(Death is not the end)
(Death is not the end)

Life is boiling up and undulating
While oblivion covers up the world
Not to cool or comfort but to level
The few remains of hope we still feel

Whispers and hums are heard here and there
Witnesses of some event to come
Every nerve is on edge and vibrating
Throbbing before the break of the storm

Far away, loud and clear
I heard a voice going in my ear
Far away, loud and clear
I heard a voice going in my ear

Remain chained to the matter
Or let your body die
Remain chained to the matter
Or let your body die
DIE

Not with you yet already abandoned
In the dismal silence of a slough
Mankind is in the hands of a monster
An ogre gorging on this fallen despair

And the voices of those yearning for light
And their thoughts before becoming acts
Get diverted, betrayed and distorted
Get distracted, ignored and destroyed

Such is the state of this convulsing world
Such is the fate of this body of christ
Such are the days meant to wreck and deface
Such is the weight of the burden to bear

Far away, loud and clear
I heard a voice going in my ear
Far away, loud and clear
I heard a voice going in my ear

Remain chained to the matter
Or let your body die
Remain chained to the matter
Or let your body die

(Your body has already done a lot of changes
That's only the beginning
The beginning of the new flesh)
(2x)

All the twists and turns of our life
Pull us back to the place we came from
There's no faith in our hearts of stone
We have no torch to light up the trail
Is it still time to make for the open ?
Did we squander the talents we had ?
Can we still awaken and then revive them ?
Are they still expecting our call ?
Are they still expecting our call ?


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    My InterpretationI think this song represents a sort of medium between something Jean-Luc DeMeyer hits on in a number of his songs across a number of his projects: fighting the good fight vs utter despair.

    The Front 242 song "Crapage" is almost entirely fight.
    The C-Tec song "Being Nothing" is entirely despair.
    I believe this song is almost entirely despair with just a glimpse of hope/fight at the end.

    The voice he's hearing is suggesting the choice of being "chained to the matter" -- be stuck in this miserable, corrupted existence -- or "let your body die". In other words, this sucks, maybe you should just die. This voice comes from culture and society all the time. All around us are people trying to do better but who get "diverted, betrayed and distorted". It's hopeless. So maybe you should just give up. Death is not the end, after all.

    We are lost in this world. We have no torch to light up the trail. We DO have the ability to strive and we could do well here and improve our own areas if we apply the effort and we do have the talents we need to do this but is there still time? Did we squander the talents we had? Are they still expecting our call?

    Find the answer in Crapage! (Always ready for another go.)
    NorthernPaladnon December 04, 2017   Link

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