"In Times Gone Past" as written by and Russell Cogdell....
I see it in your eyes
The tearing in your heart
As I awaken I learn first
First of dying

And lying inside the ground forgotten
I learn of love
I learn of terror
I feel the curse inside my body

My God, my God
Why have you forsaken me and put this curse inside my body?
We live within a curse and within the divine
We're born and raised to work
And then grow old and die

(In our golden time)

Cut and burnt then thrown into the tied
I have lived and died
Lie beneath the ground
Ascend into the sky

I feel the earth spinning slow
And winding down with the sun
I feel the curse inside my body
Running through my veins into my mind

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"In Times Gone Past" as written by Russell Cogdell

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    General Commenti believe dan suffers from panic attacks, it sounds like the verse are an explanation of some of his symptons, and the chorus is asking why this has to happen to him
    Skeezixon January 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis could be what Jesus was feeling as He was crucified and buried. "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me" is what He called out to God as He was dying on the cross. that's all i have for right now, since it's 2:30 AM and i haven't gotten much sleep for the past three days, which means my brain is pretty much shot. i'm sure headbanging and pseudo-hardcore dancing alone in my house to Zao turned up to max volume didn't do much for the 'ol brain cells either.
    SnareRushJunkieon January 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYou guys forget that this is off of a CONCEPT album of Zao's entitled "The Funeral of God", where He abandons man: period.

    Maybe it make sense now.
    tonytonytonyon February 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhoever wrote the lyrics doesn't seem to be a very happy man...he sees our lives written before us by society and also that God has forsaken all mankind...so depressing. It's a great song musically though.
    Christ_is_King!on June 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think "curse inside my body" in the chorus should be 'chastice on my body.' Sounds like that. And the lyrics makes sense that way.

    Also, Snare is right. That line is most definately a quote from Jesus.
    Corporal_Punishmenton September 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhy would jesus the savior say My God My God why have you forsaken me. he knew he was going to have die. i think it was more like God forgive them for they know not what they do. My God My God why have you forsaken me is what a woman called out to God when her only loved one died. i think i may be wrong.

    TruthlessHero1992on March 30, 2009   Link

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