"Mea Culpa" as written by and Koffi/guez Olomide....
We shared a common trade of reasoning out the years
Of failed affections and faces to forget
You should have told me
That the ties that made it all worth the while
Were quickly becoming a race to the blame

I tried to gain the advantage over you
It's plain to see theres nothing I could do or say
I tried to gain the advantage over you
A sad parade with nothing left to lose or gain

I could feel it coming
Like a train wreck, rumbling off the tracks
With every ounce of strength
I strain to pay back that dirty money
And the fortune abstract, but theres no feeling left intact
For the victim is now a god,
Doling out judgment, strike with divining rod

I dont want to get involved, looks like youre doing fine
But when I lay up at night, I can feel your eyes
And I can see your eyes, and I go rushing in to a world inside
Where theres none in between, and nothing can be denied
Struck down and stripped of pride,
That I could forgive you for once in our lives
But I failed, and I dont know why, Ill never know why
I failed and I dont know why

I tried to gain the advantage over you
It's plain to see theres nothing I could do or say
I tried to gain the advantage over you
A sad parade with nothing left to lose or gain


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    General Comment"Mea Culpa" means my fault, he regrets something.
    "But I failed, and I dont know why, Ill never know why
    I failed and I dont know why"...its his fault that he failed.
    "I could feel it coming like a train wreck, rumbling off the tracks" he knows what is coming, and he tries to set things right by paying back the dirty money, but he just can't. he failed, and he'll never know why. Amazing song
    chris28on February 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFantastic song.Fantastic band. :]
    Camomileon November 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentchris28, you basically got it right i just want to say that its not like my fault as in "my bad, it was my fault that that happened or w/e" its my fault as in my tragic, fatal fault in cahracter. like greek heroes, you know, and there tragic downfall. otherwise youre pretty much right in that he has this tragic fault and no matter how conscious he is of it, the deep root it has in his subconcsious will always overpower his consciousness
    mishmeisteron December 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIts kind of like their anagnorisis that has to do with aristotle's theory of tragedy which shows how this band really knows what they're talking about with a tragedy. I'm glad to see a band that pays attention to these sort of things.
    yuffienpon April 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, like Dream Theater.
    Dedicated_D.T._Fanon June 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBr00tal Breakdown.
    esiedleckion February 08, 2010   Link

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