The Killing Hand

Album: Images and Words (1992)
  • An Angel's kiss now fallen
    Descending scarlet cuts the sky
    Faded names left on the wall
    Honor the fighting leave life to
    Die

    Remembered is the sacrifice but
    No appraisal of blood still flowing
    Who were the leaders?
    What controlled the Killing Hand
    That caused this mouthing?

    Crossing over

    Lowered deep into the sea
    Being a waits to cleanse his soul
    Senses weakening time is still
    Motionless by stiffening cold

    The wheels race back and
    Scorch his mind
    Traveling all to find the land
    Revelation warms a touch
    And now he will begin to
    Understand

    Extended a view to yesterday
    Manifestation for none the same
    Walking amidst a frightening still
    No sound, no smoke, no scorching
    Flames

    He is risen

    Sipping his poison the raven sings
    Yet another to add more bodies
    Fallen
    King from below
    This one controls
    The Killing Hand that caused this
    Mourning

    Is it all over?

    [IV. Thorns]
    Evil genius this secret plan
    Mercy dealt with the losing hand
    Will he ever fall?
    Can he end it all?
    Our savior must make his stand

    Only a Propher of years to come
    Wanting mortality I'm all alone
    He heard my voice
    It was my choice
    I've stopped the Killing Hand

    When I go back again
    Will it be the same?
    I've stopped the cries
    But now they know my name

    The sea is calling me
    My spirit must return
    As I get closer,
    Was it really worth
    What I have learned?

    I'm in the valley
    And the saddened chimes I hear
    Race towards the wall to find
    One more name appears

    No one is left now
    My one and only land
    I laugh at what I've done
    I am the Killing Hand Writer/s: KEVIN JAMES LABRIE, KEVIN F. MOORE, JOHN MYUNG, JOHN PETRUCCI, MICHAEL PORTNOY
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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