"The Divine Suicide of K." as written by and Moe Carlson Arif Mirabdolbaghi....
Better think of my answers now because I know the questions with be asked
Like if I brought the joy I found in the confessions of a mask
The tip of my tongue's already touching the top of my mouth
It's meaning manifest in mercy burning down the house
It's true that tactless teem totem-poles turn tolerance to tired taboos
It's true that a bullet never knocks on the door, it's about to come crashing through
Walking one last mile in big steps as your alter-wine
Doing it in tattered shoes that aren't even mine
Because my own are in a box locked up with possessions I can't have
Like the gunman with his future and the prison priest's golden calf

Blindfolds aside I'd probably still close my eyes
And try to feel a trembling fetal life inside that shotgun barrel that's about to make me bleed
Like an ulcer in the stomach of the beast
Like a little girl on a bed that was years ago deceased
Resurrected last night with a letter she can't trace
Resurrected to be killed and maybe born again
I'll always be Kezia so long as any hope remains


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"The Divine Suicide of K." as written by Lucas Hoskin Arif Mirabodlbaghi

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    General CommentWell The Kezia Is A Whole Story Containing The Points Of View Of Three People. The Executioner, The Priest, And Kezia Herself. This Song Is Through The Eyes Of Kezia. She's Preparing Herself For And Execution.

    I.E. Blindfolds aside I'd probably still close my eyes
    And try to feel a trembling fetal life inside that shotgun barrel

    This Refering To Herself Being Blindfolded Faced With A Shotgun Ready To Execute Her. She Recieves A Letter That She Hopes Is Her Mothers (But Isn't Sure) Thats Gives Her Hope For The Future.
    Skanxon February 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell The Kezia Is A Whole Story Containing The Points Of View Of Three People. The Executioner, The Priest, And Kezia Herself. This Song Is Through The Eyes Of Kezia. She's Preparing Herself For And Execution.

    I.E. Blindfolds aside I'd probably still close my eyes
    And try to feel a trembling fetal life inside that shotgun barrel

    This Refering To Herself Being Blindfolded Faced With A Shotgun Ready To Execute Her. She Recieves A Letter That She Hopes Is Her Mothers (But Isn't Sure) Thats Gives Her Hope For The Future.
    Skanxon February 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell The Kezia Is A Whole Story Containing The Points Of View Of Three People. The Executioner, The Priest, And Kezia Herself. This Song Is Through The Eyes Of Kezia. She's Preparing Herself For And Execution.

    I.E. Blindfolds aside I'd probably still close my eyes
    And try to feel a trembling fetal life inside that shotgun barrel

    This Refering To Herself Being Blindfolded Faced With A Shotgun Ready To Execute Her. She Recieves A Letter That She Hopes Is Her Mothers (But Isn't Sure) Thats Gives Her Hope For The Future.
    Skanxon February 07, 2006   Link
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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 Kezia (the condemmed woman) we know that is fact. the interpretation part is what she is thinking before she is executed.

    I think this is her last morning. she is walking the "green mile" to the prison backyard (makeshift valley of death from earlier in the album) where she is going to be shot by a 5 guard firing squad containing one guard whos story is told during the middle third of the album.

    she is thinking that the death will be fast (bullets dont take their time, they crash through)

    she is also wearing prison shoes because in prison they take all your belongings away (that was kinda obvious). she makes a comparison of her shoes to the gunmans lost future, he is thinking of quitting and not executing her, and the priests false religion.

    the last line is her final words, she will never regret her choices and is now ready for her punishment. the bells that play at the end symbolize her imminant death.
    Cpt_Blood_Sausageon April 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's really amazing how this song lets you feel as though you're moving through the prison's grounds with Kezia, and the time seems to pass by, even though they don't say bluntly saying that the time for her to die has come or anything.

    When you touch the tip of your tongue to the top of your mouth, it's like the shape that you form when you make the L sound. The only joy that comes to mind that starts with L is love. That's why I reckon "the joy" she "found in the confessions of a mask" is the love that she was pretending to have for the man that she slept with (my interpretation according to 'Turn Soonest to the Sea"). "Mask" always just appears to me as make-up, so maybe she wore a lot of that in order to cover up the fakeness of her feelings.
    When she tries "to feel a trembling fetal life in that shotgun barrel", she is wondering if the shot that's about to penetrate her will give her a chance live a whole new life (like in heaven). The bullet is "Like an ulcer in the stomach of the beast" in the way that it is only a small evil in something that's way bigger than itself, i.e. her getting shot isn't all that important when faced with the overall issue of prejudice against women.

