"She Who Mars the Skin of Gods" as written by and Moe Carlson Arif Mirabdolbaghi....
"Kezia, my darling, please never forget this world's got the substance of a frozen summer silhouette,"
Said my mother through lips that were cracked with love and toil
Before she added, "the warmest of blankets is six feet of soil"
She had a perfume called Pride that smelled a lot more like Shame
When she walked into the room I was sleeping, heard her curse my father's name;
It was our situation, our position, our gender to blame
It was the lonely grey of my father's eyes staring back in the mirror's frame

"Mother, I'm shaking while I write because tonight I'll stay awake and breathe away my fright
There's a letter waiting for me that I have yet to read because I know it won't be you
And you're the only one I need, I'm tired and I'm cold and I want to go to bed
But there's non one here to tuck me in, so the shotgun will instead"


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"She Who Mars the Skin of Gods" as written by Lucas Hoskin Arif Mirabodlbaghi

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    General CommentKezia reflects her past while jailed.

    "Kezia, my darling, please never forget this world's got the substance of a frozen summer silhouette,"
    Said my mother through lips that were cracked with love and toil
    before she added, "the warmest of blankets is six feet of soil"

    Kezia recalls a moment where her mother speaks to her. Her mother obviously did not hold the world in very high regard because she says the only comfort you can find is death.

    "She had a perfume called Pride that smelled a lot more like Shame
    When she walked into the room I was sleeping, heard her curse my father's name;
    It was our situation, our position, our gender to blame
    It was the lonely grey of my father's eyes staring back in the mirror's frame"

    I interpret their society to be very patriarchal from this verse. "She had a perfume called Pride that smelled a lot more like Shame" Kezia's mother tries to stand up for what is deserved by women everywhere, but ultimately accomplishes nothing and is just a talker. She hates her husband for being male and probably didn't marry out of 100% free will.

    "Mother, I'm shaking while I write because tonight I'll stay awake and breathe away my fright
    There's a letter waiting for me that I have yet to read because I know it won't be you
    And you're the only one I need, I'm tired and I'm cold and I want to go to bed
    But there's non one here to tuck me in, so the shotgun will instead"

    Kezia professes her need for her mother. I believe Kezia committed her "crime" because of the beliefs her mother passed onto her and thusly needs her mother more than anyone when she is about to die. In this verse, Kezia adapts the cynical attitude of her mother and loses hope.

    I like this song because we got to learn a bit about Kezia's past and what caused her to rebel. I think this song teaches us that we all have to fight oppression to achieve freedom. I don't think many of us will face such extreme examples as Kezia, but hopefully we can learn to be less submissive in our lives and live how we deserve.
    robbphoto.neton February 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentno commments for this song yet? cmon ppl this song is so intense if you actually listen to the lyrics its insane
    Metal4Lifeon May 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTis a fine song.
    linkslaysallon May 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI know, it's freaking awsome,but, as far as i can understand from this song is that Kezia is recalling a point in time where she was being talked to by her mother, and what she meant when she said, "the warmest of blankets is six feet in soil" probably means that death ( which also means six feet under ) is the only source of comfort. That's all i have thought up so far... so... please do not scrutinize me if i am wrong, i'm just interpreting the song according to my beliefs. PBS!
    Bassitupon July 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song, is my favorite off of Kezia.
    They opened with it when I saw them in barrie.
    cauzyon December 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah i see where you're going with the no free will of marraige thing, from what i just looked up in the dictionary( check on my no stars over bethlehem comment) this is all in russia, i think, where the women dont have as much rights as they do here. this worlds got the substance of a frozen summer silhouette. i dunno if thats a craazy metaphore arif created, but it sounds like an oxymoron, something that dosent make sense. so this world and it's substance(people) dont make any sense. Kezias mother was very loving, and worked very hard for what she beleived in, but in the end, its useless, and decides death is her best option. She tries to make the best of everything, do the best for kezia, trying to bring pride to the family, but in the end brings them shame( you're spraying perfume called pride, trying to give yourself pride, but only bring shame). lol, the first time i heard the situation, gender, position, i thought she molested her, but now i kinda see its that they're in the wrong place at the wrong status and gender(women in russia{not to offend any russians} and its that positions fault, not theirs that their life is so bad) the last part(my favourite musical and lyrical part) is while she is in prison, thinking of her mother, possibly writing a letter. but she knows she cannot recieve that letter because she is in prison, so maybe its from the prison priest or something, possibly a male because they have the rights to send letters to prisoners and females dont?. the next part states that shes sick of this life, shes hungry, tired, cold, and she just wants it to end(the shotgun will instead)
    yeah i pretty much copied what u said
    lukehoskinismyheroon November 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhat i got out of this was that Kezia's mother had been convinced that Kezia needed to die, and that she was just trying to comfort Kezia when she said

    "Kezia, my darling, please never forget this world's got the substance of a frozen summer silhouette,"

    Throughout this song I beleive Kezia would have been in jail writing a letter to her mother (who, as well as anyone else, isn't there for her)
    BowlerBitesLaneon December 21, 2007   Link
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    Song Meaning"She who mars the skin of Gods"

    To me, the title refers to how Kezia will change the world and its way of thinking. Already she has deeply affected the priest and caused him to realize how corrupt and hollow his religion is. It's this same oppressive religion that is fostering inequality between men and women, and Kezia will die as a martyr to help correct this.

    The first part is Kezia remembering her mother's words-- searching for some kind of comfort but finding little. The only comfort she finds is that the "world's got the substance of a frozen summer silhouette" which seems to say that the world is cold and hollow. She doesn't need to be discouraged that no one will listen to her, because the world doesn't matter (it's all transitory). Her mother was mistreated at the hands of men as well, the difference is that Kezia is brave enough to do something about it.

    The part where she writes "I"m shaking while I write, because tonight I'll stay awake and breathe away my fright" is important because when her fear is gone, she awakes a new person. You see this in the line "resurrected to be killed" and "I'll always be kezia, so long as any hope remains" in the song DIVINE SUICIDE OF K. She is proud of what she's doing and hopes that she can inspire other people with her courage.

    She writes a final letter to her mother, talking about her difficult situation. Even though Kezia is a strong woman with great conviction, she still needs her mother's love or some kind of support-- but she knows it won't be coming. Maybe her mom was a shitty parent because she was spineless and conformed to the standards set by the dominant and controlling sex. Kezia ends her letter by sardonically stating "there's no one here to tuck me in, so the shotgun will instead". She wanted to leave one final biting remark for her mother who abandoned her.

    JKT84on March 17, 2011   Link

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