Drifting into the lives
Seep into the soul where emotions hide
Dark skies were beating me down
With shadows of deceit slashing at
Trust till it forever bleeds
With doubt, with pain, with trust
Is pain.

When you think of me in your
Multidimesional mind, try and wash the
"Evil" from your mind and open it.

When you taste the truth you will
See like others before me, to you
I am past, a story to tell
Tell it.

You may think you own the end
Take another close look at the script

Of sadness etched in the book.

Lyrics submitted by MDMaster

"Story to Tell" as written by Chuck Schuldiner

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +3
    General CommentSounds like Schuldiner commenting on the now-legendary personal problems he had with some of the guys he used to work with, or with people who got close to him in general. Chuck was known to be rather difficult to work with and tended to have a new lineup for nearly every record -- or to hear him tell it, he was largely misunderstood and didn't meet people he was comfortable working with longterm up until the last few records.

    In any case it sounds like he's talking about betrayal, loss of trust or etc. "Evil Chuck" was his nickname from the earlier days when they used to sing more typical guts-and-gore deathmetal stuff, so that's almost certainly what he's referring to. "I am past, a story to tell" ... Chuck's grammar and phrasing were always a little odd so it's hard to tell what exactly he's saying here, but I think it's either

    a) "I am past having a story to tell," ie. he's at a point in life where he's worried about something more than gossip, impressing people, etc, possibly a reaction to former bandmates or etc. telling stories about him in this fashion, or

    b) "I am the past; I am a story to tell" ie. he realizes that he's reached a point in his career where he will always be iconic, always have people talking about him, always be made out to be some larger-than-life figure.

    stinkdaddyon February 16, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentabsolutely amazing solos...

    "You may think you own the end
    Take another close look at the script"

    eternal genius...
    eusedheon February 07, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLooking back at this a couple of years later, I take that statement back slightly. It might not be.
    Anilandon August 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think it's about a guy who is dead and "thinks" of someone (a friend) he trusted, but who betrayed him.

    Makes sence?
    VoiceOfTheSoulon January 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt shows in a exhausting world of gossip is all plastic. Others opinions can become stagnate without considering how you have changed and what you have accomplished.

    Beautiful song.
    cranck12192on July 12, 2017   Link
  • -1
    General CommentSounds like a suicide
    Anilandon April 05, 2007   Link
  • -2
    General Commentwow, its iike he was talkin bout the illuminati o.O
    tht1guyon February 18, 2012   Link

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