seventeen years ago, they told me to teach you everything i know.
i let the fire rain down, rain down.
watched it flare up inside his heart.
saw it tearing him completely apart,
head to toe, i know.

and blood will run through the streets of Rome today,
and roll across the ocean.

fourteen years ago tonight
watched him tearing through the garden killing everything in sight.
i let my curiosity get the best of me.
i saw the source-less anger eating at him from inside.
no one around him to stem the rising tide.
evil from his head down to his feet
quinine's bitter.
sugar's sweet.

and blood will run through the streets of Rome today,
and roll across the ocean.


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Seneca's Trick Mirror song meanings
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    General CommentGreath MG song! Since nobody so far has written anything about this I´ll just go ahead and give you my view of the whole thing. To get its meaning it´s important to know who seneca was. He was a roman philosopher but more importantly he was emperor Nero´s (you know the crazy guy that burned down rome and slaughtered christians) private teacher. So the person in the song, the person that has "anger eating at him from inside" is Nero and because of his position of power nobody could stop him in becoming the bad person that he was. ("No one around him to stem the rising tide"). And as his private teacher Seneca should have brought him up to do better, but instead he marvels at what man is able to do if he knows no moral standards. ("I let my curiosity get the best of me") So this is what I get from the song and once you know who Seneca was and what Nero did it´s pretty clear I think.
    el-cristobalon December 06, 2007   Link

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