"Descending" as written by David Randall Blythe, Mark Morton, Will Adler, John Campbell and Chris Adler....
The river I'm bound to be found in
A rope chosen bound for the hang
When I'm blinded I think I see everything
Convincing myself again

this god that I worship (a faded reflection)
This demon I blame (a flickering flame)
Conspire as one, exactly the same
It's exactly the same

Descending
To never recover the pieces to all that we've lost
Recover...the pieces lost
The pieces...to all we've lost

I shudder to think of the consequence
It's blasphemy simple and true
The tragic protagonist torments
Convincing myself again

This god that I worship (a faded reflection)
This demon I blame (a flickering flame)
Conspire as one, exactly the same
It's exactly the same

Descending
To never recover the pieces to all that we've lost
Descending
To never recover the pieces to all that we've lost
Recover...the pieces lost
The pieces...to all we've lost

This god that I worship
This demon I blame
Conspire as one, exactly the same
It's exactly the same

It's exactly the same
It's exactly the same


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"Descending" as written by David Randall Blythe Chris Adler

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  • +6
    General Commentthis song totally kicks ass. but i read on lamb of gods website that the songs about alcoholism. and it fits too

    "this god that i worship, this demon i blame, conspire as one, its exactly the same"

    that is basically referring to how alcohol is "this god that i worship" before you start drinking it and when you first start, BUT in hindsight, its "this demon i blame" because it causes all your problems, but then its "this god that i worship" again because it seems to fix those problems. and its exactly the same because well...its alcohol it just has its ups and downs.

    oh, and "when i'm blinded i think i see everything" probably means that when hes drunk he feels he knows everything and is always right and does no wrong because thats what alcohol does to you. atleast thats what that line means to me.
    burnthepriest17on August 26, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOMG IT'S ORGASMIC.
    when randy's first screaming DESCENDINGGGGG... gosh pure joy.

    "when i'm blinded i think i see everything
    convincing myself again"
    amazing line.

    and yes IT IS ABOUT WHATEVER YOU THINK IT'S ABOUT. that's the point of music I think.. everyone takes a different message, everyone percieves it differently.. I see how it can be about someone you lost and dealing with grief, never ending grief. and I can also see how it is about alcoholism.. "this god that i worship, this demon i blame.." its a never ending circle.

    Lamb of God, i have to say, just get better and better. Their music is the air I breathe. love them
    forever_hauntedon October 07, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlol i can see where "gothic thrash metal" comes from! the song gets really epic in the chorous. anyway back to the meaning. I pretty much agree with everyone here. As log have said themselves it is about alcoholism and that is how Randy sees the song but as AlmightNerd says Randy loves religious metaphors so you can relate to it if you are thinkin religously.

    I think this song is about yourself rather than anything else. It is blaming God or the Devil for the good and the bad you do, but in the end of the day, there is no god or devil and it is all the good and bad side of yourself. It is exactly the same person! I think it is basically a struggle of man in difficulties and how he tries to blame all on others (or in case of Randy blame it on alcohol) where as you need to think of ways to get out it rather than avoiding it. The reference to this is the first verse.

    Can someone please post their idea on "i shudder to think of the consequence
    its blasphemy simple and true
    the tragic protaganist torments
    convincing myself again"

    I dont really get it.
    aryanstunneron June 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlike most other people say this songs about addiction to alcohol. my thoughts on the lines "i shudder to think of the consequence
    its blasphemy simple and true
    the tragic protaganist torments
    convincing myself again"
    my thoughts on that is that he doesn't like to think about the consequence of drinking alcohol, and he knows that it's bad to do. a protaganist is a main character so he keeps trying to convince himself that the alcohol before and after he drinks it is the same stuff and it has its ups and downs and its a big circle of problems, etc. so he should quit. that's what makes sense to me
    tony 34445on July 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThe first time I heard this I thought it was about how religion is bad/ a tool to use people. It seems like its about alcohol, but I'm going to offer my interpretation.

    'when I'm blind and I think I see everything'
    -Religious people have a lot of belief, but its all false.
    'this god that I worship (a faded reflection)
    this demon I blame (a flickering flame)
    conspire as one, exactly the same
    ITS EXACTLY THE SAME'
    -When he says they conspire as one, He means the church uses people's love of god and fear of demons to get them to do as they please. They are exactly the same - a tool of religion. a faded reflection means god is made in man's image.
    'DESCENDING
    to never recover the pieces to all that we've lost
    RECOVER...THE PIECES LOST
    THE PIECES...TO ALL WE'VE LOST'
    -Descending in general means religion is putting us back, preventing humanity from advancing. 'The pieces we've lost' is anything lost to religion- old information or ideas destroyed because they counter the church, or people lost to religious wars.
    'I shudder to think of the consequence
    it's blasphemy simple and true
    the tragic protaganist torments
    convincing myself again'
    -The consequence of speaking out against religion (the blasphemy) is usually excommunication. In the days of the church's strength, they convinced Galileo to abandon his ideas (the idea the earth isn't the center of the universe)that countered theirs at the threat of excommunication. The protagonist torments because he suffers silently, going along with what he doesn't believe in, or he speaks out and suffers publicly.
    This is where I think the first 2 lines
    'the river I'm bound to be found in
    a rope chosen bound for the hang'
    make sense. If he speaks out he will likely be killed.
    metalhead26on February 07, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfuck i love this song, i just bought the album a couple days ago and this is one of my favourite songs. I think this song is about having no one to turn to except darkness " this god that i worshipped( a faded reflection ) , this demon i blame ( a flickering flame ) " And its about losing something that you cant replace " to never recover the peices to all that we've lost. "
    sacrificedon August 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI understand what your getting at, and it does make sense, but what do you think the "its exactly the same"

    here is my 2 cents, I think what the song has to do with no matter what you you choose, or what he had chosen, everything happends the way it was ment too, maybe the song has something to do with fate. I really dont know
    babiestastegoodon August 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjust go to lamb-of-god.com > bio > near the end it says stuff about sacrament
    babiestastegoodon August 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentkool, thanks
    sacrificedon August 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's actually about addictions to acohol and whatnot. it says so on their web site.
    dlset12on October 08, 2006   Link

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