"Blood On My Hands" as written by and Jon/kuersch Schaffer....
And as I bear my inner soul
I've kept it hidden and safe
Fulfill the god's desire
To hold their waning flame
A sacred life

And what have started long ago
Is heading towards the end
There's no easy way out
There's blood on my hands
But I am sure in the end
I will prove I was right

Runes of a long forgotten time
Ancient spells in endless rhymes
Soon the other world appears
Roam to the ghostly river Rhine
Leave the misty shades behind
I can feel I'm getting near

By the ancient spirits' rites
The old ghosts proclaim their rights
Still they're lost in time

Lost in time
I wonder why they're lost in time
Lost in time

The curse lives on
Still chasing me
It's always been there by my side
And it won't let me out
A treacherous leaf
And a secret unsealed
It will cause deadly wounds

Roam to the ghostly realms at nights
To cleanse the dark shades of my night
Leave the mortal world behind
Float to the endless streams of time
An eternal ray of light
Leave my mortal shape behind

Lost in time
I wonder why they're lost in time
Lost in time

The blood on my hands you see
Cannot be washed away
I am chosen by destiny
To dwell in misery


Lyrics submitted by Fistan

"Blood on My Hands" as written by Jon Schaffer Hans Juergen Kuersch

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    General CommentThis is clearly about the Nibelungs.

    Siegfried bathed in Fafnirs (a dragon) blood, thus becoming invincible whereever the blood touched his body, but...

    A treacherous leaf
    And a secret unsealed
    It will cause deadly wounds

    a leaf fell on his shoulder unnoticed. The blood didn't touch him there, so this was his achilles' heel.
    Later on, he is betrayed by his loved one, who knew about the spot on his shoulder. She is convinced by Hagen of Tronje to "mark the spot so I may watch over it in battle." And so on.
    Ferruson December 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song! It fucking owns! Heard the first time and was hooked and it's now in my AIM Profile. Fistan Thanks for puttin these lyrics up.
    Predatoron August 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTHis is really a great song..i really luv the last part

    The blood on my hands you see
    Cannot be washed away
    I am chosen by destiny
    To dwell in misery

    i think this song is about this guys journey to afterlife..and he has def murdered sumone or he has been blamed for murdering sumone and taht he will prove to god that he is innocent..lol..still not really sure wat the lyrics mean..
    pyromaniak87on October 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentITS MACBETH!
    combatbootson November 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis this song sung by blind guardian or Demons & wizards?
    StevoElSupremoon December 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentD&W.
    Ferruson December 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe blood on my hands you see
    Cannot be washed away
    I am chosen by destiny
    To dwell in misery


    What did macbeth say after he killed king ducan? What guilt did he live with after he killed the king? Hmmm?
    combatbootson April 02, 2006   Link
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    General Comment^^^Don't make faggy posts like that, no one is impressed.

    Is this song about macbeth or not? I've read Macbeth and I really don't see how this song is about Macbeth can someone explain it and not be an idiot about it?
    ohwhocareson May 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI did not read MacBeth, but as far as i know
    "The blood on my hands you see
    Cannot be washed away"
    could refer to Lady MacBeth who thinks she always have king Duncans blood on her hands.

    But in my opinion its about thze nibelungs.
    IQon June 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI believe Ferrus is right-- this song is about The Nibelungs. In addition to what he posted,

    Roam to the ghostly river Rhine
    Leave the misty shades behind
    I can feel I'm getting near

    The "river Rhine" is the river in which Hagen hides Sigfried's treasure after he kills him to prevent his wife from using it to raise her own army.
    HSIAMetalKingon April 22, 2008   Link

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