Subdued by madness reality severe
Pervading my mind, and my actions for years
Flashbacks of combat, now hinder the skills
Once possessed to gain victory through kills

Symptoms increase
Reliving fear, visions will not cease
Conflicts arise
Once on the field, now inside my mind

Lucid no more
Haunted by actions for life I endure
The past invades
Searing within, my soul is now decayed

Deemed unfit to serve and obey
Restraining dementia, through war I obtained
Shell of a man, I have become
Tolls of warfare, sanity has done
Now in sickness my life declines
Lunacy ruling... now ruling my life

Subdued by madness reality severe
Pervading my mind, and my actions for years
Flashbacks of combat, hinder the skills
Once possessed to gain victory through kills

Symptoms increase
Reliving fear, visions will not cease
Conflicts arise
Once on the field, now within my mind

Lucid no more
Haunted by actions for life I endure
The past invades
Searing within, my soul is now decayed

Symptoms increase
Reliving fear, visions will not cease
Conflicts arise
Once on the field, now within my mind


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    General CommentThe lyrics explore an American soldier's mental anguish following his return home from the second Gulf War.Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is the most common name[1] given to a variably debilitating disorder or disorders characterized by persistent fatigue unrelated to exertion and not substantially relieved by rest.[2] It is also sometimes referred to as post-viral fatigue syndrome (PVFS, when the condition arises following a flu-like illness), myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), or several other terms. The etiology (cause or origin) of CFS is currently unknown.[2]

    Symptoms of CFS include widespread muscle and joint pain; cognitive difficulties; chronic, often severe, mental and physical exhaustion; and other characteristic symptoms in a previously healthy and active person. Fatigue is a common symptom in many illnesses, but CFS is a multi-systemic disease and is relatively rare by comparison.[3] Diagnosis requires a number of features the most common being severe mental and physical exhaustion which is "unrelieved by rest", is worsened by exertion and is present for at least six months. All diagnostic criteria require that the symptoms must not be caused by other medical conditions. CFS patients may report additional symptoms[4] including muscle weakness, cognitive dysfunction, hypersensitivity, orthostatic intolerance, digestive disturbances, depression, poor immune response, cardiac and respiratory problems. It is unclear if these symptoms represent co-morbid conditions or are produced by an underlying etiology of CFS.[5] Full resolution occurs in only 5-10% of cases.[6]

    CFS is thought to have an incidence of 4 adults per 1,000 in the United States.[7] For unknown reasons CFS occurs most often in people in their 40s and 50s, more often in women than men,[8][9] and is less prevalent among children and adolescents.[6] Because there is no medical test which is diagnostic of CFS, the disorder is a "purely subjective condition" which relies largely on patient history, and remains a diagnosis of exclusion.[10]

    Whereas there is agreement on the genuine threat to health, happiness and productivity posed by CFS, various physicians groups, researchers and patient advocates promote different nomenclature, diagnostic criteria, etiologic hypotheses and treatments, resulting in controversy about many aspects of the disorder. The name CFS itself is controversial as some patients and advocacy groups, as well as some experts, believe it stigmatizes the illness and they have therefore supported efforts to change the name.[11] Many alternative names for chronic fatigue syndrome have been proposed
    sepultura1987on August 29, 2009   Link

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