Face in the Sand

Album: Dance of Death (2003)
  • Everyone's waiting for something to happen
    Everybody's waiting for something to see
    Lunatics waiting for bigger disasters
    Everyone's waiting for news on TV

    Winding lives at the end of the spiral
    Waiting dictators with their next big thrill
    Everyone's looking, but no one is listening
    Everybody wants to be in at the kill

    I wait for the signs, they tell me true
    I see the signs of the end time

    Everyone's searching, but nothing's revealing
    Everyone's looking for the reason why
    Everyone's hoping for life ever after
    Everyone's looking at death from the sky

    Everyone's nightmares are going to happen
    Everybody's ripping the mask from their eyes
    Everyone's praying but no one's believing
    Everyone's heroes tell everyone's lies

    I wait for the signs, they tell me true
    I see the signs of the end

    So I watch and I wait
    And I pray for an answer
    An end to the strife and the world's misery
    But the end never came
    And we're digging the graves
    And we're loading the guns for the kill

    Can the end be at hand?
    Is the face in the sand?
    Future memory of our tragedy?
    Can the end be at hand?
    Is the face in the sand?
    Future memory of our tragedy?

    So I watch and I wait
    And I pray for an answer
    An end to the strife and the world's misery
    But the end never came
    And we're digging the graves
    And we're loading the guns for the kill

    Can the end be at hand?
    Is the face in the sand?
    Future memory of our tragedy?
    Can the end be at hand?
    Is the face in the sand?
    Future memory of our tragedy?

    Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
    Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
    Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
    Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh Writer/s: Adrian Smith, Bruce Dickinson, David Harris Stephen, Stephen David Harris
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Nikita Jagora from CanadaThe song name seems to make reference to the famous poem "Ozymandias" by Percy Shelley, which is about a statue to the great titular ancient Egyptian king, which was destroyed by nature over hundreds of years as his civilization fell, until all that remained was a lone pair of stone legs in the desert, the statue's sneering face half-buried in the sand, and an inscription from the king taunting anyone to surpass his glory. The song asks if modern civilization will fall in a similar manner, consumed by fear and self-infatuation and oblivious to the world around itself, until all that is left is death and shattered monuments.
  • Ghostgetter from Dallas, TxAlso if you listen to the beginning you can tell the music is set to Sept 11th slow like everyday life then it gets in a mood like something is wrong then kicks in like we all felt when the planes hit the Twin Towers
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