    Going back up a bit,
    "It's true that tactless teem totem-poles turn tolerance to tired taboos" :O Whoooa, a 10 word alliteration. It's a masterpiece right there. To me, they're saying that there are hordes (teem) of stupid (tactless) people that don't think for themselves and just adopt the view that's been carved into them (totem-poles). However, the few that do dare to take the other perspective are suppressed by peer pressure and the fact that the old views are practically a set gospel (tired taboo) now since they've been around for so long. These masses of people were more than willing to just look the other way rather than actually considering why because that's just the way they've been programmed.
    The "tolerance" thing in this really strikes me as referring to the fact that the concept of women sleeping around isn't really accepted in today's society, but when men do it, it's alright. A guy is idolised if he's scored heaps of times, but when a girl's done the same thing, she's frowned upon as being slutty. In this case, the girl (Kezia) isn't just being degraded morally, but is paying with the ultimate price.

    "Like a little girl on a bed that was years ago deceased" reminds me of the start of 'She Who Mars the Skin of Gods' when Kezia says, "When she walked into the room I was sleeping". Maybe a part of her died that day (possibly her faith in her mother, herself, and all women) and is awoken again here.
    I think she knows that the letter is from her mum, but she is lying to herself saying that it wouldn't be from her because she knows that she wouldn't be able to handle the sorrow that she might feel from reading it. The memories of her mother come rushing back anyway, so the motherly dependencies of the little girl inside her also return. She also wants them to know that taking her earthly life would never rid them of her soul.

    Yes, someone has had too much coffee :$
    !Anion October 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's true that tactless teem totem-poles turn tolerance to tired taboos

    duuuude! they broke the record for the longest alliteration ever xD
    Such song writing skills
    B12on May 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah, and it's an alliteration that means something.
    AmpleVoltageon May 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe line "bleed...like the little girl..years ago deceased" i see this to mean she was either raped or molested at a young age by someone she trusted.
    and i also think that kezias crime was killing her father
    since i believe he raped her
    also kezia is writing a letter to her mom and not her dad or both
    because her father was killed by her
    and in the end shes being killed so the world can learn that pedophilia messes people up
    becuase i also think she killed her father but also worked as a prostitute in her older age as obvious in Turn Soonest to the Sea.
    so kezia murdered her father for raping her as a little girl
    and she is being executed as capital punishment
    yet the world will know that a) prostitution isnt a choice but merely the only thing someone has to turn to and b) the fact that kezia is bieng killed for murder yet her father wasnt for "murdering" her spirit and trust in the world.
    all summed up that women are still treated differently as men and kezia shouldnt be killed she should be hailed for destroying the evil that exists in our world.
    it shows how the world can kill the good due to the illusion its all bad

    this cd reminds me a lot of "The Green Mile". lol i dont know why.
    seandton December 18, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"It's true that tactless teem totem-poles turn tolerance to tired taboos

    duuuude! they broke the record for the longest alliteration ever xD
    Such song writing skills"

    I think V in V for Vendetta had a better one... like 63 words... but anyway, "Like a little girl on a bed that was years ago deceased
    Resurrected last night with a letter she can't trace
    Resurrected to be killed and maybe born again"
    The little girl she was comes back to join the strong woman she is the night before she's executed in her cell, giving her courage that since the little girl has been resurrected only to be killed again, that maybe she'll be born again in the beliefs and thoughts of women everywhere... or watever.
    I think to sum it up Prison Priest = Religeous views on Kezia's Death Prison Guard = Logical Moral views on Kezias Death and Kezia = Political views on Kezias death.
    ForthesakeofRevengeon March 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentPerhaps the line:
    "Like a little girl on a bed that was years ago deceased
    Resurrected last night with a letter she can't trace"

    Could be refering to that as a person she died when she became a whore, and now all of this has made her think about things and give her a second life of sorts. Also perhaps the guard set her free as he was planning to and now she is left with nothing but the letter in her hands.
    Neox22xxon March 28, 2008   Link

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