"twbit 01: scornful of the motives and virtue of others" as written by and Matthew Fox Matthew Fletcher....
Rest assured
This is sincere
This is true

Let this be my writ of misanthropy
To a thankless world of men
Who have perfected nothing
Save the art of accusation

Woe is he that feels compelled to pen
Even one word of hatred
I know the hate within passion
With which I love is a travesty
Let this writ acknowledge these facts

How I miss the warmth of red blood
The color of pitch is cold and hard
And it's merciless to the tenderhearted

How I miss the strength of red blood
Its susceptibility to burn jet
And the might to withstand a brutal scorching

How I have learned to wield this scorched, jet blood
To the gross advantage
This blood must not go to waste
All is not yet lost

Take these words of blood ill-tempered
Take these words and
Cut deep
Lacerate the soiled flesh
Impact the brittle bone

And we all will bleed together
May this blood pave the way to solution

We have all been so wrong
Conditioned to accept and approve of substandard
Communication and behavior
Reason is clouding
Hearts are hardening
And the result is murder
This age is grave bound
Likewise, its aging successors
Aging, all the while, descending
Developing an even more insatiable thirst for chaos
Life among hyenas and asps under vultures
That pick at the corpses of the fallen

And man will continue to suffer unto itself
Until some stand to rally the fray by firm example

Chaos must succumb to order
Lest these days be numbered

I cannot contribute to disarray
I simply cannot relate

Let this be my act of defiance
Let this be my refusal to fit in
Let this be my writ of anthropy


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"Scornful of the Motives and Virtue of Others" as written by Matthew Fletcher Geert Van Der Velde

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    General Commentit's about the lead singer re-finding life in music, and how we "bleed together" in other words were not alone, everyone can relate in one way or another with pain, misfortune, and so on and so forth.
    ThEsE WaStEd TeArSon June 27, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think it's saying that he will use his songs to show the infinate imperfections of fellow man
    He will use his lyrics to defy and set himself aside from them

    "Let this be my act of defiance.
    Let this be my refusal to fit in
    Let this be my writ of misanthropy..."
    vh1on July 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about how the virtues and focus of humanity have been tainted by judgemental behaviors and lack of ability to communicate because of it.
    There is no compromise- and people have seen things in black and white for so long, that they have lost the ability to think- only to accuse and regurgitate the same rhetoric over and over.

    "We have all been so wrong -
    Conditioned to accept and approve of substandard
    Communication and behavior.
    Reason is clouding,
    Hearts are hardening,
    And the result is murder.
    This age is grave bound,
    Likewise its aging successors.
    Aging, all the while, descending -
    Developing an even more insatiable thirst for chaos.
    Life amongst hyenas and asps under the vultures
    That pick at the corpses of the fallen."


    This is his refusal to partake in that, and despite the fact that he is making accusations here, himself- he hopes for more.

    "Woe is he that feels compelled to pen
    Even one word of hatred.
    The act is contemptible.
    To know I hate with the passion
    With which I love is a travesty.
    Let this writ acknowledge these facts."

    He misses the warmth of red blood (as in, humanity, and how people should really be to eachother).

    This whole album is laiden with allusions to the facts of our miseducation, lack of discipline, and our desire to try and cheat our way to inner peace- only to find savageness.
    orchidorchidorchidon December 27, 2007   Link

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