"Worms Of The Earth" as written by and Derek Doherty Nathan Barcalow....
Worms of the earth
Rise in numbers
A silent night
Brings them upon us
Rising from the soil
To torment the living
Torment the living

Gentlemen, our faith is wounded
And yes, we are wounded too
They've come out from the swamp
But we, we stand on both legs

They will roll over
And over and over again
And another lonely pacifist
Lying in the sun
There is no ground control
(MAYDAY!)

Breathe not a word of this
Quiet, quiet confidence
The time has come to face this
We all must bear witness

The world will roll over
And over and over again
And another lonely pacifist
Dying in the sun
I will not watch this
I will not watch this all come down

Careful boy, careful...
Absence of heart makes a boy, a man, a monster
Absence of heart makes a boy, a man, a monster
Absence of heart makes a boy, a man, a monster
Absence of heart makes a boy, a man, a monster



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"Worms of the Earth" as written by Derek Doherty Nathan Barcalow

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    General CommentCoredump hit the nail on the head. Nate sings about standing up against the wicked people (worms) who try to make this world a terrible place and torment the people in it. It's depicted as a war scene in which Nate is giving his soldiers orders. "Gentlemen our faith is wounded, and yes we are wounded to" could be faith in their faith in humanity is wounded and they themselves (or their numbers) are effected by it. "They've come out from the swamp but we, we stand on both legs" meaning they are coming for us but we can triumph over them. "They will roll over and over again" is how worms move, meaning they will keep coming. "Another lonely pacifist lying in the sun" meaning they have killed the peace. "There is no ground control, MAYDAY" means no one is trying to contain it and that we're all going down the drain. The next part is about taking action against them swiftly and quietly "breath not a word of this...we all must bear witness". "I will not watch this all come down" meaning I will not let them drag us down with them and destroy everything we've stood for. Then he warns them "Careful boy...absence of heart makes a boy, a man, a monster" meaning if you don't hang on to those morals and the nobility inside you, you become just like them...monsters
    frgUL8ron May 21, 2009   Link
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    General Commentno comments, goddamn it's a good song nonetheless.
    punkrockhomicideon June 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It's especially great when they open with it. Oh and I belive they are also screaming May Day, after "there is no ground control" I think..
    moshixmoshion June 30, 2003   Link
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    General CommentGreat Song tho ;)
    MessageFromKathleneon April 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentFuckin crazy song!!!!!! Sounds too much like Glassjaw though, but fuckin crazy!!!!
    deftonesworldwideon April 26, 2004   Link
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    General Commentok im a finch fan but boy do i hate this song. the only decent part is at the end. thank god R2K said it wasnt gonna be on the new album. i mean i love finch though so please dont think im just bashing them
    hpw101on June 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is really good live. Finch played it first and everyone went crazy in the pit.
    Krwlng_n_mie_sknon September 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI read the lyrics to this song before I actually heard it, and I was amazed by them. The lyrics gave me goosebumps just reading them. But then I heard the song. And I have to say that even though Finch is thebestbandonearth, I was dissapointed in the song. It sounded nothing like them. It almost sounded manufactured.
    la_femme_morte89on October 05, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwhats it about though?
    emokidsarecoolon November 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgood question...what does it mean?
    rhcproxon November 01, 2004   Link

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