The time is close now, the end is near
My walk through the valley, trails of fear
I feel empty, my penance overdue,
I guess it's too late now to be with you
I'm extremely frightened of what will surely be
I sold myself, the death of me
I know you can't forgive me I know I'm on my own,
I've betrayed you I walk alone

What exactly is the meaning of this
Just pawns in your twisted game
Severe pain for the lie I'm livin'
For a love I never could betray

Bridge
Question me not say the lord unto thee
You have chosen your own fate and your own destiny
Denied of this life is what you are to be
You have chosen your own fate and your own destiny

Lord I pound my fists at you
Won't you just let me die
Would I not suffer enough
No inner peace no after life

Repeat Bridge

I did what I thought was right
All for the love of my life
I know it's sad but true
Something is very wrong
Condemned to suffer so long
For a love so true

The question that lies within
Is so hard to understand
It still tears at me
And in my dying breath
My heart holds no regrets
I wouldn't change a thing

My spirit begins to rise into the heavenly skies
Just to be shunned away by you
Now all I want is to die, no streets of gold in the sky
And I wash my hands of you

Bridge
Rising to the heavens light
Just to plea for death
Just to be denied-


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    General CommentThis song is beautiful. It sends chills down my spine every time I hear it.
    Paradoxon June 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAnother song about Spawn. See my comment under "I Died for You"

    The time is close now, the end is near
    My walk through the valley, trails of fear
    I feel empty, my penance overdue,
    I guess it's too late now to be with you
    I'm extremely frightened of what will surely be
    I sold myself, the death of me
    I know you can't forgive me I know I'm on my own,
    I've betrayed you I walk alone

    About Spawn, who betrayed God to see his love, Wanda. He wants to go back. He doesn't want to be a Hellspawn. But he betrayed him, so he walks alone.

    What exactly is the meaning of this
    Just pawns in your twisted game
    Severe pain for the lie I'm livin'
    For a love I never could betray

    Spawn is angry at God for allowing this to happen, how God seems no better than the Devil

    Question me not say the lord unto thee
    You have chosen your own fate and your own destiny
    Denied of this life is what you are to be
    You have chosen your own fate and your own destiny

    Fairly self explanatory. Al simmons (Spawn) Made his own choices, and has to live through them.

    I did what I thought was right
    All for the love of my life
    I know it's sad but true
    Something is very wrong
    Condemned to suffer so long
    For a love so true

    He feels cheated at having to suffer so terribly for a love so true, but he feels he did the right thing, betraying God for his one true love. Would you? True love is all he really has left in this cruel, hate filled world. Is it worth betraying the light? Is true love that powerful an emotion? See below.

    The question that lies within
    Is so hard to understand
    It still tears at me
    And in my dying breath
    My heart holds no regrets
    I wouldn't change a thing

    Not exactly sure what to make of the beginning of this verse. But the end, even though most of these don't need explaining, i'm just giving it from Spawn's point. He doesn't regret betraying god, or selling his soul to see his true love, because it was worth it to him.

    My spirit begins to rise into the heavenly skies
    Just to be shunned away by you
    Now all I want is to die, no streets of gold in the sky
    And I wash my hands of you

    His soul finally released(i cannot be sure, i haven't gotten this far in the story) he begins to rise to heaven, only to be denied by God. He doesn't want a paradise, he doesn't want heaven, he just wants it to end for him. And he "washes his hands". See, in this story, Malbolgia(the devil) and god are very similiar in tactics, heaven claiming to be "Light", but resorting to the same measures as hell.

    Rising to the heavens light
    Just to plea for death
    Just to be denied-

    *sighs* Such a sad story. Well, i've had my time here. That probably didn't help you much, but hey, every little bit counts, huh?
    Vindicatoron August 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI believe the whole Dark Saga album is based on Spawn.
    RexBanneron October 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMy favourite Iced Earth song ! It makes me wanna believe in human spirit and after life ! it's so sad though but very beautiful
    jadbeavissexyjadoon October 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhoa! This song hits the nail right on the head, dude! This song represents all of my own thoughts. From being about just wanting to die with no afterlife to wondering why God doesn't just let me die. I do admit that the song makes me sad, but I love it anyway! :)
    Chrissy3784on March 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentOne of the best iced earth songs ever made.. it is fueled by emotion. of course its about spawn, but i personally take this one to a higher level than that.. because i can relate to it myself.
    schaffersmygodon May 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song ends the dark saga by having spawn decide he wants to have no alliance with God or the devil. Pretty powerful song I like the "my spirit begins to rise.... and i wash my hands of you" part the most
    D&Wrootbeeron July 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree with every single one of you. This is one of my favorite songs for two reasons: It is a song many can relate to on a higher level (schaffersmygod) and the female vocals sound absolutly perfect with Jon. A song that doesn't mix with depression. But yet another reason why Iced Earth is my favorite band.
    Bolt_Throweron November 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love how Barlows niece did some of the choir...
    downstoneon January 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's a concept-album on Spawn (the comic-book hero) who literally can't die. Spawn ofcourse is just a retelling of the classic tale of Faust. A retelling closer to the roots appears in Kamelot's Epica+The Black Halo which might be easier to relate to because the guy isn't actually immortal with super-powers. Nevertheless, most songwriters urge the listeners to find their own meaning, and this song is VERY powerful and easy to relate with.
    wolf76on March 07, 2006   Link

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