How can you stand there
like a weakening fire
awaiting the final end?
If you consider
still hanging in there
You will wither
in each and in every way

How can you stand it?
Say can you mend it?
Don't you pretend that
the world is a better place?
If you're in denial
life is worth while
You can rely on
there's comfort in exit ways

In a manica the reaper comes around
And the winds they sweep my manic funereal ground
Some deranged and some devour
to haunt me down in my darkest hour
Yet another mind of the Devil's design

When we gather our frail souls beyond our persistence
When we cope for our lives with fantasy
When we cover our eyes and mourn our loss of existence
When we falter, deprived and out of dreams

Do you see there are times?
to read in the lines?
And trust me you will find
the things that you know
will hurt you so
You can't deny that anymore,
you can deny that no more!


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    General CommentThis song is very emotional.. and -seems- to be pro-suicidal. Nevertheless, it is a dim outlook on life with the troubles people face. Mental depression and loss.
    Night Sanctuaryon March 26, 2005   Link
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    My Interpretation To me, this song is more about the harms that religion brings, the way that it blind us("When we cope for our lives with fantasy") and make we be close-minded ("And trust me you will find , the things that you know , will hurt you so") and the confusion that it make with our mind when we face the truth ("You can't deny that anymore, you can deny that no more!"). In this case, the reaper could be the fight of "good" (religion) and bad (the critic, "Devil's design)
    But i also think it's about depression ("You will wither, in each and every way") and desilusion
    rickprad0on April 04, 2011   Link

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