"Return to Serenity" as written by Del James, Eric Peterson and Chuck Billy....
I'm gonna take you
To a place far from here
No one will see us
Watch the pain as it disappears
No time for anger
No time for despair
Won't you come with me
There's a room for us there
This innocent beauty
My words can't describe
This rebirth purity
Brings a sullen tear right to your eyes
No time for anger
No time for despair
Please let me take you
'cause I'm already there

I'm so alone
My head's my home
I'll return to serenity

Rhyme without reason is why children cry
They see through the system
That's breeding them just so they die
So please let me take you
And I'll show you the truth
Inside my reality
We shared in youth

[CHORUS :]
I'm so alone
My head's my home
And I feel
So alone
You know
At last
I'll return to serenity

Now that I've taken you
To a place far from here
I really must go back
Close your eyes and we'll disappear
Won't you come with me
Salvation we'll share
Inside of my head now
There's a room for us there

[CHORUS :]


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"Return to Serenity" as written by Chuck Billy Del James

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  • +3
    General CommentBasically, it's about retreating to a "mental utopia." The speaker is alone, depressed, and wishes to retreat into a mental utopia where he has everything he desires in life.
    Marty1982on October 12, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthe speaker seems to be remembering a better time in his life, shared with a loved one. he seems to be imagining the two of them "return to serenity." possibly even completely rejecting the life they currently live in.
    bananaphone05on April 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about that special place in your mind where all problems seem to just disappear.
    burn-in-my-lighton January 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat a fuckin great song!!!THe arpeggios,solos,vocals....everything's out of the world.I listen to this song whenever I dope
    a_fake_plastic_treeon February 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot being a great Testament fan, I found myself stoned one night watching Headbanger's Ball and this song came on and it just blew my mind, its so awesome, makes me wanna get fucked up and just chill the fuck out \m/ \m/
    mike_81on April 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot being a great Testament fan, I found myself stoned one night watching Headbanger's Ball and this song came on and it just blew my mind, its so awesome, makes me wanna get fucked up and just chill the fuck out \m/ \m/
    mike_81on April 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmad song. gotta love a band who can be heavy and soft. and both at the same time..
    mattalacon June 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFreeing your mind from the grasp of the system that looks to brainwash you.

    The solo in this song makes me cry, and I don't cry.
    MetalTrooperon December 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis has so be one of the greatest ballads (up with Dreamer Deceiver by Judas Priest), it's just plain serene. The lyrics fit just right with the sound. The second solo is phenominal. The fact that this isn't hailed as a masterpiece of metal shows it to be underrated.
    Chard121on March 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAfter hearing this song, it inspires me to pick up a guitar and learning to play. Without a doubt my favourite metal song of all time.
    Brio_Inadequacyon June 05, 2006   Link

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