"Vigil" as written by David Randall Blythe, Mark Morton, Will Adler, John Campbell and Chris Adler....
Our father thy will be done.

I have denied this life its worth
I will not be the victim.
Sickness to you my master
Here's to getting worse
Hope it kills you faster.

Show me how it hurts to rot from the inside out.
This vigil burns until the day our fires overtake you.
Our father we forsake you.

Blessed be his name
Nothing now the same.

Ask me why I hate
Why I've prayed to see the nation that I loved disintegrate
And gladly give my life
That revolution regenerates.

In honor of the strife of those who've died
In generations before your blood stained glory
I reject you
I deny you
I defy you to continue.

I defy you to continue.

In honor of the strife of those who've died
In generations before your blood stained glory
I reject you
I deny you
I defy you to continue.

Smite the shepherd and the sheep will be scattered


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"Vigil" as written by Mark Morton David Randall Blythe

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    General CommentYeah, the idea that bands should never say anything that may alienate fans is stupid. Music is art and to suggest that they should in some way censor their opinions is basically the same as saying "I want all my bands to be souless sell outs".
    Randy is talking about something which is important to him, you don't have to agree with his opinion, but if it offends you that much, then don't listen to him.

    Randy Blythe isn't an anarchist, he just hates Bush and his regime. I think it is so sick that any American citizen who critisizes the government is seen to be unpatriotic or anarchistic.
    quiffpornon May 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't understand whats up with that, i mean which do you think? The liberal message is good or bad? I really have to dissagree about the whole putting political messages into songs thing. The point of a song is so that the creator can get their ideas/point across. It's their voice and way of speaking out in a world where few listen unless you are in their position. They shouldn't change their music to apease the fans, the fan is a fan because they like the band, not the other way around. As for the song, it is awesome, i think the last line is by far the best line. Its not to cryptic to the point where you can't find the message but its not like that eminem song mosh which goes out and says fuck bush.
    Predispositionon April 02, 2005   Link
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    My InterpretationI believe this song is political in nature, and in particular is addressed to George W. Bush. The members of LOG are very liberal and are not religious. Many liberals believe that Bush and/or the Republican Party stole the 2000 election, and saw the events as counter to the principles of American government. Furthermore, a lot of liberals were horrified by the beginning of the war on terror, and found things like Bush's speech from the rubble of the WTC highly disturbing. Many believe that the war on terror was a Manichean construct meant to keep the people in a permanent state of fear as the government conducted an endless war. Hunter Thompson, for example, believed this and he went so far as to kill himself. The fact that Bush is an evangelical and the Republican party is very Christianity-oriented only adds to these fears in the eyes of many of the liberal and non-religious. It exacerbates the hypocrisy of the actions of the Bush administration who they feel basically invaded the middle east for oil profits. They may think that the right wing sees the war on terror and the invasion of Iraw as religious crusades (the head of Blackwater made comments to this effect after the Iraq war started, which was after this song was written), which is highly grotesque in their view and counter to the secularism and religious tolerance of the founding of America. Religious purtiy and enforcement of religious doctrines they see as another tool of government oppression. Sensing these developments in his country, the narrator does not feel he supports his own country that he loves and people have sacrificed for generations for, and in fact wishes it ill so that it will change its course.
    jdennis86on October 28, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, it is so heavy.
    The begining is brilliant, where Randy Blythe says "Our father thy will be done". and then it kicks in.

    While the terms Randy actually use sound like he is talking about God, I think he is actually talking about the American Government and how it is destroying the country he loves.
    quiffpornon September 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTotally dude. The role of god/sheppard in this case would be played by bush and the sheep would be the American Public.
    I think Randy feels badly becuase although he has immense pride for America and what it originally stood for, Bush has come and enslaved the people with his lies and propaganda. Like they said in an interview "It's a scary time to be alive".
    DingleberryElectronon January 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI dont like their liberal fueled messages. I think you should keep politics out of music because it alienates alot of fans. Its hard to be a republican who loves music the way I do. Lamb of God has some of the hardest, anti-establishment lyrics ever, its amazing that they are liberals, really if anything they are anarchists. "Its scary to be alive" not because Bush is leading but because people fucking suck. The government pays people to sit on their fucking asses and pop out more children. Then all these children who grow up fatherless because their mothers never had the fucking brains to use contraceptive and they become unruly and never go to school, and then they fuck some girl who starts the fucking chain all over. This started like 30 years ago and now it is the leading cause on why AMERICA IS GOING DOWN THE SHITTER!!!!
    Prog_Rockeron March 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRandy Blithe is very good at taking biblical referances and putting a political or social slant on them. Sorry, but this song is definitly about Bush.
    quiffpornon September 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell pesonally i dont think lamb of god give a fuck what we think about thier politically feuled lyrics, randy blythe has often said that he lovesd his country, and just has problems in the way it is ran, if you dont agree thats your problem. personally i agree entirely with him and i feel america is ran by power hungry- money loving fools who dont give a fuck about the population, who control the media and polititians and ecomomy. but what can you do.. and its not always about bush guys, this song could have been written 30 years ago and still mean the same.
    easternbunnyon October 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBush is bad, sure, but the problems with this government started long before Dubya, even before Bush Sr.
    crag277on December 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics are wrong. It's actually "Blessed be his name." I got the name for my band from this song.
    SuffocatingSight927on January 25, 2006   Link

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