Differences between versionsEdit
After the 1994 Complete Works Gothic Musical Thriller album, the opeing part of the song was removed and the song began after Utterson leaves to fetch Henry the items he needs for his cure. In the 2006 Resurrection album, a middle ground was struck.
JEKYLL October 7th. After midnight. The experiment is out of control. The transformations are starting to recur of their own accord. I cannot bear much more. The beast has taken a heavy toll, not only on me, who can yet be saved, but on others, who cannot. I remain convinced there is a way to counteract the effects of the formula, but I must have new chemicals for the antidote soon. Every day they say they will be delivered, but still they do not come! I dare not leave this place. I am dangerous - more dangerous than any wild animal stalking its prey...
No one must ever know
What I have done
For if anyone does
All my work is undone
And I must gain control
Of this monster inside
In the name of the people who've died!
But how do I deal
With a foe I can't see
Who whenever he wants
Takes possession of me?
In the battle of wills
That is raging inside,
Will I end up as me, or as Hyde?
Could it be?
Have I really lost my way?
Have I lost my mind?
Will I lose the day?
Am I a good man?
Am I a mad man?
It's such a fine line
Between a good man and a bad...
Somehow I have to get back
to the place where my journey started.
Find the course I charted
when I first departed.
Somehow I have to hang on
to the vision that first inspired me,
to the hope that fired me
when the world admired me!
I'll find a way back to the higher ground!
And see the view I knew before.
I'll search the world until the answer's found!
And then success will pound upon my door!
Somehow I've got to rebuild
all the dreams that the winds have scattered.
From what fate has shattered -
I'll retrieve what mattered!
Somehow I've got to go on
till the evil has been defeated,
till my work's completed -
I will not be cheated!
God! You must help me carry on!
When it seems all hope has gone,
I have got to carry on!