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Mine is pure darkness
It is as blackness is
Damn the light which comes from you
As a moth to flame I burn

In the twilight of morning I rest my weary eyes
For the benefits of the nights bounty were many
My soul has been redeemed (with those of others)

I missed my love tonight
Hiding behind the figure I cannot bare to face
That of a dead profit
And his beast of burden
Thorns ripping through his brow

Skin soft and white, eyes fire and ice
Just as I recall
Not longer than nine score
Certainly food for the gods
And fit for a prince
Her throat I'll have it now

I will have her, she is mine
Rise of the sun, my test of time
And when shadows fall on unholy ground
It's time to sleep again

As consciousness slips into blackness
I rise to nights warm embrace
And though my blood runs cold
I know my love will be alone
And my mortal heart shall beat again
Like it did ten thousand years ago

Forbidden love can only taste this sweet
Not like the others so incomplete
The symbolic arrow that pierces my heart
Takes the shape of a wooden stake
Now I am the one crucified
For her immortal heart I'd give my own
And die for mankind's sins
But that is not the nature of this beast
I am denied

I will have her, she is mine
Rise of the sun, my test of time
When shadows fall on unholy ground
I will make her mine


Lyrics submitted by nikuku, edited by 4thHorsman

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    General CommentIt sounds to me like the speaker in this song is a vampire, perhaps Dracula because of the prince comment.
    Paradoxon March 14, 2003   Link
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    General CommentCorrect, based on the story of Dracula by Bram Stoker, an amazing song with equally amazing lyrics.
    Pocket_Savioron November 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe third line of the third verse should read:
    "That of a dead prophet"
    That said, that verse is obviously about Jesus. I still don't know what the connection between Jesus and Dracula is, but since this same thing was talked about in the song "Dracula" I'll have to assume it's true.
    rock_hawkon January 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAll I understand in the first verse is that the person in the story opposes god. And @ RockHawk, I dont think It's jesus, I think It's Satan that he hides behind. Thats who the 3rd verse is about, i think. It says that theres thorns ripping through his brow and "beast of burden". That can't be jesus, however the verse mentions a prophet which jesus is.

    "I will have her, she is mine
    Rise of the sun, my test of time
    And when shadows fall on unholy ground
    It's time to sleep again"

    The chorus above is about how he wants her and every day he is tested to see how long he can last being without her. Rise of the sun just means morning

    "And my mortal heart shall beat again
    Like it did ten thousand years ago"

    Mortals don't live a thousand years, but it could mean he was reincarnated and felt love for the same woman. Jon Schaffer wrote about reincarnation in the song "Life and Death" too.

    I made an important correction in the last verse: it's "stake" not "stare". I dont know if "stake" is a double meaning about a crucifix and the stake that kills a vampire.

    He probably is a vampire. This verse also hints at it:
    "Skin soft and white, eyes fire and ice
    Just as I recall
    Not longer than nine score
    Certainly food for the gods
    And fit for a prince
    Her throat I'll have it now" cuz vampires can't resist beautiful women
    4thHorsmanon March 10, 2013   Link

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