A cruel sleep 'cross our land
All withered and dying
As the fall, the victims
They're dying a sad death
In our land, we lay down
And suffer again

A dark girl 'cross our land
Is pacing. Is preying
And with her, a fever
A marching black fever
No eyes see. No features
Just black form, suffering

You have her sympathy
You have her tears
She tries only to take
All your fears
The pain she feels
When she drinks your soul
Is hers to suffer
It is her toll
Believe me, she's helpless
When she curses our land
When she swallows light
It's not her hand

Poison awaits when you kiss her
Her heart cries out for you, for me
Untold misery is hers to serve
out for eternity
Out cold. Mankind will stay
forevermore if she gets her way
She can't help it. It's her curse
To sing your pain in her own verse

She is the dark
The nightmares you hide
The pain you feel
The suffering inside
Though she was like you
Through her dark past
But now, the conqueror
Her choirs vast
Oh, please forgive her
As mankind dies
As angels weep
And heaven cries


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    General CommentI've always felt this song was about the plague......or at least it could be.....
    JoveJoveJoveon October 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIts about a girl that has somekind of plague.
    And its about her love. And that she suffers as she gets the plague on others. And the songs tells that its not her fault or her want to wipe out the people with the plague.
    UnraisedMetalon June 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's not about a girl..it's about Darkness itself...i mean the title is "SHE IS THE DARK" and he describes it as a girl..but still i rlly love this song. his usage of words really impresses me.
    XxXTheInsaneXxXon May 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always had the idea that this song is a metaphor for the spread of Christianity.
    Aegipanon November 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe song is obviously about the black plague. In medieval times, it was a popular belief that there was someone (a witch) responsible for the plague, and that if she could be found and killed, the plague would be ended. I've always felt that this song is toying with that hypothetical possibility, of there being one person responsible for the entire black plague, wandering around and spreading ruin. The only problem with this interpretation is that the song is sympathetic of her. But the narration contradicts itself, saying that mankind will suffer "if she gets her way."

    It actually reminds me of a scene in Ingmar Bergman's movie "The Seventh Seal," in which the main character, a knight who has just returned from the crusades, sympathetically watches a witch being burned alive, and is powerless to help her.

    For this reason, I think the narrator is meant to have some irrational love of the woman who is "the dark." Perhaps he's in love with her?

    Either way, this song is fantastic.
    brian_jameson December 16, 2007   Link

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