"The Thespian" as written by and Shawn/lee Milke....
Baby! Why are you doing this to me?
Sweetheart! Are those your eyes staring straight back at me?
Angel! I see your smile everywhere!
Darling! Stop!

Night falls and I'm running in circles (Wohoo Wohoo)
I'm being chased by my imagination (Wohoo Wohoo)

Tell me I'm forgiven say you'll always be mine
Say that everything is over, tell me I'm fine
No one deserves to live like this!

Tell me I'm forgiven say you'll always be mine
Say that everything is over, tell me I'm fine
No one deserves to live like this!

I touch your lips and stare in your eyes
You smile and it makes me fly
You are the reason my heart beats
Tonight it's just you and me

Night as dark as my thoughts sets the scene for my return
Lightning nips at my heels as I race home
Wearily I stagger towards the song of her pale voice
Demons jeer my attempt to be free

Tell me I'm forgiven say you'll always be mine
Say that everything is over, tell me I'm fine
No one deserves to live like this!

Tell me I'm forgiven say you'll always be mine
Say that everything is over, tell me I'm fine
No one deserves to live like this!

I touch your lips and stare in your eyes
You smile and it makes me fly
You are the reason my heart beats
Tonight it's just you and me

Windows cast her gentle reflection
Her somber silhouette dances for me

Look at you, you miserable fool
Get off your knees, your prayers fall upon deaf ears
God's turned his back on you, Heaven's gates are shut
And now you're knocking on the devil's door

I've been expecting you for some time, sir
Allow me to introduce myself
I'm the one who pulls on all the strings, son
You're lucky I don't kill you where you stand

This can't be real
Tonight I raise my glass
There's nothing left
For I know it's time to move on

All hope has failed
My patience will not last
I've lost my soul
Tomorrow I will be gone


Lyrics submitted by annarchi

"The Thespian (Interlude 3)" as written by Dennis Lavell Lee Dennis Lee

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    General CommentYou guys who say its about Poe are neither right nor wrong. Alesana wrote the entire basis of the album in a storybook format. They had always wanted to do a true concept album and this was the product. When you buy the Cd, for those who actually still do that, it comes with two booklets, one containing lyrics, the other contains the story titled The Emptiness. The story itself is not about Poe's "Annabel Lee," more like the way Alesana themselves would have done it.
    Despizeon June 07, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"As the sun sets, the Artist cannot seem to escape his own imagination. Completely lost in self-indulgence, he begins to see Annabel's face everywhere. The visions of her usher his wandering, delusional thoughts back to the day when he first fell in love with her. He soon becomes obsessed with the fantasy that she could possibly still be alive. The Artist scrambles home in a hastened fury only to be stopped dead in his tracks at his front porch by a man who introduces himself as the Thespian--the man who killed Annabel." -Alesana
    TrinaTragedyon February 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe central character of the story, a sketch artist known simply as "The Artist" wakes up one day to find his lover, Annabel, dead, lying next to him. Heartbroken and terrified, he buries her in his basement and flees. He wanders aimlessly until he comes to a tavern, where he hears the sounds of merriment and laughter. He decides that if he can't be happy no one can and slaughters everyone in the tavern. After wandering through many places and finding Annabel's killer, "The Thespian", at the end of the story The Artist finally comes face to face with him to fight to the death. He is stabbed in his side with a dagger and finds himself in a room with Annabel holding a dagger in hand. From here on the story's point of view switches from The Artist to Annabel where she explains that The Artist had slowly been sinking into madness all this while, as he became more and more withdrawn and his sketches more and more violent. Though she loved him, in the end she had to take his life in the attempt to defend herself from him.
    RamblingMonsterson November 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfirst comment!(:
    okaay so I absolutly love this song.

    I think its about a relationship between a guy and a girl, I think she's dead? and he keeps seeing her everywhere. I think he killed her andd is asking her for forgivenss. but she wants to get him back. I think that part that says "look at you, you miserable fool." is her speaking to him saying he will never be forgiven.
    and he can't bare it so he ends up killing himself.
    -pearl(:
    Pearlxciwwafon December 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI think its about in the story there is the Artist telling the story and a guy loved the girl Annabel and another guy killed her and now he wants revenge and this is a confrontation between them and the guy in love with Annabel is talking to the murderer in the speaking part
    takeoverthestreetson January 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhere did you find all these quotes?
    VirginiaHill1on February 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim listening to it and i followed the words cause online biology is that boring and these lyrics are wrong...
    ChelseaGoreon March 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso as i see it, hes haunted by a demon and that demon is himself.its kinda like multiple personality disorder...and he kills her.in the poem anabelle lee she dies of sickness so id ont know exactly how that relates...unless im wrong whichis quite possible.
    ChelseaGoreon March 29, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningAlright, so I was watching the video and it resembled Edgar Allen Poe and his life a lot in my opinion. He mentions the name Annabel, like "Annabel Lee", in both the song and poem she died, and he can't see to live without her. "Wearily I stagger towards the song of her pale voice | Demons jeer my attempt to be free" I think it symbolizes how Edgar Allen Poe was drinking a lot after his wife died. I think this song is about About Edgar Allen Poe and his life after his wife died. Anyone agree?

    CaitWINon April 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentif you read the story you find out in the end that Annabel is still alive and the artist has gone crazy
    Ninja9kunon April 17, 2010   Link

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