"In the Flame of Error" as written by and Travis Stever Claudio Sanchez....
I hate everything I am becoming,
This change is torture
There is never enough to give,
Only plenty to take, and this I wage.

When the ground parts from below,
Will it feel so?
How can I gain from another
When the other goes?

This hand, this hurt, my heart,
I'll flirt with disaster,
Just know now man,
The deal is off.

I'll be no good this time defines,
I'll put this touch around the grip of this knife
These dirty hands just won't come clean.
I'm a murderer, the worst these worlds will see.

Mercy
Please leave her
Just a little bit longer,
She's all my world

My love, I apologize,
With that you
Will see the end of days
Just rest assured

Cause they won't let her go
And I remain so
Alone to work out a clever
Way to get her home

I will do what I must
I'll flirt with disaster,
I just know now,
Boy you're out of luck.

I'll be no good this time defines,
I'll put this touch around the grip of this knife
These dirty hands just won't come clean.
I'm a murderer, the worst these worlds will see.
Oh, save me from defeat again, This is war
Murder the one so close, while she trusts, you curse,
Die, my darling!

If only you know how
Lovely you glow in the flame of error
Oh, I ask too much
Please turn back the clock and take me instead.

How have you come to lose the only thing,
The other one to your two?

I've become the wrong
In everyone's sleep,
Please burn me a God

I'll be no good this time defines,
I'll put this touch around the grip of this knife
These dirty hands just won't come clean.
I'm a murderer, the worst these worlds will see.
Oh, save me from defeat again, This is war
Murder the one so close, while she trusts, you curse,
Die, my darling!

I'll be no good this time defines,
I'll put this touch around the grip of this knife
These dirty hands just won't come clean.
I'm a murderer, the worst these worlds will see.
Oh, save me from defeat again
Oh, save me from defeat again


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"In the Flame of Error" as written by Travis Stever Claudio Sanchez

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    My Interpretation****NOVEL SPOILERS FOLLOW.****

    "I'll be no good this time defines,
    I'll put this touch around the grip of this knife
    These dirty hands just won't come clean.
    I'm a murderer, the worst these worlds will see.
    Oh, save me from defeat again, This is war
    Murder the one so close, while she trusts, you curse,
    Die, my darling!"
    (As a sidenote, holy fuck this song is amazing. Story-wise and emotionally it is far more powerful to me after reading the book.)

    To me this song is about Hohenberger (again! all of them seem to be!) and the fact that his creation of the Monstar has/will render(ed) him a murderer at some point. There's a point where Pearl tells him that the activation of the Monstar will kill her anyway, and that he's a fool for sacrificing millions for her life.

    "If only you know how
    lovely you glow in the flame of error
    Oh, I ask too much
    Please turn back the clock and take me instead."
    > He'd much rather be trapped and tortured than Pearl.
    Zorlinon April 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust listened to this and holy CRAP its amazing!
    wonderfulmetropolison March 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCould be "Mercy, please LEAVE HER just a little bit longer" either one could work though.

    I'll burn with disaster, just know now boy
    YOU'RE at a low

    please turn BACK the clock
    janeaparis1on March 19, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthe first time i heard the chorus i thought he said "I'll put my torch 'round the brick this night". didn't make sense, but it sounded epic. XD
    FaustIXon March 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnyone know what the last line of the chorus is? I can't make it out.
    Bskiffingtonon March 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is one of my absolute favorites.
    eBunaon March 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentridiculously epic. my god.
    grooshon March 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"my love, i apologize, with that you will see the END OF DAYS" instead of "you will see me in this daze"
    dragonfly032on March 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I'll be home, the road in everyone's sleep"
    I think it is "I'll become the wrong in everyone's sleep"

    Also for the chorus, I think it is "I'll be no good this time DEFIED" rather than defined.
    TMV4everon April 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm 1000% sure its not "The deal is off" however I have no idea what it is either.
    AlexCoCaColaon April 03, 2010   Link

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