Paranoia
In which I think that I'm not confident
blood into my hands I can't deny
a buzz into my ears that makes me mad

But I don't look back

While I'm waiting to die
I don't look back
In a weird lullaby
I'll carry on

And the hope in my heart is dry

But I don't look back
and I cannot reply
I don't look back
while I'm waiting to lie
I'll carry on
While they want to decide for me

Once again

Living in their cage
They are killing me

Paranoia
In which I think I'm not that confident
a tiny hope that burns in my breath
a bitter smile delights me at the end


Lyrics submitted by Fistan

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  • +1
    General Commentin my opinion this song's about death penalt...it's about someone who knows he's guilty (blood into my hands i can't deny) but he's afraid of leaving this existence...
    the word "cage" made me think of prison....
    anyway it's a great song
    stronikaon July 04, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is part of a story
    Self Deception, Comalies, and When A Dead Man walks are all part of a story about an innocent man going to jail while the guilty man runs free, but later turns him in

    Self Deception is the first part of the story
    When a Dead Man walks in the second
    Comalies is the third

    This song reminds me of a man who lashed out to get out of jail since he was innocent, but then is sentanced to a death penalty
    and this is his outlook on life knowing he is a "Dead Man Walking" only meaning that he knows he is going to die
    Coilerfan35on February 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLacuna Coil said that this song was about the thoughts that would cross youre mind, and what mental state you would be in if you knew before hand that you would die.
    aceticaon April 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a touching song, really beautfiul
    ChibiPezon June 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song!!! It has to be one of my favs but i have so many by them. This song sends an adrenaline rush through your body.
    Blairgirlon August 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song wooohooo yasss this song is great. And yes acetica is right
    Sycophanton March 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHuMmMm -=- interesting
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    -+-and i love you-+-
    XxFentoozlerxXon June 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttis song kick ass !!
    TungT182on October 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is part of a story... Lacuna Coil said that the three songs, Self-Deception, Comalies and When a Dead Man Walks, tell the story of a man sentenced to jail for something they didn't not do and in the end, the person who did do it coming forward...
    moredhelon January 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLyrics are just about there but there are a lot more repititions of certain phrases than it ahs been put down. A good song.
    xKissxHerxBruisesxon April 03, 2005   Link

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