When a new day reaches dawn
I feel it's worth the wait
But I tumble and I fall
When up against my fate

When the barricades come down
I build them up again
When I'm just about to drown
I still don't know the end

Sometimes I tremble like a little child
That faces morning with a broken smile
Sometimes I crumble when the shades unfurl
Sometimes I feel that I could rule the world

When the morning comes alive
Release your love brigade
At the end of day is night
To suck it up with hate

Sometimes I tremble like a little child
That faces morning with a broken smile
Sometimes I crumble when the shades unfurl
Sometimes I feel that I could rule the world


Lyrics submitted by deathazre, edited by Kuroth

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  • +2
    General CommentI love the horror violin sounds in this song, it really emphasises the lyrics.
    Althekiller9291on September 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentto me the song is refering to everyday feelings people go threw

    'Sometimes I tremble like a little child' [fear]
    'that faces morning with a broken smile" [sad]
    "sometimes I crumble when the shades unfurl" [depression]
    'sometimes I feel like I can rule the world' [happy]

    well thats my view
    Relleon July 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI dunno, to me personally it sounds alot like it's about living with Bipolar Disorder because I seem to have a relatively normal, happy mood during the day, but my emotions become negative going into the evening. (like the verse after the first chorus) sometimes I feel incredibly weak and don't even wanna look out at the world outside the window of my room "Sometimes I crumble when the shades unfurl" and sometimes I feel so incredibly fantastic and confident in myself, that I can do anything. "Sometimes I feel that I could rule the world"
    I don't know, that's just what it personally means to me...
    Master_Snowblindon March 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDon't think it means bipolar disorder in particular... it just refers to what you just said. we all feel sometimes that everything i great. we can rule the world. but sometimes we don't even want to see ourselves in the mirror. everything i scary. you get me?
    Fucocon July 17, 2008   Link
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    General Commentto me the song is refering to everyday feelings people go threw

    'Sometimes I tremble like a little child' [fear]
    'that faces morning with a broken smile" [sad]
    "sometimes I crumble when the shades unfurl" [depression]
    'sometimes I feel like I can rule the world' [happy]

    well thats my view
    Relleon July 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My Opinion I love kamelot and I understand their lyrics but what of the video?
    yuukicrosson January 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think that is bout preforming in fornt of people
    the trembling being those butturflies in ur gut
    the broken smile is bout regreting that u havnt practiced enought
    and when the shades (curtain) unfurl thats when its the worse cuz thats when people first see u

    thats my view cuz to me it describes b4 preforming at a concert personall xperieance
    BloodRideron February 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me the song by itself most definately means what type of feelings we have in life but combined with the music video it takes on a slightly different meaning. Combined with the video i think the song is talking about our feelings still but our felings during before and after indulging in pleasures, pleasures suck as those shown in the video(im asuming that was some kind of like opium den). Before you feel week and feeble, druing you fel you could rule the world and after you fel so horrible you cant stand it. Thats what the song has shown itself to me as.(Combined with the video as well.)
    YoungChaoson May 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm with BloodRider on this one. It seems to be mainly about the exhilaration they get while performing.
    Aryalon June 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song could def. be interpreted in so many ways, can relate to alot of things. When I saw the music video in the opium den, I related this song to drug use. That even when your about to drown you still don't know to stop, you feel like you could rule the world, then the next minute your crumbling. Even though, you have to wait in pain till your next fix, its worth it when you get there. It probably isnt the true meaning of the song, but thats what I think of when I hear it.
    IHWBass57on April 10, 2011   Link

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