Symphony X - Paradise Lost Lyrics



In the cold misty morning
gleaming rays awake the dawn
Here I stand - a stranger in this land
does your conscience betray you?
falling from grace -
feel the sun on my face
does desire still hold true?

Mystified by her beauty -
does the hunter pity his prey?
Under starless skies all
Love must die and fade away

Take my hand - divine or damned
Make a stand, seize the day
Yours or mine, damned of divine
Draw the line, come what may...

Looking down from ethereal skies
Silent crystalline tears I cry
For all must say their last goodbye -
to Paradise

My yearning is silenced by angelic skin of white
Love conquers all for heaven's fall
this faithful night.
Yours or mine - damned of divine
Draw the line - serpentine...

Love is a tragedy
all that I have, all that I'll ever need
is right here inside
Let the winds of freedom be my guide

Looking down from Ethereal Skies
Silent crystalline tears I cry
For all must say their last goodbye -
to Paradise

Looking down from Ethereal Skies
Silent crystalline tears I cry
For all must say their last goodbye -
to Paradise
Say goodbye, goodbye, hold on!

...so I've cheated and I've lied
been the victim of foolish pride
and I've begged and I've crawled
and I've battled and bled for it all
now I'll savor the downfall...
of Paradise

Looking down from Ethereal Skies
Silent crystalline tears I cry
For all will say their last goodbye
to Paradise




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Symphony X Paradise Lost Comments
  1. Dr_houdini houdini

    mega geil :)
    cool danke

  2. Maria Luiza Catarina

    Um dos melhores shows que eu já gii

  3. Clarice Moriyama

    Very beautiful

  4. Scott Yecora

    Michael Romeo is one of my favorite guitar player, among some others. But Russell Allen is my all time favorite singer for sure!

  5. watchyourst3p

    This dude's vocals are fucking awesome.

  6. Caio Sacra

    Most beautiful song ever made.

  7. Welington Araújo

    n the cold misty morning
    Gleaming rays awake the dawn
    Here I stand, a stranger in this land
    Does your conscience betray you?
    Falling from grace
    Feel the sun on my face
    Does desire still hold true?

    Mystified by her beauty
    Does the hunter pity his pray
    Under starless skies
    All love must die and fade away

    Take my hand, divine or damned
    Make a stand, seize the day
    Oh, yours or mine, damned of divine
    Draw the line, come what may

    Looking down from ethereal skies
    Silent crystalline tears I cry
    For all must say their last goodbye
    To paradise

    My yearning is silenced by angelic skin of white
    Love conquers all though heaven's fall
    This fateful night

    Oh, yours or mine, damned of divine
    Draw the line, serpentine

    Love is a tragedy
    All that I have, all that I'll ever need
    Is right here inside
    Let the winds of freedom be my guide

    Looking down from ethereal skies
    Silent crystalline tears I cry
    For all must say their last goodbye
    To paradise

    Looking down from ethereal skies
    Silent crystalline tears I cry
    For all must say their last goodbye
    To paradise
    Say goodbye, goodbye, horror.

    So I've cheated and I've lied
    Been the victim of foolish pride
    And I've begged and I've crawled
    And I've battled it and bled for it all
    Now I'll savor the downfall
    Of paradise

    Looking down from ethereal skies
    Silent crystalline tears I cry
    For all will say their last goodbye
    To paradise

    Looking down from ethereal skies
    Silent crystalline tears I cry
    For all will say their last goodbye
    To paradise

    Looking down from ethereal skies
    Silent crystalline tears I cry
    For all will say their last goodbye
    To paradise

  8. sew?

    . ... .... Kansas. . . . ??

  9. Ana Djurkovic

    I think I have found a new best bend

  10. Kevin Baker

    I envy anyone hearing this for the very first time.

  11. roo deejoo

    Super! Thanks! @~

  12. Starfreak 72

    I can't believe I was able to play this for marching band

  13. Ruben T

    I just wish it didn't fade out. I HAAAAAATE fade-out endings.

