We're gonna take you back
Through the pages of the past
Just another lonely boy

I could laugh and play
And live in any other way
Then the devil took my soul

The fortune and the fame
I knew I was not the same
And I know I'd never return

Looking at the sky
I knew I would never die
And forever shining through

Wish the sky would say
That blue would turn to grey
And I know I'd be there

Like was like a fantasy
Taken by reality
Does anyone remember me
You once knew me

Flashes of the day
I knew I was here to stay
But no one stays the same

Turn the pages back in time
Through the chapters in my mind
Life's too short to leave behind
It's too late

Like was like a fantasy
Taken by reality
Does anyone remember me
You once knew me

Flashes of the day
I knew I was here to stay
But no one
Knows my name


Lyrics submitted by Metal_Up_Ya_Ass_Jay, edited by tractor

The Legacy Lyrics as written by Charles Billy Alexander Nathan Skolnick

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    General CommentGreat song, how come there's no comments on this?
    As for the meaning... I think it's about someone who becomes famous and also becomes somewhat egocentric, then stops being famous and is frustrated that no one knows him anymore.
    Eliminationon January 16, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThats how I understood it too..about losing yourself when you reach fame. 'I know I would never die
    And forever shining through' - You feel immortal but as time quickly passes, reality hits you when your fame fades and you feel your life is worthless.
    x71987on August 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is amazing!!! The video is really good too. I'd defenitly have to agree with Elimination's interpretation.
    Thrash Metal Rulezon December 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song period every part is perfect
    evilDEAD!on September 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that it's about someone who becomes famous, and feels nobody knows who he truely is.
    Furiousson November 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPerhaps someone famous turning into a ghost?
    tractoron May 07, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust got into Testament and are so good! And this is probably the best slower metal song ever.
    lucas10045on March 29, 2017   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation are y'all totally in denial the song is real clear what it's about Is about a person, perhaps the singer selling your soul for fame and fortune to the devil as the old Eagles song says you can check out anytime you like but you can never leave and that's what they teach in the occult the devil promises eternal life too you know. Looking at the sky I knew I would never die.
    Justsayboogeron March 13, 2018   Link

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