Open your heart to the lord of light
Open your heart and mind and let him in
He holds the key to the throne of might
You are empty
Say his name and let him in
All hail the dawn of a rising star
All hail the crowned and conquering child
Morning will come for you at last
No matter how far into night you have strayed
Say his name
Welcome the child
A new world is crawling from the ashes of the old
Two thousand years of guilt and fear
And the greatest lie ever told
Out of the wounded side of the dying god
Out of the sacred heart of the throttled hen
The blood is the life
The flowing milk for the infant god
The throne is empty
The cup is full
He approaches and then
He steps from the shadow and he opens up his eyes
He spills the blood onto the throne
And hurls a curse up to the skies
I am the adversary and must remain the adversary


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A Hymn to the Morning Star song meanings
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    General CommentThis song is only part of the whole, the entire record. This RECORD is about how "mandkind is a plague" and must be destroyed. It has nothing to do with christianity or any other religion. It is a nihilistic world-view it portrays, not a satanic, occult nor even peganistic.

    As far as I can see they've just chosen to use religious language to give the song and the overall ambient of the record a more solemn twist.

    Of cause you will think that this song I about Satan, if you're a christian. And it is the first impression you get when you hear this song. It is part of their genius... And of cause you will think that this song is about how we should go back to the old religions and worship the sun, if you have seen the movie Zeitgeist and thinks that if it has been so much on your mind ever since you saw it, it must relate to anything you think about; even this song (there is some sort of logic there, but not a very good one).
    Never the less, this song and this record is a nihilistic expession and a very good one indeed. Mankind IS IN FACT a plague and that is why "the donky-headed adversary of humanity" opposes it.

    Here is what the song realy sais, without all the religious frame work:
    -Mankind has been idiots for the last 2000 years or more. Their religion and their ideas has now become so corrupt that it now brings on their own demise.
    The new "god" the song i talking about is the results of all our idiocracy, our pollution, our religious ideas that builds borders were there are none. The new "god" (to a nihilist an entity that will judge and destroy all mandkind is as close to a god as anything (something nihilist have in common with christians)), who, for some reason which at the moment is puzzling me is donky-headed, then approaches, curses the old that made him and then declares he is and must remain the adversary. He is in other words an anti-thesis of the old thesis. Then, in the next song, he has a trial where the scratchings in the wall, the lark, the trees, the stones and the flowers bear witness and he then condemns mandkind to death by worm, sparrow, eel, dog, sand, flower, water, stone, silence and sorrow..
    Later on the record in the song called "bring back the apocalypse" we are asked to embrace this nihilistic idea and turn away from our pointless "progress" and machines and all the other bullshit of the "modern" world..

    This is obviously a nihilistic record..!
    DinMorsPimpon May 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti wouldn't call it satanist.
    most of the references in here (such as All hail the dawn of a rising star, All hail the crowned and conquering child) are very hermetic or Aleister Crowley-ish.. in fact, i think much of it is from Liber Al Legis. Of course, that stuff is taken from Egyptian religion and all sorts of stuff. so more occult than satanic.

    out of the wounded side of the dying god could refer to anything from Christ to Odin...
    junkyardbomberon October 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthow come it is so hard for people to interpret this song?

    it's about the sun,

    why?

    -recurrent references to the Sun
    -recurrent references to the Sun as being a god
    -'the greatest lie ever told' and all that comes before it refers to how Christianity has been making people forget about our real god, the first god that was ever worshiped by all of our ancestors; the Sun
    -throne=the earth
    -milk, blood, etc=energy, light, etc
    -the adversary part is just a connection to the next song on the album; 'the donkey-headed adversary'
    polyorchison November 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentjunkyardbomber

    -i forgot to mention-
    you're right about the whole egyptian thing (regarding my point about worshiping the Sun)
    in the video you even see nils as a sphinx...

    come on, this song really is easy to understand.
    polyorchison November 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a luciferian prophecy. The next song in the album is about another prophecy, and then the next one explains another prophecy. All of these prophecies are proven wrong, and a donkey headed creature rises up against humanity.
    Esotericaon November 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentevidence?
    polyorchison November 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMorning Star:

    Jesus
    The Virgin Mary
    ---
    Lucifer
    The Book of Revelation

    The song morphs from imagery of Jesus to the apocalypse, and Lucifer, which is continued throughout the rest of the album.
    happyphantomon March 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI just realised that I've made an error in the above:
    I'm saying "...Later on the record in the song called "bring back the apocalypse" we are asked to embrace this nihilistic idea and turn away from our pointless "progress" and machines and all the other bullshit of the "modern" world.."
    It is of cause not the song "Bring Back the Apocalypse", it is in fact the song "FC: the Freedom Club"...
    DinMorsPimpon May 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOne of Lucifer's names is "The Morning Star." This song is a hymn to Satan, without question. I believe the intent of this song is to masquerade as a much more normal hymn but slowly reveal through the lyrics and the tone that it is much more nefarious, leading up to the next song on the album; The Donkey Headed Adversary of Humanity Opens the Discussion.

    I believe that by F.C The Freedom Club on the album, the direct tie to a Satanist or counter Christian message has disappeared.
    Malkomon August 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt couldn't be more clear that religion in general is the topic of this song. With many instances of words and ideas extremely common to religious texts, the Christian text in particular, in almost every line.

    They may have wanted it to be about Jesus and Christianity. "2000 years", and "blood of the infant god" are possibly the most obvious indicators of this in the song.

    Ofcourse since Christianity is historically based on religions that came before it (what are now known as myths) it is impossible for anyone to talk about one without seemingly referring to another or many. However considering the context of the place and time in which this song was written it is more then likely that they had Christianity in mind.

    The topic of the album (mankind is a plague and it would be better for us to be removed)is not lost in this assault on religion. Religions, especially Christianity, have given arguments to ignore things like global warming since we can not destroy what god has created even if we try (we can toss as much carbon as we like into the atmosphere and no harm will come as it is gods atmosphere and planet). So religion is one example of something that has the potential to promote our plague-ness.
    newexperimenton November 30, 2008   Link

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