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Lyrics : Mark Jansen
Music : Mark Jansen, Simone Simons, Ad Sluijter

Versions

Album Version (06:44)The Phantom Agony album, Cry for the Moon single, Consign to Oblivion 10th anniversary expanded edition 2LP purple
Single Version (03:33)The Phantom Agony 10th anniversary expanded edition, The Phantom Agony 10th anniversary expanded edition 2LP, Cry for the Moon single
Demo Version (06:43)The Road to Paradiso album
Sahara Dust Demo Version (06:47)Cry for the Moon demo
Orchestral Version (06:40)The Phantom Agony 10th anniversary expanded edition
Live at 2 Meter Sessies 2004 (06:46)We Will Take You With Us album
Live in Miskolc 2008 (07:44)The Classical Conspiracy album, Best Of album
Live at the Klokgebouw 2013 (12:23)Retrospect album

Lyrics

Follow your common sense
You cannot hide yourself behind a fairytale forever and ever
Only by revealing the whole truth can we disclose
The soul of this sick bulwark forever and ever
Forever and ever

Indoctrinated minds so very often contain sick thoughts
And commit most of the evil they preach against

Don’t try to convince me with messages from God
You accuse us of sins committed by yourselves
It’s easy to condemn without looking in the mirror
Behind the scenes opens reality

Eternal silence cries loud for justice
Forgiveness is not for sale
Nor is the will to forget

Follow your common sense
You cannot hide yourself behind a fairytale forever and ever
Only by revealing the whole truth can we disclose
The soul of this sick bulwark forever and ever
Forever and ever

Virginity has been stolen at very young ages
And the extinguisher loses it’s immunity
Morbid abuse of power in the garden of Eden
Where the apple gets a youthful face

Eternal silence cries loud for justice
Forgiveness is not for sale
Nor is the will to forget

Follow your common sense
You cannot hide yourself behind a fairytale forever and ever
Only by revealing the whole truth can we disclose
The soul of this sick bulwark forever and ever
Forever and ever

Eternal silence cries loud for justice
Forgiveness is not for sale
Nor is the will to forget
You can’t go on hiding yourself
Behind old fashioned fairytales
And keep washing your hands in innocence

Sahara Dust Demo Version

Indoctrinated minds so very often contain sick thoughts
And commit most of the evil they preach against

Don’t try to convince me with messages from God
You accuse us of sins committed by yourselves
It’s easy to condemn without looking in the mirror
Behind the scenes opens reality

Eternal silence cries loud for justice
Forgiveness is not for sale
Nor the will to forget

Follow your common sense
You cannot hide yourself behind a fairytale forever and ever
Only by revealing the whole truth can we disclose
The soul of this sick bulwark forever and ever

Virginity has been stolen at very young ages
And the extinguisher loses it’s immunity
Morbid abuse of power in the garden of Eden
Where the apple gets a youthful face

Eternal silence cries loud for justice
Forgiveness is not for sale
Nor the will to forget

Follow your common sense
You cannot hide yourself behind a fairytale forever and ever
Only by revealing the whole truth can we disclose
The soul of this sick bulwark forever and ever
Forever and ever

Eternal silence cries loud for justice
Forgiveness is not for sale
Nor is the will to forget
You can’t go on hiding yourself
Behind the fairytale forever
And keep washing your hands in innocence

Trivia

  • This is one of Simone’s favourite songs.
  • In Retrospect, the song contains an extended drum outro by Ariën van Weesenbeek.

“This song deals about a priest who raped a child. […] The basic idea behind the song is that also behind the doors of the church, there are a lot of sick minds hidden. […] The worst thing is that often the church is afraid to loose their “good name” and so they pay the parents to keep it silent. This has to stop.” – Mark Jansen