Tragic Idol

Paradise Lost’s thirteenth studio album, released in 2012 on CD, Double-CD and special Fan Box editions featuring bonus tracks and merchandise. Limited Edition copies included the bonus tracks ‘Ending through Changes’ and the Spear of Destiny cover ‘Never Take Me Alive’, while another bonus track ‘The Last Fallen Saviour’ was released on a limited edition flexidisc.

Tragic Idol cover artwork
1. Solitary One 4:08 Lyrics
2. Crucify 4:08 Lyrics
3. Fear of Impending Hell 5:25 Lyrics
4. Honesty in Death 4:08 Lyrics
5. Theories from Another World 5:02 Lyrics
6. In This We Dwell 3:55 Lyrics
7. To The Darkness 5:09 Lyrics
8. Tragic Idol 4:35 Lyrics
9. Worth Fighting For 4:12 Lyrics
10. The Glorious End 5:23 Lyrics
11. Ending Through Changes 4:09 Lyrics
12. Never Take Me Alive 4:48 Lyrics
13. The Last Fallen Saviour 3:41 Lyrics

Solitary One

Love fails to die
Remain survive
It feeds off life

Weary frustration it’s not enough
I’m pleading with the Solitary one

In this temptation we’re without blood
I’m weakened by a solitary one

Redemption lies
In blood-filled eyes

Weary frustration it’s not enough
I’m pleading with the Solitary one

In this damnation we’re without blood
I’m weakened by a solitary one

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Crucify

Honesty repentance ’til the grave
Will our prayer obsessed
Intentions not sustained

Am I dreaming?
A sinner soon to die
Am I dreaming?
The sentence you decide

Crucify

Dying flame, sweetness in such grace
Without a caring glance
The regret not to change

Am I dreaming?
Transcending you deny
Am I dreaming?
The sentence you decide

Crucify

Am I dreaming?
A sinner soon to Die
Am I dreaming?
The sentence you decide

Crucify

For eternity you’re my sentence

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Fear of Impending Hell

Lies divided me I wonder
Cries enlighten me I wonder

Light has guided me I’m stronger
To escape to where dearly intended dwell

Never seen the light, I don’t know where to escape
From that fear of impending hell

Now I’ve seen the light, my soul laid bare
To forsake that fear of impending hell

Life denying needs my hunger
Paralysing dreams I wander
Life has binded me I’m stronger
To escape from the tears of a last farewell

The party’s over you never could believe
Now it’s over you never would believe

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Honesty In Death

In amidst the madness
That only tears into myself
The mist of sadness
It turns into my hell

Burns into the frail, all this speak of death

My honesty in death,
Modesty until the end
Honesty in death

In amidst the anguish
My only prayers are to myself
Resistance crashes
As clemency compels

Turning not to face, only speak of death

My honesty in death
Honesty adorns the end

Modesty’s intent

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Theories from Another World

Erased by the words, consuming desolate
In death in remorse, in this we celebrate

Theories from another world, from another failure
We don’t adhere to fascination

Weary, fall on mother earth, call your other saviour
We don’t adhere to fascination

Drained by the voice in which we tolerate
Rejection restores resistance provocates

Theories from another world, from another failure
We don’t adhere to fascination

Weary, fall on mother earth, call your other saviour
We don’t adhere to fascination

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In This We Dwell

We adapt to pain
In the hour we’ll fight until the grave

As darkness sets on dead cells
Crawling rise, to which they fell
The dead sing out for my soul
Before they hide in their own hell

In this we dwell

We are trapped in blame, in a tower of spite
Until the darkness strikes the death knell
Paralysed bewitch the spell
The dead sing out for my soul
A torment thrives this dismal shell

In This We Dwell

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To The Darkness

So determined to enslave
A pain we long disdained
Seem determined to embrace

We are all the same

So conceal the night & day
Afraid of what’s portrayed
Breathing deprivations wake

We’re all inane

Until the dawn lifts
Only stare into the darkness

The days will blur
The darkest days, days will seem so clear
Announce your turn
Today we turn to the deceased

So determined to explain
Those tortured steps invade
Your sole integrity betrayed

We’re all the same

Until the dawn lifts
Only stare into the Darkness

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Tragic Idol

Ground below, just save me from it all
Ground below, embrace me

Dark the soul that saves me, you save from
With all your faith, the more we take away

In a daydream all along such fragile words
A daydream all along fragile worth

It escapes me, all alone my tainted soul
It escapes me, all control, Tragic Idol

Dark the soul, such frailty and self control
The more we take, the more you fade away

In a daydream all along such fragile words

In a daydream all along, fragile worth

It escapes me all alone my tainted soul
It escapes me, all control, Tragic Idol
Long ago you saved me from it all
Your darkened soul embraced me
Gave me such resolve

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Worth Fighting For

It’s worth fighting for

Failing now I wonder, turn the other way
Fading down to under

Don’t let me dream at all, don’t let me sleep
Don’t let me dream at all, there’s something that’s a part of me
Must never be revealed, a rushing that just starts in me
It’s never to be seen

It’s worth fighting for
Fading down to under, turn the other way

Afraid and down I wander, damned & disobeyed

There’s something that just starts in me,
It never can redeem
There’s something that’s regarding me, you never would believe

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The Glorious End

Faithless unrest, only the end we can see
Fading distress all innocence we conceive

Faithless martyrs now at the end we only pretend we can see
Fading darker now at the end the death you intended will be

Haze at sunset
On this surrendered frontier
Frayed and unblessed
Only a yearning through tears

Fading numbers knowing the chance throws light on this endless ordeal
Taking from us now at the end
A depth of repentance revealed

Faithless father now at the end pretend I can see

For a glory ascends, surrounds us
For a glory ascends, devours us
For the glorious end

Predatory intent devours us
Pretend I can see

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Ending Through Changes

It’s the same again. The truth is not too plain
No matter where you start

It’s the same again. Refusal not to blame
For anything you are

An insane attempt a dire loser’s discontent
Like arrows in the dark

Ending through changes everything changes

In the shade again, a truce too much to take
Endeavour night & day

It’s the same again, a truth’s too much to take.
Innocent, no matter what they say

All the blame again the truth is not too plain
What matters falls apart impart

Ending through changes, everything changes

In the shade again, a truce too much to take
Endeavour night & day

So ashamed again, until my dying day

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Never Take Me Alive

I’m leaving on the five train
Don’t ask me when I’m coming back again
I reckon it’s only a matter of time
Before the law kick in the door
Mother, I’m running out of change
But I had to phone to let you know

They’ll never take me alive
They’ll never take me alive

Mother, I killed someone
It wasn’t that I hated him
You see, he was trying to stop me
But he found out
I’d go the whole way

They’ll never take me alive
They’ll never take me alive

I can’t tell you how I feel
Maybe you don’t wanna know
Maybe, maybe
But anyway, I love you so

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The Last Fallen Saviour

Perceived as something you cannot wish

A dream that someday you can exist

Fortune in tears forever taken in vain

For the last fallen saviour
For the ones that betray us

The grief is something you can’t restrict
Belief that someday you can resist

Fortune in tears forever taken in vain

Scream but your voice is unheard as you descend
Forever taking the pain

Forever’s taken away

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