"Elder Misanthropy" as written by and Trevor Strnad Brian Eschbach....
Wisdom infinite, held tightly in my grasp
My sword one thousand battles strong
Ageless I remain, beyond the reach of death
Indebted by my soul

I have witnessed the birthing of your faith
The tribulations, the driving of the stake
So slowly this immortal coil unwinds
Until the end, the end of fucking time

Blood of the ancient one is burning through my veins
The blood of gods man's never known
I am the one who cannot die
I am the the killer for all time
Seeds of infinite hate I've sown

I walk the earth enshrouded in its darkness
Eclipsing, I claim the flesh of man
Ageless I remain with vengeance on my breath
Revolted by the meek

I have witnessed the birthing of your faith
The tribulations, the driving of the stake
So slowly this immortal coil unwinds
This crumbing world, has become mine

See the creation of this world
See it all reduced to ash
In the blink of a sunken eye
I see one hundred winters pass
My blessing, my curse
Perpetually I'm damned to earth
Of a soul I am bereft
Forever dying to be dead

Slipping through centuries untouched by human love
Void of the simple pleasures that human life provides
Forever bound, I lie in wait, undying, and insane

See the creation of this world
See it all reduced to ash
In the blink of a sunken eye
I see one hundred winters pass
My blessing, my curse
Perpetually I'm damned to earth
Of a soul I am bereft
Forever dying to be dead!


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"Elder Misanthropy" as written by Cory Grady Brian Eschbach

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    General CommentThis song is fucking classic - OMG.

    It talks about being omnipotent - god-like.
    Plornton August 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song gives me the image of some ageless undead warrior who is condemned to walk the earth for all eternity. I'm not sure what it's about exactly, but everytime I listen to it I just get the picture in my head of a 7 foot zombie-like creature with a giant sword slaying humans. Fawkin' rad!
    Slapbass18on January 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHaha reminds me of Gwar
    MyOwnBloodon May 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentokay Slapbass18 your a fucking idiot, how can you not know exactly what this song is about. The song is about some undead warrior who is forsaken by God and any other Holy entities and is deemed to walk the Earth for Eternity and he feels it is both his curse and blessing. i also add this is a pretty killer song but i like their newer stuff it has more of a Black metal feel in most of the new songs and the songs have more meaning to them.
    sacrificedon August 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDoes the main riff remind anyone of "Bloody Tears" from Castlevania? and their EP was called "What a horrible night to have a curse" Straight outta Castlevania 2.
    OW Angelon September 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about Cain, from the bible. He is condemned to walk the earth for eternity. The song just adds a few points to the story, like the sword, hating god etc.
    tilfordkage1985on November 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentone of my favorit songs! my band covered thsi song, and yeah this song is about a forsaken warrior, i always think of some lord of the rings shit but GOOD FUCKING SONG!
    xMandoForgottenxon March 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOW Angel is write, played on distorted guitar the song is exactly the same. In addition, sacrificed's interpretation is almost the exact same as Slapbass', only he took an agressive stance, so I guess he's 14 or something and not popular in school. The Cain idea is interesting to me, but I'm not sure it fits entirely.

    Please people, talk about what the lyrics may or may not be about and stop repeating yourself. Also, check interviews and such, alot of the song meanings are explained by the artists themselves.
    anarkiskaon March 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song is about a vampiric being. the title, elder misanthropy helps to clarify a bit. "Elder" is usually used to denote great vampires. The strongest. And misanthropy is the hatered of humankind.
    Although, it is quite possible that the song could just be about a forsaken warrior.

    nontheless... GREAT lyrics and instrumentals.
    fugativemascoton September 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti totally agree with this being about a very old and powerful vampire

    "blood of the ancient one is burning through my veins."

    could be reference to Dracula the first vampire.

    another reasons why i believe this is because of the

    "i have witnessed the birthing of your faith
    the tribulations, the driving of the stake."

    line talks about a religion most likely some form of christianity being brought in and the tribulations of hunting vampire the driving of the stake which obviously is a way to kill a vampire, but the vampire told in this song is too old and powerful thus survived and seeks revenge

    "slipping through centuries untouched by human love
    void of the simple pleasures that human life provides
    forever bound, i lie in wait, undying -- and insane."

    is also a very strong line in the song showing how it is also a curse living forever would get old and lonley and the life you live becomes hated ,but then again you dont wanna die because your soul is condemned to hell,another part that supports that is the final part

    "see the creation of this world
    see it all reduced to ash
    in the blink of a sunken eye
    i see one hundred winters pass
    my blessing, my curse
    perpetually i'm damned to earth
    of a soul i am bereft
    forever dying to be dead."

    lol i am very obsessed with this song, it is still my favorite
    Sir_Phillipon February 25, 2008   Link

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