"Promised Land" as written by Malik Yusef El Shabbaz Jones and Steve Mckeever....
Hey redeemer
Now what's become on me?
taken in by promise
awakening in grief

Collecting us like puppets
you instrumentalize
A frigid trepidation
in a million puppet eyes

God gave his word just to let us down
Where is he now?

You've been facing heaven
You were lost to left alone
You're welcome to my home and
Find another heaven
It was you who took my hand
Come into the promised land

You scratched my back and I scratched yours
It s you who makes decisions
I just open up the doors

Whining in the gutter
They forget their sanctity
Welcome to my clockwork
Vanity machinery

You gave your word
You let me down
What am I now?

You've been facing heaven
You were lost to left alone
You're welcome to my home and
Find another heaven
It was you who took my hand
Come into the promised land

Oh as far as the eye can see
They're bent in submission
Empty inside

An army of scarecrows like me
Thousands of brokens dreams
Thousands of tragedies
Tried to run from their destiny

Like moths to a flame
Driven by vanity
They've been off to Jerusalem
Chasing a dream
Calling on me
We're just trading in needs

You've been facing heaven
You were lost to left alone
You're welcome to my home and
Find another heaven
It was you who took my hand
Come into the promised land


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    General CommentOr for a more realistic view of the song, it is most likely to go with the Scarecrow story to maybe go in between Devil in the belfry and I don't believe in your love, "An army of scarecrows like me
    Thousands of brokens dreams
    Thousands of tragedies
    Tried to run from their destiny"

    The Guy eventually in the story goes crazy as what Tobias says in the interview at the back of the booklit from the CD and eventually it seems to take it out on the girl he went after... His hole life he had no one to love and cherish and the one person he finds the just totally gets beaten down by, so he beats back...


    But I guess you can take the lyrics how ever you like, just realism is nice... Carry Me over wasn't that bad, read the lyrics and listen to the song it really isnt that bad, and lost in space... Well.... I have no clue what the hell is going on there
    Glass_prisoneron June 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song's meaning changes quite a bit depending on which version you listen to. The one from the EP has the confrontation between the Scarecrow (Tobias), the villain-guy (Jørn) and his mentor (Kiske), while the Angel of Babylon incarnation is merely between Tobias and Jørn.

    In Angel of Babylon, this seems to serve as the final confrontation between the Scarecrow and his enemy before resolution in Journey to Arcadia. As with the rest of the album, it's very open to personal interpretation and I doubt there is a 'right' answer. It seems that the antagonist poses the question whether or not the scarecrow wants to stay with him, and he seems to have been finally denied, considering Journey to Arcadia.

    Meanwhile, in Lost in Space, it simply seems to be Jørn and Kiske's characters vying for control over him. Taking into consideration the rest of the saga, he seems to pick Jørn.
    Drasianaon September 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song it's beautiful, powerful, and awesome; I still don't know why this didn't make it to the album and crap like Lost in Space and Carry Me Over did.

    The lyrics are about losing your faith in god, life, humanity, and trying to find a meaning for your life in unconventional places. I relate to these lyrics in so many ways, especially in this line:

    "God gave his word, just to let us down. Where is he now?"
    Raff2603on March 09, 2008   Link

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