"Chimes" as written by and Steven Dail Alexander Albert....
I hear a voice speaking softly amidst the breathing
An invitation to a place where hearts are breathing
To a place where your dreams are made
Where songs are played
Where drinking never ceases and no dismay
I'm pushing my senses away to take another step
With my conscience aware of my heart's intent
I feel a whisper, a friendly voice start to rise
"Indulge until your heart's content and pay no mind.
Tomorrow is a lifetime away and this is here.
The time is now, so there's nothing to fear."
This hint of disaster is a beautiful face
Hiding grins, fronting the chills of warm embrace

"I'll take you to a place where chimes are ringing
To a place with a chill where souls are singing
I'll bring you to a state of nightmares clinging
Where your innocence dies with lies I'm bringing"

I'll take you to a place lying six feet below
Where bodies lie cowering soft and slow
And where the song of the chimes keeps ringing
And outside the window the demons are singing
I see the faces aware but the room is empty
And now I'm owned by my lifeless stare
My shelves are bare
I'm dreaming about a second chance to go back
Rewind the clock and attempt a playback

"Follow me to pain and I'll show you"


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"Chimes" as written by Andrew Schwab Alexander Albert

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    General Commentit's about alcohol abuse. andrew had problems with drinking for awhile.
    VenusBlackon August 02, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits about like how he wants to fight his desires to be in and of the world but its just so enticing and then the next day when he feels like crap this is what it means...its not worth it and he has so many regrets
    doin_researchon June 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about the luering lies of the devil. and about taking the wrong path and wishing that he could "rewind the clock"
    Demented joon January 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, all about the deceit the Accusser has made, it has a good sound to it, creepy yet good.
    Protoon June 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about alchohol abuse and how satan tempts him to go back to it saying that he can get away with it and it will make him feel better but in the end it'll ruin him... that's what I think
    Fortifiedon August 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti see it as a more general thing... sin that looks so alluring from a distance that you actually approach it, ignoring any warning you may hear... and when you get there, more lies to drag you in, "Tomorrow is a lifetime away and this is here. The time is now, so there’s nothing to fear..." saying there'll be plenty of time to "straighten out your life" before judgement. (of course, no man knows when his time is come. ) and then, some time later, when you're so deep, then you realize what a mess youre in and wish desperately to go back and try it a second time, to completely avoid it.
    estocopathon August 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree with what all y'all said about it being about the devil(what a mean guy) and all his lies of deceit and stuff like that. It is a creepy song, and it is actually kinda scary, but still, i like to listen to it...
    *GOD Bless*
    LittleGreenMan86on September 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentActually yeah it does have that sound to it LittleGreenMan86, and because of that the message is strong through it. When I was listening to it at concert it was even stronger, you could see the look on everyone's face and feel it around you, the song is so strong. Out of all the bands that I listen to, Project 86 has the gift of getting their message through, and if you'll notice, the majority of their songs are all very long, descriptive, and verbally reinforced. Add their drums, guitar, and the lyrics and its a fortified message.
    KoiHoshion April 25, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about being tempted by the devil or just demons in general. For him it may have been alcohol, but I think the song was written more vaguely than that to make it apply to everyone and their sinful nature. Schwabb always writes the best lyrics
    In Christ
    The Happiness Salesman
    elevatorfaceon September 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA friend I went to school with got me listening to Project 86, and he told me that this song was the singers testimony. The story he told me went that they were a secular band (or at least didn't know Jesus) when they started and the singer took some acid and started freaking out over a wind chime outside, he thought it was the devil coming to get him. Anyway, that would explain the chorus.
    Donkeykongon May 10, 2007   Link

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