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X Marks the Spot Lyrics

Sonata Arctica - Pariah's Child
Band
Album

Pariah's Child

(2014)
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresPower Metal
LabelsNuclear Blast
Album rating :  75.5 / 100
Votes :  25
8. X Marks the Spot (5:20)
Track rating :  70 / 100       Votes :  1       [ ]
(Intro: Preacher)
I was in a really dark place, I even thought of packing it in
But I just could not bring myself to do it.
I met an old friend that I had a real connection with
And he saw my despair. He asked me if I wanted to play with him
And as we played I felt slowly but surely
Rock and Roll grab me by the neck, and I wept.

(Verse)
You are a man of impeccable taste
And you know when the X marks the spot
We all need a map for the trail of your thought
Where to go, where the X marks the spot

You seem to have a misgiving, hell yeah,
You make a living
Don't add bricks to what we're heaving
We would so much rather enjoy beach, beer and a fire

You think something somewhere has a copyright for the world
And you've signed where the X marks the spot
You join a cult, fill the void that you've got
Deep within where the X marks the spot

(Chorus)
There you stand, talk and holler how dark were all your colors
When you paint another sunrise, you leave out the sun
Birds like you fly straight to heaven, heaven
Or they slowly float away
(How well do you know those you're calling your own?)
(I mean, come on dude!)
X marks the spot
Your starving soul in your house of skin and bone
You're an island, the X marks the spot

(Preacher)
Testify children! Testify!

(Chorus x2)
There you stand, talk and holler how dark were all your colors
When you paint another sunrise, you leave out the sun
Birds like you fly straight to heaven, heaven
Or they slowly float away

(Preacher)
Rock and Roll allowed me to join this band
There was a period of time where I hadn't exactly lost my soul,
I just didn't know where I had put it
And I ended up in some very dark places and some dire circumstances
Now let me tell you children, I was trying to fill a void in my heart
To fill that void I denied what I always wanted
Success, prosperity, the admiration I wanted as a player
I got to play some big shows and travel the world from end to end
In the midst of it all I had a yearning in my heart
A yearning in my heart for rock and roll
I was told to join this band,
And I was surrounded by good folks,
Who were servants of the rock and roll,
who passed on the love. I'll testify!
The fear was in me,
I could swear I saw my beating heart through my shirt

(Verse)
You are a circus, but where is the clown?
There's no map, still the X marks the spot

(Chorus)
There you stand, talk and holler how dark were all your colors
When you paint another sunrise, you leave out the sun
Birds like you fly straight to heaven, heaven
Or they slowly float away
Into the night with senior John Barleycorn
Ayayay
Heaven, heaven, or they float slowly away

(Preacher)
Now Children, are you ready to spread the word?
Everybody sing hey yo!
Everybody sing woah ohh!
Everybody sing hey! hey!
Woah! Woah!
Hey! Hey!
Huh?

(Chorus x2)
Birds like you fly straight to heaven, heaven
Or they slowly float away

(Preacher)
And the funny thing was, I was like a spiritual baby
Running around with diapers on,
where the X marks the spot
I had given my life to rock and roll,
and I still wasn't sure
Was there rock and roll?
Is it real?
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Sonata Arctica - Pariah's Child
Pariah's Child - Lyrics
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3.  Take One Breath Lyrics4.  Cloud Factory Lyrics
5.  Blood Lyrics6.  What Did You Do in the War, Dad? Lyrics
7.  Half a Marathon Man Lyrics▶   8.  X Marks the Spot Lyrics
9.  Love Lyrics10.  Larger Than Life Lyrics
Sonata Arctica - Pariah's Child
Pariah's Child - Album Credits
Members
  • Tony Kakko : Keyboards, Vocals, Lyrics, Songwriting
  • Elias Viljanen : Guitars
  • Pasi Kauppinen : Bass
  • Tommy Portimo : Drums
  • Henrik Klingenberg : Keyboards
  •  
  • Guest/session Musicians:
  • Mikko P. Mustonen : Orchestral Arrangements (on 10)
  • Masi Hukari : Narration (on 5), Flute (on 7)
  • Jaakko Koskinen : Additional Vocals (on 8)
  • Laura Hynninen : Harp (on 3, 10, 11)
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