"The Death And Resurrection Show" as written by and Gill Coleman....
Mark out the points, build the pyre
Assemble different drummers, light up the fire
Put on your masks and animal skins
Illumination, illumination

Listen to the drums
Between each beat, each beat of the drum
Oh beloved mother of liberty
Hold me in your arms

Burn burn, burn brightly
Burn burn, burn white heat
Burn burn, burn brightly
Burn burn, burn white heat

And the day will come before the lights go out
Who will you turn to, who will you turn to
Choose the crucifixion or Osiris slain
Recurring themes, time again

Illumination, illumination
Burn burn, burn brightly
Burn burn, burn white heat

Oh, how ingenious the centuries of lies
Ezekiel?s chariots streak across the skies
Holy books and history texts forget because we know
Souls are recycled in the death and resurrection show
Oh beloved mother of liberty, come to me

Everything I'm taught, amounts to not
Everything I learn, the fire shall burn
Notions of myself that I'm not
Whoever I was is now lost

Illumination, illumination
Burn burn, burn brightly
Burn burn, burn white heat

Oh, how ingenious the centuries of lies
Ezekiel?s chariots streak across the skies
Holy books and history texts forget because we know
Souls are recycled in the death and resurrection show

Oh, beloved woman of liberty, come to me
Burn away all my impurities
Hold me in your arms

Burn burn, burn brightly
Burn burn, burn white heat
Burn burn, burn brightly
Burn burn, burn white heat

Oh, how ingenious the centuries of lies
Ezekiel?s chariots streak across the skies
Holy books and history texts forget because we know
Souls are recycled in the death and resurrection show

Oh, beloved woman of liberty
Hold me in your arms


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"The Death & Resurrection Show" as written by Jeremy Coleman Andrew James Dalrymple Gill

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    General CommentThe song sounds like it's about religion in general. Jaz Coleman as far as I'm aware isn't quite your average religious guy, didn't he go off to Iceland at one point to hide from the Apocalypse? I think he's talking about religion in general and how we make up lies to fool ourselves and other people into believing that there is a place we can go after living here on Earth. But there isn't, there just us, we die, and life goes on without us.
    Maybe that's why it's called "The Death and Resurrection Show"? Because it's all just a show for humanity? To trick them into believeing this?
    "Who will you turn to?" Which religion will you pick? From Eygptians to the Christians, they all say the same stuff in his eyes. Resurection and an afterlife etc
    Maybe that's why Ezekiel's chariot's is pluralised, from what I've looked up, Ezekiel's chariot is the name given to thhe throne of God whcih Ezekiel saw in two visions, but pluralising it makes it less about one God and more about the many that we believe in, or choose to create.
    The same with the tribal religion at the beginning, the old beliefs that we would come back as a new person or animal.
    But he believes we don't. "Everything I've learned, the fire shall burn" at the end, when you die, that's it. There is simply no more you.

    Although I can't quite figure out what he means by "the lights go out" whether it's about dying or the end of the world proper, as in the Apocalypse.
    Well, they're my thoughts. Correct me if I'm wrong hehe
    ukajcon August 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou guys are spot on with the meanings. The first verse is all about the showmanship involved in the death of Jesus, hence the "Show" of Death and Resurrection.

    He then moves forward to judgement day.:
    "And the day will come, Before the lights go out, Who will you turn to, Who will you turn to."



    He then points out how the story of Jesus is similar to others in history:
    "Choose the crucifixion, Or Osiris slain, Recurring themes, time again."

    He also points out the lies and deceit of Christianity: "Oh how ingenious the centuries of lies," "Everything im taught, amounts to nought"

    In the end he says that all "Souls are recycled in the death and resurrection show."
    raphon October 14, 2008   Link
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    General Comment The song, in my opinion, is about shamanism and I believe it may even be about the book called "The death and resurrection show: From Shaman to Superstar". The book talks about how shamanism being the oldest religion, known to us, affects every recent religion and now show business. I think that's the point that's being thrown across. Music/show business has in itself become a religion.
    Shamanism has been in existence since we were in our primitive forms. This song even mentions possession in how he calls out to the "mother of liberty", a tradition that religions like voodoo still have because they are still closely linked to shamanism. Possession actually originated from humans believing they've been possessed by a higher power and is how we've changed from "man the animal" to "man the human". Even the drums mentioned point towards shamanism. In voodoo they pay special attention to the drums and the spaces "between each beat" because these were known to be portals into the underworld and helped in possession. Even the way the beat (although it's 4/4) is grouped into 3's is arguably taken from voodoo because the groupings of three in drumming is sacred to them.
    If anyone reads the book "The death and Resurrection show" you'll notice that chapter two: "Shamanism the Old Religion" says the exact same thing that are found in these lyrics:

    Everything im taught, amounts to nought
    Everything I learn, the fire shall burn
    Notions of myself that i'm not
    Who ever I was is now lost

    I found a paragraph that mentions exactly this in how we've lost the root we had in this religion ages ago. There is even a quote that says:
    "In order to arrive at what you are not
    You must go through the way in which you are not"
    Sound familiar?

    All I'm saying is that the idea doesn't seem that original but the song does make a good point. I believe that if you really want to understand the song you should read the book and the lyrics will become as clear as water.

    MarielleAsheLoireon November 19, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about jesus and christianity it compares him to the Ancient Egyptian osiris.hu died and was resurected like jesus supposedly was.i think the song is about how christianity is oppressive and people embrace it becuase they feel it will make them better ppl.that is wat the mother of liberty and burning refer to.more comments plz.
    tacitusmercutioon June 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree. Really- there are many Christ-like figures throughout history that predate his supposed existence.
    Agentlemonheadon June 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe first stanza is about ancient man, the primitive. The primitive has enlightenment, illumination. That is, he understands the truth. The Mother of Liberty, fire, illumination are all gnostic images of enlightenment. Along comes organized religion, with it's lies. There is a reference to the Frazer argument that the death of Christ is just a retelling of the Osiris myth. The person who has been tainted by the lies of organized religion, finally gains enlightenment, and transcends his ego, with the knowledge that he will be reborn after his body dies.
    princeofcupson September 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNeed for Speed Underground 2!!!
    antox89on December 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentZooming in on the woman, she'll be the religion-transcending phenomenon most commonly known as Kundalini. This energy stroke goddess manifests in spiritual aspirants as a serpent of fire rearing up the spine, burning away spiritual dross as she goes. When she reaches the head (specifically the third eye), the most common aspect of the experiences are profound illumination and whiteout.

    The non-singular chariots from the book of Ezekiel zipping around up above will be astral projectors finding out for themselves how the universe ticks without being sidetracked by religious dogma. Although the Bible implied there was only one such chariot of interdimensional travel, everybody's got one. The specific technique alluded to is Drunvalo Melchizedek's merkaba meditation (Ezekiel's chariot is also known as the Merkaba). Mystery schools have focused on it as a means of achieving spiritual ecstasy (ek-stasis, standing outside of oneself, out of body experience) since the early middle ages.
    squidnesson June 19, 2012   Link
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    General CommentWhen the lyrics of the other songs are considered, I think we see an overall theme about Global Elite, Illuminati, Knights Templar & the centuries old masquerade we have endured to bring us to the point of a New World Order (Total Invasion: United Nations) & the ensuing catastrophe (Asteroid: Fire from Heaven- Coming in from the Void) that will result from the CERN: Awaken Project, which is set to open the portal to the underworld!
    WitchDoctoron August 08, 2016   Link

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