"Hymn For The Shameless" as written by and Shawn/lee Milke....
Saw your eyes today in a memory
Painted in the sky
You smiled and said to me
A love like this can never truly die

So now the show's over
And I've got to disguise the thing I've become
I only wish I could stop laughing
I grin because the joke is on them this time
They don't have a clue

Calm consumes me

I shut my eyes and once again the pleasure strangles me
I taste the tears of sweet indulgence, pain and fantasy
Oh, the visions inside my head
The emptiness will haunt you

Sanity is slowly slipping from my hands now
I'm standing closer to the edge than I should be allowed
Oh, what little regret I have
Does that make me a killer?

I am the face of death standing right
Behind you yet you're oblivious
To my cold breath
On your neck, is it just too easy?
Am I just too good at this?

I am the chosen one
I am the end of all
And now you are mine

Calm consumes me

I shut my eyes and once again the pleasure strangles me
I taste the tears of sweet indulgence, pain and fantasy
Oh, the visions inside my head
The emptiness will haunt you

Sanity is slowly slipping from my hands now
I'm standing closer to the edge than I should be allowed
Oh, what little regret I have
Does that make me a killer?

Saw your eyes today
In a memory painted in the sky
You smiled and said to me
A love like this can never truly die

Let's just say you're right
And the nightmare ends, we wake up side by side
What makes you think that I would let you live?
I've really lost my mind

Behold, for I am the will of the reaper
Beg for the mercy of your worthless angels

As relief washes over me, calm consumes me

I shut my eyes and once again the pleasure strangles me
I taste the tears of sweet indulgence, pain and fantasy
Oh, the visions inside my head
The emptiness will haunt you

Sanity is slowly slipping from my hands now
I'm standing closer to the edge than I should be allowed
Oh, what little regret I have
Does that make me a killer?

I shut my eyes and once again the pleasure strangles me
I taste the tears of sweet indulgence, pain and fantasy
Oh, the visions inside my head
The emptiness will haunt you

Sanity is slowly slipping from my hands now
I'm standing closer to the edge than I should be allowed
Oh, what little regret I have
Does that make me a killer?

I shut my eyes and once again the pleasure strangles me
I taste the tears of sweet indulgence, pain and fantasy
Oh, the visions inside my head
The emptiness will haunt you

Sanity is slowly slipping from my hands now
I'm standing closer to the edge than I should be allowed
Oh, what little regret I have
Does that make


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"Hymn for the Shameless" as written by Dennis Lavell Lee Dennis Lee

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    General Comment"Following the massacre and armed with a complete lack of guilt, the Artist finds a sick pleasure in the deception of his ways. He begins to feel invincible. Relishing his victory and overcome by his own satisfaction, he closes his eyes and takes a deep breath as he ponders his own insanity. The Artist fantasizes about Annabel's voice and questions whether her love could save him from what he's become. He snaps and curses all who thinks he will even consider stopping now." -Alesana

    (this is my favorite Alesana song now <3)
    TrinaTragedyon February 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite off the new album (:
    ChildOfAdelphiaon January 26, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it means that he's like the devil? Or doing the devil's work. He becomes this dark thing and kills people, but then he has to cover it up and become a normal person again. If this isnt it, then I have no clue.
    Chanise03on February 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentTo my above comment..nor rlly the devil..but like, death itself?
    Chanise03on February 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentas relief washes over me, calm consumes me
    I immerse myself in sick reflection...
    I shut my eyes and once again the pleasure strangles me
    I taste the tears of sweet indulgence, pain and fantasy
    Oh, the visions inside my head...
    The emptiness will haunt you...
    Sanity is slowly slipping from my hands now
    I'm standing closer to the edge than I should be allowed
    Oh, what little regret I have?
    Does that make me a killer?

    Love this song! :D
    annarchion February 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLike many of the songs on the album, the artist is reflecting on his growing insanity; a part of him recognizes that he is going crazy. He knows he is letting his passion for death take him over. He is starting to love killing more than he loves Annabel (if she suddenly was alive, he thinks he might kill her too).
    janice111on March 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe killed a bunch of people and felt shameless about it. the song shows he's like a sadist, and found pleasure in what he's done.
    TakeMeToInfinityon August 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery underrated song. Very underrated band. They look like 15 other bands though =/
    MADLOSTon September 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentluv alesana!!!
    suzuka99on September 26, 2010   Link

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