"The Edge Of Darkness" as written by Janick Gers, Stephen Percy Harris and Bayley Cooke....
I've looked into the heart of darkness
Where the blood red journey ends
When you've faced the heart of darkness
Even your soul begins to bend

For a week I have been waiting
Still I am only in Saigon
The walls move in a little closer
I feel the jungle call me on

Every minute I get weaker
While in the jungle they grow strong
What I wanted was a mission
And for my sins they gave me one

They brought it up just like room service
Cause everyone gets what they want
And when that mission was all over
I'd never want another one

I know, captain that you've done this work before
We've got a problem you can help us all I'm sure
The colonel's gone rogue
and his methods are unsound
You'll take a PBR up river track him down

There's a conflict in every human heart
And the temptation is to take it all too far
In this war things get so confused
But there are some things which can not be excused

He's acting like a god an insane lunatic
Your mission, exterminate with extreme prejudice
The route is dangerous and your progress may be slow
Here is the file and it's all you need to know

Here I am the knife in my hand
And now I understand why the genius must die

Now I stand alone in darkness
With his blood upon my hands
Where sat the warrior the poet
Now lie the fragments of a man

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"The Edge of Darkness" as written by Janick Gers Bayley Cooke

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    General Comment"Apocalypse Now" - thou shall understand if watched this film
    The song summarizes the movie, and helps to understand it...
    "The Heart of Darkness" - the book movie is based on

    Great movie, great song
    billgmdieon October 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe story tells of a man's journey up a river into the jungle during the Viet-Nam war, in search of an insane genius who has succumbed to the innate savagery that resides inside all of us.
    TheSeventhOneon July 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is ten kinds of awesome. I remember the first time I heard it and recognised the opening lines as direct dialogue from Apocalypse Now.

    When you've faced the heart of darkness.
    Even your soul begins to bend...
    DarkenRahlon August 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's a great song.
    wienertakesallon May 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentawesomness
    IRON MIADEN!on August 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so blatantly underrated it rapes me. I've read the song is about a novel, just like the first comment syas.
    pijuyoon September 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is probably the best song on the x-factor along with the sign of the cross. I'd like to hear Bruce sing this one.
    jdmorganon December 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think the boat thing is plausible, but with the plane sounds at the beginning and ending I think that a soldier is put on a plane with some other guys and the pilot is the rogue Colonel, who is also the "genius" and the guy is told to go in the cabin to stop the Colonel (who could perhaps be a double agent from the army they're fighting) from maybe crashing the plane, and he stabs the Colonel and lands the plane, but feels bad about killing a man
    LOBSTERFACEon October 20, 2015   Link

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