Verse 1

Fate has no mercy on the souls wandering the sea of penance.

It's only those who are blind to their mistakes that never suffer.

A daunting conscience someday just might learn the act of forgiveness.

But fate never does, it'll torment you till you rest in your coffer.

Pre chorus 1

Only suffering is on the grim cards.

Every day it stings my heart like a shard.

Chorus

The only thing that's worse than pain

Is the hope of living again.

Please have mercy, please take away

The phantasm of better days.

Verse 2

My hands are eternally stained with the faded tears of my kin,

I wiped them away but that doesn't count, redemption's still denied.

The taste of the fruit is long gone, but I can't wash away my sins,

The depths of hell hold as hostage the virgin part of me that died.

Pre chorus 2

Only suffering is on the grim cards.

Every day the path grows a little hard.

Chorus

The only thing that's worse than pain

Is the hope of living again.

Please have mercy, please take away

The phantasm of better days.

Bridge

Let me accept what's written in the stars.

Let me accept the sorrow and the scars.

Because

Chorus

The only thing that's worse than pain

Is the hope of living again.

Please have mercy, please take away

The phantasm of better days.