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The Perfect Element I

(2000)
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresProgressive Metal
Album rating :  93.1 / 100
Votes :  29
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12. The Perfect Element (10:10)
Track rating :  98.3 / 100       Votes :  3       [ ]
The Perfect Element Lyrics
Yesterday found him today
Caught him at his last breath
These walls built to stand come-what-may
Lie shattered in the ashes
His skin against this dirty floor
Eyes fixed on the ceiling
He has stretched those chains of sin
Far beyond all feelings
Still, so still...

In his head a thunderous
Cry of desperation
Tearing voices from his past
Scream for his attention
Behind those eyes a world explodes
No one there to save him
All pain that he's been passing on
Answers to his craving
Once more

I will never leave this shame...

Falling far beyond the point of no return
Nothing to become and nothing left to burn

Stealing meaning from this child
We took away his reason
His soul put under lock and key
His heart blackened from treason
But if you take from those you fear
Everything they value
You have bred the perfect beast
Drained enough to kill you

Falling far beyond the point of no return
Nothing to become and nothing left to burn

Watching unseen untouched bleeding
Empty exposed dying eyes closed

Once he had forests and mountains
That were only his - listening to him
Once he would run through the summer days
Catching memories for ages to come
Now he is dressing this naked floor
With his flesh and blood, and times passes by
His trade of pain might just have lead him
To deal with consequence
For some change as time passes by

I am the waking child
(Lingering, climbing, clinging, clutching
Craving, clawing, hurting, falling down)
I, the wayward son of a mountain lake
(Of icy liquor tears, of a silent Earth)
(Of a rusty lid, of a wingless wind)
(Of an eyeless storm, of fallen gods,
who lost their way)
I set myself on fire
To breed the Perfect Element

Will I ever walk again?

Falling far beyond the point of no return
Nothing to become and nothing left to burn

(This is the end)

Nothing left to say,
The pain will go away
Now you must surely see,
That you are killing me
You are killing me
Now you are killing me
(You must never leave this shame!)
Now you are killing me
(You must never leave this shame!)
Now you are killing me
(You must never leave this shame!)

Is this more than you want?
Submitted by level 12 Rockerkey (2011-02-05)       Last modified by level 12 Rockerkey (2011-02-05)
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RankSong titleAlbum titleRatingVotes
1The Perfect Element I ▶  The Perfect Element The Perfect Element I (2000) 98.33
2Road Salt Two 1979 Road Salt Two (2011) 1001
3Scarsick Scarsick Scarsick (2007) 1001
4Remedy Lane Rope Ends Remedy Lane (2002) 96.73
5The Perfect Element I Her Voices The Perfect Element I (2000) 93.33
6The Perfect Element I Reconciliation The Perfect Element I (2000) 93.33
7Entropia ! (Foreword) Entropia (1997) 951
8Entropia People Passing By Entropia (1997) 951
9BE Imago (Homines Partus) BE (2004) 951
10BE Martius / Nauticus II BE (2004) 951
11Scarsick Kingdom of Loss Scarsick (2007) 951
12The Perfect Element I In the Flesh The Perfect Element I (2000) 91.73
13The Perfect Element I King of Loss The Perfect Element I (2000) 91.73
14The Perfect Element I Song for the Innocent The Perfect Element I (2000) 91.73
15The Perfect Element I Falling The Perfect Element I (2000) 91.73
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