"Paradise Lost" as written by and Danny/brannen Tate....
In the cold misty morning
Gleaming rays awake the dawn
Here I stand, a stranger in this land
Does your conscience betray you?
Fallen from grace, feel the sun on my face
Does desire still hold true?

Mystified by her beauty
Does the hunter pity his prey?
Under storming skies, our love must die failing

Take my hand, divine or damned
Make a stand, seize the day
Oh, you're also damned though divine
Draw the line, come with me

Looking down from ethereal skies
Silent crystalline tears I cry
For all who say their last goodbye
To paradise

My yearning in silence
By angelic skin of white
Love conquers all, though heavens fall
This fateful night

Oh, you're also damned though divine
Draw the line, serpentine

Love is a tragedy
All that I have, and all that I'll ever need
Is right here inside
Let the winds of freedom be my guide

Looking down from ethereal skies
Silent crystalline tears I cry
For all who say their last goodbye
To paradise
Looking down from ethereal skies
Silent crystalline tears I cry
For all who say their last goodbye
To paradise

Say goodbye, goodbye

So I've cheated and I've lied
Been the victim of foolish pride
And I've begged, and I've crawled
And I've bellowed and pled for it all
So I'll savor the downfall
Of paradise

Looking down from ethereal skies
Silent crystalline tears I cry
For all who say their last goodbye
To paradise

Looking down from ethereal skies
(Looking down from ethereal skies)
Silent crystalline tears I cry
(Oh, I cry)
For all who say their last goodbye
To paradise
(All who say their last goodbye)

Looking down from ethereal skies
(Looking down from ethereal skies)
Silent crystalline tears I cry
(Crystalline tears I cry)
For all who say their last goodbye
To paradise


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Paradise Lost song meanings
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    General CommentConsidering it's based on the book "Paradise Lost" (Milton), it should be about Adam making the decision to side with his love, Eve, admitting that he's on the way of falling from grace, that he won't turn back and even in sorrow, as a way of making himself feel better, he'll savour the downfall of paradise... This is, of course, if the lyrics are correct.
    EerieQuestionMarkon June 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is talking about one very specific part of Paradise Lost. This is when Satan first reaches the Garden of Eden, also referred to as Paradise in this song. The chorus is talking about when Satan flies to the stairway between Heaven and Earth, and is looking down at everything on Earth. The song in general is talking about Satan's inner conflict that emerges once he sees Adam and Eve in Paradise. In the poem itself, Satan explains that he could have loved Adam and Eve if he was still an angel, but he must continue with what he is doing to pretty much "get back at God". This is what the lines
    "Mystified by her beauty
    Does the hunter pity his prey"
    mean. If anyone is interested in more, read Book IV of Paradise Lost, it will explain the whole song. Oh, and by the way, the lyrics posted here are really inaccurate. Go to this link, I'm pretty sure these are the correct ones: darklyrics.com/lyrics/symphonyx/…
    gwdanon June 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think the first few times the chorus plays, the line is "For all must say their last goodbye", and "For all who say their last goodbye" is only during the final chorus.
    Arkatoxon August 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLooking down from the "spherical" skies

    should be ethereal, and no "the"
    IIGuttersharkIIon June 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthanks for submitting this man. Anyways, in my opinion this song is related to The Divine Wings of Tragedy (like Revelation, on Paradise Lost too). At the end of Wings... you know that the guy has finally earned his paradise, and now, he is losing it. I dunno...
    ThanatosDADon June 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthanks for submitting this man. Anyways, in my opinion this song is related to The Divine Wings of Tragedy (like Revelation, on Paradise Lost too). At the end of Wings... you know that the guy has finally earned his paradise, and now, he is losing it. I dunno...
    ThanatosDADon June 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthanks for submitting this man. Anyways, in my opinion this song is related to The Divine Wings of Tragedy (like Revelation, on Paradise Lost too). At the end of Wings... you know that the guy has finally earned his paradise, and now, he is losing it. I dunno...
    ThanatosDADon June 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHere's another version:

    in the cold misty morning
    gleaming rays awake the dawn

    here I stand, a stranger in this land
    does your conscience betray you?

    falling from grace, feel the sun on my face
    does desire still hold true?

    mystified by her beauty
    does the hunter pity his prey?
    under starless skies our love must die and fade away

    take my hand, defy the damned, make a stand, seize the day
    yours or mine, damned or divine, draw the line, come with me

    looking down form ethereal skies
    saline crystalline tears I cry
    for all must say their last goodbye to paradise

    my yearning is silenced by angelic skin of white
    love conquers all for heavens fall, this fateful night

    yours or mine, damned or divine, draw the line, serpentine

    love is a tragedy
    all that I have, all that I'll ever need
    is right here inside
    let the wings of freedom, be my guide

    looking down form ethereal skies
    saline crystalline tears I cry
    for all must say their last goodbye to paradise

    say goodbye... goodbye

    so I've cheated
    and I've lied
    been the victim of foolish pride
    and I've begged
    and I've crawled
    and I've battled, and bled for it all
    so I'll savour the downfall... of paradise

    looking down form ethereal skies
    saline crystalline tears I cry
    for all will say their last goodbye to paradise
    EerieQuestionMarkon June 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI took this from Wikipedia (the song a presume happens during these happenings):

    "Adam goes on a vision journey with an angel where he witnesses the errors of man and the great Flood, and he is saddened by the sin that they have released through the consumption of the fruit. However, he is also shown hope – the possibility of redemption – through a vision of Jesus Christ. They are then cast out of Eden and an angel adds that one may find "A paradise within thee, happier farr." They now have a more distant relationship with God, who is omnipresent but invisible (unlike the previous tangible Father in the garden of Eden)."

    I haven't read the book, but I do agree that the lyrics could be interpreted as Satan thinking about the imminent war with heaven, but the "love" issue would be weird... Could it mean Satan's show of love for the heavens, but showing determination in his rebellion at the same time?
    EerieQuestionMarkon June 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI have read Paradise lost, and Satan shows remorse for his destruction...the line "so I'll savour the downfall... of paradise" is his decision to go through with his plan after being awed by the beauty of Adam, Eve, and the Garden. Satan is portrayed as an epic hero a la the Odyssey or the Aeneid, a warrior fighting against oppression. This song is also before eve of seduction, the actual fall of man.
    images8dreamon June 23, 2007   Link

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