The smell of incense
It fills the air inside this room
Casablanca lillies strewn about the floor
A casket lined with pills
And the bitter taste of absinthe to wash it down
And so it ends like it began
A tattered cross along this interstate
A worn inscription all cracked and faded
These etchings will remain
When bodies turn to dust
And from this monument
I will drown inside the anguish of your heart

A new dawn broke this morning
Tears were raining in this room
As pure as holy water
Reflecting images of you
This world is like a whore
So ravishing, so beautiful
So bitter cold and all alone

And if I had my way
We'd wake up on the day we met
I'd stare into your heart for hours
And try to make you hear the sweetest thoughts
But not tonight
We die inside each other arms
We revel in our last embrace
I steal a breath right from your heart
And kiss you as we die

I rest my lifeless head upon your heart forever

Maybe I'll greet sunlight after all
I'm sorry


Lyrics submitted by eltroyo11

Act V, Scene IV: And So It Ends Like It Begins song meanings
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    General CommentI believe this was inspired by Romeo and Juliet's final act: Act 5 , Scene 3 A churchyard; in it a tomb belonging to the Capulets ....

    oh I believe there's a few minor corrections needed:

    Casablanca lillies , ..taste of Absinthe... and I'm pretty sure (even tough the vocal is kinda faded) that on the last verse Kris sings ..I'll greet sunlight after all
    surfinbuddyon May 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of the french movie, jeux d'enfants. (eng. "love me if you dare")

    has the same dramatic ending and it gives me the goosebumps whenever i listen to this song and think of that one particular scene in the film.

    the leaked "unmastered album" version didn't live up to my expectations. i heard kris play this live and acoustic and it was just beautiful. hopefully the final product will be mixed differently.
    helenripson May 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI thought of Romeo and Juliet when I read this, too.
    but then why is it scene four instead of three in the title...?
    other than that I really get the Romeo and Juliet feeling.
    star_up_in_the_skyon May 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentKris said someone once asked him how he wanted to die... and so he wrote this song.

    "And if I had my way, we'd wake up on the day we met..."

    ...I know the feeling. Of wanting to back to the very beginning... if only, right.
    debonnaireon May 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI was wrong with some of the previous corrections
    correction needed:

    ''cast of light colorly strewn about the floor '' instead of casablanca lillies

    and

    ''a worn inscription
    all cracked and faded
    these actions will remain
    ''

    instead of holy scriptures and these edges..
    surfinbuddyon January 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou're right those are better.
    eltroyo11on January 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell, colorly sounds possible, but it's not actually a word. I don't know.
    eltroyo11on January 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentstrong contrast to “my reply”. Sorta justs gives in here
    Canaroo2on February 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti definately though romeo and juliet when i read..
    "And if I had my way
    We'd wake up on the day we met
    I'd stare into your heart for hours
    And try to make you hear the sweetest thoughts
    But not tonight
    We die inside each other arms
    We revel in our last embrace
    I steal a breath right from your heart
    And kiss you as we die"

    this is an amazing song.
    dearkatieon February 20, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThe Song Is Actually Act V: Scene V: And So It Ends Like It Begins
    DKJenveyon November 02, 2009   Link

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