Their voices search for me through the darkness, yet I feel desire's cold grip upon my heart no more.
My solitude.
My shield.
My armour.
Tested with full force.
I have seen the face of death and I choose not to accept its form.
I have seen the face of death.
An army of demons summoned forth, upon this endless night they swam.
The fire in their eyes, like new Suns shine through the abyss.
I taste the fear.
I see the weakness in their eyes.
They cannot hide as I devour all.
As the mountains crack and the oceans boil, a fury-tempered heart is forged.
Within the falmes, this current of corruption will cease.
I taste the fear.
I see the weakness in their eyes.
They cannot hide as I devour all.
An army of demons summoned forth.
Upon this endless night they swam.
The fire in their eyes, like new Suns shine through the abyss.
I have seen the face of death.
I have seen the face of death and I choose not to accept its form.
My solitude.
My shield.
My armour.
Tested with full force.
Their voices search for me through the darkness, yet I feel desire's cold grip upon my heart no more.


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    General CommentIf you look at the structure in which the song was written (it starts and ends the same way) it seems as if the character of the album was transformed by the pressures of the ocean. The idea that he's seen the face of death and chosen not to accept it's form simply means he will not die yet. Instead he sees demons and sees the weakness in their eyes. So demons fear him in his contempt of death.

    "As the mountains crack and the oceans boil, a fury-tempered heart is forged.
    Within the flames, this current of corruption will cease."

    This is the moment of transformation. Where he turns into something else entirely and realizes it's time to strike back.


    Parkway made a great concept album.
    asmodia255on August 02, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningTHIS is his transformation into something much greater than he once was.
    asmodia255 said it perfect.
    BLaacKeNon September 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a fantastic song. I love the line 'As the mountains crack and the oceans boil, a fury-tempered heart is forged.' However, I have no idea what the song means.
    MuffinMan9o9on June 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSuch a fantastic song. I love the line 'As the mountains crack and the oceans boil, a fury-tempered heart is forged.' However, I have no idea what the song means.
    MuffinMan9o9on June 25, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthere's no "not" in the line "I have seen the face of death and I have chosen to accept its form" aside from "not" not being audible in the vocals, it doesn't make sense with the rest of the song...

    which, the rest of the song is all about the inevitability of death and being strong enough to face it head on while the rest of the world is in fear.
    FocusShifton June 28, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningIm pretty sure that judging by the lyrics and the fact that Winston has been straight edge for the past few years, id say this song is about being straight edge. "I have seen the face of death and chose not to accept" is probably about his struggles with alcohol when he was younger. "I feel desire's cold grip on my heart no more" ..........straight edge.
    fatorkson May 30, 2011   Link
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    General CommentSo someone brushed on this a little but I just wanted to point this out in more detail for everyone. This is the transformation song, thats already been said. The song at 1:41(which is exactly half of the song) completely flips if you didn't notice. "This current of corruption will cease" He's done with the bullshit and hes a new man. Than it does that trippy flip sound and the lyrics and structure of the song go completely backwards. Also this is song 7 out of 13. Therefore the exact middle of this album is where the song flips and he transforms. So the conclusion is parkway drive literally made it so he transforms exactly halfway through the album and wrote a song that gets halfway through and goes backwards. Just wanted to shed some light on the genius that is this band and the creativiy that went into the entire masterpiece that is deep blue.
    MATTGREINERWASNTHEREon July 20, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI don't know why, but when he screams "the face of death" the first time I swear it sounds EXACTLY like "the face of God"
    stjimmyrocks92on February 10, 2012   Link
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    General Commentive posted on the song sleepwalker already and can say my idea behind this song
    "i have seen the face of death" the microchip(aka the mark of the beast)(death to his freedom, soul and will)he will not accept this..

    "As the mountains crack and the oceans boil, a fury-tempered heart is forged" basically referring that the world is in chaos and he plans to rebel against the new world order

    "An army of demons summoned forth, upon this endless night they swam." when the united states becomes the homefront of ww3

    "The fire in their eyes, like new Suns shine through the abyss" the anticrist and his followers the illuminati(the sun is their symbol and the symbol of lucifer( the bringer of light)and fire is also their symbol

    "Their voices search for me through the darkness, yet I feel desire's cold grip upon my heart no more" he is basically saying the new world orders promises sound so tempting but he now realizes the truth and will no longer listen to their temptation
    thebk247on February 11, 2011   Link

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