Never thought anything lasts forever
Hanging on every word
Hold the cards in tight
But your killing me with sincerity
And I'd make any move tonight

Redemption is a bitch
Too end on

The dark night of the soul
The dark night of the soul

All my training beget a traitor
A monster with a mind of it's own
The beast is poised to strike
The bastard plays on these insecurities
Takes all my will to fight

Redemption is a bitch
Too end on

The dark night of the soul
The dark night of the soul
Oh well,You know what they say
Suddenly everything's
Suddenly everything's real

The dark night of the soul
The dark night of the soul
(Oh well, You know what they say
Suddenly everything's
Suddenly everything's real)
The dark night of the soul
The dark night of the soul
(The bastard plays on these insecurities
Takes all my will fight)
The dark night of the soul
The dark night of the soul
(Oh well,You know what they say
Suddenly everything's
Suddenly everything's real)
The dark night of the soul
The dark night of the soul


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"The Dark Night of the Soul" as written by Robert Pope Matthew Patrick Pryor

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    General CommentTo me this whole album is about two phase transitions that occur in life and what happens to a person when they occur at the same time. The two transitions I speak of are:

    1: The collapse of a significant personal relationship (i.e. marriage, losing a life long friend)
    2. The spiritual growth of the self as it struggles through a materialistic world to achieve some higher knowledge or wisdom.

    Dark Night of the Soul is a term used to describe a specific phase in a person's spiritual life. It is used as a metaphor to describe the experience of loneliness and desolation that can occur during spiritual growth. This "dark night" is a necessary phase in the mystical quest toward gaining enlightenment or union, hence we are given in the chorus: "Redemption is a bitch to end on. and Suddenly everything's real."

    It is important to note that in mysticism the purpose behind the path is to dicover what is ultimately real in the universe and then connect with it.
    I find it desperately human of the main character to bitch about how hard life is but also how fulfilling it can be. This song not only the turning point at the end of the album but also contains some of the most deep-rooted human concepts.
    liploanon June 14, 2007   Link

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