The Land was then young, I was fighting for it like everyone
Ready to die for the cause, for my King, for my Lord

You were my reason to live, to fight another day
You were the only one for me, and you were only for me

Another year I would be gone
The war was leading us so far apart
I built a house to keep you there
Waiting for me, waiting?

No-one remembers my face nor my name
In a dream, I´d stay here forever
Headstone on my grave, words carved in vain
All these wounds only heal when I´m home

The Taste of their blood in my mouth, and the scent of victory
Scarred my soul for life, This man was not me

Love is a game for the weak to play, they said
I loved and love made me many times stronger

Another year I would be gone
The war was leading us so far apart
I built a house to keep you there
Waiting for me, waiting?

No-one remembers my face nor my name
In a dream, I´d stay here forever
Headstone on my grave, words carved in vain
All these wounds only heal when I´m home

Everything ends...everything dies...
Now I know the Legends only lived in his lies.?

My Long and winding road, river and trees by the hills we lived on
The ruins of my life I find, a signetring on the ashes,
I know my Lord betrayed me, my reason to live was taken away
I carry my loved one to the hills we loved, for the last time?

I close your eyes, kiss you goodbye
The only one who ever loved me
I´m crushed inside, darling, my life?
It shall end here?

Headstone on your grave, words carved in vain
Now the darkness covers me?


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  • +1
    General CommentI agree. These lyrics are straight to the point, yet very emotional when combined with Sonata's excellent melodies.

    It also reminds me of Metal Gear Solid 3's ending...
    Turkey Friedon January 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery straightforward lyrics. But yeah, a really great, emotional song. My favourite from Sonata Arctica.
    6th_sadistic_sniperon October 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti have read in a interview, that this song is about Braveheart the movie.

    i think its a really great song.
    PrinceDhampiron July 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI may be making connections that don't exist, but i think this song could be connected to the song "Broken"

    this is the "life" that broke his heart in that song

    just fits to me
    evilMoWon December 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can see what you mean with that
    Xenimmeon December 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe title says it all
    (((MERLIN)))on July 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti agree with what Turkey Fried said about mgs3, it reminds me also. awesome song
    preciousjerusalemon July 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentEven if it is said this song was inspired by the movie Braveheart it has little to do with the plot of that movie...
    IMHO, I find that this song can be an alternate version of Replica, the war that changes everything, but here there is a positive love story with the protagonist still in love and loved by his women, while in Replica we see that she doesn't even recognize him when he comes back from war. I also see some connections with My Land, in that song we see the wrath for the invasion of a country but we don't know how the invasion ends, in this song it seems that it ended badly, so when the soldier comes back he finds only "the ruins of my life".
    ZeroShadow90on February 16, 2014   Link

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