Sands of time
Running through my fingers
My life slipping away
And I feel nothing
Swallow the tears

Eat the pain - It's worth the degradation - Eat the pain

Behind the smile / I feel nothing
I reach out to touch, but I'm not really there

This reflection in the mirror
Can't reality be me
I see no connection
With who I wanted to be
Drink another glass
Swallow these pills

At the end of the rainbow
You take the bitter
The bitter with the sweet

When love dies
The angels cry
Here I am
Alone... Alone in a crowd

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    General CommentWhat an excellent song. The guitar solo at the end will blow you away. To me the lyrics are about the disappointment and the inevitable lack of peace within in a fall after what you thought would lead you to peace. The end of a close friendship, the loss of faith, the death of a loved one.
    Aerionon April 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Aerion on that this person has lost something extremely important to them, although when I first heard this song it came across as a suicide song to me. She's full of self hatred and grief and by "swallowing these pills" she's ready to give it all up. But also on that note, those pills may be some sort of anti-depressant... excellent song either way.
    sunshine_arakhanon December 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe first part is about a very sad person who have lost the meaning of her/his life.

    the 'eat the pain' part is about not to show your sorrow.

    Behind this smile, i feel nothing.-> I smile, but it's fake.
    I reach out to touch, but i'm not really there -> i'm pretendig everything is fine, but it ain't.

    This reflection in the mirror
    Can't reality be me
    I see no connection
    With who I wanted to be.
    -> He don't recognize himself anymore. He isn't who he used to be. I think his love died away from him.

    Drink another glass
    Swallow these pills.
    -> if im not wrong, is alcohool and drugs a bad mix?
    but it would help to get back to the one you love.

    But he don't die. That's the bitter part at the end of the rainbow. So he keeps on smilieng (the sweet)

    The last part seems to be about him feeling alone. Liker very alone, I've felt it too.. Alone in a crowd :/ horrible.
    Bjarnebarnon June 13, 2007   Link

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