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ETERNITY X LYRICS

The edge

"The edge" (1997)

1. The Edge (Introduction)
2. Fly Away
3. The Confession
4. The Edge, Part 2: The Looking Glass
5. A Day in Verse
6. Imaginarium
7. The Edge, Part 3: Existence Chapter 1,000,009
8. The Edge of Madness
9. Rejection
10. Baptized by Fire
11. The Edge... Legacy/Reprise







1. The Edge (Introduction)

We'd like to take you to a place so far from here-
A lesson in lost and shattered men-

Welcome to the story of their solemn fears-
Spare all the innocence you can-

Here in this world of lost misery-
A bit of faith isn't that what you said-

Sometimes they face endless futility-
All of them have lived on the edge-

(Chorus)
Here we stand...........It's a long way down
Lives in hand............Can you see the end
Ours to take..............Find a reason
Ours to waste............Before you make the call

All Alone.................It's a long way home
Free to go.................Are you really free
Revenge is sweet......Sickeningly so
Best served cold.......What are you thinking

Are you saying that all you had means nothing?
If that's your sight now then you will be here forever...

(Verse II)
The sting of hatred is all too real to you-
A face in time is all you know-

A world shut out unable to rescue you-
A final plea begging for your soul-

As you leave to carry out your final masquerade-
It becomes so clear this darkness in your head-

A pawn in the game of humanity-
Another lost soul crying from the edge-

(Chorus)
Where is home............It's a long way down
Where is me................On the edge of life
Reflections of..............I'll take the time
Broken dreams............To help you understand

Lost in time.................It's a long way home
No place here..............It's the life you lead
May be hope................I'll take the time
I don't care...................Forgive yourself

If your convinced that all in life means nothing,
Then I can't help you, you have reached the edge...




2. Fly Away

Was like I walked inside your mind-
A darkened place with no windows-
Was like through you I saw me...

A gaping hole inside-
The words never come out right-
We must leave this room, take my hand...and

(CHORUS)
Come fly away - at last forever
All this can wait - all those times we appeared holding out our hands
All you'll know and all you'll see
Is wrapped within a mirror - see our souls all our fears far away from here

(VERSE II)
And the shadows fading-
The mysteries upon the wall-
Are there any angels anywhere...
I hear the cries all the time
Baptized, by fire, in the holy light...

(CHORUS II)
Come fly away - at last forever
Heaven can wait - all those times we appeared holding out our hands
All you'll know and all you'll see
Is wrapped within a mirror - see our souls all our fears far away from here

(MIDDLE)
We can be healed.....And We can be sacrificed I know

(1/2 CHORUS)
Come fly away - at last forever
Heaven can wait - all those times we appeared holding out our hands

(LEAD)

(VERSE III)
Do I hear you laughing now-
Is that a sword I see-
This saga has an ending after all...
Endless halls.....It's so hard to see the answers
Burning dreams.....A life, for me, you are falling

(CHORUS III)
Come fly away - at last forever
All this can wait - all those times we appeared holding out our hands
All you'll know and all you'll see
Is wrapped within a mirror - see our souls all our fears far away from here
Come fly away - at last forever
All this can wait - all those times we appeared holding out our hands
All you'll know and all you'll see
Is wrapped within a mirror - see our souls all our fears far away from here




3. The Confession

Smiling like a glad man, frowning like a sad man, feeling like a goddamn fool

It's a con game... And they say that God will forgive me
Amnesty for repenting here...how can he?
Hello father, Father please help me, tell me that God will forgive me now...

Listen closely...

Forgive me father I have sinned, I did another preacher in at confession

(CHORUS)
What's the matter now, Mr. Holier Than Thou
Self righteous fool, I'll show you religion...And justice

(VERSE)
Was about 3 years ago
I had a daughter 12 years old
She was my life...my essence

Taught her to obey the cross
Father son and the Holy Ghost
And the good book...and your type

She became his virgin prize
Dead and raped and sacrificed behind closed doors...In darkened rooms

I'm so sick and tired
Hypocritical liars...you

(CHORUS II)
Say you speak for God here, what does he say now
Is he gonna help you, will he forgive...me?

