Aisle of fire
close to you and desire
I’m half way home

The worst stings in life have left me numb
Please don’t leave this disaster
The hummingbird as my imposter

Aching sighs
To the words and the writing
I’m blind

Ghosts run in my angels eyes
Sing words so soft from my mind
Believe the eyes of iolite

Please don’t believe the way they want you to leave
Blaming arms are better I think left alone

Ghost ride in my angels eyes
steal words so soft from my mind
believe in the eyes of iolite

"Tell you why I won’t cry
Tempted by life
Want this strife I suppose
Tell you know
I was light, Iolite


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    General CommentI think it's losely based on the Greek tale of Hercule and Iole. In the story, Hercules took Iole as a concubine. His wife was jeaolous, so she tried to put a love spell on him; the centaur Nessus had once tried to kidnap the wife, but Hercules killed him. The dying Nessus told the wife that his blood would act as a love potion. She dipped his robes in the blood of the centaur, but instead of being a love potion it was poisnous, and made Hercules rip himself to shreds in agony. In a way, Iole was his one fatal flaw. Iolite is a crystal, and all crystals have flaws--that relates to Iole being Hercules' flaw.

    "Aisle of fire
    close to you and desire
    I’m half way home"

    Iole is being carried back to Hercules' home after her takes her as a concubine. She doesn't despise him, but has an odd sense of attraction and lust for him.

    "The worst stings in life have left me numb
    Please don’t leave this disaster
    The hummingbird as my imposter "

    In the course of taking Iole, Hercules killed her brother and father--she is numb from these tragedies. She feels so small and detached, as if some small being is left in the place where she was.

    "Aching sighs
    To the words and the writing
    I’m blind "

    She is depressed, and can find no condolences in writings or the words Hercules is trying to persuade her with.

    "Ghosts run in my angels eyes
    Sing words so soft from my mind
    Believe the eyes of iolite"

    Iole was said to have violet eyes (Iole means violet and Greek), hence the name Iolite for the mineral, because it is a purplish colour. "Believe the eyes of Iolite" almost sounds as if Iole had precogntion of what tragedy would befll, like Cassandra (another women taken as a concubine).

    "'Tell you why I won’t cry
    Tempted by life
    Want this strife I suppose
    Tell you know
    I was light, Iolite'"

    She refuses to cry for the pains she's endured because she feels that in a way she deserves them. Hercules originally kidnaps Iole because her father promised her to him for doing a deed, but after learning that he killed his first wife and children, refused. She feels that the death of her family is her fault.

    O.K., that's my interpretation. It would be good to see some other people rooting for this band--they are so awesome. The vocals send chills down my back.
    Ioliteon December 16, 2004   Link

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