Sanguis meus tibi non iam perbibendus sit

Macula aeterintatis
Numquam detergenda
Quisnam surget et deteget
Imaginem veritates?

People created religious inventions
To give their lives a glimmer of hope
And to ease their fear of dying
And people created religious intentions
Only to feel superior and to have a license to kill

Our desire to die is stronger
Than all your desire for life
There is no getting away from it now
Only true faith survives

People created religious inventions
To give their lives a glimmer of hope
And to ease their fear of dying
And people created religious ascensions
To subject the others and to enslave, just to further enrich themselves

It doesn't matter where we die
It doesn't matter that you cry
We will take you with us

A disgrace on the beyond

O servator, sempiterne
Te grati coluimus, Odor atrox quo nons superfundis intolerabilis est

Deceive yourself by yielding
to soft words that cause no pain
Enrich yourself with different views
Learned without disdain

A disgrace on the beyond
That can never be undone
Who shall rise and unveil
The Facade of Reality?

Is there still room for new dents in old wrecks?
A disgrace on the beyond that can never be undone
Deceive yourself by yielding to soft words
Enrich yourself by making up your own mind

Sanguis meus tibi non iam perbibendus sit


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Façade of Reality (The Embrace That Smothers Part V) song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentI LOVE Epica and yea, this song is definitely about terrorism and how people use religion as their excuse to do things that are corrupt and hateful.

    Anyways, I thought you guys may like the translations for the latin parts, so here they are:
    Sanguis meus tibi non iam perbibendus sit
    Macula aeterintatis
    Numquam detergenda
    Quisnam surget et deteget
    Imaginem veritates?

    translates into:
    May my blood no longer be for you to drink
    A spot for eternity
    Never to be wiped away
    Who then will rise and lay bare
    The likeness of truth?

    O servator, sempiterne
    Te grati coluimus, Odor atrox quo nons superfundis intolerabilis est

    translates into:
    O savior, eternally
    We have become strong for your sake
    The bloody odor which was not poured over is unable to endure;

    andddd:

    Sanguis meus tibi non iam perbibendus sit
    May my blood be drunk by you no longer
    lixie13on January 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAmazing song, I just love it.. All the album "The Phantom Agony" songs are just so beautifull and full of meanings..

    but don't you see that terrorism and blind faith and killing for satisfying God doesn't only exist in muslim people minds.. it does really exist in all religious and non-religious dogmas?!
    Leo24on August 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is what got me into Epica. The transition between choir and vocals in 0:59 is beautiful. I wonder about the translation of the other language, but I assume it's close to what the chorus means.
    Some_3517on April 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKill me for playing captain obvious, but it's about religion. More, it's about how people twist religion to their own needs and corrupt the original meaning. The fact that they do this takes away from the hope, ect. that it gives to other believers.
    Mephisto_xon June 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a song about terrorists .Just look at these lines ''It doesn't matter where we die
    It doesn't matter that you cry
    We will take you with us''
    Those people are ready to kill,and they think that they are doing that to satisfy God.They don't care if they are going to die to.And they are ready to take others with them
    originon July 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with origin that its about terrorism because there's a voice clip talking about the people who died on september 11th.

    "And people created religious ascensions
    To subject the others and to enslave, just to further enrich themselves
    "

    I also think this song can refer to many different religions because there's always a reocurring theme in organized religion where we see people forcing others into subserviance because it's "god's will" or it's "destiny".
    spacepirateon September 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is not about terrorism in general, it's about religion fueled terrorism more precisely it is for Muslim extremists whom crimes becomes martyrdom in their indoctrinated -and as a result twisted- minds.

    It's about the evils of blind faith, also it uses a Tony Blair clip with a kind of irony since immediately after Blair's statement UK and US did the same to them also fueled in a great regard from religious zealotry (if not the leaders, at least the soldiery).
    Steve32on November 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Façade of Reality" - was written about the September 11, 2001 attacks and includes fragments from speeches of Tony Blair.
    "This mass terrorism is the new evil in our world today."
    "Those people who lost their lives on the 11th of september
    And those that mourn them
    Now is the time for the strength to build that community
    Let that be their memorial"
    bayern1on March 04, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Façade of Reality" - was written about the September 11, 2001 attacks and includes fragments from speeches of Tony Blair.
    "This mass terrorism is the new evil in our world today."
    "Those people who lost their lives on the 11th of september
    And those that mourn them
    Now is the time for the strength to build that community
    Let that be their memorial"
    bayern1on March 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationAs stated before, this song refers to the terror attacks of Sep 11th, 2001. To me it seems like it's main topic would be a question asked to both parties of the conflict, the western-christian world and the muslim extremists: "Do you really think one of you is better than the other?"
    Mikoschon June 04, 2010   Link

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