Sounds in the attic
See inside the show
Watch as you go
Watch as you go

Trapped in some place
The entity fades

Watch them crawl on me
Claiming redemption
They're coming to your town

There's nothing inside
There's nowhere to hide

Assassination
When the Mask came off

Lurking in the doorway
I saw him hang by the power
Covered in scabs
Covered in scabs
Covered in faceless Masks of men

Assassination
When the Mask came off


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    General CommentI think eric had some issues with drug use in the past (ahem, before he was saved) so you could draw some conclusions based on that. I think alot of this song revolves around the lines "watch them crawl on me- claiming redemption- they're coming to your town." So in a more general sense, he's talking about the empty attempts of man to find salvation in anything but Christ- be it drugs, sex, knowledge, religious chores, good deeds, etc- and then watching that attempt fail "when the mask came off"

    Of course, after all is said and done, Eric is really the only one who really knows what he was trying to say.
    estocopathon September 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthmmm..
    "Lurking in the doorway
    I saw him hang by the power
    Covered in scabs
    Covered in scabs
    Covered in faceless Masks of men"

    I wonder... Could this be a reference to Christ, and the way man-made religion tends to cover up his true nature?
    patryxdethon January 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI wish somebody could tell me what this song means.
    RevelationTravison September 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentInteresting. I have never heard that about Eric before. Very senseable explanation about the attempts of man to find salvation. Thank you.
    RevelationTravison September 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI guess I was thinking more of the way we wear masks to hide who we really are.
    Masks are things wear when we don't feel safe... Ie we act 'tough' around others to impress/ fit in etc etc.
    I think attic refers to our heads. 'My brain' ie 'see inside'- means look at who I really am.
    Assassination section refers to a time when the person took off their mask (ie showed who they truly were, felt safe with someone) and was betrayed, hurt. ie Assassination- part of then was killed by that hurt...
    That's my ideas... Estocopath, you're right though... Only Eric really knows! lol
    Zargothon April 18, 2007   Link

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