I don't believe in the existence of mercy's guiding hand...
Not with all that I have witnessed, I cannot understand.
Forever burdened with the knowledge that I could have been so much more
When the truth is hard to suffer, I knew this all before.

There is no comfort in faith, the heavens still will fall.
A thousand towers rise before me and I cannot climb them all.
There is no kind of joy in this, there is no time that it can heal,
When emptiness enshadows bliss, there is nothing left to feel.

I have not abandoned hope, though I know there's nothing more.
Tired and alone, you forget what you hoped for.

I will walk this ground forever
and stand guard against your name.
I will give all I can offer,
I will shoulder all the blame.
I am sentry to you now,
all your hopes and all your dreams.
I will hold you to the light,
that?s what forever means.

I was never what you wanted, I could never never please.
I swallowed all our sorrow in the midst of my disease.
All my fortunes, all my gains, all the battles I have won...
Now collapsing like the rain, I stand alone, your only son...

Take some solace in these words, take notice of this place.
Hollow whispers that they are, like the wind upon my face.
Sing softly in my ear and look at me with wonder.
I will try to ease your fear as the darkness pulls you under.

I will walk this ground forever
and stand guard against your name.
I will give all I can offer,
I will shoulder all the blame.
I am sentry to you now,
all your hopes and all your dreams.
I will hold you to the light,
that?s what forever means.



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    General Comment"Forever" is actually by Bruderschaft, a superband featuring Ronan as vocalist.
    Nonnyon September 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentVNV NATION "SONG MEANINGS" INSIDE
    15 page interview with Ronan Harris.

    dancemusic.about.com/od/artistshomepages/a/…
    HorsesMouthon April 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me this is a song from a son to a parent, or a student to a mentor who is dying. It acknowledges the fact that death is a final parting. We have come from nothing, and to nothing we will return. It recognizes that we all, as humans, are flawed and imperfect.
    "Forever burdened with the knowledge that I could have been so much more" and
    "I was never what you wanted, I could never never please."
    There is a kindness in the lyrics
    "I will try to ease your fear as the darkness pulls you under."
    as if he were witness to someone's death.
    The chorus is a ray of hope that the way we live on is through those we leave behind. The impact of who we were carries part of ourselves forward even in death. That's what forever means.
    ekim1966on May 17, 2012   Link

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