Put your arms around my neck
just like a pathetic lace of death
displays like a tarot deck
I am the card of the hanged man

and here I stand
with a flame on my hand
do you understand?

If there is hope for me
she is flirting with the breeze
on a peculiar choreography
with the dead arms of some old southern tree

silently, lips sealed against me
silently, wanna walk with me?

And it makes you wanna know
if in all the stories the truth is really told

And it makes you wanna reborn
and like a snake crawl every warm season
Into a different form

When you can still kill me,
when you can still cure me. Cure me.

Put your lace around my face
just like a fairytale
through the blank of my closed eyes
you can foresee the rope within

And it makes you wanna know
how deep have you truly flown

And it makes you wanna ride
through the fake suicide of someone
already dead inside

Still you walk with me, silently

and it makes you wanna disclaim
something you had really never learnt

and it makes you wanna stay
forever tangled in the pale arms of some hanged man

Here I stand. To understand.
Violently. I have you with me.

Lyrics submitted by Idan

The Hanged Man song meanings
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    General Commentfor me this song is about death and that there is no way that we can avoid it

    Moonspell rock xD
    Duduzinhuhon January 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song introduced me to Moonspell. To me the lyrics have indication of death at farthest extend of personal strength, one with a powerful mind though without power to change his own destiny,... or on a second thought, someone who has let the destiny to take over and is not struggling against the event, not because he has given up or he his weak, the death is his will.

    The somehow reminds me of the story death of "Mansur al-Hallaj".
    #with a flame on my hand# reminds me of the blood when they cut his hand...

    but well, he has referred to "the card of the hanged man" which according to wiki the card carries the following meanings:

    Sacrifice ----- Letting go ----- Surrendering ----- Passivity
    Suspension ----- Acceptance ----- Renunciation ----- Patience
    New point of view ----- Contemplation ----- Inner harmony
    Conformism ----- Non-action ----- Waiting ----- Giving up

    it is one of those lyrics that as you read and learn more, the meaning will change. its dynamic, as if it grows with you, and thats what I like about it.
    bhz2012on May 29, 2013   Link

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