"The Turning" as written by and Michael/lepond Romeo....
Lurking out of sight
Night shall fall and feed my frenzy
Beneath an eerie moon a change comes over me

Eyes glow by candlelight
A face divided in the mirror
My psyche ripped by daggers of my alchemy

Side by side with myself again
As midnight's curse descends on trembling hands

Oh, save my soul
Losing control when the bells toll

Savage on the prowl
In the lamplight's glow, nocturnal
My breath hangs like ghosts in the evening air

This ill effect, a vile creation
Of my design, abomination
The madness rages on and on

Side by side with myself again
As midnight's curse descends on trembling hands

Oh, save my soul
Losing control when the bells toll
Oh, feed my soul
I'm in control, when the bells toll


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"The Turning" as written by Michael Romeo Michael Lepond

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    General CommentThe Jeckyl and Hyde theory have merit, with things going for both that and the werewolf interpretation. I've always presumed the werewolf was being talked about in this song. The "feed my soul" part suggests werewolf, because werewolves feed and Jeckyl doesn't really feed. The "beneath an eerie moon" also suggests werewolf because the moon seems to be emphasized. However, "Of my alchemy" and "of my design" both suggest Jeckyl. Both could work.
    evilchaos0813on July 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWell, this songs quite obviously about the legend of the werewolf, and how he transforms, or "turns" into this creature he hates.
    downstoneon April 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAt first I thought it was about a werewolf too but over time I've come to think it's actually about Jeckyl and Hyde.
    Kaizeon February 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy least favorite from The Odyssey and yet it's still good. :) Obviously about a curse (the legend of the werewolf) as stated above.
    Lateralus518on April 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI've always thought it was about Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde, too.
    HoratioCaineon December 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit's definately Jekyll and Hyde; "a face divided in the mirror" and "this ill effect - a vile creation of my design"
    Mikey_69on November 01, 2009   Link

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