Unable to move from a point of view,
driven by reasons as old as time itself.

Symbiotic In Theory

In order for a life to be
commanded it must be owned.

Symbiotic In Theory

Gravity forces water
to flow downhill,
a will is not given.

Inferior or superior,
will is that which decides.

Gravity forces water
to flow downhill,
a will is not given.

To give and take, to be...

Symbiotic In Theory

(Solos: Muenzner/ Suicmez)


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    General CommentI think this is kind of an attack on organized religion. People let their god of choice govern their thoughts and lives, taking away any semblance of free will.

    The line "Inferior or superior, will is that which decides" means that even if somebody is making bad decisions in their life, it's still their decision to make, which is the beauty of free will.

    This solo seems really similar to the solo in Fermented Offal Discharge. In fact, I think "Symbiotic in Theory II" would have been a better title for FOD.
    clintmman_47on August 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationUnable to move from a point of view,
    driven by reasons as old as time itself.

    (We are forced to obey the rules of nature, for reasons that are as old as time)


    Symbiotic In Theory

    (life is in essence symbiotic, the theory part suggests belief in a higher power with intelligent design but obviously not a diety we understand. Think about it, a theory means: #
    # hypothesis: a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena; "a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory"; "he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was ..."
    which implies intelligent design of the symbiotic world we life in)



    In order for a life to be
    commanded it must be owned.

    (Because life MUST abide by certain rules IE: the rules of physics, the rules of biology, the rules of nature, something which we must admit is more powerful than us is at work. That something you can call "god" or you can call it nature)


    Symbiotic In Theory

    Gravity forces water
    to flow downhill,
    a will is not given.

    (again, the rules of gravity cannot be broken. implying a higher power of some sort.)

    Inferior or superior,
    will is that which decides.

    (we cannot simply DECIDE to not obey the rules of nature. try to not eat or jump off a building and fly, you will fail. Try to not die, ever, you'll fail. Again, implying a higher power. See a trend here?)

    Gravity forces water
    to flow downhill,
    a will is not given.

    To give and take, to be...

    (nature requires that organisms give and take amongst one another to support life, here's where DEATH gets brought in, remember, this IS a death metal album after all. As we die, organisms feed off us, as we live we take from nature eating dead things, in the end, we give it all back to bacteria)

    Symbiotic In Theory

    (and it was all symbiotic in theory.)
    slickthellamaon May 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about Spider-Man and the symbiote. or maybe Venom
    Nafzgeron June 26, 2009   Link

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