"Goliaths Disarm Their Davids" as written by Jesper Claes Haakan Stroemblad, Bjoern Ingvar Gelotte and Anders Par Friden....
Bible arm on social hell
Spins its downward spiral
With each year of unprogression
A fine of failure is added
Closer than ever to the edge
A feat in resident martyrs
Strong objects track my body,
My body down

Eyes, disappearing rebirth of light...
Between a labyrinth of errors
And the key to the suicide era
Digging through the graves of giants
Words fly to me
A lonely road, like a promise
Failing miserably
Running through like an alphabet of hate
To shake the entire organism closer than ever,
Ever to the edge

Eyes, disappearing rebirth of light...
Between a labyrinth of errors
And the key to the suicide era

I kill for the code to disarm this mess
Of psychotic chaos that once I mixed up myself

Disarm


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"Goliaths Disarm Their Davids" as written by Bjoern Ingvar Gelotte Anders Par Friden

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    General CommentLike most In Flames songs... while extremely poetic, the lyrics can sometimes be confusing. Although I have never actually read the story of David and Goliath, the main story of it is that the weaker man, David, ended up slaying the huge, strong man, Goliath. Judging by the title of the song, and the last few lines, to me this song is talking about today's world being run by the most powerful. Such as the United States being the bully of the world, and large corporations and CEO's as the goliaths. There is no room for the Davids, the weaker ones, to make a stand.
    TheRedJesteron May 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYup.
    Globalization DOES seem most likely the theme of this (deadly) song.
    Jester24on June 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song not only sounds a lot like Jotun, it's a similiar theme also. In fact, most of TJR/Whoracle-era In Flames has the same theme (Whoracle less so, but theres a lot of it on there). Graveland sums the theme up best with "Burn the visionaire / Kill the ideologies / Mankind must die".
    emo_bahon December 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe biblical metaphors really confuse up this song..
    I'm not whether this song is anti-christian or if that's just some kind of metaphor for something.
    Overall, I'd have to say this song is about religion corrupting the "organism", as the text says.
    Kind of stupid actually..
    Ddaduttaon September 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentin flames have never come across as anti-christian, or any religion

    dont misinterpret them like that, its not their intention.


    they just write about a lot of touchy and emo things


    80% of all in flames lyrics after behind space come down to this: "the human race sucks, we need to reroute to remain"
    Dreadnaughton February 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDreadnought is right about the 80% of all in flames songlyrics.... so true... but they do make good points within those 80% the human race DOES suck, we DO need to reroute to remain...

    as for the meaning of this song per se, thematically it rather follows that trend, and i agree with TheRedJester it's about our corperate society ruled by money...the Goliaths controlling everything unfairly. In Flames = Socialists.
    and oh how i wish i wasn't from the US... *dreams of sweden*
    anyway, that's my input...
    xJotunxon March 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it's all about how the human race sucks, but what we do, and what we distort, which ends up making everything a lot worse.

    In Flames is a good band. This song, from what I take, is about large powerful figures of authority bend the weaker to their will.
    SomeOtherPersonon January 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell in the bible Goliath was a big evil giant, and david was a small man with a slingshot. David, with help from god won the great fight between the two. Very inspirational really. The small overcoming the great.

    I beg to differ with everyones interpretation so far. the music of this song is too glorious and uplifting for the goliaths, who are doing the disarming to be the bad guy. and as for the lyrics:

    In Flames, in this modern metaphysical piece invert the attention.

    I think that it is unquestionable that this song tackles religion. firstly, it's implied by the title. Goliaths disarm their davids. Secondly, the very first line seems to critisize the work religion does in a society
    thirdly, the protagonist of this poem is collecting the words of Fallen Goliathsin his quest to Disarm "this psychotic chaos".

    WHY?

    Well, the beauty of David vs. Goliath is howsomeone so small can challenge something so big. But in reflection, what is bigger? The Desciple of God, or the opposer of religion?
    In this piece, Goliath is romanticised. or the goliaths. the giants, who the protagonist gathers his information, or code, from. the giant is suitable as an image. this song romanticises the strong individuals in their struggle against the weaker masses, who are under davids "bible arm", his catapult, that "spins it's downward spiral."

    "The Code" is the information, gathered from the atheists struck down by the masses ("the graves of giants") and the protagonist is searching for informatin sufficient enough to take away the persuasive power the religious authorities have that leads to the problems brought up in the first verse.

    Another thing which convinces me that the singer is on goliaths side is the last line of that verse.
    "Strong objects track my body, My body down"

    david killed goliath with a catapult. goliath (i think) was unarmed.so if the posotive character(s) of the poem are the Davids, then this poem is writen from the point of view of The negative character(s), Goliath, which is completely inconsistant with the rest of the song.


    by the way, i hope that i've made everyone who thought that the goliaths were the bad guys in this song feel really stupid now, or else that their able to back their points up with sufficient refrence to the song.
    i had to through that in their. i just couldn't help highlight that i'm disarming the other interpretations.
    Any Colony You Likeon February 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthm.. i dunno good song, but hard to interpret.
    AndersFriden21on February 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAnother take on this song is the idea that the modern day Goliaths are doing everything they can to disarm the Davids of today, the people who won't let themselves be taken advantage of.
    w0nkothesaneon June 18, 2008   Link

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