[Agony] I am pain
I am real, I'm not a dream
I'm the chain around your neck as you scream
Surrender now, you can't beat death at his ruthless game
Make your bow
Hang your head in shame

[Me & Agony CHORUS] [Me] I can't believe there is no way out
[Agony] You’ll I find you are wrong
[Me] You fill me with doubt
[Agony] You were never that strong

[Agony] I am pain
I am the wound that never heals
It's all in vain
No compromise, no deals
[Me] I can't believe this is the end
[Agony] It's written in stone
[Me] Where are my friends?
[Agony] You have always been alone!

[Rage CHORUS] (Pain!) We lead, we hide
as the pain leaves the rage inside
(Motion personified alpha)
Being here, welcomed by a sane mind
A travelled lie

[Agony] I am pain
I am the end, I am your wraith
Nothing remains
I'm the loss of hope and faith
[Me & Agony CHORUS]

All the time, I had waited with rage
All the time, I was promised my salvation

[Love] I can't accept this, we will find a way
out of this cesspool of doom and dismay
Beyond this dejection there's beauty and grace
A glorious future we long to embrace

[Rage] (Pain!) All the time, I had waited with rage
(Motion personified alpha)
All the time, I was promised my salvation

Lyrics submitted by llowell, edited by Octavarium64

Day Three: Pain song meanings
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    General CommentI still don't understand why he randomly says the "Motion personified alpha" line. Did Devin write that? I remember Arjen saying that Devin wrote all of his own lines, and that one happens to be in the midst of his growls.
    Lowkeyon September 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it's a Townshend line.
    hellarack99on October 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentApparently, even arjen doesn't know what "Motion personified Alpha" means, and Devin wouldn't tell him. I guess it's just a way to keep people wondering. He'll be the only one with the answer to this mystery that haunts the song.

    Emotion personified alpha atleast leaves you with some room to interpret, but i don't even worry about it anymore.
    Legendraculaon November 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMotion personified alpha...I have to say, I hope he revisits this line in one of his next four albums coming out this year.
    Anilandon February 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhat does Labrie yell during the chorus? I can't make it out, it sounds like "pain [something something]" but yeah, I'd like to know what exactly he's saying.
    lolblasteron January 21, 2010   Link

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