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Long ago I wandered through my mind, in the land of fairy tales and stories. Lost in happiness I had no fears, innocence and love was all I knew.
Was it illusion?
Soon the days were passing into years, happiness just didn't come so easy. Life was more than fairy tales and daydreams. Innocence was just another word.
Was it illusion?

Lost in the wheels of confusion, running through valleys of tears.
Eyes full of angry delusion, hiding in everyday fears.

So I found that life is just a game. But you know there's never been a winner. Try your hardest, you'll still be a loser. The world will still be turning when you've gone... yeah, when you've gone.



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    fuck_youApr 10, 2008 at 4:35 am
    State of mind;
    It's the moment in life where childhood ends, everything turns to shit and you sit around waiting to die.
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    Rick RadfordFeb 21, 2013 at 4:41 am
    Lost in happiness, I had no reason. (not fears)
    Trust me, I had every Sabbath record. (Yes, record, as in 33 & 1/3 rpm phonograph record!)
    Also, I feel an icy conclusion hiding in everyday fears. (not eyes full of angry delusion).
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    UnregisteredJun 22, 2012 at 1:21 am
    The two meanings above forget to include the importance of the second part of the song, which is called the straightener; when a person loses their innocence and faces their impending mortality, you are left with a choice between deciding that your life is meaningless because it must end, or you can try to live every moment to its utmost potential, even it is with the bittersweet knowledge that the end is coming
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    UnregisteredFeb 22, 2012 at 7:40 pm
    The disillusionment that falls upon one as they become older and their childhood innocence becomes incinerated by the scorching pain of earth's realitys (g. O. S) gettin old blows

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