(MIDDLE)
Father I see you wanna know what lies behind this icy stare
Don't dig my head for remorse in this, trust me it's not there

I'd rather talk about you and where you fit in this
And why you all act like God and all that pertains to it

You say that you speak in his name but how can you forgive
The rapists and the killers, I don't believe God ever did

What I need to know here is why God only talks through you
I can assure you Mr. Holy Man, God talks to me too

Just not in a million dollar church with gold frames
He speaks to me anyplace, to God it's all the same

(LEAD)

(VERSE III)
Have you heard enough information
Hey father are you afraid of me...you should be

I've said all that I need to
Thank you for letting me speak my peace...It's a wonder

Get down on your knees
That's right you better plead, it's the last time...you will pray

Tell me do, do you forgive me
Tell me do, do you still love me father

(CHORUS)
I need to know
Has my soul been sold?
Is God here with you?
Does he love me, does he love me, does he love me too?

Confession's over...




4. The Edge, Part 2: The Looking Glass

Is this what you are
Is this what you have become
Reflections of your demise

All the things - made for kings
Youíll find them here

The people too - theyíll bleed for you
Youíve made that clear

Look one time at your reflection
A broken looking glass what youíve become

We all wonder whatís in the conscience of the king
Does he think of the dead or the heroes gone

Has he a life does he think of everything
Is he hurt by the world, does he live on the edge

Placate the sinners
Vanity is all around you
Blood leaves stains for life

All the men - They canít defend your stratosphere

Suddenly - out from the calm
You feel the fear

Another glance at your reflection
The looking glass will now look back at you

Sire do you know what it is to be alone
Can you ever be yourself, is it hard to be

What is heaven like, whatís it like to live your life
Is it everything itís all made out to be

Sovereign weíre alive and weíre here to save your life
Tell us what to do here your majesty

Should we wield the sword, should we fight for you my lord
Whatís the matter paramount canít you speak

We all wonder whatís in the conscience of the king
Does he ever think of us does he hear our song

Regal do you know what it is to be alone
We will always pray for you in your kingdom on the edge




5. A Day in Verse

I walk alone - endless seas of souls around me
His face it told - of the mad existence of a silent story

And just how they took him, they tore a free soul downÖ didnít leave a trace
And how he sat and faced it - didnít make a soundÖ I watched in silence as

Tears fell like rain
The world went insane around him
All those times I wondered where we were going then

Out here it never changed
Unlock these chains that bind me
Oh the world why is it so hard to understand

She looks out - from high above the dark and cold streets
There in her room - She waits in riches for something to happen

Money canít heal her, the hole she feels insideÖ one step closer
Staring into Godís eyes she says her last goodbyesÖthen she jumps to the cure as

Tears fell like rain
Eyes filled with sadness I see
A world in struggle for its very soul

And the preachers they all pray
Looking for some salvation
I canít see how we made it through yesterday

Tears fall like rain
Those childlike hopes of being happy
Seem overshadowed by a distant cry

Salvation never came
To those of us who saw the story
We must always close our eyes and look the other way

Passive pretense, killing license, witnesses sworn to silence
Was it meant to be this way
Losing, falling, Satanís calling, threatening your one and only
Drowning in your own sorrow wasting awayÖ

All my fears they are calling
And this lonely life, Iím condemned to live
It can be your home forever

Losing patience, warring nations, drug infested correlation
Is it the life you feel
Victimís silence, caring violence, doctor assisted suicide and here you
Are sitting wasting away

All my fears they are calling
And this world upon my screen
It will be my home forever

They speak again, one last time he spoke the words
Iíll be there - just close your eyes, remember always

Then there was a silence
Where the dream went hereÖ it was over them

Another love gone - Another heart to heal
Hold yours forever andÖ

Tears fall like rain
Worlds apart they sit and wonder
How things could get so wrong when they were fine

This world it seems insane
All these dreams are left behind them
Does it matter where or why anyway

It will be okay
Things will be all right tomorrow
After all we made it through yesterday




6. Imaginarium

Itís time again
Fate demands that I think again, about my life and how it feels to be all alone
And the wizard of my mind, oracle of all thatís mine
Comes from deep inside
In a closet size world of golden stories

This is, this is my imaginarium
This is, this is the heart that pumps the golden blood
Where to? I donít know!

This is, this is my imaginarium
This is, this is the vent of hate pain and love
Stay awhile? I donít know!

