First a light, and then a cup, set upon a meager tray beside the book of revelations, and tucked by fireside's brighter light. Studiously dwell upon the ill-achieved stabs at grace.
The second light is tempered by its honesty, overshadowing the primary. Words contort accordingly. Another page torn, crumbled by a fist in reaction to actions pure in concept marred by dissatisfaction, squeezing drops of still flame from the cold page.
And yet it still must come to this: a wordless page, yet poignant fist to keep the fire still contained. And if there's no more to show for this tonight except a paper cut that's fine, and yet it still does ratify when bloody hands will satisfy and voices can't bring down the sky. Another page is smoothed and saved. The needless word has need today, the millionth word and first the same.
"Against stupidity the Gods themselves contend in vain."
Against true luminance the bright ones lose their sheen, but through humility the dullest troll can fail discretely.
"Against stupidity the Gods themselves contend in vain." Illuminated now, a picture has two levels; there is the moment clad in shallow sun. Behind, there stands the fact, the noose of God surrounding; and tied to everything they fall, toppling the all.

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    General CommentI think this song is about a writer's frustration, feeling that nothing he is doing is worthy enough to truly encapture something about which he is passionate. It speaks about the perils of being viewed as brilliant and having to live up to those expectations; a lesser person, someone who does not have that tag can have the same kind of frustration and not have really suffer for it. The quote "Against stupidity the Gods themselves contend in vain" comes from Friedirch Schiller's play "The Maid of Orleans," a romanticized tale of Joan of Arc and the Siege at Orlenas. Considering how young the band was when a lot of these songs were written, I can see them of having to live up to high expectations; the fact that the Schiller quote is used in the song (though the quote is famous, but the context shows true understanding of having to have read the passage) should be evidence of this.
    TheImpalerTMXon December 04, 2006   Link

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