Scars torn open
Bondage slave
Eating my wrists
A thrust that numbs the pain

Secondary now the instinct
Thrust beyond control
Chaotic
Are the tracks before me
Barren are the ones behind
Carried in a cage controlling

Driven

Driven on
Driven in
Headlong onto the breach

Driven on
Driven in
Taken to the extreme
Headlong onto the breach

Pumping fast
The race is on
Furious in striving
The feast of burden begins
The feast of burden begins

Driven on
Driven in
Taken to the extreme
Headlong onto the breach

Driven on
Driven in
Headlong onto the breach

The enslaving force
Thrown ahead
Unrelenting
Unrelentingly holding fast

Steaming ahead unknowing
Careless again it seems
Unknowing
Oblivious to the pressure
The feast of burden begins
The feast of burden begins


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Feast Of Burden song meanings
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    General CommentWow, this is a great song. It seems more refined then other DT songs and sounds a little softer then other songs but still, very heavy.

    I think it's about being constantly pressured/stressed.. Perhaps slavery?

    "Chaotic
    Are the tracks before me
    Barren are the ones behind
    Carried in a cage controlling"
    ^ That seems to suggest that they were taken from their land, thinking of what is to come as slaves, in a cage on the way to a plantation perhaps? I don't really know, just my $0.02
    metallica572on May 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAll psychological metaphors if you ask me. Not wanting to go on because everything is so chaotic and unclear, but there is no way back. So you stuck in this little line between future and past, always pressed forward by other people. Like you are in a cage that they've got in their hand. The first line is the most interesting in this song in my opinion...sounds like he made self-injuring once. "Eating my wrists" sounds like there was even a suicide attempt, and the wounds of it still "eat" him psychologically (not the wound itself, what it means; what's behind it). "A thrust that numbs the pain"describes the self-injuring itself. So this time was over, but the pressure you always get in life pulled him back to this situation. The scars that were healed torn open again.
    XCrusherXon June 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe title is a play on The Rolling Stones' 'Beast of Burden'.
    samwaltonon September 23, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI think he talk about man who flee his Probleme.
    develition666on January 19, 2009   Link

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