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The culprit, you act before thinking
Caught in your ignorant sin
And lying to your own reflection,
you thought you could hide

Deprived of my own innocence, denied

The infinity of recurring torment, your comeuppance

See, hear the torture inside
Devouring what was left of my pride
You thought it’s not going to happen to you,
thought you could hide

The infinity of recurring torment, your comeuppance
Dwelling in a mind, mixed up and
Your regret has spread over the sea



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    General CommentThis is a great song, specially to close the album with ^_^
    Egghead1on February 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song, specially to close the album with ^_^
    Egghead1on February 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a woman who gets pregnant due to neglegence, aborts the child and ends up regretting it all her life.
    Dark Artiston January 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMight be. The depriving of innocence is a clue in that direction, but the culprits comeuppance is also mentioned, so maybe the woman get back at him at the very last?
    borderline.ladyon February 20, 2008   Link
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    General Comment@GotSpoo: Actually I'm not religious. This is just the way I interpret it, and I think it makes sense. And for the record you also don't have to be religious to regret having an abortion, or to be opposed to it.
    Dark Artiston September 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwell! it coulb an abortion but what about "you thought is not going to happen to you" i dont know about that, maybe is just that someone becuase it doesnt have to be a woman even though it is a woman who is singing but it could be another sin that a person is regreting, it does tells about GUILT
    Guaschitaon April 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds more like someone who has committed an unspecified crime against someone else is going to suffer from guilt for the rest of their life, and is considered their punishment.
    Aethonicon April 22, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this could be a blame to the government...

    The culprit, you act before thinking
    Caught in your ignorant sin
    And lying to your own reflection,
    you thought you could hide (the politicians lie for the financial situation, steal money not thinking about the people and even try to justify their actions)

    Deprived of my own innocence, denied
    The infinity of recurring torment, your comeuppance (probably the girl was forced to do immoral things from a very young age to eke out her living... May be a begger, a thief or even a prostitude.She is suffering she doesn't want that and blames the government for her tornament)

    See, hear the torture inside
    Devouring what was left of my pride
    You thought it's not going to happen to you,
    thought you could hide (she talks about the mentioned before)

    The infinity of recurring torment, your comeuppance
    Dwelling in a mind, mixed up and
    Your regret has spread over the sea (I think this is about fake remorse. Politicians sometimes admit they have been mistaken but only for publicity and this is heard throughout the world by the media. Yet this doesn't solve anything.People remain confused and desperate with their doubts as strong as ever. Her shame is deep within her dwelling in her mind and she knows it will keep on because of them.)

    This is my interpretation and I hope it is helpful...I find the story of this young woman having to prostitude, steal and beg to live is very touching and must make us all wonder who are governing us and why we have chose them...
    AngelicMoonon May 08, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI think that it could be about woman, that cheated on her partner and got pregnant of it. She realizes that it was mistake and loves her partner, but it's too late and suffers from lost love.
    Pavolon September 03, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI think Its a song simply about facing consequences of you actions
    danth3m3thon September 18, 2012   Link

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