And this is what shall come to pass.
A new precept for the world to adopt.
And this is what the children shall learn...

Prepare for the lowest standard.
Rough diamonds in the palms of fools
Unable to give the crucial gift of reason.

The unwise teaching wisdom.
The absurd defining priority.
Fools, unable to give the crucial gift of reason.

What more can be expected of a child,
Being a product of the stark worst -
Its fathers blood.

Censure rightly;
Make no mistake.
The ascendants,
They are veritably criminal.

Fare thee well
Down the random path of chance.


Set sail,
Against the wind,
Under the misguiding light of faulty beacons.

Set sail,
Against the wind,
With vices for virtues,
Dishonor for ethics,
And excess for etiquette,
As examples -

Such sorry examples.

And what of the children...

Ignorant of it's weight.
Blind to it's worth.

Something is terribly amiss
When the beauty and the miracle of new life
Is nothing but a burden.

This burden is a life
This burden is a child.

Men without dedication
Speaking of truth and loyalty.
Women without conviction
Teaching respect and compassion.


And what of the children...

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twbit 06: being exemplary song meanings
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    General Commenti feel like this song is about crappy parents who have kids and neglect or treat them badly, and are "such sorry examples," hence "being exemplary"

    regardless, great song
    xperronexon June 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's about humanity discarding Platonic and Aristotelien methods of education -or- the ability to utilize emotional and reasoning skills, learning how to question, so as to achieve true independence of thought.
    And, on another hand- our lack of ability to use this reasoning to develop laws, rules, and govern morally. Thus, providing our youth with no guidelines...sending them down "the random path of chance".
    It's about our neglect of the youth, and our inability to instill these qualities in them.

    "Diamonds in the palms of fools" as in Ignorance breeds nothing other than itself.
    orchidorchidorchidon December 27, 2007   Link

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