The great stone walls
Rise above our heads,
Cold and sad
Pale light, a dusty veil

The sun makes its way in
Destitute, weak
You're at my side again
Faithful guide unfailing,
Here we stand among the others
The living among the dead

Veins still flowing full
Lungs filled with white light

Push forward
Lifeless bodies swept aside
They are on us
Cast a net of armor
Over our heads
Hide our life
Lest it be lifted from us

We must leave this place
Of deathly decay

Don't look back, press on


Lyrics submitted by helioscore, edited by emberobin

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    General CommentI agree with deeco's fix. It definitely is, at the very least, "deathly decay. Don't look back, press on."

    My opinion also: Instead of:
    The sun makes
    its way in
    destined to
    wake

    I think it should be: "wane."

    I think the meaning has to do with how we are destined to die.

    The above quote would suggest, a ray of hope shines in, that we all can see, but it is all in vain. Because that hope is destined to fail us. Because no matter how many meds we take, how much we exercise, or how much vegetables we eat a day: we will die.

    We live in the hall of the dead.

    But the last portion is the most important, because even though the dead is listening in above us, and they all lay around us, we must be this band of humans, who march on.

    Even though we are sickly, death-ridden beings, we must press on, and never look back. Perhaps ignorant(?) because there is no point in dwelling on the mere fact that we are living a cursed life in the hall of the dead.
    ledaveon April 22, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionThe great stone walls rise above our heads.
    Cold and sad pale light, a dusty veil.
    The sun makes its way in destitute.

    Weak, you're at my side again
    Faithful guide unfailing.
    Here we stand among the others,
    the living among the dead!

    Veins still flowing, full lungs
    filled with white light.
    Push forward lifeless bodies, swept aside, they are on us.

    Cast a net of armor over our heads, hide our life,
    lest it be lifted from us.
    We must leave this place of deathly decay
    Don't look back, press on.
    Octavarium64on June 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI believe the section "we must be this band..." up to the end should be "We must leave this land, Of Deathly Decay. Don't look back, press on."
    deecoon December 25, 2009   Link

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