  14. Leonardo Cordeiro

    Aí sim, é um som do caralhoooo!!!

  15. Inma Arquillo

    Qué buen cantante y qué buena armonización.

  16. Jared Lancaster

    I heard this song at 17, 10 years ago...dear gods this is beautiful.

  17. Leandro.Paula Santos

    I have been listening to this song for almost ten years. Only now it got to me to write something about it.

  18. Dream Games

    Still listening.

  19. Nora Universe

    Oh man, nostalgia hit hard, i grew up with my dad listening to symphony X, hearing it after a long time makes me wanna cry

    Ioan N

    Actually the exact same, it's a flood of nostalgia.

    brennan inc.

    Same here. My dad's pretty fucking close friends with Mike Romeo and this shits like the only shit I listened to as a kid.

  20. Mars1689

    I have always interpreted this song from a fallen angels perspective of Lucifer's rebellion, a third of the Heavenly Host was cast out, and a fallen angels lamenting over a close relationship with another angel asking her to rebel or not to rebel, and leaving Paradise for good, This can be interpreted allegorically as a human relationship as well.

  21. Shakil Hassan Apurba

    ❤❤❤

  22. metal_forever_ 552

    I love that piano

  23. Vera Ponelas

    What a Beautiful song !!from Lovers lionel and Belle

  24. H Luimes

    I,ve heard so much beautifull music,but this one is insane,deep respect for Symphony X!

  25. Lars Norberg

    Too good for us. This song is above us. Michael Romeo and his team walk in different realms.

  26. Nightly Dreamer

    Why oh why is this whole album missing on spotify :((

  27. J E S S

    I need this on spotify

    Blackdragon6

    It is on Spotify last I checked! 😕🤔

  28. ShredMonkeyMatt96

    5:19-5:40 is absolutely magical.

  29. Soren Araujo

    Perfection exists within the universe, even though the universe itself isn't perfect.

  30. Luciano Panizza Leigh

    this song should be a "must" in all of their setlists, it's like Iron Maiden not playing The Number Of The Beast

  31. Alexandre Soares

    Desista.... Você nunca vai ouvir um som mais limpo e lindo

  32. RedQueensAce

    Does anyone else hear the similarities to Accolade II?

  33. Ashley Cikũ

    I think this song was taken off of Apple music. It's gone from my playlist. Anyone else?

    Zach Ferguson

    It's gone on Spotify too

  34. Abba Bdon

    Almost unanimously symphony x's greatest song

  35. Raydge{怒}Silverlight

    I showed this song to my mother 3 years ago and she hasn't taken it off as her ringtone since.

  36. Carlos Aquino

    two words: modern MASTERPIECE !!!

  37. Bianca

    it's been years and I no longer listen to metal so much, but this is one of the masterpieces I will always remember and love \m/

  38. Woodland Tactical

    By far my favorite song of all time

  39. Gisane Palyan

    Our respect from Armenia!!!!!

  40. EXOUSTIA THE BEGINNING

    X-ENJOY-X

  41. Kevin Baker

    This song should have been overplayed and run completely into the ground.

  42. Jesús Centeno

    Maybe, one of the most beautifuls intros of all times!

  43. Ashlynn Preston

    Now if youll excuse me, im off to learn that solo

  44. Nicolò Enrico Rimoldi

    It rips off The Edge of Forever.

  45. Julian Hansen

    Strongest track I've heard in that genre of metal. Strong catchy chorus. Strong vocals. I especially love when he sings right after the solo "so I've cheated, and I've lied, been the victim of foolish pride, and I've begged, and I've crawled, and I've battled and bled for it all, so I savor the downfall of paradise. That's where the song peaks and then falls into beautiful accustic guitars right before the ending chorus section

  46. türk türkoğlu

    Russell Allen has a brighter voice than my entire future.

  47. Alexsandro Freitas

    Minha única decepção e ver uma geração não conseguir apreciar um som de qualidade como Symphony X e se render a versos e notas sem nexo e sem sentido do funk.

