Their whispers become like cries
Tears fall from blinded eyes
Ninety nine have burned as embers
Ninety nine have lost their lives

Tired arms now fight for life
Amidst the crashing waves, they're drowning

Will you hold me until morning's light
And I'll tell you what it's like to die (die, tonight)
It's too late to cry

Now she sees her face and screams
Was once so beautiful
Now kissed by flames and showered with glass

So beautiful, yet so cruel
The way love tends to be

Her beauty, so cruel
The way love tends to be
Her beauty, so cruel
The way love tends to be

Will you hold me until morning's light
And I'll tell you what it's like to die
Will you hold me until morning's light
And I'll tell you what it's like to die


Lyrics submitted by ruben, edited by sokorny

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    General CommentWell i think it could be what ddadutta said, but i think it has a deeper meaning. i think it may be about not being accepted by people in life and they just are saying give me a chance and i can show you who i really am. as it says "will you hold me until mornings light and i'll tell you what its like to die tonight" and how people that can appear to be beautifull can become dark when they show there true feelings and things such as that. REALLY GOOD SONG THOUGH
    Anosaon December 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a ritual sacrifice, and the woman being burned, or possibly about a witch being executed by the inquisition or something..
    neat song title anyway..
    Ddaduttaon October 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentplz use linebreaks, ok?
    ENion January 10, 2006   Link

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