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Understanding what has
Happened before us
We are confined to a
Darkened hidden tomb
The conquering of our world
As we knew it
Rise above this pit
Of sorrow and pain
Among the few
We are the avant leaders
We've got to live
Through this trouble and decay

This question haunts my mind
Will we survive this night?
We're harboring the meek
Will we survive the sleep?

Unsure and scared
We are planning our reprise
Revolves around this world
We don't know anymore
The odds against us
Yet we're stronger and prevailing
Learn from mistakes
Counting souls for sale

This question haunts my mind
Will we survive this night?
We're harboring the meek
Will we survive the sleep?



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    giannis000Apr 18, 2010 at 11:39 pm
    I believe that this song is about people that are still staying in that litle box "confined to a
    Darkened hidden tomb" though we tend to think out of the box..so we got to live "through this trouble and decay" and we got to "rise above this pit of sorrow and pain"...i want to focus on the part "Learn from mistakes Counting souls for sale" which in my opinion ,thats all about in the second part..Means people should learn from mistakes such us thinking of people us things that can be traded for money or treating them as shits for nothing...and the main question/meaning is if we will survive "the Sleep" and set our mind free (ps : sorry for my english)

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