These eyes and tower have seeped into our open veins

Uncoiled was its strength
And our souls en masse
Poured down in sheets of rain
And dissolved 'neath their feet

Circling further down
Our wills dissolve 'neath their feet


Lyrics submitted by Viscus, edited by checkyourshit

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    General CommentI think this song is how the female the main character speaks of, and the thought of being watched has finally begun getting to him. The strength of the panopticon had shown, and even with their (the people being watched) souls 'en masse', the panopticon's view, which came down upon them in sheets of rain, dissolved their wills beneath the people of the panopticon's feet.
    furtherutilitieson February 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGreat song, awesome singing, mind numbing lyrics and great instrumentation, all typical of Isis.
    Lateral.Uson July 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe last 51 seconds of this song kill me. I want to live in a world that is completely defined by that crushing riff.
    nicklavon December 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI know exaclty what you mean nicklav. So amazing.
    donniedarko28on December 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentVery interesting interpretation furtherutilities.

    I'm unsure of it myself if the song really is about the physical "panopticon" prison building.

    To me the song represents a more broad view of how governments keep its' citizens down.

    Therefore the whole idea of a panopticon is just a metaphor for this all seeing eye on its citizens. And because of this, most people wouldn't rise up and actually do something about many of the problems that are completely unethical.

    I know for sure I wouldn't speak out against what we are doing to terrorists who are being tortured. The last thing I want is to be end up being seen by "Those eyes and (this) tower..."

    Because of this, and of course there are many more issues at stake: pollution, big industry, prisons, etc; we as citizens are losing all of our power. Our strength of mind is "Circling further down
    Our wills dissolve 'neath their feet"

    Our will dissolves beneath the feet of the government. We can't touch them.
    ledaveon April 22, 2010   Link

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