"The Shining Path" as written by and Bill Monroe....
Don't care if I choke....
Sacrifice me for my sins
For my beliefs
Spit at me
Die...with me
When I'm gone
Death will come to you
Death will come...

The flames went high to lick the skin on her chin
The words she said
For those words she would die
The crowd circles around her
Praising their merciful god
Her screams got weaker
"Heathen, heathen"
The mass was shouting
The children that once were loving
Now their small hands were full of rocks

They found her bleeding
The dark night came creeping
Was she one of the devil's own kind?

Beyond belief
Beyond the pain
And grief
I lay low
And crawl deep
Choosing the narrow path

Fear your thoughts and let the father judge them
Walk the shining path and guide the weakling along
The crowd circles around her
Praising their merciful god
Their screams grew higher
"Heathen, heathen"
The mass was shouting
Hunt down the profane
And put them to the torch

Burn me on the fire
Call me liar
Shout at me
Cry for me
When I'm gone
Death will come to me
Death will come...
Burn me on the fire...


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"The Shining Path" as written by Bill Monroe

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    General Commentso good!--It. Has. Everything.
    what the songs about... err.. is quite obvious. tristania seems to concentrate alot of this album on religious dissension--mostly against christianity
    afflicted4lifeon December 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti want to take a different position from my last comment, since it is not clear whether the persecuted woman burnt to the stake is persecuted indeed for the sake of any indicated religion. when the Lord Jesus came to Israel, His own people did not receive Him, though they proclaimed themselves as worshippers, etc. so taking this, the crowd around the girl "praised their merciful god", indicating the God we as believers know, though persecuting the girl who chose the narrow path (we are not to judge!). the crowd accuses her of some apparent blasphemies, but she reminds them they will not escape death either. so really, i myself interpreted a message that we should all really just get along and let the love flow. or else were gonna be hypocrites and burn eachother when were all in the same position, which is always trailed by faults and death.
    afflicted4lifeon December 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, you're probably right. To me, it sounds like another typical burn-the-witch type of thing. The crowd praises their god and jeers at the person. The another part of the lyrics may be the voice of the 'witch', reminding the crowd that they will die too. The reference to 'sacrifice me for my sins' can either relate to christianity, or the hatred for differences people have of each other.
    Night Sanctuaryon December 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis soo reminds me of "the scarlet letter" for some reason.
    dark ivoryon June 07, 2008   Link

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