"Story To Tell" as written by and Chuck Schuldiner....
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.

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"Story to Tell" as written by Chuck Schuldiner

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    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

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