My failure is so evident and I cannot hide the torment
Face first to the earth, plagued by the earthly mindset
I cannot escape my basement
Face first to the earth, hands around my neck
I might as well bow in shame
Overmatched, outwitted, defeated is my only name
I believe everything you tell me
You've got me convinced I'm guilty
I'd better close my eyes and sleep
Runaway because tomorrow's a better day
But this you hour when darkness reigns...
When darkness reign across the channels and mediums I feel the loss
Face to face with the possible death of dreams
Mental purity fades to the obscene
Hence the search for another crutch
Another void-fill, another can to serve as much
And we'll mourn for death of the bother lost
And we'll mourn for the death of another farce
Have I lost the battle? Have I lost the war?
Do I have what it takes to endure the setbacks, ignore the scars

You'd have me adopt that suicide
You'd have me succumb without reply
But you forgot the thousand deaths I've died
You'd have me continue this pace
You'd have me join your race
But that grave will be nothing but an empty space
Arise from the dead, O sleeper, prepare for the battle cry
Because this is the hour when truth divides...

When truth divided it's done, revive the sick, the surge of blood
Grab a torch and we'll light and burn
Ignite offensives to claim the loss of sight
Wipe the sleep from your eyes
Release the fate of soul demise
And it's clear for you to understand that the smoke will clear and fill the land
And now the claims are made
Downcast eyes accompany shame
The chaos amassed against will redirect to find a home anew
To face the depths...


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    Best Project song ever. The first 2 minutes are an amazing build up from just a voice speaking to the rocking chorus. In the beginning of the song he's talking to Satan. The song speaks of how it seems the battle is lost and how darkness reigns, but there will come a time when truth divides and when Satan and his legions will be defeated.

    Cuevoon April 20, 2003   Link
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    Close Cuevo.. really close.

    Its how Satan can really mess us up by making us think a problem that we've fallen into, we can't get back out of. We blame ourselves for it. "I might as well bow in shame Overmatched, outwitted, defeated is my only name I believe everything you tell me You've got me convinced I'm guilty"

    And durring that time is when "Darkness reigns"

    "When darkness reign across the channels and mediums I feel the loss Face to face with the possible death of dreams Mental purity fades to the obscene Hence the search for another crutch Another void-fill, another can to serve as much"

    Thats talking about how media often makes people feel worthless, and they search for a 'crutch' (Drugs, sex, alchohol, ect)

    "You'd have me adopt that suicide You'd have me succumb without reply But you forgot the thousand deaths I've died You'd have me continue this pace You'd have me join your race But that grave will be nothing but an empty space Arise from the dead, O sleeper, prepare for the battle cry Because this is the hour when truth divides..."

    This is when he remembers that this world is only temporary.. He knows soon enough Jesus will return and he'll be perfected and knows that everything that happens, all the pain/defeat won't last.

    ProjectShadowson February 28, 2006   Link

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