Words verbose, gory to what end do they serve?
Or images vivid scarlet horrors absurd
Of shrieking sounds that evoke the legions of hell
The notes that you choose and the beats that you sell

You're not giving all the glory to Him
Because your artwork depicts a severed limb
And all the people buy into your deceit
Because you're keeping way too frantic a beat
They said to Bach three hundred years ago
"You work in the church there's something you should know"

"We hired you to write music that glorifies
But these toccatas and fugues just simply horrify"
He said, "they're simply notes put together in bars
And why you think that's wrong I just throw up my arms"

Eviscerate words that evoke emetic thoughts
Dissect and discard what speaks of corpses in rot
The leprous stumps of the sick and the lame
The stoning of Stephen, Job's scab covered frame
And John the Baptist - a head on a pletter
Remove this gorefest - why should it matter?

You say this pace beckons evil spirits
But I care not what you call it
To me it's two hundred beats per minute
On tablature I scrawled it

If you arrived at the site
Of Calvary's scarlet fright
Would fears have made your feet take flight
And turn away from our Lord's plight


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    Song MeaningThe lack of respect for God in the music industry. These lyrics can't get any clearer, can they?

    Bands like Slayer and Cannibal Corpse think they're just having fun, but there's no such thing as "fun" when you're writing music that talks about such subjects.

    I don't know even many Christian bands who would dare to write this message so plainly. I know if I were an atheist, I'd LOL.
    Octavarium64on November 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is clearly about the close-mindedness of most people who like to judge music. In the end it's all just a bunch of notes put together, there's no evil or good in it. What matters is the message you write and the vibe you want to give off - there's no such thing as an "evil" note, it's all relative, and great part of it is stereotypical BS fed to us by the media (why does metal = evil? for example. I bet a monkey would be rather indifferent to the sounds of metal, rap, or a motorcycle engine for that matter!).
    heliumbaron December 02, 2010   Link

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