"Heretics & Killers" as written by and Moe Carlson Arif Mirabdolbaghi....
They called me the man with the blood of Christ honesty
But tonight I drink with heathens and the finest of our blasphemies

In wine there's truth but in silence there's surrender
A screaming for the silence in stunned suspicious terror
Built a temple in my life and used God to seal the pillars
After twenty years of fighting young heretics and killers
I watch my temple fall to pieces at the first signs of oncoming weather
Fell to my knees just like Jesus in the cave, knew I would die
But my lips could only; I am not your son, so why have you forsaken me?
There's a hole in my heart but it just makes me unholy
Crucified that night and walked away with alter-egos
Like the prison priest who preached his dead and buried gospel

While my faith is in ruins my duty breathes strong
I'm a parrot in a cage saying prayers to belong to a textbook
Of my crying, lying, dying history; a time so full of life that I was anything but me


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"Heretics & Killers" as written by Lucas Hoskin Arif Mirabodlbaghi

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    General CommentSince the band has confirmed that this album is a story and this third of that story is told by the prison preist we know that is fact. the interpretation part is what the priest is thinking just before Kezia is executed.

    I think that the priest is regretting taking part in a society that allows this kind of punishment. he is also doubting his religion, not that he doesnt believe in god, its that he doesnt believe in his organized version of religion what has him mindlessly saying prayers (like a parrot) from the bible (which is like a textbook full of formulas)
    Cpt_Blood_Sausageon April 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAfter Rody says "history" for the final time in this song, does anyone else think they hear the "toasty" soundbyte from Mortal Kombat?
    adeptionon April 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThey're both lines from "Blindfolds Aside." There were added to the song for dramatic effect, probably to link the two songs. Protest does this alot on this album. The two lines are:

    "Tonight we sleep as killers"
    and
    "As we break the cryptic morning"
    guess...on October 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentseriously! there has been no comment on this song! protest the hero is amazing! and plus this song is my favorite on the album, if you havent heard it then you have to go nd listen to it right now, and buy the album
    Kezia_my_darlingon December 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe intro to this song makes me want to break things. enough said.
    Akrazon February 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttottally awsome song witha intro to end all intros, i think its the preist narratrators "backstory" so to speak. I think he might be a cult leader, but its not my best theory, because he seems to compare himself to jesus alot
    saint14on March 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe video made me go crazy. It was so kick ass. Wizard of Oz + Protest the Hero = too much goodness.
    Americanidiotd00don May 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis whole cd is just too awesome.
    linkslaysallon May 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYa this song is part of the story. I think it's been explained well already
    I love this band so much. I love the intro to the song.
    GDwarning94on June 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCpt_Blood_Sausage has the meaning, in my opinion.

    As for the song itself, it's just so awesome, it can't be explained.

    Well, the whole album is just too great.

    And yeah, the video is pretty damned rad.
    LongtimeSunshineon June 26, 2006   Link

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