"Lost and Damned" as written by and Roy S./youngblood Khantatat....
Helena you came to me
When seemingly life had begun
Little did I know then
Where this would go
When this begun
Once I was free to fly
I never promised anything
This may well be goodbye

Don't ask why
Don't be sad
Sometimes we all
Must alter paths we planned
Only try understand
I want to save you
From the lost and damned

Although you hold me close
I feel retention arise
Just as a hint of fear
Like subtle clouds
In summer skies
Once in the moonlight
I can't explain
And I don't know
Somehow we may reunite

Don't ask why
Don't be sad
Sometimes we all
Must alter paths we planned
Don't forget what we had
But let me save you
From the lost and damned

Love means nothing to me
If there is a higher place to be

Helena don't you cry
Believe me; I do this for you
Heed my decision now
I will be gone tomorrow noon
My tale has just begun
Nothing can take my faith away
In my quest for the sun

Don't ask why
Don't be sad
Sometimes we all
Must alter paths we planned
Only try understand
I try to save you
From the lost and damned

Don't ask why
Don't be sad
Sometimes we all
Must alter paths we planned
Leave me behind, don't look back
Because deep within you know
I'm lost and damned


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"Lost and Damned" as written by Thomas Youngblood Roy S. Khantatat

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    General CommentHoly shit. I cannot believe that no one has commented on this. Wow. This song is amazing. I love it to death.

    Anyways, I suck at deciphering the meaning of songs
    but I think this means that the guy is leaving the girl because he's not good for her and wants to save her from all the evil stuff, e.g. him. He's trying to explain to her that this is how things are supposed to be and telling her to not be sad or not to cry.

    I donno. I think I'm wrong.
    Beetlejuiceon February 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe interpretation is largely correct, but there's the omnious passage "Love means nothign to me if there is a higher place". Luckily or not some bands tend to take the guesswork out of it by offering their own meanings to the songs in the liner notes. The full liner notes are now released on Kamelot's website, and abridged version for this song reads "Ariel is convinced that the deal he has with Mephisto will cause her too much pain and suffering. He is anyway seeking a higher goal than love. At least that is what he believes at this point in the story." The lyrical content of the song concentrates on his convincing Ariel she is saving her, but I think there is a very strong undertone of Ariel actually seeking to save himself by his actions.
    wolf76on March 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThere are several meanings that can be attached to each song, one arises from what the writer intended, one from the sources they drew from and one from how the listener relates it to their experience. Since Epica and Black Halo are a retelling of the classic tale of Faust, the significance of the background story can't be ignored. The most important point for this song is that in all of the versions of Faust, Helena is granted to him as part of his deal with the Devil (ie. her will is altered). When he sings "Although you hold me close, I feel retention arise..." he may be referring to this rather than the more straight interpretation that Helena just senses something wrong in him. It is possible even Ariel doesn't know which is the case for sure. In any case this is where the seeds to seek redemption are planted as he reflects himself through the "angelic" Helena, a theme that is further emphasized in "Ways to Epica".
    wolf76on March 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is the inspiration for my username because I adore it so violently.
    I agree with all 3 comments above,and the real meaning could be a mixture of all 3.
    lost_and_damnedon April 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentProbably the most tragic turn of the story.
    Simply amazing song.
    Tepesson January 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI definitely think it's about Faust, the epicly amazing story. This is the part where Ariel must leave Helena and continue his search for the true meaning of life. Sad event occurs after though. :(
    EpikSenteron February 08, 2008   Link

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