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The Edge

(1997)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresProgressive Metal
LabelsAngular
Album rating :  90 / 100
Votes :  1
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The Edge Lyrics

(11)
Submitted by level DaveÅkerfeldt
1. The Edge (Introduction) (6:10)
We'd like to take you to a place so far from here
A lesson in lost and shattered men

Welcome to the story of their solemn fears
Spare all the innocence you can

Here in this world of lost misery
A bit of faith isn't that what you said

Sometimes they face endless futility
All of them have lived on the edge

Here we stand...It's a long way down
Lives in hand...Can you see the end
Ours to take...Find a reason
Ours to waste...Before you make the call

All Alone...It's a long way home
Free to go...Are you really free?
Revenge is sweet...Sickeningly so
Best served cold...What are you thinking

Are you saying that all you had means nothing?
If that's your sight now then you will be here forever...

The sting of hatred is all too real to you
A face in time is all you know

A world shut out unable to rescue you
A final plea begging for your soul

As you leave to carry out your final masquerade
It becomes so clear this darkness in your head

A pawn in the game of humanity
Another lost soul crying from the edge

Where is home?...It's a long way down
Where is me?...On the edge of life
Reflections of...I'll take the time
Broken dreams...To help you understand

Lost in time...It's a long way home
No place here...It's the life you lead
May be hope...I'll take the time
I don't care...Forgive yourself

If you're convinced that all in life means nothing
Then I can't help you, you have reached the edge...
2. Fly Away (8:03)
Was like I walked inside your mind
A darkened place with no windows
Was like through you I saw me

A gaping hole inside
The words never come out right
We must leave this room, take my hand and...

Come fly away, at last forever
All this can wait
All those times we appeared holding out our hands
All you'll know and all you'll see
Is wrapped within a mirror
See our souls all our fears far away from here

And the shadows fading
The mysteries upon my wall
Are there any angels anywhere?
I hear the cries all the time
Baptized by fire, in the holy light...

Come fly away, at last forever
Heaven can wait
All those times we appeared holding out our hands
And all you'll know and all you'll see
Is wrapped within a mirror
See our souls all our fears far away from here

We can be healed
And we can be sacrificed, I know
(I know)
We can be healed
And we can be sacrificed, I know

Come fly away, at last forever
Heaven can wait
All those times we appeared holding out our hands....

Do I hear you laughing now?
Is that a sword I see?
This saga has an ending after all
Endless halls...It's so hard to see the answers
Burning dreams...A life for me, you are falling....

Come fly away, at last forever
All this can wait
All those times we appeared holding out our hands
All you'll know and all you'll see
Is wrapped within a mirror
See our souls all our fears far away from here
Come fly away, at last forever
All this can wait
All those times we appeared holding out our hands
All you'll know and all you'll see
Is wrapped within a mirror
See our souls all our fears far away from here
3. The Confession (6:19)
"Forgive me Father, for I am about to sin"
"My God"

Smiling like a glad man
Frowning like a sad man
Feeling like a goddamn fool

It's a con game

And they say that God will forgive me
Amnesty for repenting here

How can he?

Hello father, Father please help me,
Tell me that God will forgive me now!

Listen closely!

Forgive me father I have sinned
I did another preacher in at confession

What's the matter now?
Mr. Holier than thou
Self righteous fool
I'll show you religion

And justice

Was about 3 years ago
I had a daughter, 12 years old
She was my life

My essence

Taught her to obey the cross
The Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost
And the Good Book

And your type

She became his virgin prize
Dead and raped and sacrificed!
Behind closed doors

In darkened rooms

I'm so sick and tired
Hypocritical liars

You!

So you speak for God here?
What does he say now?
Is he gonna help you?
Will he forgive...me?

Father I see you wanna know what lies behind this icy stare
Don't dig my head for remorse in this, trust me it's not there

I'd rather talk about you and where you fit in this
And why you all act like God and all that pertains to it
You say that you speak in his name but how can you forgive
The rapists and the killers? I don't believe God ever did

What I need to know here is why God only talks through you
I can assure you, Mr. Holy Man, God talks to me too
Just not in a million dollar church with gold frames
He speaks to me any place, to God it's all the same

Have you heard enough information?
Hey father are you afraid of me?

