Portishead - “Elysium”

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“Elysium”, by Portishead, 1997

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Lyrics

No one has said what the truth should be
And no one decided that I'd feel this way
If you felt as I, would you betray yourself?

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But you can't deny, how I feel
And you can't decide for me

No one should fear what they cannot see
And no one's to blame, it's just hypocrisy

It's written in your eyes and how I despise myself?

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And it's your heart
that's so wrong
Mistaken

You'll never know, your feathered sacred self

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And you can't deny, how I feel
And why should you decide for me

What's Elysium?

Elysium is the Isles of the Blessed. It is located on the western edge of the Earth by the stream of Okeanos. It is the place you go after death, to live a blessed and happy life, and indulging in whatever employment they had enjoyed in life.

But, it's only for those chosen by the gods, the righteous, and the heroic.

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