Hiding in the theater, listening to Tom,
telling whitewashed lies about the China Pit.
Whatever has happened started when they opened it,
and brought out the carvings from the deepest part.

David leaves the others and falls asleep while praying.
A vision of sister then appears to him,
sent by God to show him the truth of what transpired,
and what the few survivors have to do.

The Chinese came and were made slaves.
Deep in the mine they broke through
to the Pirin Moh, the home of Tak,
the Heart of the Unformed.

The red eye of Ini, where its evil lies
Smoke from it drove the men mad,
and they murdered each other, except for two brothers.
Who caused the cave-in as they escaped?

Blamed for the cave-in and hung by the town,
but Tak is one of them and swears his revenge.
A hundred years later, the mine is reopened
and the madness begins again.

Bodies wear out, but the souls must survive.
Evil and good are eternal.
The path of the truth is much crueler than lies,
but it sacrifices us in the end.

Mary hears a voice, and goes to seek it out.
She thinks that she hears Ellen Carver somewhere near,
but Ellen's rotting body is the vessel now for Takm
who captures her and takes her back to the mine.

David explains the truth to the others:
Tak from the well of souls, another dimension,
took Collie's body, the evil awakened...
and now they must destroy this affront to God.

Bodies wear out, but the souls must survive.
Evil and good are eternal.
The path of the truth is much crueler than lies,
but it sacrifices us in the end.

Johnny now recalls what really happened in Nam:
Tak was in the Vietcong that planned the bomb.
Could have warned the others were he less concerned with stealth,
but he sprinted from the building and only saved himself.

Deep inside the author knows
the boy is right and their path is clear.
He finds a God he never knew,
closes his eyes and prays

Bodies wear out, but the souls must survive.
Evil and good are eternal.
The path of the truth is much crueler than lies,
but it sacrifices us in the end.

Bodies wear out, but the souls must survive.
Evil and good are eternal.
The path of the truth is much crueler than lies,
but it sacrifices us in the end.


Lyrics submitted by Octavarium64

Desperation, Part III song meanings
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