"The Third Temptation Of Paris" as written by and Shawn/thompson Milke....
The horizon, now as dark as the crimes that brought them here,
Is filled with my impending dread
My foolish actions will cost so many good men
Achilles has come...

A thousand sails approaching
Sent here in her name to reclaim the one I stole
And destroy the walls of Troy

Desire leaves me numb to all the pain surrounding me
Storms will arise to condemn me
I will not die before her eyes...
It ends tonight

Desire leaves me numb to all the pain surrounding me
Storms will arise to condemn me
I will not die before her eyes...
It ends tonight
Tragically I now must accept the penance I have earned
She is cursed and tonight we die
In the dawn of this, my end, I hold my sword true
I must let her go...

A thousand sails approaching
Sent here in her name to reclaim the one I stole
And destroy the walls of Troy

Desire leaves me numb to all the pain surrounding me
Storms will arise to condemn me
I will not die before her eyes...
It ends tonight

It ends tonight, I am alone
Pain fills her eyes, I am alone

I must save my honor, I cannot let them win, the blood of many spills
Sacred and profane is our love in death...


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"The Third Temptation of Paris" as written by Dennis Lavell Lee Dennis Lee

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  • +1
    General CommentUm, this is pretty straight forward, Fall of Troy sung from the point of view of Paris. I love how this song and Nero's Decay are on the same CD though considering Nero recited The Fall of Troy while Rome burned it seems fitting.
    stjarvison October 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentVery intense.
    thebennieboion November 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a great song.
    speeedon September 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOMG i can't believe that only 1 person has commented on this song... it's sooo good.. to me it's about somebody that's fighting for someone else, and in the end it's only him/her left and they can't give up or something bad will happen to the person that he/she is fighting for.
    milli347on September 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always wondered why Alesana has these songs about shit you can't relate to..still an awesome song.
    Psikouon December 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentomg Psikou...
    If Alesana can't relate to these stories then noone can!
    To take a piece of literature like the Illiad and write lyrics this amazing... based on something that vague...
    wow....

    You think this one's amazing? Check out Nero's Decay
    Decayofneroon February 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is absolutely beautiful. I friggin' love Alesana!

    The fact that they can go from hardcore screaming (Which rocks!) to a beautiful slower song like this, and sound absolutely amazing either way shows how talented they really are.
    cheapLEYon June 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits really all there. Paris's temptation was helen of sparta. and then she married paris and she became helen of troy. and then a war broke out. Paris did not want to look weak in front of helen so he had to fight bravely
    onermedboxeron June 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is really beautiful the girl singing is melissa milke, the sister of shawn, the guy with the beautiful voice. it must run in the family.
    xxbreatheon February 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlesana usually uses these types of stories to convey an underlying meaning (examples:A Siren's Soliloquy and Nero's Decay). I'm just not sure what this one is about. Either way it is a beautifully written song and well preformed.
    loveshack8490on April 19, 2008   Link

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