"Ruin" as written by David Randall Blythe, Mark Morton, Will Adler, John Campbell and Chris Adler....
The knowledge that seeking the favor of another
Means the murder of self.
This is the resolution
The end of all progress
The death of evolution
It bleeds all life away.

Silence speeds the path to the streams of solace that run so few and narrow.
Brooks that babble the sounds of torture.
Sounds of torture
You will one day rise
To flood the banks of the chosen.
This is the art of ruin.

This is the resolution
The end of all progress
The death of evolution
It bleeds all life away.

It bleeds all life away.

I will show you all that I have mastered
Fear.
Pain.
Hatred.
Power.
This is the art of ruin
This is the art of ruin
This is the art of ruin


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"Ruin" as written by David Randall Blythe Chris Adler

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    My InterpretationOk, this is what I take away from this song. "The knowledge that seeking the favor another means the murder of self" is the opening line...To me this means that people know when they ask others for help it destroys their pride. Then the song goes on to say, "This is the resolution, the end of all progress, the death of evolution, it bleeds all life away" This means that because of this knowledge people resolve to never ask for help, which in turn means they will never progress, evolve, and eventually could kill them. Then the "silence leads us to streams of solace" part I think talks about how if you dont ask for help you will be fine in the short term but then the "brooks that bubble sounds of torture" part talks about how this comfort will soon go away when you find you really did need help. "This is the art of ruin" or this is how people ruin their lives, by not asking for help.
    metalhasthebestlyricson June 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe this song has not been commented on. I may not have any of lamb of god's cd's yet but I want them because I heard this song. The singer is awesome, especially in this song. I like the part : Fear Pain Hatred Power. The singer kind of stresses the power part and it sounds awesome. Anyways i love this song.
    WiseWizon November 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think it is an attack on the government.
    He is saying that we are instilled with a sense of fear and reverance, which keeps us silent, but that when we realise, we don't need their favour, the people will rise up.
    quiffpornon December 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is fucking awesome. I think the singer is fucking awesome. I saw them this year at the clarkston show of ozzfest and they kicked ass. The mosh pits were fucking crazy when they started playing
    bornabrokenman19on January 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song kicks so much damn ass its almost sick. Lamb of God kicks so much ass that it might be illegal in some states. I think the song simply states: don't keep your mith shut or you'll end up fooled and left behind. Basically, pay attention to whats going on around you dammit, don't be a cog in the machine, rage against it.
    RaisedFistson January 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is amazing i love it

    The knowledge that seeking the favor of another


    i love his voice
    blackliston February 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhy do so many people come on to this site and not discuss the sons meanings?..

    BTW I know this msg isn't discussing the meanings...

    And also why doesn't anyone appreciate the musicians??? Eveyone always talks about the singer... is it because the singer is "at the front"?
    Therefore he must be "the best"?..
    RigGerMortison April 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe whole band rules! I think all of the members kick ass. Especially the drummer. The drums are killer on all the tracks. Rock out!
    staindfan37on May 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI kind of doubt this is what the writer intended, but it sounds a lot like a (rather jaded) description of the breaking down and indoctrination of a green recruit during Basic Combat Training.

    Looking at it in that context the lyrics are pretty self-explanatory. A Drill Instructor.... "I will show you all that I have mastered: . . ." haha.
    arkhaicon July 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think what arkhaic means is that instead of commanders in the government or the drill inspecters telling the recruits what to do in the war, they should do the same as the recruits. "The knowledge that seeking the favor of another
    Means the murder of self."
    ferry_515on July 13, 2005   Link

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