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You take my breath away...
But I'll never taste your lips
As fate keeps me locked away
I must close my eyes to see your face

Emptiness has darkened my eyes
As I hopelessly beg for my life to end
... tell me why...
My iron eyes tell the tale
Heroes always pay in their blood
I can be only this

I see the fear growing in their lost eyes
My purpose is so clear... I am the ax
I am the ax and this is why I must not fear the end
And when I'm gone will you forget me?
Pen wears it's steady course across the page
Resigned to it's designs to take the hive

Emptiness has darkened my eyes
As I hopelessly beg for my life to end
... tell me why...
I wish I could make you see, I wish I could make you see through the pain
Through the end, I wish I could make you see the greater purpose that I have to serve...
No one else will fight... no-one else will fight... so I must
My iron eyes tell the tale
Heroes always pay in their blood
I can be only this

I see the fear growing in there...



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    Smiles134May 2, 2010 at 4:47 pm
    Its not just a war, its the trojan war. Alluding to the fact that this CD is based of of greek mythology, its most likely based on a warrior who fought against troy, seeing it as his duty to his country. He writes letters to his girl, knowing that his fate will consume him in battle, yet he continues to fight, seeing the fear in his fellow soldiers, and accepting it for himself.
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    RalvlpageMay 8, 2010 at 10:26 pm
    I am the ax!
    Fear has been lost to faith.
    The darkened night has come
    Before the end
    of which we must prevail.
    amidst the pitch of steel we shall arise
    I will destroy all those
    who oppose me!

    *you forgot this part*
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    hannahhearttackNov 2, 2008 at 1:12 am
    You're all stupidd. Obviously it's about a man whose got to fight for his country, in some sort of war.
    How does,
    "Through the end, I wish I could make you see the greater purpose that I have to serve...
    No one else will fight... no-one else will fight... so I must
    My iron eyes tell the tale
    Heroes always pay in their blood"

    relate to getting over a guy or breaking up?
    most every single one of their songs is based on mythology or some sort of story. lets pay attentions in school now.
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    xxJADAHxxMar 4, 2010 at 4:23 pm
    this song has so much F in meaning. he wants to die faster so he is tiltinh the hour glass to make the sand of his life end faster. GREAT!!! absolutly wonderful
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    yellowfisheyMay 6, 2008 at 3:17 pm
    this song sooo tells everything about what im going
    though with this dude..

    i can't get over him!!
    AHHH!!

    and then "one of myy best friends" is over here trying to flirt with
    him..
    EVEN THOUGH SHE KNOWS I STILL LIKE HIM..
    LIKE ALOTTT!!!
    :/

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