Curse or repayment?
Truth or illusion?
In my noble asylum
When dark hours linger
The sinister silence
Is bowed into millions of tears

The sweetness of sound
Turns to raging thunder
A deadly serenade

In the moonlight, the bringer of pain
Like fear on a silver plate
I am frozen, betrayed by myself
When will this end?

Same old pavilion
A different appearance
Is playing messiah
All good was taken
A thorn made of silver
Abandoned my will to go on

The sweetness of sound
Turns to raging thunder
A deadly serenade

In the moonlight, the bringer of pain
Like fear on a silver plate
I am frozen, betrayed by myself
When will this end?

Life is a flower, fading away
We are not destined to stay
Love is forever, the spirit is free
Time is a borrowed gift for you and me

The sweetness of sound
Turns to raging thunder

A deadly serenade

In the moonlight, the bringer of pain
Like fear on a silver plate
I am frozen, betrayed by myself
A deadly serenade

In the moonlight, the bringer of pain
Like fear on a silver plate
I am frozen, betrayed by myself
Everything comes to an end


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Silverthorn song meanings
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    Song Meaning"A deadly serenade" refers to the song, played by the protagonist's twin brother* Robert, right after he murders one of their relatives. It's a dirge composed by their mother on her cello after their young sister dies, and you can hear it all across this album.
    The song name "Silverthorn" has two meanings, direct and allegory:
    Direct - their mother named her diamond cello bow Silverthorn, the very bow Robert used to murder the protagonist's wife Aurora (Falling Like the Farenheit).
    Allegory - When you get stabbed in the heart by a thorn, it doesn't matter if it's made of silver; you still bleed to death. Same way as a rich, upper class family can still suffer, and eventually collapse, from the same problems as a regular one.

    *(possibly his split personality; Kamelot is purposely vague about this!)
    Artex310on December 18, 2012   Link

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