"Heavy Hangs The Albatross" as written by and Shawn/lee Milke....
I've made up my mind and I will be leaving
Leaving this cruel, dark world
For the soulless to share
But first

Women will shriek and watch their husbands bleed
Children will cry and watch their mothers die
Because tonight, tonight we all go to hell
Why?

I have to let go of what happened to my love
I am taking out on everyone else
All the problems I've brought on myself
When I made your heart melt
My belle, we soon will meet again

There's nothing left for me to lose
Except confusion
I'm finished trying to tell myself this will go away
There's no one left to talk me down
My feet are slipping

One day, oh, I hope my name doesn't bring back memories
Of the day that I left her
Goodbye, so long, my heart belongs to the one
I am chasing after

For better or even for worse
Remember me forever

Now the only question left is how
To take you all down with me
The coroner will have his hands full tonight
That is if he is not among the dead

Dead will choke the streets
With such vulgarity that grown men will weep
And then you will find
The end is drawing night

There's nothing left for me to lose
Except confusion
I'm finished trying to tell myself this will go away
There's no one left to talk me down
My feet are slipping

One day, oh, I hope my name doesn't bring back memories
Of the day that I left her
Goodbye, so long, my heart belongs to the one
I am chasing after

For better or even for worse
Remember me

The dizziness stuns me
Would someone please distract me?
Can I really get through this?
Can I really betray myself?
For better, for worse, remember forever

There's sweat on my hands and a knife at my throat
And as the blade bites my skin Annabel appears
For better, for worse, remember forever

One day, oh, I hope my name doesn't bring back memories
Of the day that I left her
Goodbye, so long, my heart belongs to the one
I am chasing after

For better or even for worse
Remember me forever


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"Heavy Hangs the Albatross" as written by Dennis Lavell Lee Dennis Lee

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    General Comment""Finding it nearly impossible to come to grips with the emergence and confession of the Thespian, the Artist gives up on his fleeting fantasy that Annabel could still be alive. Without his vengeance, his anger, his insanity and without the chance of Annabel coming back from the dead, he attempts to decipher a way to join her in death. With thoughts of suicide on his mind, the Artist contemplates storming the town with a rage unmatched by anyone. He must draw out the Thespian to die heroically as he avenges the death of his lover. Wandering the town as the feeling of defeat weakens his every step, the Artist falls to his knees in an abandoned alley. Mere seconds before his plan comes to fruition, she appears." -Alesana
    TrinaTragedyon February 03, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationThink about the title of this song... "Heavy Hangs the Albatross"... first of all, it's an allusion to carrying a burden like in the poem by Samuel Coleridge "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" The burden the narrator is carrying is the murder of Annabel, HE MURDERED HER!!!!!!!! The Albatross is figuratively chained around his neck which is a metaphor for carrying a burden on your soul! Hmmm.... murder
    zacharymysteryon February 06, 2010   Link
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    General Commentim pretty sure its about how hes gonna be killing himself. and at the end when he finaly does it he sees annnabel.
    pretty awesome song.
    1234MusicEqualsLifeon January 31, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningOkay...so he's planning on killing himself, but he wants to kill all these men and women as well, taking them all to hell. Then he finally starts the act of killing himself, he sees Annabel...
    Chanise03on February 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentHe met the thespian and he said he's the one who killed her, So he now is in such anguish that he couldnt be there to save her, and now he wants to Join her in death, but he also wants to have some fun on his way out, and he didnt kill anyone else, he only killed those 7 men in the Tavern. Then when he goes to the alley and puts the knife to his throat, Annabel appears infront of him, he gets shocked and passes out into a dream, which the entire dream he had is depicted in the song 'The Lover'.
    KennySplatteron March 23, 2010   Link

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