Physician heal thyself
Can you cut yourself precise and deep
As to reach in and remove whats dying inside of you

A colossus of irony

Physician heal thyself
With great intelligence and experience
Can you prescribe a way not to die alone

We are not what we are

The structure deconstructing
Arrogance and blasphemy
There are no controls
Like the unfornuate patient
The physician dies sick and alone


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    General CommentI think this is about how ironic it is that we try to and help other people with their problems while we still have glaring flaws in our own lives that we refuse to fix.
    epyon346on May 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah thats basically what dan said on zao's official website. he said that it was definetly ironic about how people dont fix problems they tell others to kick. the new song sounds heavier than some of the older stuff. i cant wait to see what they do after they made what in my opinion was their best CD, The Funeral of God. It certainly was their most ambitious and it sounded phenomonal. I can't wait for June 13!
    NJsoldieron May 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSo far, I've only been able to listen to this song in a noisy homeroom (right now), but ti sounds great. I can't wait for the new album either.
    WakeToLifeon May 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThanks for mentioning that interview, I guess they put that up after I downloaded/posted the song.
    epyon346on May 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJust thought I'd add that Luke 4:23 reads as follows:

    "Jesus said to them, "Surely you will quote this proverb to me: 'Physician, heal yourself! Do here in your hometown what we have heard that you did in Capernaum.' "
    SnareRushJunkieon May 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI dunno about you guys
    but I think thier is thier best album in a long time
    kijimaon June 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is definitely a good album, but of the ones i have (self-titled, Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest, The Funeral of God, and this one) i put it last. of course, last for Zao surpasses first for almost any other band. i rank them The Funeral of God, self-titled, Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest, and this one. The Funeral of God gets me because i love the whole concept of the album. Where Blood.... has Ravage Ritual, which is my favorite Zao song, self-titled was the second of their cds i listened to and At Zero and Five Year Winter are amazing, but of course, this one rocks hard as well
    salsashark2004on July 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI wonder why Zao never changed the band name. Afterall, they don't have any original members, and the oldest one they have came 4 years after the band started anyways. How long have these guys been around anyways? Like 15 years?
    tvurawkson December 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsince 1988. and their band name is the greek word for "alive" meaning they're only alive in God or something. I heard somewhere the singer of demon hunter used to be the singer of zao is this true?
    Fenrir777on January 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFenrir777, I think some of the guys from demon hunter used to be in training for utopia, which is probably where that statement came from, don't quote me on that though :)
    drummerbeckion March 01, 2007   Link

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