"Tilting the hourglass" as written by and Shawn/thompson Milke....
You take my breath away...
But Ill never again taste your lips
As fate keeps me locked away
I must close my eyes to see your face

Emptiness has darkened my eyes
As I hopelessly beg for my life to end
...tell my why...
My iron eyes tell the tale
Heroes always pay in their blood
I can be only this

I see the fear growing in their lost eyes
My purpose is so clear...I am the ax
I am the ax and this is why I must not fear the end
And when I'm gone will you forget me?
Pen wears its steady course across the page
Resigned to its designs to take the hive

Emptiness has darkened my eyes
As I hopelessly beg for my life to end
...tell my why...
I wish I could make you see, I wish I could make you see through the pain
Through the end, I wish I could make you see the greater purpose that
I have to serve...no one else will fight...no one else will fight...so I must
My iron eyes tell the tale
Heroes always pay in their blood
I can be only this

...I am the ax...
Fear has been lost to faith
The darkest night has come before the end
Of which we must prevail
Amidst the pitch of steel we shall arise
I will destroy all those who oppose me

My iron eyes tell the tale
Heroes always pay in their blood
I can be only this

I see the fear growing in there...


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"Tilting the Hourglass" as written by Dennis Lavell Lee Dennis Lee

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  • +2
    General Commenti might be the only one seeing it as this (cuz im goin through it)
    but i think this song has something top do with a guy who loves a girl who has left him and he is so empty inside he just wants to die
    "emptiness has darkend my eyes as i hopelessly beg for my life to end"

    if it was about beign in war why would he want his life to end?

    he wants her to see hes the only guy who will care for her like she needs, he will fight to care for her unilike anyone else will...

    "I wish I could make you see, I wish I could make you see through the pain
    through the end, I wish I could make you see the greater purpose that
    I have to serve...no one else will fight...no one else will fight...so I must"

    and the first verse says it all about how this girl is his everythgin but he cant have her now.
    Varial31on February 26, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentomg y has no1 comented this song? it abselutly rocks! its one ove there best songs (the over 2 being Beautiful in Blue & congratulations i hate you)
    -=spiky=-on September 26, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfucking sexy song.
    speeedon October 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti agree.
    i dont understand why more people dont listen to alesana!
    i love this song
    i agree with well_then
    this song seems to be about a war hero
    oreo_boi09on June 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis Is A Boss Song :)
    [[Rawr]]*on June 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about a guy who goes into war and he believes he's gonna be the war hero. He says I am the ax talking about im going to destroy the enemy. He's talking to his girlfriend back at home saying no one else will fight so i must. Telling her that im the only one that can save us. But then he shortly finds out that he can't do anything and its harder than it seems. Dennis told me. I used to play drums for them.
    well thenon October 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOk, first off, I -hate- Spiky.
    Second, I'm glad that 3rd verse was posted, the other lyrics sites I go to are sing365 and lyricsondemand and neither had the 3rd verse up.

    Nice song. =) Now that well then said what it was about, I totally agree.
    thebennieboion November 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsome of the best screams i've ever heard in a song.
    Xplisit23on April 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthey're good, but if those are the best screams you've ever heard...you haven't heard much!
    skylineson May 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti wouldnt say the best screams ever but this is a tight song.
    see them live and hear the screams they are sofa king awesome live
    xo♥Larry
    exodusk8on July 08, 2007   Link

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