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Tell me which side I'm on
Approaching constant failure
Tell me which side I'm on
(Who is friend or foe? )
Approaching constant failure

Between love and hate
Which path to follow?
How can I keep balance in this race?
Come faith, I'm dying (slowly)

In many ways I'm the burden that devides us from the light
In many ways you're the halo that keeps my spirit alive

Temptation
Play the good or evil part
With me, you evoke the dark
Erase the free will and watch me heal

Tell me which side I'm on
Approaching constant failure

Between love and hate
Which path to follow?
How can I keep balance in this race?
Come faith, I'm dying...

Amused by the trials and tribulations
If I survive I fly from here
But as the chosen pessimist

I carve my name in stone
I carve my name in stone

Amused by the trials and tribulations
If I survive I fly from here

How can I keep balance in this race?
Come faith I'm dying...



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    TheUndefinableFeb 15, 2009 at 8:38 am
    Well to me the song seems to be about a man that doesnt know if he is on the wrong or right path of life. Hes praying to god to help him find the right path. "Between love and hate...Which path to follow?". "In many ways I'm the burden that devides us from the light." Hes lacking faith and it is tearing him from the lord, "In many ways you're the halo that keeps my spirit alive" but somehow the lord is keeping his faith and spirit alive. "Temptation Play the good or evil part" He doesnt know if what he is doing is good or bad.
    "Come faith I'm dying..." He praying for an answer cause his faith is failing. Great song, it really spoke to me.
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    SeanzorofwowSep 3, 2008 at 4:33 am
    hes saying life is a race you have to keep up with yourself before you lose your self and its a challeng you dont know your real friends and the person who you think hates you might love you to death but life is a race and he seems to be falling behind

    also it says amused by the trials and tribulations
    hes just saying that all in all lifes hard stay on the good path dont fall behind
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    HendriXAug 30, 2008 at 11:32 am
    I love the lyrics
    As i see it its about to follow weather the good or the bad side, but in this world where good things seem nearly impossible to do the only solution is to be a pessimist.
    but what does he mean by "erase the free will and watch me heal" is it that there is no free will possible in this world and that your better off without it.
    tell me what you think and please write down if you think the song is about something completely different im glad about any response

    GraX
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    UnregisteredJun 15, 2012 at 7:27 pm
    To me (doesn't mean this is right or wrong) it's almost like struggling with a mental illness
    i've struggled with bipolar, ocd and panic disorder for years. However i find beauty in the dark. I don't know, this song just enters my soul, i cannot explain. It is just so.. Wow... Perfection for me.
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    korsmoApr 24, 2010 at 10:36 pm
    The way I see it is.. This person is caught up in an internal struggle. His struggle is obviously between good and evil. He does good but it seems that the good done is futile. So, he resorts to bad and now he doesn't know himself. He needs someone who feels the same to keep him sane and help direct him.

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