And only yesterday you thought
You were Peter the Great
With all, all your troops
And only yesterday you thought
Your name shall be carved in stone
But how slowly goes the night
For a shy kind of guy
That you have become tonight
You've never been
In this room of your mind

And only yesterday you were
Possessed by luck
And you, you knew no fear
And your savage wit
Where did it go?
Where did it disappear?
And how slowly goes the night
For a shy kind of guy
That you have become tonight
How strange
How strange to see you cry!

To see you cry
To see you cry
To see you cry

Lyrics submitted by orgnizedcnfuzion, edited by reverendlarry, Mellow_Harsher

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    General CommentDifferent side of the band, certainly. Their slower, quieter numbers like this have really grown on me.

    Also, the Russian speaking in the end is,
    "Nastupit vremya, sam poymesh, navernoe."
    "The time will come, you'll understand it all, perhaps."
    which is a line from the song "Mgnovenya" ("Moments") from the Russian 1973 espionage drama miniseries "17 Mgnoveniy Vesni" / "17 Moments of Spring" about a Russian spy - Maxim Isayev (undercover in the German SS as "Max Otto von Stirlitz") in the last 17 days of the Reich. It's a classic series, which is beloved in Russia. The songs from it (especially "Mgnoveniya") have become widely popular.
    subconsciuson August 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentim assuming this is just about someone who is usually very sure of themselves but has actually reached a point in his life when he's realized it was all a facade, even for himself.
    realization being the slow night, and crying signifying the end or break point in his 'big man' show.
    JaimeChienson January 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMakes me visualize Adolf Hitler in the bunker during the last few hours of the war. I don't know, just what it makes me think of. Amazing song. Amazing band. Vodka!
    Dirtylaundryon January 24, 2011   Link

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