Some people know the order,
But they’re hard to find
Some people roll you over
And then they blow your mind

Some have the will to occupy

Some people can’t remember
But that’s nothin’ new
Some people kill for lovin’
Including me and you

But I guarantee your time is due
I guarantee your time is due x2

Black fire
Illuminate the chosen few
Liars assassinate what’s come for you

Distant winds spread salvation
And beat you down with shame
Once redeemed is gone forever
Never be unchained

The future steals what once remained

Some people speak the truth now
When there’s no one else to blame
Then they try to beat you down boy
If you don’t do the same

Choose me or choose eternal flame

Choose me or choose eternal flame

Black fire
Illuminate the chosen few
Liars assassinate what’s come for you

Beware back slider
You need to know
Just why we were
Cause I might be losin’ my mind

Deception of your mind
Chasing what was once divine
Onward for the truth absurd
I think we finally know just why we were…
Alone

Nobody knows the answer
They never question why
And blind faith will lead you nowhere
It happens every time

Spirit shines and now it’s time to die

Lights dim and you can’t remember
You pray you’re homeward bound
Kill the dream forget the memories
That were so profound

The revolution dies with out a sound
The revolution dies with out a sound

Black fire
Illuminate the chosen few
Liars assassinate what’s come for you
Beware back slider

You need to know, just why we were
Cause soon you’ll be losin’ your mind



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    General CommentPepper Keenan: It’s just this crazy song that evolved. In the southern United States a backslider is some one who knows the ways of God and still chooses to turn his/her back on it. There’s a lot of hypocritical in that type of religion, especially down south. I was just taking little observations of that. How they treat each other, how they treat other people, without giving a history lesson. It’s a good topic to tackle. It had a lot of imagery in it. It’s a cool song.
    Firewalkeron August 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentPepper Keenan: It’s just this crazy song that evolved. In the southern United States a backslider is some one who knows the ways of God and still chooses to turn his/her back on it. There’s a lot of hypocritical in that type of religion, especially down south. I was just taking little observations of that. How they treat each other, how they treat other people, without giving a history lesson. It’s a good topic to tackle. It had a lot of imagery in it. It’s a cool song.
    Firewalkeron August 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think its about the illuminati,

    backslider - 1.A recidivist; one who backslides, especially in a religious sense; an apostate.  [quotations ▼]
    She married him thinking to change his ways, and for a while he got religion, but he was ever a backslider; she soon began finding bottles stashed about the house.


    Black Fire (Zohar.) A Kabbalistic term for Absolute Light and Wisdom; "black" because it is incomprehensible to our finite intellects.


    Black fire
    Illuminate the chosen few (eg the Masons, Kabbalists, Luciferians etc.)
    jamescfhon August 05, 2011   Link

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