I've read all these words that are lies about you
Waiting for worlds to die without you
And I will wait no more
Heaping virgins around me
I summon the Oberammergau
The hell-mouth
And I command this maw

To split
And Moloch spit

This cumbersome concept that men call the beast
I require its head on my wall
My brothers desire a feast

Black Pope now!
The Anti-Christ
Spawn of Satan, the Anti-Christ
Or maybe it's nothing at all
Lost prophecy of the peasant whore

So much lost
So much forgotten
So what...

I choose to be a blasphemer
To bring your kind to heel
Bring forth the beast, cleave him with my steel

Your gilded domes mask perversions
Your mildewed tomes beg for inversion
Black Pope. the hell-mouth spoke
To me, it's all the same
Religion is for the weak
A haven for the lame

I will crush your Anti-Christ
Kill him and his kind
Crucify the crippled
The Devil is a lie

Awake, awake deep Thanetos!
The sea becomes the sky
Divided with the Sword of Khoz
To purge the Oberammergau

Chronicles defame me
Chemicals inflame me
I was born to rule your world
And no you shall never tame me

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Anti-Anti-Christ song meanings
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    General CommentIf they're anti-anti-christ, does that mean that they're for christ?

    Just a thought.

    I figure they're against the anti christ, but for themselves. Interesting concept.
    Kaiston September 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I think the idea is that they are agains the anti-christ because they dont think he is all he is cracked up to be. That doesn't mean they are for christ though...thats just not GWAR's style.
    Wilkson March 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAbraxus, I think you had it right. Also I didn't get the virgin mary reference at first, but thanks to you it's blatantly clear. And very valid :)
    Phanaticon January 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou guys didn't read it very carefully. Two lines sum it all up.

    Religion is for the weak
    A haven for the lame

    They do not believe in any of it. They crush the antichrist because there is no Christ and there is no anti-Christ, it is all so much offal. And look at this line:

    Or maybe it's nothing at all,
    Lost prophecy of the peasant-whore.

    They went right out there and said "Holy pergancy my ass, the 'virgin' Mary was a fucking whore, that's how she got pregnant with that little fuck." Who did you THINK 'peasant whore' referred to?

    They are saying religion is so much bullshit.
    Abraxuson September 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, Kaist, you're just bringing up the old fallacy of "my enemy's enemy is my friend."
    They are against being persecuted as the anti-christ, because that is as fictional as christ.

    "Your gilded domes mask perversions"
    could be about how many church officials are paedophiles, etc.
    Tiejazon March 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLike many GWAR songs, this song has multiple meanings.

    Taken literally and within the context of the overall album, the song is about GWAR summoning a larger beast (Oberammergau - The Hellmouth) to defeat the Black Pope, who is believed to be the Anti-Christ and has taken over the church and corrupted it from the inside. That's what the whole "heaping virgins around me, I summon the Oberammergau" line is about. Oderus is conducting a ritual sacrifice to summon the Hellmouth. This fits in with the overall storyline of the album, which culminates in "The Song of Words," where GWAR goes to war with the forces of the Black Pope, aided by the creatures that Oberammergau spewed forth from some chaos dimension. In the end, GWAR doesn't do this to save or defend the church... They do it because they're GWAR, and GWAR kills stuff.

    Taken figuratively, the song is about how all religions are lies. The idea is that if there is no Christ-God, then there is no Devil. In order for one to be truly anti-Christian, they must also be anti-Satan because one predicates the other. It touches on the corruption within the church and the fact that the entire structure of organized religion is designed to oppress people and make the weak feel strong.

    Almost nothing that GWAR does has a single meaning. It's what makes them such a great act. On one hand, they're establishing a mythos and telling awesome stories within it. On the other hand, they are making social commentary the whole time. In conclusion: GWAR rules!
    z0mb1on July 10, 2012   Link

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