You should be

I've said all that I need to!
Thank you for letting me speak my peace

It's a wonder

Get down on your knees!
That's right you better plead, it's the last time

You will pray

Tell me do, do you forgive me?
Tell me do, do you still love me father??

I need to know
Has my soul been sold?
Is God here with you?
Does he love me?
Does he love me?
Does he love me, too?

Confession's over...
4. The Edge Part 2 (The Looking Glass) (6:23)
Is this what you are?
Is this what you have become?
Reflections of your demise

All the things
Made for kings
You'll find them here

Your people, too
They'll bleed for you
You've made that clear

Look one time at your reflection
A broken looking glass what you've become

We all wonder what's in the conscience of the king
Does he think of the dead or the heroes gone?

Has he a life does he think of everything?
Is he hurt by the word does he rule on the edge?

Placate the sinners
Vanity is all around you
Blood leaves stains for life

All the men
They can't defend
Your stratosphere

Suddenly
Out from the calm
You feel the fear

Another glance at your reflection
The looking glass will now look back at you

Sire do you know what it is to be alone?
Can you ever be yourelf? Is it hard to be?

What is Heaven like? What's it like to live your life?
Is it everything it's all made out to be?

Sovereign we're alive and we're here to save your life
Tell us what to do here, your majesty

Should we weild the sword? Should we fight for you my Lord?
What's the matter, paramount, can't you speak?

We all wonder what's in the conscience of the king
Does he ever think of us? Does he hear our song?

Regal do you know what it is to be alone?
We will always pray for you in your kingdom on the edge
5. A Day In Verse (7:58)
I walk alone, endless seas of souls around me
His face it told of the mad existence, a silent story
And just how they took him, they tore a free soul down
Didn't leave a trace
And how he sat and faced it, he didn't make a sound
And I watched in silence as...

Tears fell like rain, the world went insane around him
All those times I wondered where we were going then
Out here it never changed, unlock these chains that bind me
Oh the world, why is it so hard to understand?

She looks out from high above the dark and cold streets
There in her room she waits in riches for something to happen
Money can't heal her, the hole she feels inside
(One step closer)
Staring into God's eyes, she says her last goodbye, then jumps to the cure
as...

Tears fall like rain, eyes filled with sadness, I see
A world in struggle for its very soul
And the preachers they all pray, looking for some salvation
I can't see how we made it through yesterday

And tears fall like rain, those child-like hopes of being happy
Seem overshadowed by a distant cry
Salvation never came, to those of us who saw the story
We must always close our eyes and look the other way...

Passive pretense, killing license, witnesses sworn to silence
Was it meant to be this way?
Losing, falling, satan calling, threatening your one and only
Drowning in your own sorrow, wasting away

All my fears, they are coming
And this lonely life I'm condemned to live
It can be your home forever....

Losing patience, warring nations, drug infested correlation
Is it the life you feel?
Victim's silence, caring violence, doctor assisted suicide
And here you are sitting, you're wasting away

All my fears they are calling
And this world upon my screen, it will be my home forever....

They speak again, one last time he spoke the words
He said, "I'll be there, just close your eyes, remember always"
Then there was a silence where the dream went here, it was over then
Another love gone, another heart to heal
Hold yours forever!

And tears fall like rain, worlds apart they sit and wonder
How things could get so wrong when they were fine
This world it seems insane, all these dreams are left behind them
Does it matter where or why, anyway?

And it will be okay, things will be all right tomorrow
Afterall, we made it through yesterday....
6. Imaginarium (10:11)
It's time again
Fate demands that I think again
About my life and how it feels to be all alone
And the wizard of my mind
Oracle of all that's mine
Comes from deep inside
In a closet-size world of golden stories

This is...
This is my Imaginarium
This is...
This is the heart that pumps the golden blood

Where to? I don't know

This is...
This is my Imaginarium
This is...
This is the vent of hate, pain, and love
Stay awhile? I don't know

Come in, step inside my son
Do you see all that could have been?
Do you fear what you see my friend?
Do you have the heart to return again?
Do you?

Come in, step inside my son

Can you imagine staring at unreality, immortality?
Breaking away from all that used to be
And it's not even a dream
Or like anything that I've ever seen
You just close your eyes and the world is in your mind
It's a scary place to be

Here it comes!
Here it comes!
Here it comes!

