Song Lyric Sunday – Amaranthine by Amaranthe

I wrote about this band in February when I saw them in concert.  I didn’t know much about them when I went, but my niece and her cousin love them.  For the most part, I stood back and watched my niece enjoy the hell out of the concert, but there were a few songs I absolutely fell in love with and this is one of them.

From the moment I heard it, I wanted to know what the hell the word meant.  I finally found myself looking it up one day a few weeks ago and found the following on the Mirriam Webster dictionary site:

“Long ago poets conceived of a flower that did not fade and christened it amaranth. The appellation is rooted in the Greek words amarantos, meaning “immortal” or “unfading,” and anthos, meaning “flower.” The word amaranthine emerged as an adjective of the imaginary flower and subsequently of anything possessing its undying quality. Amaranth also names a real plant, an herb that some consider a weed and others grow for its colorful leaves and spikes of flowers.”

I thought that was so beautiful and have loved the song even more since reading it.

I wanted to dedicate it to my Mom and to my brand new husband.  Mom, I know we’ve been through a lot, but I will always love you!  And to my soul mate, my husband (I honestly can’t stop saying it), I have only hope and joy for the future that awaits us, and I love you more than I can say, now and always.

I hope you all enjoy!

Lyrics written by: Olof Mörck, Jake E. Lundberg and Andreas Solveström • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc
Lyrics found at Google Play Music 

Time
Is the reason why we fight to stay alive
Until the morning comes

It’s a strife
But the shimmer in your eyes just makes me know
That you and I belong

And you can light the dark all by your own
So let us show the world our love is strong

Like a sign
Like a dream
You’re my amaranthine
You are all I needed, believe me
Like we drift in a stream
Your beauty serene
There’s nothing else
In life I ever need
My dream, amaranthine

Time
Goes by as day and nights are turning into years
But I’m lying in your arms
It’s the place
Where I know that I am closest to your heart
Where the dark is torn apart.

I know you feel the same as I inside
It feels like in a dream where we can fly

Like a sign
Like a dream
You’re my amaranthine
You are all I needed, believe me
Like we drift in a stream
Your beauty serene
There’s nothing else
In life I ever need
My dream, amaranthine

It’s a strife
But the shimmer in your eyes just makes me know
You’re my amaranthine

Like a sign
Like a dream
You’re my amaranthine
You are all I needed, believe me

Like a sign
Like a dream
You’re my amaranthine
You are all I needed, believe me
Like we drift in a stream
Your beauty serene
There’s nothing else
In life I ever need
My dream, amaranthine

 


The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was to post a song with a flower in the title/lyrics.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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14 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday – Amaranthine by Amaranthe

  1. Etymology is definitely interesting in that it can turn up interesting facts. In a way you’ve almost opted for a foreign language interpretation of the theme. Very interesting. Out of curiosity, where is this band from? I’m not overly familiar with them. It’s a great song nonetheless.

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    • They’re Swedish. One of their band members couldn’t get into the states for the concert I went to, which must have been awful for them, but they managed. I’ve heard a few Swedish bands since and I’m really liking what they have to offer. 😊

      Glad you liked it!

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  2. It was such a pleasure to learn about this flower in light of my mother’s immortal flower which I wrote about. The lyrics are beautiful and the music surprisingly powerful. I enjoyed the varying pace and harmonies.

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