A condemning
Fear strikes down
Things they cannot understand
An excuse to cover
Up weaknesses that lie within

Lies

Laying your
Guilt and pain
On people that had no part
In the molding of a life
That creates it's destruction

Lies

Right before your very eyes
A reflection of the mistakes
To the end you will deny
Your part in the demise of a life

Lack
Of
Comprehension
Thriving
On your
Cliche
Compelled
By self
Resentment

Reaching into the minds
Of those that created the
Depression in which they
In which they drowned their flesh and blood

Lies

So easy to blame the
Everlasting fear on a
Pathetic attempt
To justify the ending of a life

Lies

Right before your very eyes
A reflection of the mistakes
To the end you will deny
Your help in the ending of a life

Lack
Of
Comprehension
Thriving
On your
Cliche
Compelled
By self
Resentment


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  • +6
    General CommentI know exactly what Chuck means through this song, but it's really hard to explain. This song seems to me like it's about the useless and pathetic people you may encounter daily. It's about people that are so weak and insecure that they deny themselves over and over and force themselves to bring sadness/hate down on other people to make themselves feel important. They're such pussies that they won't open their eyes and see themselves for what they truly are. They provide nothing beneficial to society in all of their activities. Weak and foolish. Unfortunately, it's a majority of humans, at least where I live.
    ImI METAL ImIon October 06, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI agree with you completely. To put it simply, it's about stupid people who cannot understand their own mistakes and blame others. They do not see what it is that they're doing wrong and try to justify it with blame.
    'Thriving on your cliche', to me seems like following a laid-out path or doing what everyone else is doing without a mere thought. Like i said, about stupid people.
    After they follow the particular path, they blame the people who led them onto it, without seeing what they did wrong.
    sicofiton March 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits about a pathetic guy who cant realize whats wrong and why he sucks. he is also blaming all his problems on other people.
    Seraphim Belialon April 11, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song is about ignorant people shaming the entire genre of metal because of their preconceived bias opinions; mostly that, despite metal being a fairly intelligent and progressive genre, most think metal is nothing but loud satanic gibberish. At the same time, 99% of the people who say these things about metal have never actually listened to metal and will never educate themselves on the subject.

    I know the feeling very well. I once dated a girl who was extremely intelligent and progressive, but absolutely detested all forms of metal because all of it was "satanic emo garbage" in her eyes. Of course, she had never listened to any metal, and was just basing her hatred off of generic stereotypes. Her being a very smart person (who ended up going to Harvard), I thought I could show her how symbolic and meaningful some metal could be and maybe she'd learn and understand, but NO, instead she immediately shot down any attempt without a good reason. Metallica, Black Sabbath, Tool, Cynic, Opeth, Porcupine Tree, and Death were all the same. She finally pulled me aside and said, in an extremely serious tone, "there's nothing you'll ever do to convince me that metal is more than just Satanic screamo" and things just fell apart. Not because she didn't like my musical tastes (my current girlfriend hates metal too), but because she refused to educate herself on this and went her life hating something 100% based off of cliche, biased stereotypes (among other more serious reasons). I thought it was extremely hypocritical that she spent day and night advocating gay rights, minority rights, and defending other things that are constantly under fire from stereotypes and biased hatred, but when it came to a genre of music, she formed a biased and cliche opinion on something she knew nothing about, just like the racists and homophobes she fought against use. "Metal is satanic" "metal is just screaming nonsense" "metal takes no talent" when 90% of the time, especially with an amazing band like Death, all those "complaints" are completely inaccurate.
    WyomingAliveon April 18, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the best songs off of the best death metal album ever.

    I guess the sone is about someone maybe in-directly causing the death of someone else. Can't figure out much past that though.
    Muzzyon April 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about the Nazis in world war 2, blaming and killing the Jews, rather than face up to the real causes of their problems.
    quiffpornon November 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me this song is about people who prefer destroying your life to feel better instead of facing their own problems. One of the best songs of Death imho, very beautiful intro. It helped me a lot...like many Death songs did.
    XCrusherXon October 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSaid by Chuck on 10/12/1993, "It's about peoples' inabilitiy to comprehend metal."
    vashts80on December 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPretty sure this song is something to do with religion?

    A condemning
    Fear strikes down
    Things they cannot understand
    An excuse to cover
    Up weaknesses that lie within
    SpritCrusheron December 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds to me like it's about emo kids/drama queens/attention whores..
    Death Discoon January 01, 2006   Link

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