[Part I - At the Four Corners of the Earth]

On the edge of paradise
Tears of woe fall, cold as ice
Hear my cry
Renounce, have you, thy name
Eternal is my pain

Eternal is the pain that leads me
to the thrones of temptation
Eternal is the pain that leads me
to the thrones of temptation ...

[Part II - In the Room of Thrones]

[Instrumental]

[Part III - A Gathering of Angels]

There was a time...
When nine choirs sang the
endless melody of light
Music of the spheres
Threre was a place...
Where mortals embraced thunder
and majesty
Their fate lay in our hands
Feel my wings slowly fading -
forever lost in time - I cry

[Part IV - The Wrath Divine]

The burning conflict I'm feeling
It summons me to descend into
the other side
And just beyond the stars blazing
A beam light from a red, velvet
moon illuminates me

I will devise, from perfect skies
A dark and vengeful day
Faith and mercy gone astray

With strength of infinite measure
The mighty sword divides order
from chaos in the kingdom below
And from the mansions of glory,
This empty soul cries out one
final plea...
The end has begun

Our worlds collide, now in
disguise,
You'll feel the Wrath Divine
Tears of woe fall from the sky...

[Part V - The Prophet's Cry]

The prophet cries
Vast battalions rage on in the sky
Rising rom the north
- the bringer of war
Eve of destruction
Summon all who have 'power
over fire'
Impending doom from shore to
shore

Standing on the edge of paradise
I sacrifice my truth and loyalty
Seven deadly sins consume you
all, a dance with death
I taste the victory

(Eternal is the pain that leads me to temptation)

Rising from the north
- the warrior prince
Judgement without compassion
eyes of fear
Like the river styx,
the gates of hell -
"Abandon hope all ye who enter here"

The prophets cry
As armies fall from the edge of
the sky
The Prince of truth, now the
bringer of war

The day of wrath
Banish all kings from the face of the land
Dominion for strength is my
name

[Part VI - Bringer of the Apocalypse]

[Instrumental]

Eve of Sacrifice/Armies in the Sky/Dies trae

[Part VII - Paradise Regained]

Looking out on a blue sky
I can see a new world arising
Like a prisoner unbound
I feel the power and the majesty
again

Looking up to the heavens
I can see what I left behind
Beneath the stars, moon and
warm sun
And all I know,
is my paradise has begun...


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    General Commentjust an input...

    i dont think it was Satan talking the whole time...


    Our worlds collide, now in
    disguise,
    You'll feel the Wrath Divine
    Tears of woe fall from the sky

    read the bible: Revelation 12:7 which says about a war in heaven and satan was cast into the earth... of course satan lost because of the Divine Wrath of God... take note of Revelation 12:12 which relates to the line " tears of woe fall from the sky"... meaning, as satan was cast into earth, God was saddened by this because satan will now reside on earth...

    let's go back a few lines...


    I will devise, from perfect skies
    A dark and vengeful day
    Faith and mercy gone astray

    Revelation 12:12 a venguful day, as satan is full of vengeance after cast down to earth... as he knows he only has a short time to live.. which relates to judgement towards him by God "faith and mercy gone astray".. he lost his faith, God didn't give mercy... you know satan wouldn't repent, so he really deserves this...

    another line.. Revelation chapter 11... kingdoms of the world to be destroyed (they even faught back)

    The day of wrath
    Banish all kings from the face of the land
    Dominion for strength is my
    name (do you know this NAME??? find King James version of the Bible and go to Psalms 83:18)

    FINAL LINES... Revelation 21:4... the real PLAN of God... to rule over paradise on earth... for God did'nt have this after the gates of paradise were closed to the time satan was cast to the earth... it was satan ruling over earth...

    Looking out on a blue sky
    I can see a new world arising
    Like a prisoner unbound
    I feel the power and the majesty
    again

    Looking up to the heavens
    I can see what I left behind
    Beneath the stars, moon and
    warm sun
    And all I know,
    is my paradise has begun...

    this could also have a double meaning... after satan was cast to the earth, "satan's paradise" is now, well, earth... which he can finally rule by himself... based on the last paragraph..

    i hope you enjoyed my interpretation...


    memelsixon January 10, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAh Sym X's epics are truly great.
    Otmon June 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about Lucifur.
    In the first part of the song he talks about his pain which leads him to temptation.

    the next part is him talking about how heaven has changed. it used to be one way but now it's another and he doesn't like it. at the end of this part he somehow loses his wings.

    The next part is him becomeing evil.
    "summons me to decend into the otherside" Other side being......evil bit like star wars.
    At the end of this part he says he has been illuminated....it means he can now see beyond what he could before. maybe implying he can see God as the real evil which was hidden from his view. this could be linked to the illuminati too.

