"Nocturne" as written by and Billy Joel....
Hollow self indulgence leading the way
In the wake of intent that day
At the faultline, at the faultline we were
Searching for answers

Filthy crimes, power play
Grasping for our lessons overthrown, lessons overthrown

What you've gone and done now

It's hard to get over
Events of the past have carried
A lasting grudge toward a pure heart
I'm calling out a false hero, false hero

Lay your plans,
I'll play Rome, false martyr, take a stand
Lay your plans...
With broken heart, I've finally become a man

Past the sights and the sound
Cloak and dagger are found
No wonder here, just an echo resounding

Hardship owns all that remains
Red queen, a fallen knight on the way that day
At the faultline, at the faultline we were
Searching for answers

Filthy crimes, power play
Grasping for our lessons overthrown, lessons overthrown

Caught in the act, right in our midst,
A snake in the grass, no honor
As night fell on my soul


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    General Commenti feel in this song... he is talking about how he changed after someone close to him disapeared and he turned to criminal ways to finally realise what he has done and he realises its to late to undo what has been done
    cheers..
    Brynnyon May 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe tempo changes and the shifting melodies in this song are just sick. Does anyone know any bands similar to The Human Abstract, or Protest the Hero?
    AmpleVoltageon November 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAmpleVoltage, if you like protest the hero, and the human abstract, you'll like between the buried and me.
    ProgressiveBenjion December 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBetween the Buried and Me are actually really different from both of those bands. Their sounds are a lot more brutal then Protest and Human Abstract.
    Rennehanaon January 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAmpleVoltage: I love to find out other bands similar to ones that I like, and a really good way to do this is to get a Pandora account (free) and make a station of the band you have in mind.

    anyway, i am obsessed with the last stanza of this song. "Caught in the act, right in our midst. A snake in the grass, no honor as night fell on my soul."

    THIS BAND IS STRAIGHT UP SICK. PERIOD.
    I am interested in hearing how the new vocalist sounds. Personally I get nervous when bands I like get new vocalists. I sometimes feel like it's a while other band because their sound can change so much. But! I won't judge until I hear!
    lysisalotlikevegason May 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm almost positive its requiem of a fallen knight in the wake of intent that day.
    Thelastsandlinon July 05, 2010   Link

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