  48. Ale Pucci'98

    Molto Dream Teatre

  49. T. Lang

    In the cold misty morning
    Gleaming rays awake the dawn
    Here I stand, a stranger in this land
    Does your conscience betray you?
    Falling from grace
    Feel the sun on my face
    Does desire still hold true?
    Mystified by her beauty
    Does the hunter pity his pray
    Under starless skies
    All love must die and fade away
    Take my hand, divine or damned
    Make a stand, seize the day
    Oh, yours or mine, damned of divine
    Draw the line, come what may
    Looking down from ethereal skies
    Silent crystalline tears I cry
    For all must say their last goodbye
    To paradise
    My yearning is silenced by angelic skin of white
    Love conquers all though heaven's fall
    This fateful night
    Oh, yours or mine, damned of divine
    Draw the line, serpentine
    Love is a tragedy
    All that I have, all that I'll ever need
    Is right here inside
    Let the winds of freedom be my guide
    Looking down from ethereal skies
    Silent crystalline tears I cry
    For all must say their last goodbye
    To paradise
    Looking down from ethereal skies
    Silent crystalline tears I cry
    For all must say their last goodbye
    To paradise
    Say goodbye, goodbye, horror.
    So I've cheated and I've lied
    Been the victim of foolish pride
    And I've begged and I've crawled
    And I've battled it and bled for it all
    Now I'll savor the downfall
    Of paradise
    Looking down from ethereal skies
    Silent crystalline tears I cry
    For all will say their last goodbye
    To paradise
    Looking down from ethereal skies
    Silent crystalline tears I cry
    For all will say their last goodbye
    To paradise
    Looking down from ethereal skies
    Silent crystalline tears I cry
    For all will say their last goodbye
    To paradise

  50. Mako Next

    I know you're here because this song isn't on Spotify

    Mako Next

    now it is, thank god

  51. It'sa secret

    Still gives me the most beautiful feelings as the music plays right to the core of my soul.

    posting at the end of 2018, 11 years since that masterpiece album was released....

    This song brings tears to my eyes and goosebumps to my skin.

    Symphony X. ladies and gentlemen. They're the best <3

  52. Living _Shadow

    Im crying right now its so beautiful

  53. Mark SunDawg

    Woooah...I just discovered this! My new favorite. It vibrates something very strongly inside. Sheeez

  54. Luis claudio da silva reis

    In the cold misty morning
    Gleaming rays awake the dawn
    Here I stand, a stranger in this land
    Does your conscience betray you?
    Falling from grace, feel the sun on my face
    Does desire still hold true?

    Mystified by her beauty, does the hunter pity
    His prey? Under starless skies all love must die
    And fade away

    Take my hand, divine or damned, make a stand
    Seize the day
    Yours or mine, damned or divine
    Draw the line, come what may

    Looking down from ethereal skies
    Silent crystalline tears I cry
    For all must say their last goodbye, to paradise

  55. Thomas Duchein

    The last Masterpiece album

  56. Jared Lancaster

    Very Skyrim like

  57. Andrea Gaez

    4:54 i almost cry every time that i heard that part

  58. Rukifellth2792

    Looks like Magnum Opus took some inspiration from SX.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izII-xV5AI0

  59. JOSE CACERES

    This song, this singer and this band are truly amazing!!!

  60. Charles Palm

    whoever gave a thumb down....go f yourself!!!!

  61. Leandro Silvaaa

    Banda foda

  62. Fernando Pato

    I know I must be pushing too much, but what if U have a band with Russel, LaBrie and Jorn? Dream team.

  63. Demigod of Asgard

    remember old good day when a song really have meaningful lyrics,, miss those days

  64. Willem Leeuw

    And It will be a tremendous song forever!!!

  65. Maddoxx

    beautiful song bro

  66. Carlos Bobadilla

    NUNCA UN VOCALISTA ME EMOCIONO HASTA LAS LÁGRIMAS COMO Russell.

