43: ‘Amaranth’ by Nightwish

Brad was born belonging to a different people, that lived in an immortal life in the shadows, unable to step into the sunlight. If they ever did, they have only short to live.

Most found a life in shadows a perfect existence – but Brad had doubts. He longed for a life in the daylight. He felt alone and all wrong and felt like someone ought to be blamed for this. He was alone and angry.

He knew that living in the light might not be as good as he imagined, that the price was very steep and he couldn’t regret his choice once it was made. So he walked on, caressing the tears of sorrow in his heart, walking just along the edge of the shadows.

One day he couldn’t stand it anymore. He dared to reach out and leave the shadows, moving in to the untouched sunlight, still with the voice of reason calling in his head.

He then hid his past immortality and the consequence of leaving it behind as a shameful secret from everyone he met, caressing the tears of sorrow in his heart for his now limited lifespan.

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdZn7k5rZLQ

Link to lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/nightwish/amaranth.html

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