I've liked this song for a while, but I only just looked up the lyrics today. Funny how you can listen to and appreciate a song for it's emotional power and have not a clue about its lyrics. After reading the lyrics, I am sure that I still like the song, but my knowing the lyrics will definitely change the light in which I listen to it from now on.
It is not the strengths, but the durations of great sentiments that make great men. -Nietzsche
Genius never desires what does not exist. -Kierkegaard
The first and last thing required of genius is the love of truth. -Goethe
The ideal genius, who has all men within him, has also all their preferences and all their dislikes. There is in him not only the universality of men, but of all nature. He is the man to whom all things tell their secrets, to whom most happens, and whom least escapes. He understands most things, and those most deeply, because he has the greatest number of things to contrast and compare them with. The genius is he who is conscious of most, and of that most acutely. -Weininger