"Chronological order of songs:
1. Winnning A War
2. Oblivion Ocean
3. Plains Of Dawn
4. Void Of Her / To The End
5. People Passing By / Circles
(7. ! / Leaving Entropia)
The story starts with "Winning A War" which has pretty
straightforward lyrics and sets up the plot and the three main characters
(father, mother, and son). Their happy life is interrupted by a war in
which the father must take part ("faceless men came shouting about a
pride to which we were bound"), causing the son much grief even
though he tries to make the best of it ("I won't shed a tear - I
won't show no fear"). In "Oblivion Ocean" the child (and
probably also his mother -- "the soldier was watching them both fade
away") somehow becomes ill or injured (presumably somehow because of
the war) and the father must watch them suffer, hoping that they will be
saved. Unfortunately, neither of them survives; the child's fate is
described in "Plains Of Dawn" ("a soldier is leaving his
son once again" -- just as the father left his son to fight in the
war, so he must also leave him now forever). while the mother's death and
its effect on the father is shown in "To The End."
The father is pretty desperate by now (maybe he's even
gone a little crazy from the pain) and his state some time after the
deaths is described in "People Passing By" ("rejecting the
facts one more day" seems to indicate that he still hasn't accepted
their death). "Nightmist" seems to be the closing of the
father's life, who is afraid to leave this life and doubts whether there
is anything beyond it (strangely contrasting with his reassuring tone in
"Plains Of Dawn" where he seems to have a lot of faith in
something beyond this life).
"!" and "Leaving Entropia" are told
from the narrator's perspective, the former a sort of ars poetica stating
the point of telling the story, the latter a final wrap-up.
I haven't really been able to place "Stress"
and "Revival" into the main story. These two also seem to be
told from the father's perspective. Any suggestions?"