This is...
This is my Imaginarium
This is...
This is the place where all the dreamers come

Stay here? I don't know

This is...
This is my Imaginarium
This is...
This is a world of death, fear, and love

Stay with me? I don't know

This is...
This is my Imaginarium
This is...
This is the place where all can be one
This is...
This is my Imaginarium
This is...
This is the vent of hate, pain, and love

Come here? I don't know!

Come in, step inside my son
Do you see all that could have been?
Do you fear what you see my friend?
Do you have the heart to return again?
Do you?

Come in, step inside my son

I'm back again
And what I've seen and done
Brings me down when I realize where I've been

Now that I've lived my fantasy
Life is no longer good enough to me
It's a scary place to be
7. The Edge Part 3 (Existence Chapter 1,000,009) (5:01)
Imagine the scene of a world far away
And we are completely unobtrusive
A victim of a man, with hope in his hands
Reaching for the stars
(A feeling gone)
Fate has another life to take

And here in a place of wonders
Never really all alone
Happy just to be a number
Somewhere in our world on the edge!

It's like I've heard a thousand times before
By the ones who always chose to ignore me then!
Play all the games and fear all the laws
That's what gives the people their meaning, they said

And here in a lifeless wonder
Creating endless legacies
Everyone pull out their numbers
Wait in line on the back of the edge!

I wake up every morning, watch the news on TV
I'm numb to all the lies everyone believes
I do the same things other numbers do
I see the same old faces and
(There you are again!)
Fate has another life to take
And fear has another soul to break

And here in my world of numbers
Embracing long gone memories
Waiting to be sucked under
Sitting silently on the edge!

I've never been one much to complain
I looked into the mirror
(And there I was again!)
Same old faces always seen before
Like a million stranded others, I don't know him anymore

And here in the world of thunder
Striving only to believe
Remaining silent for no longer
Screaming from my mountain on the edge!
8. The Edge Of Madness (7:13)
Through rose colored lies
Calling you names from my social island

Why can't I be happy again?
It's the way things are and I can't change them

It's the way

There is no cure!

A lust we can't control
It's a rather sick position dont'cha think?

In a talk that I had with a man who was mad...

It was here, it was there
Couldn't find it anywhere
It was up, it was down
Squares rolling round and round

It was crowded, it was lonely
A show written only for me
Had this sick and happy feeling
I was home again

It was old, it was new
Too many and too few
It was numbing, it was high
And I was laughing the whole time

It was cold, it was warm
It was clear but I saw the storm
Had a clear, distorted feeling
I'd be back again

Call me what you will
Satisfy yourself
Justify your position

Money
It's a problem
It's so much more
I can suppress this hole if I try

It's the way
There is no cure
It's a lust we can't control
It's a rather sick position dont'cha think?

In a nightmare that I had, with a sick, demented man...

Had no fear and no love
No faith in God above
It was truth, it was lies
The searing, burning kind

It was random, it was fate
Too soon and too late
Had this wild mixed up feeling
I was back again

It was death, it was life
A victim's last rights
It was playful, it was hurtful
And I loved it the whole time

It was there in my head
A lusting for the dead
Had this sick and happy feeling
I was home again

This is the slow part
Where the man always finds his way
A sad reflection, a resolution

So safe where you are, listening in your own surroundings
Where are you now, do you have me on while your driving?
Maybe your at home, perhaps in position compromising?

Then there's the five bastards
Playing this song right now
Cashing in on my plight

And who the fuck are they?
Do hey have the nightmares you and I do?
All right, it's okay, let them whore me, they'll get their due
And how 'bout you? You bought this song now just listen

No matter what you think of me
I'm the soul who'll be behind you one day
Tearing your life into little pieces

Hey I'm jealous of you
I can say that now but there's so much more to tell
I have the resolution, the quick solution to your problem
It's a rather sick position dont'cha think?

And the love that I have with this crazy, sick, old friend

It was dark, it was bright
A cold and stormy night
It was real, it wasn't there
I couldn't help but stare

It had started, it was over
Looking over shoulders
Had intense and lonely feelings
I was home again

It was here, it was there
Couldn't find it anywhere
It was up, it was down
Squares rolling round and round

It was crowded, it was lonely
A play written only for me
Had this sick and happy feeling
I was home again
9. Rejection (3:24)
"If you'd like to make a call please hang up and try again,
If you need help, hang up and then dial your operator"

Those times
When there was something inside
Something to fight for!
Something in you
(But) I don't care
Anymore....