Come in - step inside my son
Do you - see all that you could have been
Do you - fear what you see my friend
Do you - have the heart to return again? Do you?
Come in - step inside my son

Can you imagine staring at unreality, immortality?
Breaking away from all that used to be
And itís not even a dream, or like anything that Iíve ever seen
You just close your eyes and the world is in your mind
Itís a scary place to be

Here it comes, here it comes, here it comes!

This is, this is my imaginarium
This is, this is the place where all the dreamers come
Stay here? I donít know!

This is, this is my imaginarium
This is, this is a world of death fear and love
Stay with me? I donít know!

This is, this is my imaginarium
This is, this is the place where all can be one
This is, this is my imaginarium
This is, this is the vent of hate pain and love
Come here! I donít know!

Come in - step inside my son
Do you - see all that you could have been
Do you - fear what you see my friend
Do you - have the heart to return again? Do you?
Come in - step inside my son

Iím back again
And what Iíve seen and done brings me down when I realize where Iíve been
Now that Iíve lived my fantasy, life is no longer good enough to me
Itís a scary place to be




7. The Edge, Part 3: Existence Chapter 1,000,009

Imagine this scene of a world far away
And we are completely unobtrusive

A victim of man, with hope in his hands, reaching for the stars
A feeling gone

Fate has another life to take

And here in a place of wonders
Never really all alone
Happy just to be a number
Somewhere in our world on the edge

Itís like Iíve heard a thousand times before
By the ones who always chose to ignore me then

Play all the games and fear all the laws
Thatís what gives the people their meaning, they say

And here in a lifeless wonder
Creating endless legacies
Everyone pull out their numbers
Wait in line on the back of the edge

I wake up every morning, watch the news on TV
Iím numb to all the lies everyone believes

I do the same things other numbers do
See the same old faces and there you are again

Fate has another life to take
And fear has another soul to break

And here in my world of numbers
Embracing long gone memories
Waiting to be sucked under
Sitting silently on the edge

See Iíve never been much one to complain
I looked into the mirror and there I was again

Same old faces Iíve always seen before
Like a million stranded others, I donít know him anymore

And here in a world of thunder
Striving only to believe
Remaining silent for no longer
Screaming from my mountain on the edge




8. The Edge of Madness

Through rose colored liesÖ
Calling you names from my social island

Why canít I, be happy again
Itís the way things are and I canít changeÖthem

Itís the way, there is no cure
A lust we canít control, itís a rather sick position dontícha think?

In a talk, that I had, with a man who was madÖ

It was here it was there, couldnít find it anywhere
It was up, it was down, squares rolling round and round

It was crowded it was lonely, a show written only for me
Had this sick and happy feelingÖ I was home again

It was old it was new, too many and too few
It was numbing it was high and I was laughing the whole time

It was cold it was warm, it was clear but I saw the storm
Had a clear distorted feeling, Iíd be back again

Call me what you will
Satisfy yourself
Justify your position

Money itís a problem
Itís so much more
I can suppress this hole if I try

Itís the way, there is no cure
A lust we canít control, itís a rather sick position dontícha think?

In a nightmare that I had, with a sick demented man

Had no fear and no love, no faith in God above
It was truth it was lies, the searing burning kind

It was random it was fate, too soon and too late
Had this wild mixed up feeling, I was back again

It was death it was life, a victimís last rights
It was playful it was hurtful and I loved it the whole time

It was there in my head, a lusting for the dead
Had this sick and happy feeling, I was home again

This is the slow part
Where the man always finds his way
A sad reflection, a resolution

So safe where you are, listening to your own surroundings
Where are you now
Do you have me while youíre driving
Maybe youíre at home, perhaps in position compromising

Then thereís the 5 bastards, playing this song right now
Cashing in on my plight

And who the fuck are they, do they have the nightmares you and I do
All right itís okay, let them whore me and theyíll get their due
And how Ďbout you, you bought this song now just listen

No matter what you think of me, Iím the soul whoíll be behind you one day
Tearing your life into little pieces

Hey Iím jealous of you, I can say that now but thereís so much more to tell
I have the resolution, the quick question to your problem
Itís a rather sick position dontícha think?