    The next three lines i think he's planning a rebelion in Heaven

    not sure about the next part but it might be when he gets thrown out of heaven.

    the next part might be him arriving on earth to annoy people.

    the next part is him talking about prophets of God telling the earth about the bible. telling them of judgment day.

    the next part is him saying he has caused the whole world to sin. To him this is Victory

    In the next part he talks about "The Worrior Prince"
    Makes him out to be the Bad Guy.

    In the next part he says "the Prince of Truth now the bringer of war" Same person.

    The next part he wants to "banish" all the kings of the Earth so he can "dominate" the earth.

    The next part is names "paradise regained" so we can assume he's won. and he just describes how he feels about winning and stuff.

    well thats what i think it means. It's from lucifurs point of view obviously he's hoping to win at the end.

    It's an amazing song. good singing, good solos.
    jainsworth16on January 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti'm pretty sure it's based on the story of Satan in "Paradise Lost" or to that effect. Jainsworth16 has done the play by play :)
    WeepingMoonon March 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfucking great epic song, and i love the lyrics. well Jainsworth16 told what its about. really great lyrics, i love the subject. inspiring song
    In the miston October 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is sick, all 20 min & 41 seconds of it. This is actually my favorite from DWOT. Parts 2 & 6 are my favorite pieces, though.
    Lateralus518on December 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentrare example of a song by symphony x related to modern religion rather than egyptology, greak and roman mythology. Also this song may be one of the only songs by symphony x that tells a story in the future. (part VII) but then again my interpretation may be wrong. The end of the song is not necessarily the end of the story...

    anyway
    Which is better?

    Divine Wings of Tragedy or Octavarium?
    jainsworth16on February 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of Symphony X's "epics", about a war between God and Satan/Lucifer, told from Lucifer's point of view. A few parallels can be drawn to "Paradise Lost" or the book of Revelation.

    Part I is a quick summary of Lucifer, whose pain has led him to descend into Hell. This Part is first musically, but chronologically comes in the middle of the story, after the "tears of woe" start falling in IV.
    Part II is an instrumental which segues into the beginning of the story,
    Part III. This describes the Heaven/Paradise that Lucifer fell from. At first, he's uncertain why he feels his wings "slowly fading".
    Part IV. Lucifer accepts his fall, and plans a divine war against Heaven. He becomes the ruler of Hell, and starts to mass his forces for the coming holy war. As Part I's "tears of woe" begin to fall, the war begins.
    Part V. Heaven & Hell have collided, and the resulting chaos is clearly noticed on Earth. Angels and demons fight in the sky as "the prophet cries", signaling the end of current world order.
    Part VI. This long instrumental is the continuing battle between Heaven and Hell. It begins with a heavy & fast section as the battle rages. After several crashing notes, the music subdues as the battle's tide turns(around 13:40). The music soon picks up again (around 14:45), escalating rapidly as the Last Battle occurs.
    Part VII: Several "holy notes" precede a calm & tranquil section, then the victor elaborates who won. Peace, truth, and a "blue sky" finally come about, but the last line reveals that Lucifer has defeated Heaven's angels: "All I know/ is MY Paradise has begun".

    Depending on how you look at it, this song is either looking at the far past or the far future.
    RyAquaon June 19, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"[Part VII - Paradise Regained]

    Looking out on a blue sky
    I can see a new world arising
    Like a prisoner unbound
    I feel the power and the majesty
    again

    Looking up to the heavens
    I can see what I left behind
    Beneath the stars, moon and
    warm sun
    And all I know,
    is my paradise has begun..."

    The passage does not indicate Satan has won at all. Paradise Regained, the title, indicates humanity has regained Paradise. The tranquil instrumental should be taken as further evidence as should the euphoric/mystical music played before the lyrics.

    The narrator seems to shift at Part V to humanity; if the narrator in part V was Satan then he would be describing the heavenly battles as a passive member rather then an active one. This doesn't make sense, thus the narrator is a human.

    It is an elegant song, possibly one of the best 20 min songs out there.
    jenz1on December 10, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"[Part VII - Paradise Regained]

    Looking out on a blue sky
    I can see a new world arising
    Like a prisoner unbound
    I feel the power and the majesty
    again

    Looking up to the heavens
    I can see what I left behind
    Beneath the stars, moon and
    warm sun
    And all I know,
    is my paradise has begun..."

    The passage does not indicate Satan has won at all. Paradise Regained, the title, indicates humanity has regained Paradise. The tranquil instrumental should be taken as further evidence as should the euphoric/mystical music played before the lyrics.

    The narrator seems to shift at Part V to humanity; if the narrator in part V was Satan then he would be describing the heavenly battles as a passive member rather then an active one. This doesn't make sense, thus the narrator is a human.

    It is an elegant song, possibly one of the best 20 min songs out there.
    jenz1on December 10, 2007   Link

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