Iced Earth - Scorched Earth
We met about a year ago
Iced Earth there was
Ice and walls around me
Guards, Protections, Shields
Let no one get near me
Let no one get too close to me
We came together, spent times of wonder
Iced Earth was warmed
The warmth, the heat, they felt so wonderful
The ice was molten, the walls were razed
No Guards, no Protections, no Shields on my side, anymore
Letting you closer to me than anyone ever before
You quit so suddenly, a fiery blast that came from nowhere
You singed and pierced my most valuable treasure
The one I entrusted to you
You shook my innermost foundations
Throwing me from high above straight into an abyss
Burning everything I had to offer
Scorched Earth was left behind
The abrupt lack of warmth
Brought back the cold of former days
Ice and walls are reconstructed
Guards, protections, shields are re-erected
Stronger, fiercer, more suspicious than before
Iced Earth has returned
Iced Earth´s cold, it hurts
Scorched Earth´s heat hurts, too.
Which pain is better ?
Which one to prefer ?
Take another risk ?
Remain in safety ?
My current course heads to protection
Scorched Earth, I desire no more of it
No more unconditional trust
Suspicion, instead, to keep them all at bay
Iced Earth as a means of safety
One pain to protect me from another – a paradox, it seems
And even if we find a way to be together again
Iced Earth, a part of it will be hard to overcome
Scorched Earth is what has to be avoided
The trust of old has been destroyed, it cannot be revived
A trust of new will have to be established, much hard work ahead
Would it be worth the effort, to you ?
(© Sparrowhawk, Dezember/ December 2004)