The Architect
by dEUS

Album: Vantage Point (2008)
  • What is the architect doing?
    He is by the riverside
    What is he thinking out there?
    He is committing egocide
    Now isn't that a strange thing?
    Well to him it feels just
    Well we guess a person's gotta do,
    What a person feels he must
    He said

    I won't throw myself from the pier
    I'm gonna go home and shut up for a year
    And when the year is over I'll reappear
    And have a solution
    I've reason to believe that what I find
    Is gonna change the face of human kind
    And all these years before well I was blind
    That's my conclusion

    'Cause I'm the architect
    'Cause I'm the architect
    'Cause I'm the architect

    Now the man has understood
    That outer space is overrated and too
    About all the problems on this earth we should
    Worry now to solve them later
    And so he's brooding and alluding on a perfect design
    He thinks that working on behalf of himself is a crime
    He flushes out by the water, a view so divine
    He's the architect of his own fate, a man in his prime

    He said
    I won't throw myself from the pier
    I'm gonna go home and shut up for a year
    And when that year is over I'll reappear
    And have a solution
    I've reason to believe that what I find
    Is gonna change the face of human kind
    And all these years before well I was blind
    That's my conclusion

    'Cause I'm the architect
    'Cause I'm the architect
    'Cause I'm the architect

    And so he drew himself a pentagon
    Thinking it through a geodesic dome
    From the coast of Tahiti, to the hills of Rome
    Step aside cause the man will take the Nobel prize home
    He said
    I won't throw myself from the pier
    I'm gonna go home and shut up for a year
    And when that year is over I'll reappear
    And have a solution
    Now if these aspirations bother you
    Well you are just you, you don't have a clue
    I'm sticking to the plan I will see it through
    Let there be no confusion

    'Cause I'm the architect
    'Cause I'm the architect
    'Cause I'm the architect Writer/s: ALAN GEVAERT, KLAAS JANZOONS, MAURO PAWLOWSKI, STEFAAN MISSEGHERS, TOM BARMAN
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Mathijs from Houten, NetherlandsUnbelievably catchy song. dEUS is one proper rock band!
  • Jan from Antwerp, --Man, this really is the song of the year. Or even of the decade for all that it matters.
    This must come close to the ultimate popsong.
    Catchy guitar lick to guide you throughout the song, great harmonies, awesome lyrics. I mean : that verse "I won't throw myself from the pier
    I'm gonna go home and shut up for a year
    And when the year is over I'll reappear
    And have a solution"
    I've reason to believe that what I find
    Is gonna change the face of humankind
    And all these years before, well I was blind
    That's my conclusion
    Cause I'm the architect"
    That's just brilliant songwriting.

    When I first heard it propperly, I send my fellow bandmates a message, stating 'well, this is it, we might as well stop trying, 'cuz we'll never be able get better than this.'
    A bit exaggerated, I know, but that's really how I felt at that moment.
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