VNV Nation - Arena Lyrics




Before me plays the endless film
Relentless splinters I recall
Each living thing breathes life
Only sentiment remains
To liquid born, from patterns formed
The sand descends with blind intent
Where the river takes me will in time be revealed

I cannot turn my feelings down
Beyond my means to turn my thoughts around
Expressed in every word I will ever speak
Brighter than all the stars combined
More than the waters, earth and sky
All that I wish and all that I dream

Above the waves with my hands raised
Dare the wind, lay claim to me
Knowing somehow none could take me
Watching the sun come up in vain
The only reason I can find why I remained
The need to leave the point I came to again and again

It didn't matter how hard I tried
It took so long to claim that I knew how
Or what it meant to let go of this
To ever say goodbye
Call it destiny, call it fate
Chose my direction: running forward
Each life to learn anew, whatever may come

I cannot turn my feelings down
Beyond my means to turn my thoughts around
Expressed in every word I will ever speak
Brighter than all the stars combined
More than the waters, earth and sky
All that I wish and all that I dream
No creed on earth can replace or provide
In my darkest hour, the comfort I'd feel
Leading me to see I can be more than I expect of me
My beginning and my end
The first and last air that I breathe
More than the sum of everything that I will ever be





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VNV Nation Arena Comments
  1. rOY mOnster

    Make Love not war.

  2. Andy Dnetz

    industrial/ghotic/new wave as its best ! hail to VNV

  3. eduardo varela

    ¡ Oh ! sagrada arena del vil patíbulo. Que me arranquen los ojos mientras contemplo la degradación fiel de mi hija en manos de un degenerado libertino.

  4. Wolf 777

    Cool EBM!

  5. cantforgetyou

    Can't get enough of this track. Thanks for posting.

  6. Tony Marquez

    The feeling of the chemicals in my body leveling to perfection. Undescribable!!

  7. Sleepy1988

    After a stressful time...I can just melt into this song.

  8. DutchMedicFN DMFN

    VNV Nation Lyrics :

    Before me plays the endless film
    Relentless splinters I recall
    Each living thing breathes life
    Only sentiment remains
    To liquid born, from patterns formed
    The sand descends with blind intent
    Where the river takes me will in time be revealed

    I cannot turn my feelings down
    Beyond my means to turn my thoughts around
    Expressed in every word I will ever speak
    Brighter than all the stars combined
    More than the waters, Earth, and sky
    All that I wish and all that I dream

    Above the waves with my hands raised
    Dare the wind, lay claim to me
    Knowing somehow none could take me
    Watching the sun come up in vain
    The only reason I can find why I remained
    The need to leave the point I came to again and again

    It didn't matter how hard I tried
    It took so long to claim that I knew how
    Or what it meant to let go of this
    To ever say goodbye
    Call it destiny, call it fate
    Chose my direction: Running forward
    Each life to learn anew, whatever may come

    I cannot turn my feelings down
    Beyond my means to turn my thoughts around
    Expressed in every word I will ever speak
    Brighter than all the stars combined
    More than the waters, Earth, and sky
    All that I wish and all that I dream
    No creed on Earth can replace or provide
    In my darkest hour, the comfort I'd feel
    Leading me to see I can be more than I expect of me
    My beginning and my end
    The first and last air that I breathe
    More than the sum of everything that I will ever be

    rOY mOnster

    I love your boots!

  9. mauro

    I hear them since 2001. Their songs make me good humor during the days. Victory Not Vengeance 💪

  10. Mark Mower

    Mind blowing music that sounds better in 5.1 surround sound!

  11. nubia c

    this is like the happy and energetic cousin of Nova

  12. Alejandra Monroy

    pinche rola chingona

  13. JMC Beats

    "Watching the sun come up in vain
    The only reason I can find why I remained
    The need to leave the point I came to again and again"

  14. Claudi Esenwein

    Für mich eine der besten Bands der Welt !

  15. Tex Peralta

    two thumbs up!,..........

  16. Daniele Balzano

    Love this song again and again!

    Nick Pruiksma

    You should leave that comment for "Perpetual" :)

    J.J. Medusa

    I love them both!

  17. Felicia Palumbo

    Wow amazing lyrics

  18. Darek Bus Transport

    :) thank you

  19. Josie Ouiri

    Obliterate my identity. After hearing this song I need recovery time.

