I dreamt of heaven once
It was a calm cool and miserable place
All my friends were under the fire
I could not make out a face
I was trapped with the holiest men
The ultimate punch line to an ironic end
I screamed in my torment and writhed in my pain
As the angels did bathe me with heaven again

There is no earthly way of knowing
Which direction we are going
Not a speck of light is showing
So the danger must be growing

I draw inspiration from the micro dreams
That twitch the body before the entering
We pull ourselves into a callous induced sleep
Swallowed by the years of undigested beatings

In this place you reek of fear
Deserved malaise
Light is gone with shedding grace
And God has backed away

Solo: Tony

Free yourself from your own mind
Break yourself from your own mind

Not a speck of light is showing
So the danger must be growing
In this place you reek of fear
Deserved the horrors of life



Lyrics submitted by ThoR294

Five Faces of Madness song meanings
Add your thoughts

3 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about the Weston Insane Asylum, which is also called the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. It was in operation from 1864 until 1994 and housed many emotionally disturbed men and women. Our lead guitarist, Tony Rohrbough, worked their as an orderly for a year or so before it shut down. The story is that the building, which has 5 sides, has 5 faces carved in stone, done by an inmate. The faces are of various stages of delirium, hence the term Five Faces of Madness. The asylum is now a tourist attraction for paranormal activity groups. The band rehearses at Rohrbough's home in Weston, and can look directly down the hill upon the Weston Asylum.
    OJ9789on August 20, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song has some amazing parts to it. I swear this is the most incredible metal band ever. I can't be too sure what the meaning behind the song is though. Almost sounds like a exorcism, though.
    FeLKoNon January 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsince no one has said anything about this figured id say something, anyone else noticed how he used a couple lines from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?
    "Not a speck of light is showing
    So the danger must be growing"
    Just thought that was kinda funny
    if you didn't know its during the part in the movie where they are on the boat and it starts spinning and theres all these trippy colors and stuff (the original film idk what the new one is like)
    xXRedxSlugXxon August 10, 2007   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain