"And Sadness Will Sear" as written by and Corey/gregoletto Beaulieu....
Shepherd is chased by the wolves
Wolves who live by intolerance and hate
For what they couldn't understand
Blinded and vicious are the beasts
Needing and ripping at a beautiful human
He did nothing more than be himself

Tied to the fences they break you
And sadness will sear
Cold is the wind that will freeze you
And sadness will sear

Scarecrow is left crucified
Left freezing, bleeding, tired and wondering why
The wolves just couldn't understand
It's the preachers and the teachers
Government's close-minded creatures
Trying to teach us to hate that which is different

Tied to the fences they break you
And sadness will sear
Cold is the wind that will freeze you
And sadness will sear

It's 12:53 AM, October 12th
When the scarecrow died
A victim of society's cruelty

It's 12:53 AM, October 12th
When the shepherd died
The candle's light will alight your departure

Tied to the fences they break you
And sadness will sear
Cold is the wind that will freeze you
And sadness will sear

Tied to the fences they break you
And sadness will sear
Cold is the wind that will freeze you
And sadness will sear


Lyrics submitted by EvilWraith

"And Sadness Will Sear" as written by Jason Suecof Corey Beaulieu

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    General CommentThis song is about Matthew Shepard who was tied to a fence and beaten to death in Wyoming. He is beaten because he was gay. The 12:53 AM Oct. 12th in the song was his recorded time of death. The first section of lyrics that uses that date is supposed to say "When the scarecrow died" on the second line. The "scarecrow" being Matthew Shepard, because he was tied to a fence and people passing by thought it looked like a scarecrow tied to a fence. Musically this song is one of the less complex songs on the album, but it does use a 7-string.
    bpcrshooter15on September 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell done bpcrshooter 15! That is the exact meaning of the song. Beat me to the meaning of the lyrics for the song I'd posted, lol.
    EvilWraithon September 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commenttrying to teach us to hate
    that which is different*
    cma3585on October 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthey...I'm new here and my English isn't the very best, so please excuse my grammar and stuff like that. I have a question concerning this song. What does the title mean? Does is mean that sadness will be beaten or that sadness will beat everything? I hope you can help me...thx
    session13on January 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTHIS IS A FUCKING AWESOME SONG BPRC SHOOTER U R SPOT ON WITH THE MEANING
    trivium_kiks_asson January 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHey, in the third line of the second verse, i think it goes:

    'the wolves just couldn't understand'
    The rest of the song is perfect, though. Well done.

    Ruaraidh.
    rlt4eon February 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a very good and strong song
    Dubblej23on February 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI somewhat get an idea of this song being about the nazis. Like jews being stuck in camps, "tied to the fences they break you". And like the scarecrow imagery for the defenceless Jew. And a shepard kills for survial = allied forces. And wolves imagery for the nazis.

    I know I'm wrong, but before I knew what the song was really about.. that's what it made me think of.
    Caphonon February 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah 12:53 am was his official time of Matthew's death, when they put the time of the shepard and the scarecrows death. That is about him dying and the kids that tied him up and beat him put a scarecrow in the parade the next day with a shirt on it that said "Im Gay" they beat it and most of the town thought it was funny until they had heard what happened, im not very homosupportive or anything but this is one of the most messed up things ive ever heard of.
    Demonfuryon March 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commentreally? that is sick. im not gay, but really, that makes me want to be sick.
    the_new_blackon April 12, 2007   Link

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