"A Tale That Wasn't Right" as written by and Michael Weikath....
Here I stand all alone
Have my mind turned to stone
Have my heart filled up with ice
To avoid it's breakin' twice

Thanks to you, my dear old friend
But you can't help, this is the end
Of a tale that wasn't right
I won't have no sleep tonight

In my heart, in my soul
I really hate to pay this toll
Should be strong, young and bold
But the only thing I feel is pain

It's alright, we'll stay friends
Trustin' in my confidence
And let's say it's just alright
You won't sleep alone tonight

In my heart, in my soul
I really hate to pay this toll
Should be strong, young and bold
But the only thing I feel is pain

With my heart, with my soul
Some guys cry, you bought and sold
They've been strong, young and bold
And they say, play this song again

In my heart, in my soul
I really hate to pay this toll
Should be strong, young and bold
But the only thing I feel is pain


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"A Tale That Wasn't Right" as written by Michael Weikath

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  • +3
    General CommentA great song from Helloween, this one tells about ending a relationship that wasn't going the right way, the pain felt resulting from the break-up and the desire to stay in touch.
    mopion May 04, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's a great song anout braking up with the person you love who is cheating on you "You won't sleep alone tonight" while you're faitfull to her.
    madman2on February 01, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSounds like his girl is cheating on him with his friend. "Thanks to you, my dear old friend, but you can't help..."
    Zughiaqon September 20, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's about a friend backstabbing the other. At many parts of the song he still forgives him and says no matter what, he will always be there for him. It seemed to me as if he was betrayed by his best friend and couldn't believe it.
    Khaidenon November 16, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's about a friend backstabbing the other. At many parts of the song he still forgives him and says no matter what, he will always be there for him. It seemed to me as if he was betrayed by his best friend and couldn't believe it.
    Khaidenon November 16, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Thank to you, my dear old friend
    But you can't help, this is the end
    Of a tale that wasn't right
    I won't have no sleep tonight"

    it's about a guy that is saying about a relationship that ended to your friend
    rockorhellon October 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song is probably a love song, but I can’t help thinking about it in a different way.

    A friend of mine, who was a great Helloween fan, committed suicide last month and He was always the one who invited us to have some beers, to just go around and see each other, etc.

    I’ve been diagnosed with depression and I believe he also suffered from it due his way of seeing life in the last couple of months. We got even closer once we had been having the same problems with work, family and relationship.

    I’ve always been the tough guy, the one who doesn’t care about anything.

    With that in mind, I’ve came to think this song is about losing a friend

    “Here I stand all alone
    Have my mind turned to stone
    Have my heart filled up with ice
    To avoid it's breakin' twice”

    The person who didn’t commit suicide is there, trying also no to break


    “Thanks to you, my dear old friend
    But you can't help, this is the end
    Of a tale that wasn't right
    I won't have no sleep tonight”

    He’s telling to all the people trying to support him that they can’t do it


    “In my heart, in my soul
    I really hate to pay this toll
    Should be strong, young and bold
    But the only thing I feel is pain”

    This toll of knowing how depressed his friend was and not helping him properly


    “It's alright, we'll stay friends
    Trustin' in my confidence
    And let's say it's just alright
    You won't sleep alone tonight”

    Telling to all the friend they used to have in common that things won’t change and he will be there to help them

    (…)

    “With my heart, with my soul
    Some guys cry, you bought and sold
    They've been strong, young and bold
    And they say, play this song again”

    The friend of the one who committed suicide are crying due what he did, despite that, they’ve been trying to do their best to get better and ask to play this song again as a way of remembering him.
    alexdalliaon April 28, 2019   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree... this song just rocks! Madman2, that is an interesting interpretation, I always thought the line 'you won't sleep alone tonight' meant they will have one more time together before officially calling it off.
    ShadowManon September 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI'ts all about a tale that's wasn't right.
    meaning a relationship that ended by a slander
    metalsbyon January 10, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis is a beautiful song really, it gets trashed on alot but I love it. Anyone notice that Kiske sounds ALOT like Elton John in a couple parts of this song?
    Muzzyon September 26, 2007   Link

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