the sun is shining
it could be a wonderful day
the children play outside
while the birds sing in the sky

a warm breeze moves the grass
and small feet squeeze it
and while a butterfly passes
you hear the children laugh

it's waiting in the dark

a tiny metal bar
peeps out of the ground
dew reflects the sun rays
see me
see me
oh please see me

it's waiting in the dark

a stone is pushed back in the earth
while a small sole pushes the metal bar

a tiny flash
disappears into the ground
a soft click
and with a hollow sound
slowly it ejects - irrevocable
with a swirling movement like a butterfly
it's slowly climbing high
it passes the knees
it passes the hands
it passes the chest
until it reached its high
another click
and a fireball appears out of a shock wave
- the eardrums break
like deadly insects
a swarm of glowing spikes
bursts out of the red center
while flying razor blades
peel the last laugh off the face
- smeared with blood
a firestorm burns down pieces of flesh
on the red colored grass

stop searching
hell is already here
yes we made it happen
worse than any beast of prey


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Mine / Beast Of Prey song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is about the possible threat of a third world war and the effects it will have on our earth. Basically the risk of a nuclear apocalypse, which after fallout, will radiate the land for thousands of years to come.
    gothic_hobbiton May 05, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA truly magnificient song. The contrast between a soft warm day and the half-figurative armeggeddon really gets to me.

    yes we made it happen
    worse than any beast of prey...

    Suggests that the firestorm is a creation of man, ethical or a true physical weapon of death.
    Mr.Obliterationon April 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt seems to me that it's a pretty obvious meaning really. The title "Mine / Beast of Prey" kind of says it anyway.

    It's about children laughing in the day, while nearby a landmine lays in waiting. I don't think it's even intended that much as a metaphor. It's merely a reflection on how our world has turned out, and how we leave our past battlefields strewn with devices that lay in waiting to kill future generations.
    MercyKilleron May 13, 2003   Link
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    My OpinionThis is one of the least metaphorical songs by of their entire discography (not in a negative way of course). I think the reason why is because the truth of how "we" allow/cause some parts of humanity to live with these threats speaks unto itself and doesn't need to be repainted in any darker light than it already is.
    enabled2kon July 31, 2016   Link

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