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Skin to bone, steel to rust
Ash to ashes dust to dust
Let tomorrow have it's way
With the promises we made
Skin to Bone, steel to rust.

Ash to ashes, dust to dust
Your deception, my disgust
When your name is finally drawn,
I'll be happy that you're gone
Ash to ashes, dust to dust.

Chorus:
(Aaah) Ash to ashes, dust to dust
(Aaah) Skin to bone and steel to rust

Right to left, left to right
Night to day and day to night
As the starlight fades to grey,
I'll be marching far away
Right to left and left to right

Chorus:
(Aaah) Ash to ashes, dust to dust
(Aaah) Skin to bone and steel to rust

Let tomorrow have it's way
With the promises betrayed
Skin to bone and steel to rust (x3)



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    UnregisteredJun 26, 2012 at 2:50 am
    I think this is about a man singing to his enemy about how everything ends/dies. With "skin to bone and steel to rust. " that is decay. And "ash to ashes dust to dust" that is the joining of ended things, like piles of dead. "night to day and day to night. " is things end and time passes. And when it says "will tomorrow have it's way with the promises we made" it is referring to wether or not things will end tomorrow and their promises mean nothing.

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