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(Intro)

My story starts the day they said "she can't be found"
The news so dark, heart stopped, stood silent without a sound
It's over, she's finished, mother lies with my father and sister too
Cold-blooded, they suffered, shot down by the outlaws after you
Sorrow swallows my screams

(Strength of the world)
Is on my shoulders
(Strength of the world)
Is on my side
(Strength of the world)
The one true beholder
(Ice in my veins)
For those who've died

I've seen my family fade away
You've taken my whole life
There's nothing left to say

Avenge the dead, kill all who cross me in my path
Suicidal, I never planned on coming back
I want it, I need it, revenge is dripping from my teeth
Need nothin', to feel power, and bring the killers to their knees
Nothin' ta lose vengeance ta gain
(You know I'll never be the same)
So taste my breath I'm, close behind you
(So desperate on your final day)
Sorrow swallows my screams

(Strength of the world)
Is on my shoulders
(Strength of the world)
Is on my side
(Strength of the world)
The one true beholder
(Ice in my veins)
For those who've died

I've seen my family fade away
You've taken my whole life
There's nothing left to say

(Interlude)

(Bridge)
Sitting in silence with heaven above me, I prayed every night by their graves
While I search for closure I feel it no longer
I can't turn my cheek away
I stand before you; I'll sin when I have to
But now I leave your side, to avenge my family's pride

I've seen my family fade away
You've taken my whole life
There's nothing left to say

(Guitar solo)

(Strength of the world)
Is on my shoulders
(Strength of the world)
Is on my side
(Strength of the world)
The one true beholder
(Ice in my veins)
For those who've died

So far, forever now alone
A greater punishment on me has been imposed
A killer falling from the light
I'll miss my family, I'll never be alright

(Ending Music)



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    UnregisteredJan 15, 2012 at 2:26 am
    I think its about a man who lost his family and did very bad things to find and kill the murderers. But in the end all of the things that hes done has caught up with him and he ends up as bad as the people that killed his family "a greater punishment on me has been imposed. A killer falling from the light... I'll never be alright"
  • DarkmasterOfTheLyrics
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    DarkmasterOfTheLyricsAug 21, 2008 at 10:41 pm
    A guy lost his father and sister, and now his mother's dead to. He wants revenge on whoever killed them and he'll stop at nothing to get revenge. He has the 'strength of the world' behind him so he's unstoppable.
  • fearless88
    fearless88Feb 4, 2012 at 2:05 am
    It sounds like a western movie to me.. Just like the beginning and ending music all sound a little western to me and the whole "all my families dead and now i must seek revenge" thing seems to fit that too... Idk im probably wrong (;
    A7x forever
  • U
    UnregisteredJan 2, 2012 at 11:07 pm
    I think it's about a little kid who watched his family die. Then he's all depressed and stuff. And while he grows up he wants revenge so bad. But when he finally get's the change for revenge he decides not to take his revenge to uphold his families pride.
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    a7xftwJul 24, 2009 at 8:41 am
    ive gotta feeling this song is about someones sister went missing, as most of this album is about war, i think its like in a suicide bombing or something. and he goes on a suicide mission to see if she's dead, im probably wrong but thats my thoughts

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