  20. Natrix Natrix

    VNV's Arena is one song I will never get tired of. The lyrics alone make my day(s).

  21. Lio G.

    A very strong song, I Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Travis Galle

    Anyone who says electronic music lacks emotion needs to listen to this...

  23. Casey Keyser

    What ever... what ever may come. <3

  24. nick tron

    the lyrics in this song remind me of pursuing my dream and enrolling in hair school.

  25. Santiago Quelal Pasquel

    carajo esto es música

  26. Sarin Sly

    damn this is beast

  27. Dejan

    Those lyrics and "It didn't matter how hard I tried. Took so long to claim that I knew how, or what it meant to let go of this; to ever say goodbye" really hit me and they make me tear up damn near every time I hear them.

  28. Colin Jacobs

    @Antifaith29 My sister made a similar observation about Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. I mentioned that an AMV I'd seen of Twelve Angry Men set to Moonlight Sonata was epic. My sister responded that you could set Moonlight Sonata to a dog taking a crap and it would still be epic. I believe that you and my sister are both correct.

  29. Mandy Hargraves

    They were fucking amazing the other night in Portland! VNV! VNV! VNV!

    Rusty The Raver

    i was there!!!
    ahhh..... vnv nation and voodoo donuts!!!

  30. Antifaith29

    @MaRsHmElLoWmAnZ a lot of it is the way its done. I'm not saying it's not great but he could be singing about the beans on toast he had for breakfast and as long as it was done in the same way, people would be talking about how they really identified with him eating that breakfast and how much it meant to them to hear him sing about it so personally.
    Either way, great track , great coupple of lads.( not sure i'd call them a band lol )

  31. Jordan Barnett

    I love how every song is so deep and passionate. Anyone can relate to one of their songs. or they simply aren't human.

    Victory not Vengeance!

  32. Jefferson Ellis

    This and Round Here by Counting Crows. Those are the only songs that have ever made me cry.

  33. consumedbyfire13

    @tighebo1 VNV Nation has a lot of uplifting songs too. Very uplifting at that. Try "Airships", "Farthest Star", Verum Aeternus", "Perpetual" and others.

  34. GraySkiesRaena

    I just adore every song in Matter and Form!

  35. ShadowCammando24

    Simply amazing :D

  36. moonsong28

    So emotive and moving, love VNV!!

  37. cantforgetyou

    What a great song this is. I love the melody and production. Also the vocals and lyrics are super!!!!

  38. Beee

    Best sh** eva :D
    like the happy part of a movie or end

  39. anteefuh soobrsoldjr

    FUCKYEA, best group of all time.

    And I almost feel bad for defiling VNV Nation by using such a word. They're just so good.

  40. dieda007

    Grossartig! Danke für's einstellen :-)

  41. ThunderGod000

    Beautifull song...moving....

  42. Glitch1507

    The music is beautiful. The lyrics are genius. Need I say more? VNV NATION ROCKS!!! :D

  43. Gerard Beckings

    more than the sum of everything, that i will ever be <3

  44. AlkalinePrefect

    wow...it was beautiful, so energetic and powerful. though i'm not fond of the intro...i like the part about 50 seconds in where it starts to build up.

  45. NandeDattebayoo

    Better late than never!

  46. Curry4King

    you say exactly, what i wasn't able to express with words! but great to see this simular feeling/meaning =)

  47. theoogabear

    ...not really, it's more of just slow build up. to me, it's more of a curious feel.

  48. EmilieMurmurs

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE VNV. I seriously adore this beautiful, harmonious, rhythmic, body soothing serenity inducing sound. Ronan Harris is a musical genius and in person this band lives up to what you imagine, it is visual and auditory feeling and passion.

  49. underlordd

    1ST 40secs are amazing dark and sad

  50. thetotalpsycho

    this song is beutiful (if thats the correct spelling), love it

  51. jrmy004

    This is the first song I heard from them, and I've have been hooked ever since!

  52. underlordd

    the first 40 secs are so awesome

  53. consumedbyfire13

    The best electronic band period, Ronan Harris is GENIOUS

  54. Aaron McElney

    Thanks for putting these albums up i have just been introduced to VNV an i have loved the newest album an so far this is also great =D

  55. DeathSquadLegionaire

    Awesome... Honour is still their best song, but this is another good one!

  56. Sinny

    i love this song my personal favorite