You sow the seeds of endless chumps,
And reap the weak with bible thumps.
You cross your T's and dot your eyes
To fill the world with vapid lies.
Your judging ways are sick to death,
Your ignorance and praying breath.
You profit from a confused land
That toils and dies to understand.

We're born in pain and trapped in doom,
Our empty lives in empty rooms.
The bible empties guilty minds,
While cries for help face shutting blinds.
These blind all scream for me to see
And disregard the ills of history.
The fairy tales are memorised
And spew from mouths with empty eyes.

No feeling...
Good book stole it away.

Another preacher fakes
To focus on a collection of plates,
Another sheep to masturbate
In books of names by ivory gates.
You're lost, you'll never find
A flock of sheep with rotting minds,
The cost, is suffering
2000 years and more in time.

And no one knows just what to do
And soon they'll set their sights on you,
The ignorant all hide in mass
(While) They cook the books, revise the past.

The winners write the lying tomes,
In a brave new world we're locked in "homes".
They pharmacize for docile proles
That digs us down in deeper holes.
(The) Progress comes in bloody waves,
The sword swings broad for blood it craves.
The pains still toil for dying dreams,
We televise their bloody screams.

Such sadness...
Nothing to do but pray.

Another victim dies, another moral suicide,
"No more books of lies -
Instead of food," the hungry cried,
You're lost, you'll never find,
Between the pews the rotting mind.
No trust, the ties that bind,
The little lies that burn and blind.

(In) human nature's greed and lust,
Our hopes and dreams decay to dust.
Confusion from their lies is rife,
We're crushed beneath our debts in life.

I'm told I've made the wrong mistake,
But what am I supposed to take?
The fabric frays; the screws are loose
We're sick of lies and mind abuse.

Lyrics submitted by skacore_dude

Feed The Children (Books Of Lies) song meanings
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    General CommentA song about how the churches make money off of people's superstitions about going to hell if they aren't good little boys and girls. Fuck the church!
    JesusNailedtoTson January 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSums up my thoughts on how religion has turned out. LoC Is the best band out there right now, with there blunt, in your face look on life and the world.

    zero1718on January 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIn a brave new world we're locked in "homes".- Huxley's "Brave New World"

    "docile proles"- Orwell, 1984.

    One of my favorite songs.
    Piss Offon February 02, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Book of Lies" = The Bible!!!

    Fuck religion, its ALL a giant scam!
    seanyboges666on August 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell, that's certainly just one man's opinion.

    I love this song. I don't think one has to find all of religion to be mind decaying in order to appreciate it, though.
    youmakemenervouson December 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentman oh man i just cant explain it almost all of stza's lyrics are so deep and have so much fuckin insights compare their lyrics to fall out boy big fuckin diffrence
    OvErPrIvIlEgEdon February 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe first bit mae me think of george bush....profit from a confused land. and if you read further it sounds like the whole situation...
    Arcane Cadaverson February 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDammit! Someone already mentioned the references of Brave New World and 1984! Argh...If anyone has not read either of these books, I would highly recommend it.

    In any case, I love this song. I mean, I really adore this song. It brings up how religion (more so toward Christianity) is justified in bloody violent wars, crusades, virtually. Not literally, but preachers rape our children's minds, and basically a big chuck of our populace. We're victimized and made ignorant and our mind's are abused.

    "I'm told I've made the wrong mistake,
    But what am I supposed to take?"

    Certainly not religious pompus bullshit.
    WorldInferno67on April 24, 2007   Link
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    MemoryThe lyrics are slightly wrong.
    Callsignon January 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentChristianity is not what you all think though. It's just corrupt people in the system. People who just grew up in church, thought they had an idea what it was about, and became money makers with clever facades. Christianity is truly about love. I recommend reading the articles on this website to figure out what Christianity is actually supposed to be.…
    Tudles1on June 24, 2009   Link

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