Arena

The Shattered Room

ARENA LYRICS
Pepper's Ghost (2005)

1. Bedlam Fayre
2. Smoke And Mirrors
3. The Shattered Room
4. The Eyes Of Lara Moon
5. Tantalus
6. Purgatory Road
7. Opera Fanatica!

1. Bedlam Fayre

Crawling through the poison pool
Hiding eyes with bleeding hands
Every step another fool
Kings and Queens of sand

Over there an angry god
Violent brow and negligence
Making waves that can't be stopped
Unafraid of consequence

Chosen faith's a lottery
Heaven sent down forgeries
Miracles and travesties
Irreligion sows that seed

Staring through the Judas Hole
See what I can see?
Every covenant of souls
Drum roll payments paid to me...

Bethlehem to Bedlam Fayre - No one helps, no one cares!
Let the people mock and stare - See them run around, around, around

This place - So far gone
Darker than hell - A stagnant field of dreams
That face - Speaks to me
So much to say - But nothing's what it seems
You're only human - Just mortal to me
You're only human - Just an earthbound disease!

Those eyes - Madness reigns
Acid tears - A constant stream of pain
That life - wasted here
Nothing left - No mourners, no name
You're only human - Just mortal to me
You're only human - Just an earthbound disease!

Bethlehem to Bedlam Fayre - No one helps, no one cares!
Let the people mock and stare - See them run around, around, around
Bethlehem to Bedlam Fayre - No one helps, no one cares!
Let the people mock and stare - See them run around, around, around
Bethlehem to Bedlam Fayre - No one helps, no one cares!
Let the people mock and stare - See them run around, around, around

2. Smoke And Mirrors

Do you hear the voice?
Shouting down the Midnight Friend
Do you hear the voice?
An empty requiem

Tell me who you are
To treat me like a fool, can't you be
Honest from the start
Explain these tainted rules

Calm me down
A siren's crown
Graceful sounds
Ease me round

More than smoke and mirrors
Can't you see me on the stage?
More than misdirection
Don't you let me fade away!

Spinning out your web
You planned to bring me down - Wrong again!
You crawled inside my head
Corrupted what you found - Wrong again!

Lead me on
A siren's song
Draw me in
Break my wings

More than smoke and mirrors
Can't you see me on the stage?
More than misdirection
Don't you let me fade away!

More than smoke and mirrors
Can't you see me on the stage?
More than misdirection
Don't you let me fade away!
More than smoke and mirrors
Can't you see me on the stage?
More than misdirection
Don't you let me fade away!
More than smoke and mirrors
I'm more than smoke and mirrors!

3. The Shattered Room

Scooping the moon from a starlit pool
It ripples and breaks into luminous jewels
And shards of light float through the night
Moonbeams of magic shining like eyes

Shooting the breeze as the clouds roll by
A face in the rain and a voice in the sky
Showering wisdom like newly formed pearls
That fall to the ground in this innocent world

Here in this Darkest House - Living with these ancient wounds
Here in this Darkest House - Trapped inside those shattered rooms

So many lies - blighted ambitions
Caught in a race - a certain collision
Stumbling over the paths of depression
Too scared to search for the answers to questions

Lost in this Darkest House - Living with these ancient wounds
Lost in this Darkest House - Trapped inside those shattered rooms

Hide brother hide - Veiled in disguises
Circle of spies - Fighting for the highest prize
Offer a culture - Must now divide them
Melt into every crowd - Bringing our defences down

Lost in this Darkest House - Living with these ancient wounds
Lost in this Darkest House - Trapped inside those shattered rooms

I see the shadow of this lupine condition
Howling in the mountains with a wolverine heart
He's always running from this state of aggression
Given half a chance he can tear you apart
No mercy for you! No sleep for the doomed!

I see the shadow of a vampire's obsession
Eternity's a curse that will drive him insane
A life of guilt and such violent confession
Don't look away; he'll drain the last drop of blood from your veins

Lost in this Dark House - Watch your back and stay awake
Lost in this Dark House - Sleep would be a cruel mistake
Lost in this Dark House - living with these ancient wounds
Lost in this Dark House - Trapped inside these cold and shattered rooms
Lost in this Darkest House - Lost in this Darkest House
Living with these ancient wounds - Trapped inside these cold and shattered rooms

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