Blessed be the blades
Blessed be the sighs
Dionysus against the cRucified

Find your truth
Face your truth
Speak your truth
And be your truth...

Clean your flesh and mock your fears
The brightest sun is the purest gun

Heal yr'self
Hurt yr'self
Judge yr'self...

Blessed be the blades
Blessed be the sighs
Dionysus against the cRucified

Find your truth
Face your truth
Speak your truth
And be your truth...

Clean your flesh and mock your fears
The brightest sun is the purest gun

Heal yr'self
Hurt yr'self
Judge yr'self...

Kiss your wounds and mock your fears
The brightest sun is the purest gun

Heal yr'self
Hurt yr'self
Judge yr'self...




Lyrics submitted by Thom Webbe

Judge Yr'self song meanings
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    General CommentWell, it's Nietzsche's 'The Birth of Tragedy', innit? Tragedy is born of the conflict between the Apollian and Dionysian instincts within man.
    ntwjoneson March 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI had to finally join SongMeanings to comment on the views expressed by a few that "The brightest Sun is the purest gun" is a crap line. I disagree completely - to me it is, like this whole track, the spiritual high point of the Manics, they really finished on a high, or Richey did anyway. "The brightest Sun is the purest gun" is essentially the message behind all great spiritual non-denominational (non-attached) worldviews. Just like "Find your truth - face your truth - speak your truth - be your truth".

    "The brightest Sun is the purest gun" is also an interesting physical fact, which is also what makes it a great lyric, it is not only a metaphor but a metaphor of something concrete and true - what is more of a 'pure gun' than the Sun or other Suns in the universe? Concentrated natural nuclear power.

    So IMO it's not a crap lyric, but a great lyric with a deep message. Want to change the world and fight injustice? This song, these lyrics show us how in an extremely concentrated form. Live from your truth, live from the centre, and be the brightest sun - that is the way to fight the darkness and the shadows. Spiritual enlightenment. Truly, I am impressed with some spiritual aspects of the Manics' lyrics, but this song I consider their highest point. I consider tattooing these words on myself because I have noticed for years how they seem to contain the greatest messages that humankind has ever come up with, no matter what spiritual or self-developmental views you look at , this is always the underlying message and the Manics really expressed this well in this lyric. Feel free to disagree but you could also do yourself a favour and find out whether this would actually make sense to you.

    One last note - most of the Manics' work up until the point of this song is seemingly written in a depressive state, but also, many spiritual thinkers claim that often depression is the point you need to reach before you can see the light. I was hoping this would have happened to Richey, these lyrics certainly give reason to think so, and who knows really, nobody ever found the body so we can only hope that he's somewhere remote living anonymously in a spiritual community rather than being taken over by the despair of the world and topped himself.
    Liiiiiiiiiisaon February 17, 2012   Link
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    General Commentpreviously unreleased, Last track recorded as a 4-some, Was ment for the 'Judge dredd' sound track,The lyrics of this song are partly written form the perspective of Judge Dredd, being judge, jury and executioner in one
    Thom Webbeon April 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGiven the obvious sub-text of self-harm, I'm kind of surprised that this was supposed to feature on the 'Judge Dredd' soundtrack.
    I think it's about looking inwards at yourself - and being brutally honest with yourself - before looking outwards and criticising the world. Seems very anti-authoritarian when you consider lines like 'find *your* truth' - ie, don't take someone's word for it, work the world out for yourself.
    jeffjeffjeff's right about 'the brightest sun is the purest gun' being a crap line. I dunno, if you can't think of anything relevant to rhyme with 'gun', don't bother!
    richeyeon December 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI see the "brightest sun is the purest gun" line as essentially saying bright light / openness reveals truth- and facing your truth can be a gun. It can be a weapon pointed at others or at yourself, but it's a powerful thing, to have to face truth.
    thisnameplson April 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's surprising that this was never released...it's a fantastic song, easily album-worthy
    Cherub Rockon October 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my favourite songs, but has some negative effects on me in the same way as Street Spirit by Radiohead (use your imagination). I think it would be great on the holy Bible, just fits in with the sceme of things, you know.
    my nothingon November 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAlso I believe it's sycthes (whatever way you spell that), not sighs, but I might be wrong.
    my nothingon November 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI also thought it was "scythe". One thing I've never understood is the line about Dionysus though...
    staybeautifulon March 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDionysus is the Greek god of wine and pleasure (I think pleasure, I'm not sure). The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche wrote about Dionysian values in his book 'The Birth of Tragedy'. That's the extent of my knowledge on Dionysus I'm afraid...
    my nothingon May 01, 2005   Link

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