"Moonlight" as written by and Kenny/clark Martin....
I have never craved the system's sympathy
I get restless over pity smiles
Some precaution wouldn't harm my history
If I had the will to wait a little while

You cut the silence like a knife
You know I can't repent for

Moonlight falling over me
Sail on where the shadows hide
Moonlight crawling down on me
Just like you could not compete with my pride

Compensation for a misconducted life
Is it way too much to ask
Hard to wake up
With your heart and soul deprived
When the morning comes
The second to your last

You cut the silence like a knife
At the edge of my last defenses
You cut the silence like a knife
You know I won't repent for all

Moonlight falling over me
Sail on where the shadows hide
Moonlight crawling down on me
Just like you could not compete with my pride

Shine on silver From the sky into the night
Gaia shivers and I need your leading light

Moonlight falling over me
Sail on where the shadows hide
Moonlight crawling down on me
Just like you could not compete with my pride

Moonlight falling over me
Sail on where the shadows hide
Moonlight crawling down on me
Just like you could not compete with the pride


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"Moonlight" as written by Kenny Martin Jesse Clark

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    General CommentIn general, this song is about Ariel's realization of mortality. The reality of the inevitable end of his life hits him like lightning, but he's troubled because he can't be sure if he's lived his life according to the will of God (whatever god there may be) and, on the other hand, he's uncertain as to whether knowledge of the will of God alone would (or should) have any bearing on his moral decisions ("you know I can't/won't repent for all"). He comes to peace in the next three tracks after he realizes that the freedom to choose has always been in his hands ("The Black Halo"), every human in the world and throughout history faces the same dilemma ("Nothing Ever Dies"), and that, regardless of what any god or man might say to him, in the end the most important thing is that he can live with himself ("Memento Mori").
    Atreides1701on September 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentContinued from my comment on This Pain...
    Ariel decides that he cannot possibly repent for all he has done, and that even if he could, mere repentance would not be enough. This prompts him out of his reverie, into action. Setting out under the moonlight, he sails back across the now melted River, in search of Mephisto. Once across, he approaches the demon's castle.
    horrorfestloveron May 12, 2011   Link
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    General Commentgreat song!
    antox89on April 27, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this song has a bit of influence from Center Of The Universe off their album Epica from the year before. Particularily the flute sounding thing in the middle.
    Netheroon September 08, 2011   Link

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