I Look out the Window, I see the sun in the sky, for now,
it is not for me
Stories of old times, Black Book of Lies with no reason nor rhymes
No secrets, no disguise

Colour of the jealousy that hangs over thee
Why don´t you believe, You still do not know me

Books of true tales, Mirrors of tragedy
Remorseful and pale
As always
These news travel fast

Walking cross snowfields, how can I trust in this path I leave
fading behind me
Pleading not guilty. It´s in the nature of humankind
Installed in a manchild

Life can -do it in many ways, toss dirt on your face
But I am your man, and for you I do all I can

Repeat chorus

Standing on the station, watching your train slowly disappear
I´m only shell of a man, I thought you knew who I am...

Solos

But go ahead and blame the fool
You have beliefs that aren´t true
I have not lived the life you read from

The books of true tales, Mirrors of tragedy
My life is no game
It´s a real shame the false news travel fast

Why do you keep me in the agony?
"The Book of true tales"
How can you hate and keep me in this agony?
"The Mirror of tragedy"
I haven´t lied, I haven´t cheated!
"The Book of true tales"
What do you think? What do you see when you look in
"The Mirror of tragedy"

And I´m still your man, and for you I do all I can

Books of true tales, Mirrors of tragedy
Remorseful and pale
as in past, these news travel fast

The books of true tales, Mirrors of tragedy
My life is no game
It´s a real shame the false news travel fast


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    General CommentMaybe this song is about rumors and lies someone spread concerning the lyrical ego?

    But go ahead and blame the fool
    You have beliefs that aren´t true

    Seems quite clear to me.
    Ferruson January 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNot quite but close, with the lines "Colour of the jealousy that hangs over thee. Why don´t you believe, You still do not know me." and "Standing on the station, watching your train slowly disappear. I´m only shell of a man, I thought you knew who I am..." it's clearly about a relationship broken over baseless accusations.
    I pointed to this song in comments about their "4th Commandment" song, so I might as well note the two have very similiar theme. This one if FAR more regretful with lines like "And I´m still your man, and for you I do all I can" and "It´s a real shame the false news travel fast". If you want to link the two, 4th could be about the rumor-spreaders and this one about someone who's too easily taken by rumors.
    wolf76on October 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentumm... Wolf76, did you mean "8th Commandment"?

    Anyway: I find your interpretation to be pretty valid. Rumor Spreadors (8th) and rumor believers (False News). I think another good point to add to that line would be Silver Tounge (those who dont understand what they hear) (maybe).

    Pretty good song
    evilMoWon July 02, 2007   Link
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    My Interpretationwel... whenever i hear this song, i can´t help but think of a man, in the middle age, who is being wrongly punished by the catholic church(saint inquisition), with lines like "Stories of old times, Black Book of Lies with no reason or rhymes" (it could mean the bible, but a wrong interpretation of it), "You have beliefs that aren´t true" being the catholic misreading the bible and, this specific part:
    "Why do you keep me in the agony?
    "The Book of true tales"
    How can you hate and keep me in this agony?
    "The Mirror of tragedy"
    I haven´t lied, I haven´t cheated!
    "The Book of true tales"
    What do you think? What do you see when you look in
    "The Mirror of tragedy"
    "
    Seems to me like him, pleading for his life or something while they just say "The Book of true tales" and "The Mirror of tragedy", like theirs is the one and only truth. But again, this don´t quite fits with some lines, like "But I am your man, and for you I do all I can " and "Standing on the station, watching your train slowly disappear", as well as your interpretations doesn´t quite fits with the chorus "the book of true tales" has nothing to do with "a relationship broken over baseless accusations". If you´ve read this far, thank you(took quite a long time to think about and write all this, more than it took for you to read it) and this is just my take on this song, i´m not saying i am rightm but this is my interpretation. Hope you enjoyed it.
    preulaon January 07, 2015   Link

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