Twilight of the Innocents

Tell me the story of the boy who lived in hell
Trapped in silence
No-one there to keep him sane
Clandestine pain
Total absence
Coming back from the dead
Into a world of sorrow
Making no sense
Hear the voices in his head, see through his eyes

Pass through the gateway of the banished citadel
No turning backwards
Pray for mercy, to be free, an unchained soul
Disembodied
When are you coming home?
You’ve been away too long
Too far you’ve wandered
Through the shadows and the dark depths of your mind

I’m still breathing, my heart’s still beating
I’m still breathing, my heart’s still beating
I’m still breathing, my heart’s still beating
I’m still breathing, my heart’s still beating

Beneath the arches of a cold and distant sky
Held in rapture
Infinite number, i am left to wonder why
Forever after
Through the darkest days of doubt
Your soul denied these warnings
Took no notice
Disbelieving with the end in clearest sight

I’m still breathing, my heart’s still beating
I’m still breathing, my heart’s still beating
I’m still breathing, my heart’s still beating
I’m still breathing, my heart’s still beating

Song Notes

This song had the working title “In Hell”. Mark said of the song during the writing of Twilight of the Innocents:

Ahh, the enigma that is In Hell… this started out as one simple guitar line that Tim wanted to get mega-experimental with. He messed around with loads of keyboards, loops and samples and got different idea’s going on in his head, because we weren’t getting it in the beginning. Anyway we took a completely different approach to recording this. We waited until night when our building is empty, opened the studio door and mic-ed up the vast corridors to get a huge drum sound. Rick then went and played for a few hours to a click, we recorded it all and then that was edited down taking the best beats and built a structure. Then it was time for me to work out different bass riffs that fitted with the guitar loop and lay them down on top of the drums.