When the dawn is bright and new
And the day is full of hope
It's easy to continue your journey
Like a king on his royal way

You will stand there amidst silence
In the void of endless winter
On the ice of an unknown lake
In the heart of loneliness

There you will meet yourself
There you'll weigh your crown
On the ice of the lake of death
On the mirror of time
There you will meet yourself
There you'll weigh your crown
On the ice of the lake of death
On the shiny mirror of time

When the days are getting colder
And the winds clash against each other
When light is getting dimmer
And darkness shrouds the roads
You will drift into strange byways
Lost in foreign lands
Stranded on frigid shores
On a godless desolate plain

There you will meet yourself
There you'll weigh your crown
On the ice of the lake of death
On the mirror of time

It's there when your endeavour ends
On the face of a forlorn lake
Under weight of a timeless sky
It is there where you shall die

There you will meet yourself
There you'll weigh your crownn
On the ice of the lake of death
On the mirror of time
There you will meet yourself
There you'll weigh your crown
On the ice of the lake of death
On the shiny mirror of time

Death of a king
Death of a king
Death of a king




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    My InterpretationA great song by a great band. I believe this song is the definition of, not all men are built to be great leaders or kings. Just because someone's destiny is that they are to become king, doesn't mean that's something they are gonna excel at. This song is about how some kings do not realize the stress or weight of the world they may have to bear, and as a consequence he ends up dead. The death could be a literal death or a figurative death, as in he is dethroned.
    EternalTearsOfSorrowon May 30, 2017   Link

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