"Foot to the Throat" as written by David Randall Blythe, Mark Morton, Will Adler, John Campbell and Chris Adler....
Virginia death threat, Virginia creeper vine
The hands that feed intent, choke the purpose of this time
Take all that you can give, and I will make it mine
No care for what you've spent, even fool's gold has it's shine

Never held down, never restrainted
Virtue's foot to the throat
Free of broken chains
Thus always to tyrants
Laugh at the conquered, the victims now betray

And in this Commonwealth
There's merely a common concern for self
We hold these lies to be self-evident
As the dividends will reflect
And in this Commonwealth
There's merely a common concern for self
The coffers have long run dry

Never held down, never restrained
Virtue's foot to the throat
Free of broken chains
Thus always to tyrants
Laugh at the conquered, the victims now betray

Like a bull in a China shop
But the shelves have all been cleared
A thief in an empty vault
The sheep already sheared
A screen door on a submarine
An eagle with a broken wing
Hope in a dead man's dream
The sound of a bell
That will never ring

You're just wasting time


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"Foot to the Throat" as written by David Randall Blythe Chris Adler

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    General CommentThis song talks about being useless and wasting your time (bull in an empty china shop, screen doored submarine etc.). I think it talks about how the band Lamb Of God rose from nothing and was told they could never make it " Virginia Death Threat, Virginia Creeper Vine " could be talking about how the band is creeping to uteer success like a vine. The whole wasting your time thing could be about the haters of the band being fucking stupid, and thewy should do something that matters like make a better band if they arent happy with LOG.
    sacrificedon December 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdude, trident88 your a fuckin lucky bastard
    sacrificedon December 06, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Virginia death threat, Virginia creeper vine.
    The hands that feed intent, choke the purpose of this time."

    Something to do with the foundation of the U.S.A...
    The hands that feed intent(founding fathers/ sons of liberty/ etc.) many were pretty corrupt, hence "choke the purpose of this time".

    As for "Virginia death threat..." something to do with the statement "give me liberty, or give me death." perhaps?


    "And in this Commonwealth,
    There's merely a common concern for self.
    We hold these lies to be self-evident,
    As the dividends will reflect."

    Clearly to do with the selfishness of the founders. Thomas Jefferson for example was an avid separatist from British colonial rule, and supported the abolition of slavery, yet he owned hundreds... and considered black people to be lesser.

    ALSO
    "The sound of a bell
    that will never ring

    You're just wasting time"

    The liberty bell is what they refer to, and it will never ring, they are not forming a state based on liberty, but based on lies.

    I don't really know guys I'm just throwing it out there...
    That's what I got from this song at least :)


    canadianmetalheadon March 19, 2011   Link
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    My OpinionI'm pretty sure the song is about Nathaniel Bacon who was a colonist of the Virginia Colony, famous as the instigator of Bacon's Rebellion of 1676, which collapsed when Bacon himself died from fever.
    Bacon's Rebellion was an armed rebellion in 1676 by Virginia settlers led by Nathaniel Bacon against the rule of Governor William Berkeley. The colony's dismissive policy as it related to the political challenges of its western frontier, along with other challenges including leaving Bacon out of his inner circle, refusing to allow Bacon to be a part of his fur trade with the Native Americans, and Doeg tribe Indian attacks, helped to motivate a popular uprising against Berkeley, who had failed to address the demands of the colonists regarding their safety. About a thousand Virginians of all classes and races rose up in arms against Berkeley, attacking Native Americans, chasing Berkeley from Jamestown, Virginia, and ultimately torching the capital.
    Jtrenton September 22, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General Commentummmm, that can I say, this is a doozy
    babiestastegoodon August 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah i was gunna comment on this but couldnt find anything to say, kick ass song though i love the part in this song where everything breaks down and all the metaphors and similes come in. OOOOOOHHHHRRR YOUR JUST WASTING TIME!!!!!!
    sacrificedon August 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe last part of the song seems to have some meaning for sure
    "Like a bull in a China shop,
    But the shelves have all been cleared.
    A thief in an empty vault,
    The sheep already sheared
    A screen door on a submarine,
    An eagle with a broken wing,
    Hope in a dead man's dream,
    The sound of a bell
    that will never ring"

    but I dont know how to put in words, maybe like if you have all these great thing, why would you do this on thing to like fuck it over completely, well that what I got from the screen door on a submarine part
    babiestastegoodon September 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYOU'RE WASTING TIIIME.
    great song yuh.
    im not so sure, but I kinda get the message that people are always so stuck on things that arent supposed to be that important, like you undermine the really important things in life and give much more importance to shallow things..
    forever_hauntedon October 07, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"All those other things, I wanted to convey a sense of fruitless activities. Each and every one of those is a pointless object"

    That's what the singer said about those last lines. I don't even really like LoG but I live right down the street from some of them so I like to read about them every once and a while.
    Trident88on October 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyoure luckkkky.
    forever_hauntedon October 12, 2006   Link

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