All alone beside myself
All alone beside myself
And I've troubles on my mind

And I've reached the depths of life
And I hear that death's alright
Still I'll wait for you to try

When the dreams have been and gone
And the torment has begun
My emotions run

Can't get by with what I've got
Always dwell on what I've lost
Just a loaded gun
A symbol of my life, a symbol of my life

On the floor I crawl and writhe
As the day turns into night
I remove myself from sight

And I reached the depths alright
And I hear death's part of life
Still I wish that you would try

When a dream has been and gone
And the torment has begun
The rejection's done

Can't get by with what I've got
Always dwell on what I've lost
Just a loaded gun
A symbol of my life, a symbol of my life

A symbol of my life

Nothing more
Nothing more to say to me
Nothing more to say...


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Symbol of Life Lyrics as written by Nicholas John Holmes Gregory John Mackintosh

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    General Comment

    READ THIS COMMENT!

    (Sorry, that's for the 'latest comment' box.)

    Paradise Lost basically created the current 'dark/keyboard metal' genre that's so popular right now, and it's frustrating to see bands who aren't half as good as they are become more and more successful with woefully derivative sounds.

    That said, these lyrics are wrong. Corrections follow.

    The Knaveon June 12, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I always heard "Not a lot, not a lot is said of me, not a lot to say..." at the end of the song.

    MenjoPenjoon June 02, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    "And I hear death's part of life" SHOULD BE "And I hear it's part of life"

    "I get by with what I've got Always aware of what I've lost" SHOULD BE

    "Can't get by with what I've got Always dwell on what I've lost"

    I think there might be one more mistake in there, but I've forgotten what it is. Oops. Maybe not.

    The Knaveon June 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    the theme of this song is the same as depeche modes "barrel of a loaded gun"

    rex666on September 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i picture a soldier being completely traumatized by war.

    revanchiston June 29, 2009   Link

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