I'm a wanderer and I wear the mask of mystery
From a prisoner waiting for the last request
When I got the will then I got the chance
He said: certain mistakes of my fiends make the wish fulfilled

Now that I see, I can be free
I will give you all my pain

And I wish you were here
I wish you fear
I wish you well
and that you're burning there in hell instead of me
And I wish you were here
I wish you amen
I cause your all-inclusive pain

All the walls inside try to speak with me
Beautify this spider's home, help the fly to rest in peace
Then I read a plan – kind of bleeding tattoo
Out of words of a murderer like pearls of insane dew

How can I see what he told me?
I try to listen to his pain

And I wish you were here
I wish you're near me
I wish you well
and that you're turning this, my hell into a fane
And I wish you were here
Now I cut out my brain
before I'll try to understand what you mean

And I follow all the traces
to your long forgotten places
In a ghost ship down the sea, close to holy island
Waits homicide for me, like on morphine
I see all the eyeshots he had
on his long requiem to the end

Why should I see what he wrote there for me?
In his message, I hear poor victims plea

And I wish you were here
I wish you well
and that you're burning here in hell instead of me
And I wish you were here
So give me all your prayers
for the sins I have to pay

I work for I.C.P.O. and some details show me
Not the "plain type," not the "gain type" of a serial assassin
He's not motivated by hedonism
Untypical – no Gilles de Rais
No Bathory, not Jack, so I got the suspicion
he's a man with a clear sagacious mission


Lyrics submitted by Garinus, edited by Octavarium64

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    General CommentThis seems to be the first song on the album to switch frequently between the perspectives of 'X' and '0.' The first verse starts off with X, having recently escaped from the prison. In the chorus, he reflects on his situation, and wishes that someone else could take his place and take the pain away from him, as seen in... "I wish you well, and that you're burning here in Hell instead of me." You could also interpret this to mean that he's seething in vengeful hatred against the people who wronged him and made him what he is, but certain interviews I've read suggest the former.

    Anyway, in the next verse, X gets a proper introduction. He arrives at the ship to find the desolate place lined with clues ("All the walls inside try to speak with me, beautify this spider's hole...") As X deciphers the clues, he begins to realise that he's not dealing with your typical killer here. 0's motivation is clearly more determined - and perhaps even more justified - than any case he's dealt with before. The last verse sums that up.
    Garinuson February 07, 2007   Link

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