I've wasted too much time already
I can't take anymore of your manipulation
I can feel my patience breaking!
You wanted me to come down with you?
Well here I am!!

You said somewhere that I oughta know
And you weren't gonna let me forget the pain I left you in
I can see your promise breaking!
Isn't it ironic?
You oughta know!!

There isn't anything left in me
That your sick, repulsive ways haven't taken away
Stop your suicidal faking!
Oh, you're so persecuted

You oughta know!
You oughta know!
You oughta know!!
10. Baptized By Fire (7:28)
What have the prophets done to gain the path we seek?
The grayness that I see above it always follows me
And the fruits of this life they take on many forms
As the fire in Hell's cauldron, the image it always burns

And the books
See the pages
Read between the lines
It's been shadowed with disillusionment
Just take back what you find

Let's hide away to the distant hills never question why
When we were conceived to this we were baptized by fire

No, it's a lie and it's not mine
It's a tragedy, a mystery
That we must find
It's a call to war,
It's a shameless whore
It's a fantasy, a mystery
It's all you wanted here

I know that I can be sure of a quiet walk with you
Scenes of distance and sounds of calming, my hideaway is you
Dreams are slower, the day is longer, and I can face it too
Take me hold me, no one can hurt me, all because of you

Sold, it's a fake
It's a give and take
It's a mystery, infinity
It's a world too late
It's a kind of fear
And it's all right here
Don't know the way I feel today

Though it feels I'm way ahead this time
Seems far too good to be true
I know...
I know

I know that there is a savior when the day is through
A passive knowing, a faithful wanting, a world I know as you

And fate is a walk I fear to take it's true
I know...
I sometimes feel I'll never make it through
I know...
I know

Like a child born to survive all, basking time with you
Spending hours on ivory towers, could this all be true?

Hate, it's a fire
It's a bold faced lie
It's a fallacy, insanity
The disease inside
It's a walk through tears
For all those years
It's misery, your history
And it's all right here

The end, it's a race
In the life you faced
It's a parody, hypocrisy
It's your one last taste
And death, for real
Yeah, it makes no deals
It's a tragedy, reality
No one wants to hear

I know that I can be sure of quiet nights with you
A face of knowing and understanding, one I know as you
In the distance I see existence, I know you see it too
You're all I dream of, you're all I think of, I know I just love you

No, it's gone
Life's not that long
It's senility, a rhapsody
It's all that's wrong
And here you stand
All alone again
It's misery, insanity
You can't defend

And now you're dead
It's a kick in the head
It's a tragedy, a mystery
Isn't that what you said?

But if you can take the bounty
I will grab the soul
Then we'll run away together
no one will ever know
11. The Edge ...Legacy/Reprise (5:03)
Hello, Lord, I'm here again
It's like I feared and then some more
It's gone, away

Cradle the calm and calm the weary
I must put this all behind me
It's like you said before
Here in silent dreams

Understand the way I see it
It seems like the world can't feel it
I know they don't need to Lord
No one takes pity on what they don't know

Here in a world of fate
The answers they come too late for me
The fire streaks the bloodstained sky

Drain the oceans and turn out the sun
Silence the laughter I have no need for them
Anymore
It's all been a dream from this day on

Holding the torch and torching the theory
Reaching for something to save me
Nothing I have known can save my soul tonight

I find that I'm all alone
Same as I've ever known
A voice from the edge, screaming something

Something from a fantasy
Screaming the final plea
The echoes they remain...

We'd like to take you to a place so far from here
A world of lost and shattered men

We've seen the world through their solemn fears
Spare all the pity that you can

Because we all walk on the edge at times
Holding on for our very lives

Only the ones who ever risk are truly free
Only the ones who risk ever fly

Now we see...It's a long way down
We believe...Is there an end?
Ours to stay...Find a reason
Ours to leave...Before you turn away

All alone...It's a long way home
Free to go...I'm really free
Time to see...I can see the end
Time to know...I can make it through

Where am I?
Have I really made it here?
You have reached the
You have reached the
You have reached the
You have reached....

The Edge
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