The world is the future
A whore to a strong man
Our weakened feet will try
To dwell in a lie
They tell me we're losin'
Our talent of using
The dead mans' deed as guide

We praised in the name of God, no never again
We saw the death that raped the blood of all those men
We praised in the name of God, no never again
We found the thought that plagued this world
It was strong and blind...

The weaker must die
Dark is the night that had set to your mind

The weaker must die
Sweet is the pride that reflects in your eyes

And as the morning comes
We bear the burdens of our crimes
A human claims a rightful share of pain
Paint the sky with black
And forever and ever burn
And burn

We burned in the name of God, no never again
The holy flames that craved the flesh, were lit unpure
We screamed in the name of God, no never again
We found the thought that plagued this world
It was strong and blind...

As we head towards eternal
For the better, for this time
We let go all these bound aries
For the last time I repent

The weaker must die
Dark is the night that had set to your mind

The weaker must die
Sweet is the pride that reflects in your eyes

The weaker must die
Dark is the night that had set to your mind


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    General CommentIt's obviously very religious, about how weakened feet will use religion as base to step on as guide for their life. It might be about christianity, since that's by far the most common religion in Finland, where the band comes from, which would fit my interpretation, since this religion is responsible for a lot murder, wars and burning people to death ("holy flames that craved the flesh"). Also it contains a "dead man", i.e. Jesus, though that might just as well be Buddha, Abraham, Moses, Muhammad or Joseph Smith. The protagonist renounces this faith ("no never again"), and calls it "strong", yet "blind".

    Still i'm not sure who "the weaker" is. It says his/her mind is dark and he/she has pride in their eyes. It could represent an extreme kind of rejection of this faith, where the protagonist plans to kill the believers. The line "The weaker must die" could be said by the protagonist, while the female voice comments on that. The darkness is then evil intentions of killing ("must die"), also pride perhaps to have freed him/herself from the religion.
    On the other hand it might also be the congregation that calls the protagonist "the weaker", since for believers, it is common to think of non-believers as people that are not strong enough, or that don't have the will to believe. As history shows, they were often convinced that such people were to be taken action against, which can include murder. They might then call the atheism of the protagonist "dark [...] mind".

    In my view, the first version seems more likely. It would also make sense in a the way that it shows how a person, confronted with crimes and misdeed of believers of a certain faith (or faiths in general?), can get violent him/herself against those people. Then the message of the song would be to recognise this and be scared away, i.e. take advantage of the tool of reason over blind faith and not use violence but arguments. The religions, that are accused here, apparently are not able to arrive at such a level.

    What do you think?
    totycroon March 01, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI tend to interpret "The weaker must die" as the protagonist taking an extreme view of religion and religious people in general, reffering to natural selection and judging everyone who needs to "dwell in a lie" i.e. religion to be weak and thus deserving of death.

    As for "sweet is the pride that reflects in your eyes" i believe that refers to religious people, maybe more specifically priests, whos eyes shine with the light of religious fervor

    "As we head towards eternal, for the better for this time", as we head in to the future
    Here I believe he growls "we let go of these boundaries" instead of bound aries, which is obvious in its meaning i.e. religion confines us and we cannot advance as a race with it draggin us down.

    "for the last time I repent", a nod towards religion and its nessecity in mankinds infancy, but also firmy setting it behind as we head towards the future.
    Apsalaron May 06, 2012   Link

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