Imperfect Tenses Lyrics

After Forever


album: Track 8 in album Decipher
release date: 2001
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Heavy Metal/Goth Rock/Symphonic Rock
length: 4:08
tenor vocals: Rein Kolpa
additional guest: Damian Wilson
guest tenor vocals: Rein Kolpa
composer: Floor Jansen, Mark Jansen
lyricist: Floor Jansen

Cover Art

After Forever Decipher cover art
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Why can't they see?
They're to blame, I can't forgive
It left a permanent mark behind,
My weakness, my strength

I'm waiting for the perfect sign
To reveal what lies inside
There's no lie in trying,
Why do you fear me?

Why can't you see?
There's neither blame nor forgiveness
Be strong by being susceptible,
And don't quail; your frankness is your strength
And shows their weakness

I'm / Your waiting for the perfect sign
To reveal what lies inside
There's no lie in trying
Why do you fear me?

Why should I fear you?
An open heart is just as confronting as honesty!

Why can't I forgive?
You must stop to condemn the past

Why can't this fear be my guide?
It will be your strength if you dare

There's no blame in my life
Nor forgiveness for the pain

I will show them!
Let them know who you are!
This is my/your perfect revelation


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Ex Cathedra (Ouverture)
  • 2 Monolith of Doubt
  • 3 My Pledge of Allegiance #1: The Sealed Fate
  • 4 Emphasis
  • 5 Intrinsic
  • 6 Zenith
  • 7 Estranged (A Timeless Spell)
  • 8 Imperfect Tenses
  • 9 My Pledge of Allegiance #2: The Tempted Fate
  • 10 The Key
  • 11 Forlorn Hope