And the love that I have, with this crazy sick old friend

It was dark it was bright, a cold and stormy night
It was real it wasnít there, I couldnít help but stare

It had started it was over, looking over shoulders
Had intense and lovely feelings, I was home again

It was here it was there, couldnít find it anywhere
It was up it was down, squares rolling round and round

It was crowded it was lonely, a play written only for me
Had this sick and happy feeling, I was home again




9. Rejection

Those times
When there was something inside
Something to fight for, something in you
But I donít careÖanymore

Iíve wasted too much time already
I canít take anymore of your manipulation
I can feel my patience breaking
You wanted me to come down with you, well here I am!

You said somewhere that I oughta know
You werenít gonna let me forget the pain I left you in
I can see your promise breaking
Isnít it ironic, you oughta know

There isnít anything left in me
That your sick repulsive ways havenít taken away
Stop your suicidal faking
Oh, youíre so persecuted

You oughta know
You oughta know
You oughta know




10. Baptized by Fire

What have the prophets done, to gain the path we see
The grayness that I see above it always follows me

And the fruits of this life, they take on many forms
As the fire in hellís cauldron, the image it always burns

And in the books, see the pages, read between the lines
Itís been shadowed with disillusionment, just take back what you find

Letís hide away to the distant hills never question why
When we were conceived to this we were baptized by fire

No, itís a lie and itís not mine
Itís a tragedy a mystery, that we must find

Itís a call, to war, itís a shameless whore
Itís a fantasy a mystery, itís all you wanted here

And I know that, I can be sure of, a quiet walk with you
Scenes of distance, sounds of calling, my hideaway is you
Dreams are slower, the day is longer, and I can face it too
Take me hold me, no one can hurt me, all because of you

Sold itís a fake, itís a give and take
Itís a mystery, infinity, itís a world too late

Itís a kind, of fear, and itís all right here
Donít know the way I feel today

Though it feels Iím way ahead this time
It seems far too good to be true
I knowÖ I know

And I know that, there is a savior, when the day is through
A passive knowing, faithful wanting, a world I know as you

And fate is a walk I fear to take itís trueÖ I know
I sometimes feel Iíll never make it through
I knowÖ I know

Like a child, born to survive all, basking time with you
Spending hours, on ivory towers, could this all be true

Hate, itís a fire, itís a bold faced lie
Itís a fallacy, insanity, the disease inside

Itís a walk, through tears, for all those years
Itís misery your history and itís all right here

The end, itís a race, in the life you faced
Itís a parody, hypocrisy, itís your one last taste

And death, for real, yeah it makes no deals
Itís a tragedy, reality, no one wants to hear

I know that, I can be sure of, quiet nights with you
A face of knowing, and understanding, one I know as you

In the distance, I see existence, I know you see it too
Youíre all I dream of, youíre all I think of, I know I just love you

No, itís gone, lifeís not that long
Itís senility, a rhapsody, itís all thatís wrong

And here, you stand, all alone again
Itís misery, insanity, you canít defend

Now youíre dead, itís a kick in the head
Itís a tragedy, a mystery, thatís what you said

But if you can take the bounty, I will grab the soul
Then weíll run away together




11. The Edge... Legacy/Reprise

Hello lord Iím here again
Itís like I feared and then some moreÖ itís gone away

Cradle the calm and calm the weary
I must put this all behind me
Itís like you said before, here in silent dreams

Understand the way I see it
It seems like the world canít feel it
I know they donít need to lord, no one takes pity on what they donít know

Here in a world of fate
The answers they come too late for me
The fire streaks the bloodstained sky

Drain the oceans and turn out the sun
Silence the laughter I have no need for them, anymore
Itís all been a dream from this day on

Holding the torch and torching the theory
Reaching for something to save me
Nothing I have known, can save my soul tonight

I find that Iím all alone
Same as Iíve ever known
A voice from the edge, screaming something

Something from a fantasy
Screaming the final plea
The echoes they remain

Weíd like to take you to a place so far from here
A world of lost and shattered men

Weíve seen the world of their solemn fears
Spare all the pity that you can

Because we all walk on the edge sometimes
Holding on for our very lives

Only the ones who ever risk are truly free
Only ones who risk ever fly

Now we see - itís a long way down
We believe - is there an end
Ours to stay - find a reason
Ours to leave - before you turn away

All alone - itís a long way home
Free to go - Iím really free
Time to see - I can see the end
Time to know - I can make it through

Where am I have I really made it here?

You have reached the
You have reached the
You have reached the
You have reached
The Edge

 


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