

  65. Iz zY

    ♡ Love

  66. Poupée Gothique

    This really reminds me of "Inoccent Moon" from "Silent Hill 3".

  67. Goddess Frost

    🎶♥🎶

  68. gianni guglietti

    Stile Joy division

  69. вася ивашкин

    Мне эта " Прекрасная песня" - напоминает, глоток свежего - горного воздуха!

  70. Catherine Scruggs

    Dead Can Dance, They are AMAZINGLY HEAVILY WODERFUL,

    Keith Bate

    have you heard Eleusis from the forthcoming album (2018) ?

    Catherine Scruggs

    Keith Bate
    yes
    October 13th 2018
    I walked down the aisle to marry my soulmate
    he and I married for the first time
    he 64
    me 48

  71. ilksen bahsi

    Dead can dance, I think ask dead, wish dance???Good sing😉

  72. DGDSN

    1st time listening to it now. Head full of acid weed and alcohol it passes the test of "Im gunna play that shit again"

    Edit: Lol at all the people in the comments acting like they activated the 5 dimension or some shit. Its a cool song but jeezus.

    k sturmer

    LMAO! :)

    Graeme Kinslow

    I don't need drug's it masks the pain I need emotional therapy that's why I listen to this kind of art form

    Justin Philip

    DGDSN 🤣

  73. Jurresp Dougsp

    muito sensacional este disco anastasis..

  74. WATIER FRANCK

    Étranger à notre monde

  75. Simone Mastrangelo

    Grande Roberto pezzo da paura e mitico bernard barry

  76. Eurico Tomaz

    Intense. Pure. Amazing.

  77. Igor Nakaric

    nice one

  78. Me noT mE

    Sinking into my soul

  79. Igor Aleksic

    I kada je nastupila kolektivna amnezija...

  80. p & p

    Takes us "home".. the place we never left, the I am.

    Bongtasia

    *@};~,~~~~*

  81. Rubico

    Piano part sounds like the piano intro of The Eternal by Joy Division

  82. Ntina Mpatzia

    Saw the demonstration
    On remembrance day
    Lest we forget the lesson
    Enshrined in funeral clay
    History is never written
    By those who've lost
    The defeated must bear witness to
    Our collective memory loss

    With every generation comes
    Another memory lapse
    See the demonstrations of
    Failing to learn from our past
    We live in the dreamtime
    Nothing seems to last
    Can you really plan a future
    When you no longer have a past

    Memories fall from the trees
    Amnesia
    Memories like autumn leaves

    If we are subject to
    Empirical minds
    I wonder what lies beyond
    Our memory's confines
    If memory is the true
    Sum of who we are
    May your children know the truth
    And shine like the brightest star

    Memory, help me see
    Amnesia
    Memory, set me free

    All my love and all my kisses
    Sweet Mnemosyne
    All my love and all my kisses
    Sweet Mnemosyne
    Sweet Mnemosyne

    Scott Thurber

    Thanx Ntina M for the lyrics to this testimony of human failure

    Michelle Kulovany

    @Scott Thurber Disagree. It is the exact opposite of what you say...

    Casandra Valadez

    History forgotten we make the same mistakes.

    Lemes Evandro

    @Casandra Valadez mi amore morreu

  83. Cosimo Trinchera

    commovente

  84. joy division

    Αμνησία .

  85. Vlad Night

    better than drugs...

    EnosEverything

    better than sex

    SuperMario0972

    better than dead

    GAJUGSP

    Try to mix it ;)

    susanne klier

    Nothing is better than drugs.

    susanne klier

    nothing is better than drugs

  86. emre özer

    abi yok böyle bi şarkı ya tribe girdim,nerde benim biram

  87. Poser Gunner

    Amazing song!!!

  88. Derek Bollard

    Death shrouding life to revile a beautiful afterlife

  89. Matias Tordecilla

    Any other song like this?

    silmar pinheiro

    Many Dead Can Dance songs have this 'vibe'.

  90. Ona Oza

    Bo Kiedy masz tyle wspaniałych wspomnień a nie możesz nic zrobić 😭bo kiedy tak bardzo tęsknisz i czujesz straszna pustkę 😭kocham Cie E...

  91. Shadov night

    This sun flowers in the background are so beautiful and sad. Just like song

    Stoiko Tenchev

    Shadov night. This"sunflower" on the background are plantation of Opium Mack("little poppies"), from this plants people make morphine, and after another process of transmutation make heroine! Or just smoke it natural, like a ancient Indian God(Vedas)!!! :7

    omaduskilas

    Wonder if this is good opiate music to chill too

  92. Ebru Mihriban Kıyak

    çokkk iyiiii ...

  93. MrRothar

    emocje na talerzu podane

  94. Ivan Gajtovich

    Like we want to forget our past,to erase our memories and fall in state of dreaming...

    MrZacharyMaul

    Ivan Gajtovich we don’t* want to forget our past. Memories set you free.

    Bongtasia

    *@};~,~~~~*

  95. Andres Rozo

    yes memories... a trip through your mind... thinking in the life... past, present and an idea of the future...

  96. Gabe Roth

    i close my eyes and it brings me to a whole other world. Most of his lyrics paired with his soft smooth voice is like a spiritual high i crave.

    Paweł Matysiak

    Dead can dance

    Giselle Aberdeen

    I need so much more of exactly what you just wrote in my life.

  97. Titeuf auplat

    TRIP TOTAL!!