Postironic we lugh dream in sonic
Diamond overload
Drenched in fear by struck of lightning
Cause we're only listening with one ear now
This organism rips us apart, it feasts on us

[Chorus]

Song of the damned, never ends, so don't pretend
We are condemned where we stand, where we stand

This machine creates
what in some people's mouth is called art
Too hard to comprehend
Too hard but will not bend, we will not bend

So why are we trusting those cynical souls
Bleeding, aching, bleeding, aching-bleeding
with hearts open wide all so cold
Live for the moment get killed for the thrill
Bleeding, aching, bleeding, aching bleeding for nothing
for we've seen it all

Fast and furious we're riding with serpent speed
Through the essence, through the greed
Forcing ourselves to overcome this mystery
This restless degradation
temptation and our endless lust
Will bring us down - will bring us deeper down!

So why are we trusting those cynical souls
Bleeding, aching, bleeding, aching-bleeding with hearts
open wide all so cold
Live for the moment get killed for the thrill
Bleeding, aching, bleeding, aching bleeding for nothing
for we've seen it all

[Lead Wichers]

Postironic we laugh dream in sonic
Diamond overload
Drenched in fear by struck of lightning
Cause we're only listening with one ear now
This organism rips us apart, it feasts on us

Song of the damned, never ends, so stop pretend
We are condemned where we stand, where we stand
Song of the damned, never ends, so stop pretend
We are condemned where we stand, where we stand
Song of the damned, never ends, so stop pretend
We are condemned where we stand, where we stand
[Repeat]


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Soilworker's Song of the Damned (feat. Devin Townsend) song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentObviously, this song is a tribute to "the damned" - Soilwork fans all over the world. Sort of a big "thank you."

    YOU'RE WELCOME!
    theothernesson July 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBy the power invested in me by God and his many clones, I pronounce that this song rules.
    YAY!
    GwillaWillaon December 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttheotherness put it best...Soilwork is a band that is thankful and loyal to their fans. This is my favorite Soilwork song.
    Hellfighteron January 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so beautiful and explosive in the most perfect combination ever, it just flows together. the intro blows me away everytime i hear it. very poetic lyrics too..
    neonrebelon April 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAgreed' all the way!
    zaxon~21on May 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAs theotherness mentioned this song is dedicated to all Soilwork Fans.
    The song is about the appreciation that people have for music, and how no matter what they go through, music will always help them overcome it.
    "Bleeding, aching, bleeding, aching bleeding for nothing
    for we've seen it all" = In the end, everyone goes through the same thing but there is no point in doing something stupid like commiting suicide or hurting another person because you are only going to hurting yourself.
    Song of the damned is just a realistic point of view of life. The hell that some people have to go through is a tragic thing and Soilwork are making a statement that their music will always be there, no matter how many people listen to them or not.
    Undignifiedromanceon March 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Undignifiedromance. It is a realistc, "no-bullshit" point of view on life.

    "Cause we're only listening with one ear now" - A metaphor for life. Listening with one ear symbolises living "half heartedly" or on the edge.

    "Live for the moment, get killed for the thrill." This is saying how people must live life for what it is and not do anything stupid.

    And going right back to the start of these comments, I agree with theotherness; this is a tribute to the fans of Soilwork and it is letting those fans know how Soilwork will always be there, with its music, to remind people how important life is.
    Here_2_Hearon July 12, 2007   Link

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