"The Light That Blinds" as written by Matthew Bachand, Jason Bittner, Jonathan Donais, Brian Fair and Paul Romanko....
A crack forms in the foundation
Fault line through your defenses
Illuminating the essence
Once clouded by a myth

Store bought conformity
Force-fed duality, I warp reality

The comfort that you will find,
As you remain hidden.
The light betrays,
Casting your true self away,
They remain blinded.

As Vanity possesses me
I am further away
Gripped by a belief in empty words
Driven by a need to prove

The shell may wither
But the fire burns eternal

You hide behind
Cower
The light that blinds

Will never find
What burns inside
You remain blind
Behind the light


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"The Light That Blinds" as written by Jason Bittner Brian Fair

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    General CommentThe beginning of this song reminds me of the real metallica and I think musically shadows fall is going back to the roots where all the new metal should be going. No more of this pussy shit.
    Use My Third Armon March 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthat's all well and good, but what do you feel the song is about, this is the first album i bought out of boot camp and personally, i think it's amazing, this track i believe is about how religion can blind people to the obvious truth of what causes the pain around them.
    stick to your gunson September 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with sticktoyourguns that this song is about religion, but not so much about personal pain. I think this song is about people's internal denial of they spiritual beings they really are. I think in the first verse he is describing how he was awoken to truth, the myth being religion. Store-bought conformity refers to our denial of our individuality by trying to be like everyone else through purchased acquisions. Force-fed duality refers to being required to believe in religious doctrine (duality refers to this life v afterlife). I warp reality = i believe in things that are not true. (I = everyone)

    The comfort you will find as you remain hidden = as long as you accept religious doctrine you may remain comfortable yet ignorant of the real truth of our spirituality.

    The light = religious doctrine
    betrays = is a lie
    casting your true self away = religious doctrine when believed staunchly leaves no room to learn about and understand your true spiritual self
    They remain blinded = they'll never see the truth of what we really are

    As vanity posseses me = my body/mind shell ego which thinks it is the true me but is not
    I am further away = my shell is not who I am, it is only the vehicle in which I travel through this world
    Gripped in a belief in empty words = the shell believes the myth
    Driven by a need to prove = the desire we naturally have to prove that indeed we ARE this shell

    The shell may wither but the fire burns eternal = we are not this body, we are everlasting lifeforms of spirit

    We will never find what burns inside = we can never understand our true nature
    You remain blind behind the light = as long as we continue to believe the myth of religious doctrine.

    Great lyrics, only problem is the inconsistency with I, We and You. I tend to think he does not include himself with everyone else, yet his use of pronouns is mixed. Perhaps he fluctuates between believing and not believing the doctrines.
    sovereign797on September 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is fucking bad ass
    bigdaddynateon January 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentpersonally this is one of the best recorded drum tracks bittner is crazy
    drummer form hellon March 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgreat way to lead into an album with the acoustic guitar u don't know what do expect from these guys when u first hear the guitar but when that kick ass heavy metal guitar comes in u know that these hard ass rockers mean buisness
    Lpark686on July 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentShadows Fall truely has one of the greatest drummers ever, and this song proves it. This has to be on my top 10 song of all time. Anyways, I think it's about being brainwashed and lied to. You are being force fed bullshit you don't know what to believe in anymore, you don't what is the truth, or who is telling the truth. You then spread the lies onto others hence the "I warp reality" verse.
    The Matterhornon June 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBest song on the album right here
    SwiftImmortal_1on August 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe instrumentals at the beginning of this song sound so amazing that he almost spoils the song when he starts singing. Has to be one of the best intros to a song I think I've ever heard.
    minus_zer0on October 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwow this is a good song
    emerson511on December 13, 2006   Link

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