When I fell from grace
I never realized
how deep the flood was around me.
A man whose life was toil
was like a kettle left to boil,
and the water left scars on me.

I know now who I am.
If only for a while,
I recognize the changes.
I feel like I did before the
magic wore thin and the "baptism
of stains" began.

They used to say I was
nowhere, man,
heading down
was my destiny.
But yesterday, I swear,
that was someone else not me.

Here I stand at the crossroads edge,
afraid to reach out for eternity,
One step, when I look down,
I see someone else not me.

Looking back and I see
someone else.

All my life they said I
was going down,
but I'm still standing,
stronger, proud.
And today I know there's
so much more I can be.

From where I stand at the crossroads edge,
there's a path leading out to sea.
And from somewhere
deep in my mind,
sirens sing out loud
songs of doubt
as only they know how.
But one glance back reminds, and I see,
someone else not me.

I keep looking back
at someone else... me?


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    General CommentHe's not in touch with himself. He feels like he's looking upon himself as if he is not himself, and that he's deatched and looking at himself from the outside rather than looking at the world from the outside.

    This sometimes happens when people get depressed and feel like they've done something wrong and do too much navel gazing.
    playwithmeon June 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentQueensryche is always introspective and powerful. If you like this song check out the full version on their Greatest album. This song is for anyone who has ever questioned themselves and their own humanity/morality.... regret. Passion for the future, even though inside we know that it will hurt just as much as the past. We look forward hoping to take what we learned.

    "KNOW THYSELF"
    ~Socrates
    Grendel777on July 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song (along with 'Promised Land' and 'Damaged') is practically Geoff in a nutshell:
    After the success of 'Empire', his life fell apart - Fame, alcohol, divorce. Something snapped in his head and he realised just who he had become. Moreover, that this person was not him - it was someone else.
    PigeonWingon January 26, 2009   Link

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