"Lydia" as written by Nicholas John Holmes and Gregory John Mackintosh....
Through the searching lights
That weave and dart
Comes the stranger that
Cares not for your heart
The pain of living life this way
Must take its toll on you some day.
Your jaded eyes can see
Embarrassment or harm the frail skin
That bleeds emotionally on guard.

All lowest forms of life
Are pounding you inside
Your hollow cold display
Your tired masquerade
Let the image that you present entice
Unlike the mirror that shows the strains
Of vice this act of contact your decay
While willing souls will more that pay.


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"Lydia" as written by Nicholas John Holmes Gregory John Mackintosh

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    General Commentto me it sounds like the life of a drug addicted prostitute named Lydia

    "Comes the stranger that cares not for your heart"
    a client that comes in the night for Lydia only wanting her body and not her heart.

    "Emotionally on guard"
    trying to keep emotions out of her work.

    "Unlike the mirror that shows the strains of vice"
    A mirror with lines drugs ready to go up the nose.

    etc etc blah blah
    rex666on April 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSomewhat based on the history of the city of Lydia. The city was known for its greed and constant occupation of different cultures
    Snake Doctoron March 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with rex, but you missed the best part:
    "the lowest forms are pounding you inside, your hollow cold display, your tired masqurade."

    I can see the aged hocker tiredly and badly faking an orgasm.
    4colyteon December 29, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General Commentits about a fictional character inspired from the red district close to the studio where the band were recording and rehearsing. As mentioned by either Greg or Nick in a Metal Hammer interview.
    Edenbeaston May 24, 2009   Link

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