We are the outstretched fingers
That seize and hold the wind

The strangeness of awakening
In an oh so silent world
Breathlessly waiting
For the first proud beams of light
As the hours grow longer
And the shadows never fall
My sky has forsaken me
My desperation grows

Bring me the light
In the darkness that never ends
The dawn will never come
Punish my heaven

We have arrived
At the outermost crossroads
The charge of cosmos
At our atmospheric skies
Will cause our fall

If I had wings, would I be forgiving?
If I had horns
Would there be flames to shy my smile?

Hymns of loss are heard
From the masses in the streets
Praising the last of days
I punish

Bring me the night
In the fires that never end
The dawn will never come
Punish my heaven

The charge of cosmos
Charging at us from unearthly distance
I challenge the universe
It's the choice between heaven and hell

My soul bears all the weight of mountains
As mankind weaves its silent end
Can there be no forgiveness?
I curse the heaven above me
As the light sinks through
My outstretched fingers

Fading in my open arms

Make each tear in my bare hands
A lifetime in hell
On this last day of light
When our autumn leaves fell
And as heaven itself commands me
Out of its lair
My face lined with darkness I'll go!

Lyrics submitted by KrudeDuse

Punish My Heaven Lyrics as written by Fredrik Johansson Anders Jivarp

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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  • +1
    General CommentI think you guys are right about someone refusing to repent, but I dont think the person is on their deathbed, I think its during the apocalypse.

    That would explain alot of the verses in between the chorus
    Dyzon August 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfor me this is the definitive dark t. song
    rieveon October 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of their best songs ever. it also has that known-unspoken meaning you can feel/know.
    Seraphim Belialon April 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree seraph.

    I think its about a person living a life of sin, but on his last day, he refuses to do the "deathbed repentance", as a moral stand.
    he prefers to go to hell.
    Ddaduttaon February 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's def the best DT song. I look forward to seeing them Thursday.
    xtgeminimanon February 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree to an extent with Ddadutta. Although I feel it's less abou a person living a life of sin but more simply a normal life. On their death bed rather than repent for thing they may have done wrong, they decide instead to be judged, be them right or wrong.

    I suppose therefore that these lyrics could lead into the notion that we are only human and can only try our best.
    Powerson September 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this is absolutely DT's best song, and i agree with the people at the top, you guys drew a good picture of a person dying and refusing to repent.
    Vasaon March 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthmm thanks to everyone..was hard for me to understand the meaning of the song, but the solos in it are quite amazing
    Hoooliganon November 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the end : My face lined with darkness I'll go!
    develition666on January 19, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI love the end : My face lined with darkness I'll go!
    develition666on January 19, 2009   Link

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