"Sanity" as written by Jeremy Coleman, Paul Ferguson, Paul Vincent Raven and Kevin Walker....
All across the scenes the statues crumble
We cherished the seconds, counted the days
And people move with lines across their faces
Embracing each other with a smile

For sanity's sake, sanity's sake, sanity's sake
For sanity's sake, sanity's sake, sanity's sake

We'll remember distant times and places
We'll remember summer sun that yields
Shed our bodies heart and soul for love's sake
Civilizations wax and wane.

innocence will fade away like Autumn
Likewise the dream of youth, the task
And we shall be at peace upon our parting
With the thoughts of loved ones in our hearts

For sanity's sake, sanity's sake, sanity's sake
For sanity's sake, sanity's sake, sanity's sake

So let the sunrise light up the distnat shores
And we'll remember last days of Rome again.

Lyrics submitted by fractured_sanity

"Sanity" as written by Matthew Ferguson Jeremy Coleman

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentA cryptic one this. Released as the second single from the 'Brighter Than A Thousand Suns' album, it barely dented the charts, but for me it pushes all the right buttons -- great bass, tinkling piano and thought-provoking lyrics.'
    The overall lyrical premise appears to be the forced nature of human interaction, for the sake of 'sanity.'
    A suitable goth-style anthem, the seldom seen video has the band dressed in black leather giving a passionate if straight ahead rendition.
    The despairing line; 'innocence will fade away like Autumn' perfectly displays Jaz Coleman's pessimistic view of humanity, one for which all us Jokers love him. Despite his downbeat summation of the human state, he retains a degree of empathy with the natural order; 'we shall be at peace upon our parting, with the thoughts of loved ones in our hearts.'
    The classic closing lines about the 'distant shores' and the 'last days of Rome' evoke visions of burning -- the power of the sun and the idea of cities on fire as the might of the Roman empire crumbles beneath the surge of dark barbarism.
    In short, this track is magnificent.
    KillingJokeron December 20, 2006   Link

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