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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  • +5
    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 CommentI think the lyrics are about generations passing their mistakes and problems on to next generations ('their flesh and blood'). So in general parents who drown their children into their depressions and problems with the excuse that life's all so hard and dificult, without realizing that they can make a change themselves and without realizing that they have a major influence in the lives of their children.
    pollekeon June 09, 2012   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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