All my life I've disappeared
Tell myself it would get better
So my wife, you lead me here
To Chapel Perilous I enter

And all the blessings of the world
Could not heal the sadness in me
As poppies in the light unfurl
So might I, if truth shined near me

Take me, guide my hand, take me in

The hand that left its mark on me
Is the only hand to heal me
All the doors or gates to paradise
Guarded, gated or boarded, all locked to me

Take me, guide my hand, take me in

Take me in, guide my hand, take me in

And the mouth that took the breath from me
Left my tongue a burning desert
I must kiss so hard it bleeds
I will bring the rains to wet it

Take me, guide my hand, take me in

And here in Chapel Perilous
Kings are made and lives are ended
I will learn to trust my love
Until the bonds we sever
Are mended

Take me, guide my hand, take me in
Take me, guide my hand, take me in


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    General Commentlove this song. something about marriage perhaps?
    mantoothon May 12, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationGlen has written about his battles with depression; this sounds like a ultimatum - get help or get out. He's searching for the thing that will finally make him happy "All the blessings of the world could not heal the sadness in me, as poppies (a flower that produces opium, making you very happy) in the light unfurl, so might I if the truth shined near me".

    Chapel Perilous itself may be just an ultimatum, or a place, such as a hospital, where one gets help - or can get worse. It seems to imply this - with him thinking he is the only one who can cure him.

    In the end, he seems to find some balance, if not happiness - just trusting in the future and taking things one day at a time.
    orbitnon February 14, 2016   Link

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