"Raped By The Light Of Christ" as written by Anders Martin Bjorler, Jonas Fredrik Bjorler, Adrian Erlandsson, Tomas Lindberg and Alf Svensson....
When the yellow dies under the velvet thoughts
Blood-bubbles nestled in thorns

I have traveled through suns,
And the darkness of the end
Now I surrender to the void
And join with the pulse of the universe

The world burns with worms of fire
The world burns

The beauty in twisted darkness
Raped by the light of Christ
We were not born to follow
We don't need your guiding light

I tear the skies with my bare hands
There is no death for me
The world burns with worms of fire

Sun or animal, star or beast
Alone all the way to the heart of Christ

I'm free to die when I wish
I'm born from scarlet songs
And when the time is right
I shall forever walk alone

The beauty in twisted darkness
Raped by the light of Christ
Worlds end, through a thousand suns


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"Raped by the Light of Christ" as written by Alf Svensson Adrian Erlandsson

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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite ATG lyrics. While there are no clear meaning (which would clearly have undermined the existential chaos pervayed) the imagery is really intense, and when coppled with themes such as religion, self-destruction and cosmic destruction I am left with a very unique atmosphere.
    "Blood-bubbles nestled in thorns" - Blood and thorns yield associations to violence. The blood being bubbles throws in a sense of fragility, them being nestled in pointy thorns, a sense of impending annihilation. A state that can surely not persist. Tension.
    The narrator, a cosmic traveller, is _now_ ready "to surrender to the void". A release of tension between himself and the universe. Suicide.
    Twisted darkness is beautiful, the light of Christ is not. The light of Christ being described as rape mocks the pure and asexual nature of the Christian ideal.
    Individualism, freedom and rebellion in loneliness. Not yielding to the raping social comfort of Christianity.
    Humanity dissolved. Sun or animal, star or beast.
    The dichotomy (the tension) between himself and the universe is dissolved towards the end. He tears the sky. His self-destruction is likewise a destruction of the cosmos. Worlds end, through a thousand suns.
    Eneherskeron January 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhat a lovely song. The last verse is really good,with those drums.Wow man,check out the drums!
    Razormasticatoron April 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyes, Adrian Erlandson is a great drummer. if you haven't already, check out ATG's debut "The Red In The Sky Is Ours", the drumming is even more insane on that album. Paticularly on the song "Within".
    Disposition_987on June 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all Disposition 987 ATG's Debut album is Gardens of grief. But yes "The Red in the Sky is Ours" is definitely one of their best.

    Well this song also follows Nihilistic values. Hes explored many options and always ends up in darkness and emptyness,and just goes along with the nothingness of the universe. It is a direct attack on christianity and how it is imposed upon them.
    d34thd34l3ron October 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhat does a thousand suns mean?? never understand that when ever i hear it:(
    forever smackedon August 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhat does a thousand suns mean?? never understand that when ever i hear it:(
    forever smackedon August 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentone of my favourites by ATG, i love the lyrics and the sound. I think that this song is more about his mental state than the physical world around him. He sees the nothingness, meaninglessness of the universe and doesnt see y people continue to conform to christianity and the rest of our society. the second verse (i have travelled through suns...) is one of my favourite parts in any song ive ever heard
    HallowedBeThyNameIMon February 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is extremely underrated, lyrics are genious, drums, vocals everything is as it should be, great in an old school melodic death metal song.

    My interest in this song has increased since I watched "Neon Genesis: Evangelion", it is a japanese anime which I can relate this song entirely. You should certainly check it out.

    I think the thousand suns may represent the atomic bomb.
    HellRaideron April 17, 2009   Link

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