"Graveland" as written by and Jesper Claes Haakan/gelotte Stroemblad....
Mankind, proud conqueror and king
Swings its flag of primal glory to the winds
Titans of the power-myth that failed
Neanderthal hunger for the flesh of war so frail

So weak, so hollow-minded
The primate flock responds
The jester race submits

For each day of war is a failure for man,
Enslaved in her mordial genes
Illusions bleed from their fetid cores,
Bent to their rotten extremes

We, the plague of Terra Firma,
Nature's grand and last mistake
Plant the poisoned seed of cancer,
Set the severed fruits awake
Burning like frozen relics
In God's archaic graveland

Burn the visionaire
Kill the ideologies
Mankind must die

The doves and the angels return to their graves
With flames on their pestilent wings
While mushroom-clouds haunt their virgin white skies
To rape their Utopian dreams

Living the last days of evolution's end
From the nest of humanity, the graveland vultures rend

Lyrics submitted by -L3tH4L-

"Graveland" as written by Bjoern Ingvar Gelotte Anders Par Friden

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentSomething about this song turns me off.
    I think it's just the basic beat that I don't particularily like.
    It's o.k though.
    doomsoldieron September 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI dunno doomsoldier, this is a great song lyrically and guitar-wise aswell, especially the end lines "Living the last days of evolution´s end ; from the nest of humanity, the graveland vultures rend". Insanely heavy
    Metal Freakon June 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about how everyone needs to go die.
    emo_bahon June 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh man this song rocks!
    Kinda reminds me of Slipknot's People=Shit for some reason, though this song is ten times better..
    Mankind is truly a plague upon the earth.
    Ddaduttaon September 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentvery much toward the mankind=plague upon the natural world, taking all nature's resources and abusing them to the utmost... if only evil oil companies, corperate executives, and otherwise bad people could listen to in flames... i wonder if they'd say: "oh, now i understand"
    the narrator does indeed want everyone to die, as far as i can tell. it speaks of all mankind's mistakes and denounces them... that is all...
    xJotunxon October 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's theme is that of most other In Flames songs, how the human race will keep advancing technologically and such, and it will eventually lead to our doom. Too bad the government wouldn't listen to In Flames...
    Brain_Muncheron October 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWe, the plague of Terra Firma,
    nature´s grand and last mistake

    one of my favourite lines
    edmundomcpoton May 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWIsh Anders still growled like he does in this song
    Azanulhuon September 02, 2008   Link

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