"A Feast for the Vain" as written by and Roy S./youngblood Khantatat....
Everyone is here
The feast can soon begin
Vanity we celebrate
My favourite of sins

Chandeliers so grand
That heaven sees the shine
And my friend declares
Everything I look at could be mine
It's a miracle
Life till now has been a waste
You have proved to me
By your hand I'm truly graced
Gold and glitter blinding me
So adorable
All these women from my fantasies

Come with me my little ones
Let's revel for the free
Raise your glass and praise the fact
How easy life can be

In the splendour of the night
I've found company
Once again I feel that life's begun
All the wrongs seem to be right
Drowned in ecstasy
Every star is like a newborn sun

May the life I knew be gone
I accept the deed
But one point we have to modify
If I wish to linger on
In a state of still
Only then I'm yours the day I die

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"A Feast for the Vain" as written by Thomas Youngblood Roy S. Khantatat

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    General CommentThis a song from the Epica concept album. In this scene of the story line we see Ariël (the main character) arriving at the party he got invited to by the Archangel (Mephisto in disguish)

    He enjoys himself at the party and eventually Mephisto offers him to help him in his quest in exchange of his soul. And Ariel agrees on that, but only when Mephisto also promises him eternal youth.

    And this brings us back to the title of the song.. The fact that Ariel asks Mephisto to not let him age during his journey, means he is found on his looks..

    So its both a party for him as it is a feast for other sinners.. A party which is hosted by the devil himself, of course.
    SnowballInExtremumon April 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell, this song feels like they mixed togheter two scenes from Goethes Faust, one in the beggining of the first part, where he accepts the deal, and the feast of the holy roman emperor (german emperor), whom Faust and Mesophiles saves.

    So this song greatly confuses me, but it one of the greatest songs I've heard so it dosen't matter.
    Darkraton April 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI just want to add to snowball's post. Mephisto offered to serve Ariel in life, fulfill all his desires, and grant him all manner of worldly power--on the condition that, when Ariel dies, Mephisto keeps his soul. Ariel is wary, so mephisto invites him to his ball in an attempt to convince him.

    Ariel sees how wonderful it could be, and agree's to the deal on one condition: If Ariel ever experiences a moment in which he is so content that he wishes to linger there forever, only then will Mephisto keep his soul.
    mrpyromaniaon May 13, 2009   Link

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