"Down Where I Am" as written by Jon Schaffer and Hans Juergen Kuersch....
Isn't it great to see how life begins
Things may change, let the joy begin
Can you hear this new life crying
Breed it out, it will be worth it
Show me your newborn smile

(Please tell me why)
I don't want to hold you
(Please tell me why)
I don't want to see you
'Cause even your smile hurts
Oh it hurts like hell

Isn't it good to see how life begins
There's no sin and there's no crime
Down where I am there's no bitter end at all
This bitterness is endless, keeps going on and on

I don't want to hold you
I don't want to see you
Even birth can bear disgrace
I don't want to hold you
I don't want to see you
Or even the smile upon your face

I fear my heart and fear my soul
And all the things that are unknown
There's a chance things will turn wrong, my friend
Far too fast I'm losing ground
Well, let's face it here and now
You're not wellcome you should know

I fear my heart and fear my soul
Life goes on it surely will
Without me it will wither
Will I ever see light again
Will I ever see light again
Oh life goes on

I don't want to hold you
I don't want to see you
My tear of joy turned into grief
(I don't want to stand it anymore)

Down where I am that's where darkness rules
The silence shall be only friend


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"Down Where I Am" as written by Jon Schaffer Hans Juergen Kuersch

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    General Commentthis song is definetly about EerieOompaLoompa because when it was born its mother threw it in the trash because she knew that it would be a dick
    Bondo_6464on June 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti have no idea.......its a tough one

    perhaps a child that isn't his?

    his partner gave birth, and the child was someone other guys?
    darkwanderer12on January 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI read some place that this song is about someone having a child with "Downs" syndrome. Seems kinda rough, but I also read that this isn't Hansi's personal view on the subject.
    .ChildOfTheNight.on February 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI almost wanna associate this song with Arthurian legend, and the whole relationship between Arthur and Mordred (as Mordred came about in an incestuous way, in some versions of the story). Even birth can bare disgrace.
    Vindicatoron February 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentVindicator, that's an interesting theory you got there.
    The down syndrome makes sense too, though.
    Eliminationon February 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentvindicator, i think you may be onto something.
    the song goes from positive to so negative very abruptly.
    but i'm not sure the "new life" is a literal child. it might be a metaphor for some other type of relationship gone bad.
    nunyaon June 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits a strange coincidence that vindicator would have seemingly no knowledge of the Mordred Deschain character and still end up guessing the Mordred of Arthurian Legend... spooky
    locriaon November 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell since King is greatly inspired by Arthurian legand ESPECIALLY in the dark tower series you are probably both right. Modred is a dick any way fuck him
    Eegoron November 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThat and I see this song from 2, maybe three different perspectives. That of Sussanah, of Mia and of Roland. although it might be Sussanah/Mia and Rolands views on the child. but i deffinetly see 2 different views expressed
    Eegoron November 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou guys are probably right, and although this song isn't about a relationship gone wrong, I like to think about it and listen to it as if it's about a failed relationship. Either way, it's severely deep and emotional.
    AvengedSevenfoldA7Xon May 06, 2008   Link

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