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Take a look in the pool and what do you see
In the dark depths there faces beckoning me
Can't you see them it's plain for all to see
They where there oh I know you don't believe me

Oh... I never felt so strange
But... I'm not going insane

I've no doubt that you think I'm off my head
You don't say but it's in your eyes instead
Hours I spend out just gazing into that pool
Something draws me there I don't know what to do

Oh... they drain my strength away
Oh... they're asking me to stay

Nightmares... spirits calling me
Nightmares... they won't leave me be

All my life's blood is slowly draining away
And I feel that I'm weaker every day
Somehow I know I haven't long to go
Joining them at the bottom of the pool
Now... I feel they are so near
I... begin to see them clear

Nightmares... coming all in time
Nightmares... will give me piece of mind

Now it's clear and I know what I have to do
I must take you down there to look at them too
Hand in hand then we'll jump right into that pool
Can't you see not just me they want you too

Oh... we'll drown together
It... will be forever

Nightmares... forever calling me
Nightmares... now we rest in peace



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    UnregisteredJun 21, 2012 at 11:39 pm
    This is song is really about a greek god (don't remember the name) who fell in love with his reflection so all day he'd look at it and one day he fell in the pool and drown which is where we get the word vain.
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    UnregisteredJan 19, 2012 at 7:17 am
    When i first heard the song it reminded me of the theif of always by clive barker there's a part it that book which that song pretty much describes but the song is also many times related to alcoholism
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    queenfan95Sep 3, 2011 at 3:51 pm
    I always think of a teenager trying not to give in to peer pressure, but then it overcomes him and the dangers of what he's doing lead to his demise.
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    gwilikers6Jul 19, 2008 at 1:24 am
    I'm not positive this is true but I think it's about the scene in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings where Frodo and Sam travel through the Dead Marshes.

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