"Cancer Of The Heart" as written by and Stephen Ramsey Martin Simon Walkyier....
There's a simple diagnosis for this vicious symbiosis
Feel the growth of rogue psychosis
We are the cause, we are the cure
Across each continent and nation
Spread without discrimination,
We refuse our medication, yet inject the virus pure.

Father, mother, sister, brother. Everyone infects each other.
Insidious, incestuous love ?
(A feeling more akin to hate)
Vying constantly for power
And changing sides with every hour,
In homes built with machine-gun-towers,
(the sights trained on the garden-gate).
Seems we made our greatest error when we named it at the start
For though we called it "Human Nature," it was Cancer of the heart

[Chorus]

To show compassion makes you weak
So don't dare turn the other cheek,
Try hard to hide the fear you feel
With a heart of stone and nerves of steel
A naked-ape in the human zoo
You amaze me with the things you do
I watch your pride before the fall
And realise I don t belong at all.

We try to leave the past behind us
Racing onwards, blind and mindless
Now the milk of human kindness won't serve for one cup of tea
We sate the hunger, quench the thirst
Then lock our doors, expect the worst
Be sure and always do to others first what they could do to thee!

It's the biggest contradiction, in terms language could impact
Something neither humane or natural - just "Cancer of the heart"

[Chorus]

To show compassion makes you weak,
So don't dare turn the other cheek.
Try hard to hide the fear you feel
With a heart of stone and nerves of steel.
A naked-ape in the human-zoo.
You amaze mo with the things you do.
I watch your pride before the fall,
And realise I don't belong at all.

It's replicating culture sprawls when you see red as 'Rose-Bengal'
The anti-body's common sense, intolerance it's best defence.
Microscopic minds can't diagnose the cause before
The symptom shrows.

A grave threat to the rational health
(be your own physician - heal thyself!).

Seems the biggest contradiction-in-terms language could impart,
Something neither humane or natural -just'Cancer Of The Heart'

[Chorus]

To show compassion makes you weak,
So don't dare turn the other Cheek.
Try hard to hide the fear you feel
With a heart of stone and nerves of steel.
A naked-ape in the human-zoo.
You amaze me with the things you do.
I watch your pride before the fall,
And realise l don't belong at all.


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"Cancer of the Heart" as written by Stephen Ramsey Martin Walkyier

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    General CommentI don't think it's specifically about religion or love, just that mankind is selfish.

    "Seems we made our greatest error when we named it at the start
    for though we called it "Human Nature" - it was Cancer of the heart"

    We excuse lacking compassion, and having a competitive attitude, or to put it more harshly, taking a shit on your neighbors, by calling it human nature. Walkyier says we should call it as it is - our hearts have become diseased, corrupted. This doesn't have to be our natural state even if we tend to go that direction. We are all capable of choosing to cure ourselves of this condition ("be your own physician - heal thyself!").
    angvon July 11, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI´ve always thought it was about either religion or love, although it´s not the most obvious song (Skyclad song never are))
    Though from the chorus I´d hedge my bets on religion, the hypocrisy of killing for a God who says Thou shalt not kill.
    Archipelagoson June 28, 2009   Link

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