It is truly the perfect being:

Its armor is tenfold shields.
Its teeth, swords.
Claws in the guise of greeting hands.

How does it sleep at night,
This tyrant -
Heaping slaves on the pyre
Just to watch ambition burn

It is truly the perfect being:

It's armor is tenfold shields,
And from it's tongue, fire.

Could any being verily bast in malevolence?
As if its indifference might pardon it.
This tyrant.

He is the fatherless,
The arrogance of a being that insists it created itself.

What can it create?
This uninspired muse rules only barren lands.
It cannot create a thing.

Why the public speaks the truth,
Simply tear it down.

Dissent, and smolder.

Your thoughts are law, great dragon.
Just spare me and mine,
While I bide my time
Knowing you well,
The enemy

Cower may the everyman,
I show no recoil for
A would-be dragon

The common man is the consummate dragon -
The poorest excuse of a man.

My chest to shields.
My teeth to swords.
My hands to claws.
And fire...

Now we can make war.

A titan against a titan.


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    General Commentthis is such great imagery. if anyone has the new album, you will notice that flaming heart in the guys hand while a snake entagles his flesh. I think what matt is trying to say here is simple- he wants to be well equipt agasint the "dragon"- so well equipt that he is equal agasint the dragon. This song is a statement to his fears that he is getting ready for battle, and he will not loose this time
    mystek9on July 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentbest band lyrically ever? maybe.
    theENDofH3rtakeon October 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThere isn't any metaphors in this song, This is about the book 'the Hobbit', Smaug the Dragon of Erebor to be exact.

    "My armour is like tenfold shields, my teeth are swords, my claws spears, the shock of my tail a thunderbolt, my wings a hurricane, and my breath death!" Smaug's description of himself, from The Hobbit part 12, Inside Information.
    TypicalDreamon January 10, 2005   Link

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