Rules without exceptions last eternally
Every move you make creates your destiny
I've come to soak my sorrow in halo black
As black as the seal on my soul

Cause when the lights are down
There's no more to say
Love is the real pain
An internal revolution in our minds
And when the lights are down
You're so far away
Tell me your real name
In the silence of the darkness we unite

[Rules without exceptions last eternally
Every move you make creates your destiny]
What can protect me from the past
And all the things that I have done
She told me and then she was gone

But when the lights are down
There's no more to say
Deep in the shadows
Where the last of my delusions made a stand
Cause when the lights are down
She'll take me away
Tell me her real name
And in death we'll live the love we never had

Come all ye faithful beneath the moon
Into the void as one
Marching on

Lyrics submitted by Nonny

When The Lights Are Down song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentThis was the 1st Kamelot song I ever listened to and has been my favorite song since ...that was like a year ago...
    Mr.Shinaniganson September 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLeft off from my comment on March Of Mephisto...
    Both seductions are completed. Mephisto gains control over Ariel's will, and Ariel's illusioned lust for Marguerite is consummated. The two sleep together. Afterward, Ariel's mind emerges from Mephisto's grp, and he realizes who he had slept with. He yearns for Helena, and, as his mind begins to recover, remembers her death, and the events leading up to it.
    horrorfestloveron May 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow no comments such a good song....
    sleeping_sun07on March 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI almost want to say that this is some sort of grim love song o.O
    Battle-Jesuson December 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSounds like this is after Helena has been killed, 'And in death we'll live the love we never had'. He is having a pretty emo moment here thinking about the loss of the woman he loved.
    magicmanx9on January 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentActually... this is when Ariel and the lady who looks like Helena get together. Ariel is all yes moody and emo and sees a woman who looks like Helena. Hes basically in a confused moment here. He wants to believe its his lost love but deep down he knows its not. They sleep together and all (when the lights are down... in the silence of the darkness we unite)
    Mischief_3lfon July 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWell Horrorfestlover is the one who hit the nail on the head. Since the whole album is a concept on the story Faust, it gets it's meaning from that particular part of the story.
    Netheroon September 05, 2011   Link

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