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This the oldest story in the book... he desires the one thing he cannot have...

My darling queen, I lay myself at your feet
And I shall stay the hands of fate

Wind cries out, heavens boil above voicing discontent to my sins
I have found the way to trick the ferryman
I have deceived the ancient Gods

Cold flesh lends to me it's secrets for a price too high
I shudder at what I have done
Each day brings me closer to you, my tragic victory

Darling queen I lay at your feet...
Chills take me as she wakes, throat gasps tainted breath
I've reclaimed you my stolen bride
Can your soul forgive my crimes of passion?
I would not close the casket; I'm so consumed by your pain
Faint screams echo through the night...

Cold flesh lends to me it's secrets for a price too high
I shudder at what I have done
Each day brings me closer to you, my tragic victory

The pains of death can no longer haunt you
As the dawning sky brings forth one forsaken thought
Death can not win for I now dwell in the palace of decay
And I shall stay the hands of fate

Night descends, sinews twitch
My pale queen finally stands to taste silent lips now cursed with her love

Cold flesh lends to me it's secrets for a price too high
I shudder at what I have done
Each day brings me closer to you, my tragic victory



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    MelanctionMay 24, 2012 at 7:30 am
    The song is about a greek legend / myth, like any other song in this album.
    The specific meaning for this one is about orpheus and eurydice.
    Briefly:

    Orpheus was born as the child of a prince of thrace (place in greek), and one of the muses. Hence he was gifted with thrace (which he protected), and with a gift for music. When he played his music nothing could resist him. He loved and was married to eurydice, but not for long because she died very soon from a viper sting. Orpheus didn't take it well and wanted to go the dead's world and get her back, planning to charm everyone he needs to in the process (lord of death, the ferryman (as the song mentions), etc. ). He went to the underworld and prayed to the gods and asked them to bring eurydice back. Since nothing can resist his voice, they summoned eurydice and told him he can have her back until her years will be spent, but under a condition: that until they won't reach the living world, he won't look at her as she follows him. He agreed and started climbing, knowing that she's still following him, just when they were about to get out, he couldn't bare it because he longed for her so much that he had to take a glance. When he did he was at the living world, but he lost her with hearing "farewell". He tried to run after her, but he couldn't.
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    UnregisteredMay 3, 2012 at 2:26 am
    I love this song! And i agree with the person who said you're all retarded i mean not to say that you are i just agree with the thing they said the song means, cause duh that is what it means. Pick up a book man.
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    UnregisteredDec 23, 2011 at 1:16 pm
    I'm not sure about the myth, i don't study greek mythology, but
    What i make out of this is necrophilia. That is what i at least think it is about when i hear

    Cold flesh lends me its secrets for a price too high.
    I shudder at what i have done.
    Each day brings me closer too you, my tragic victory
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    o90x56Jan 18, 2009 at 12:12 pm
    Naw, I think this is about Orpheus and how he tried to retrieve his dead wife from the Underworld. It's a Greek myth; and a reaaally tragic love story at that, but isn't at all popular.

    Although, that Midas thing makes sense too. Idk.
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    maxwell_murdererAug 1, 2008 at 3:31 pm
    You're all retarded. This song is about Midas, the man with the golden touch. The original practice of alchemy was defined as turning any possible substance into gold. Now this song is about Midas, who was indeed in love with a woman, but when he tried to hold her, she turned to gold. Brush up on your mythology.

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