    Carlos Bobadilla

    Sigo sosteniendo mi opinión!!!

    Luis Piñon

    comparto tu opinión, canta genial y es de mis bandas favoritas

    yamila caballero

    Siempre digo que la voz de russell alen me genera una emoción que otros cantantes aunque quizás canten mejor, no!

  67. Carlos Bobadilla

    simphony x lo maximo.toca el alma.

  68. Andrei Milicin

    243 people lost their paradise

  69. Known Physics Official

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dleHyE46LDk

  70. Sobredosis Divina

    Sinfony x una de las mejores bandas

  71. Bruce William Severo

    Instrumental lindo

  72. NASCAR109

    Just somehow stumbled on this today. Been on loop for at least 30 minutes, simmering in my own anger over the fact I didn't hear this sooner in my life.

  73. Dante Slaughter

    TESTAMENT: Return to serenity

  74. MattSD Pell

    Best song of new prog era.
    You can never get tired of, and it has so much strenght that help the other songs of the album to be remembered, although they are fantastic alone.

  75. Lucas Gaumond

    Beautiful song!

  76. SUBCOSCIENZA

    this change i love: 5:17

  77. Angel de jesus Britez Arguello

    made me cry

  78. Rukifellth2792

    I think this song inspired Magum Opus's Lunate Elf.

  79. Jean Duchemin

    This song made me discover the book from Milton, which I didn't know (I'm french). I'm so thankful for that. This is one of the most epic poems I've ever read (along some masterpieces from Victor Hugo)

  80. Heidi Jorg

    Fucking aweosme

  81. Mikhail Yngwie

    esse álbum não tem no Spotify, e isso me deixa profundamente triste

    Maurizio Scarpa

    Agora tem

    Vanessa Savi

    Putz achava q só eu ficava assim !

    Jefferson Sa

    Chegou o dia meu caro. Finalmente chegou esse álbum no spotify !

    Bissan Ahmad

    Anglais por favor

    Erivelton Matos

    Chegou!

  82. Paul Westfall

    You listen to that line about him begging and crying for paradise and feel the emotion and then you realize it's Lucifer as the protagonist and I think that makes this so much deeper

  83. Jaime Estrada

    Just discovered this band and loving it.!

  84. Hunter Routh

    I'm fairly certain God did this when creating Russell, "I shall create Russell Allen. And all the days that he shall live, I will give him the gift of my voice to create/sing the most glorious melodies upon earth. He shall also sing the most glorious melodies written by mankind and Romeo. And all of earth shall call him, Sir Russell Allen."

  85. Melvin the Mop Boy

    SHAWN LANE. Nuff s3d. Stupid good man.

  86. Master Key

    I swear, if you would put a shitty electro beat behind that chorus it would be a Nr.1 Hit worldwide

  87. eric edmunds

    Russell Allen > James la Brie

  88. Robert K

    I am a huge fan of DT, Fates Warning, Maximus Circus, and Epica etc. Two bands stand out being the best, most interesting and intriguing on the prog scene. The two are Symphony X and Circus Maximus. Far lead over the others...just saying. Russel Allen and Michel Eriksen voices are out of this world. Super skilled musicians in both bands. If you have not heard Circus Maximus it is your loss.... I have seen DT 4 times live and Circus Maximus 2 times. Circus Maximus blow DT into the water...

  89. Gabriele Sinatra

    Love is a tragedy
    all that I have, all that I'll ever need
    is right here inside
    Let the winds of freedom be my guide

  90. Gabriel Olmedo

    "been the victim of foolish pride..."

  91. Leandro Faria

    Russel Allen \o

  92. ZFlyingVLover

    Petrucci is great BUT Romeo is fucking out of this world. I wish I could play half as good as that fat bastard

  93. Brady Ward

    Such prog much like

  94. Sennstrato

    https://youtu.be/tYC7rWE1WOo

  95. Gyulai Gyula

    The keyboard solo is like Rudess and Moore made into one... cool!

  96. Knarin

    Best track on the album. No question.