When I'm in this state of mind I'm wishing I was blind. Sometimes life is more than pain, to me I feel the power of my grief. Death would be such a relief. All the secrets that I hide would die, with me. Depression is my only friend. Will this torture never end? Let me carry on to the dreamers sky. I keep crying in my dreams. Can you hear my endless screams? When I fade away I fade, away. Chorus: THIS FLUID ON MY CHEEK, IT DRAINS ME I GET WEAK. MY HEART IS COLD & BLEAK BLACK BLOOD. BLACK TEARS. Life is like a masquerade. In debt to myself, but I can't pay. Soon I'll call it all a day, away. I've never felt what you call guilt. I still believe "Do what thou wilt" My sorrow will destroy the world I've built. (Chorus) Edge of Sanity
Edge of Sanity’s original song is quite a statement; released in 1994; the album, Purgatory Afterglow was in the memory of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain. I think there is a certain Gen X bleakness about it, the disillusionment of youth. This is really, what, I would deem, is at the heart of heavy metal, and the nature of good music itself; the introspective mindset, the exploration of one’s own inner states and feelings; and also, an evokation of our current times. How Romantic [or, should I say, Modern…)…
One thing I find particularly curious is the major key tonality!
[Editorial] I also want to add this appendum; it’s an Eternal Tears of Sorrow ‘cover’ version, because, I think they are a great band.