Make the sadness go away
Come back another day
For years I've tried to teach
But their eyes are empty
Empty too I have become
For them I must die
A sad and troubled race
An ungrateful troubled place

I see the sadness in their eyes
Melancholy in their cries
Devoid of all the passion
The human spirit cannot die
Look at the pain around me
This is what I cry for
Look at the pain around me
This is what I'll die for

Make the sadness go away
Come back another day
The things I've said and done
Don't matter to anyone
But still, you push me to see
Something, I can never be
Why am I their shattered king?
I don't mean anything

I see the sadness in their eyes
Melancholy in their cries
Devoid of all the passion
The human spirit cannot die
Look at the pain around me
This is what I cry for
Look at the pain around me
This is what I'll die for

I see the sadness in their eyes
Melancholy in their cries
Devoid of all the passion
The human spirit cannot die
Look at the pain around me
This is what I cry for
Look at the pain around me
This is what I'll die for

I see the sadness in their eyes (make the sadness go away)
Melancholy in their cries
Devoid of all the passion
The human spirit cannot die
Look at the pain around me
This is what I cry for
Look at the pain around me
This is what I'll die for


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  • +1
    General Comment

    This song is about Jesus' crucifixation through his own perspective.

    NothingManon June 04, 2002   Link
  • +1
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    Matt does a really good job singing this song. You can hear and feel the sadness in his voice.

    IcedEarthFanaticon June 19, 2002   Link
  • +1
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    I think this is the song where Matt's voice sounds the best, he really sounds like he's really sad, and that makes it so damn awesome!!

    HungerForMoreon March 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
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    This song is beautiful... just beautiful...

    Sov-Rin_LeadVocalson December 02, 2001   Link
  • 0
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    one of the best iced earth songs ever!

    bmwkilchikon June 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    It kind of makes sense that Jesus would have been depressed.

    Paradoxon June 16, 2002   Link
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    I can't believe how rigged the top 100 list is, this could easy be on there in the 30s by the rating it has compared to the crap that's on the top 100 list.

    Blindwishon July 22, 2002   Link
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    when i first heard Iced Earth i thought they were all anger and screaming until i heard this song. I just keep listening to it....what else is there to say?

    neovulcanon August 15, 2002   Link
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    Brilliant piece of music...

    webermgon August 15, 2002   Link
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    awesome song

    x-ray caton September 06, 2002   Link

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