dry wind chars human storm lies barren wasted greed taints water thirst dream the
asphalt burial daylight meltdown long gone death grabs at stillborn child another low
test pesticide not until they are dead believe in words attaching dread no meaning color
world of different levels no chance to rectify nightmare running races skyward tower
boil black water tea contagious waste disposal growing blind faith a tragedy propigate
safe history creatures running underground all the cages rusted displaced food bowls
empty now fit for the licking faces form memory blind faith stupidity races run secretly
blind faith a tragedy not until they are dead stop breathing fleas attach themselves
biting bits of flesh consuming words once hated words are shit contracting the disease






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Grave Wisdom song meanings
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    General CommentThis song is about how history and truth are distorted to suit one's own message for selfish gain, then tragically & blindly followed by the masses who simply cling to faith rather than research.
    Koffyon March 04, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationFirst of all, this is a kick-ass song and one my favorites of the album. I've always thought this song described the process of humanity's decline, and a possible look at the after effects.

    "dry wind chars human storm lies barren wasted"

    A description of a dead planet, ravaged by humanity's folly.


    "greed taints water thirst"

    "death grabs at stillborn child
    another low test pesticide"

    A pesticide deemed "safe" is actually lethal. Our greed has poisoned the water.

    "not until they are dead
    believe in words attaching dread
    no meaning "

    No one pays attention to the warning until they're already dead. Words that tell of the dread to come have no meaning because no one is listening.

    "no chance to rectify"

    No one cares until they die, so no one can change anything. There is no escape from ultimate obliteration.

    "nightmare running races skyward
    tower boil black water tea
    contagious waste disposal growing"

    Suddenly, the song speeds up and gets almost frantic: too much waiting, too little action. Everything spirals out of control. The end of civilization/life as we know it is here.

    "blind faith a tragedy
    propagate safe history
    blind faith a tragedy
    propagate safe history"

    I don't think this needs much explanation.

    "creatures running underground
    all the cages rusted
    displaced food bowls empty now
    fit for the licking"

    I can think of two interpretations for this section.

    First, all the creatures imprisoned by humanity in zoos or animal testing facilities are free now that we (humans) are gone. They are left to fend for themselves in the inhospitable world we left them.

    Second, humans _are_ the creatures mentioned, now reduced to live the lives of their ancestors following the collapse of civilization.

    "faces form memory
    blind faith stupidity
    races run secretly
    blind faith a tragedy"

    All the faces die and disappear. All that is left is a distant, misunderstood memory.

    "not until they are dead
    stop breathing
    fleas attach themselves
    biting bits of flesh consuming
    words once hated
    words are shit
    contracting the disease"

    I'm not so sure about this part, but I think it's saying that the words of warning, however unpleasant they might have seemed, are still preferable to having parasites burrowing in your dead body. The final two lines seem to be expressing anger at the fact that nobody seems to pay attention to words anymore: they are shit because they aren't making people change. The disease of apathy and indifference has infected human speech and rendered it worthless. A brutal song about just how badly we've fucked ourselves over.
    ValekHalfHearton February 04, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyep.. that kicked ass.
    hailtokidamnesiacon March 26, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthis is my least favorite track on "Too Dark Park", but it's still a good / important song. i personally don't like the instrumentation, the sharp noises in the background and the more-than-usual off-key sound of the vocals. the meaning of the song is a description of the apocalypse and the end of everything. SP is an incredible band that i still haven't found a replacement for.... ( well, you know, that's because they aren't as good in 2007 as they were in the early 1990s. )
    jejhon December 22, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General CommentOk.. the post CLEARLY reads...what does this song mean to you..not, Rate the damn song..you either know what the song is about or post an opinion on the song meaning, or you dont, its as simple as that..theres too many critics as is...jees...and for the record if that was the case.. the entire albums beats ass!
    cyclotuson July 12, 2008   Link

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