"Counterweight" as written by and Maik Weichert....
Unrelenting, their endeavor to rule lives
Teaching you an artificial truth,
That you will grieve no more, that you will die no more
Narrow minded mercenaries, slave traders, soul collectors
Send a promise of destruction to those who will not kneel
Derision of the upright ones; as fear devours all doubts
But there are so many things I hold beyond their reach
The doom you promised me may come, I'm not afraid
You cannot save me
I am the counterweight
No need to save me, for I am the counterweight
And I will grieve no more, I will die no more


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"Counterweight" as written by Maik Weichert

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    General CommentThe song deals with religion but I'd say it's not about non believers, who will be punished. I'd say it's about bad people who use the fear of god and hope, to make others do what they want them to. Maybe there's also an relation to terroristic leaders, who're teaching wrong behaviours and promising a wrong "artificial truth".

    But the "I" in the song does not need to listen to such people. They can't make him affraid! He does "not need to be saved", because he's going his own way.
    McFishon December 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song probably deals with religion, sects and further "soul collectors"
    Killswitch Engageon October 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSend a promise of destruction to those who will not kneel

    - They who don't believe in any religious god will be punished for not believing
    Dualon October 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyes this song is about the corruption of the church
    as fear devours all doubts ... obviously describes peoples' fear of being sent to hell that they forget god doesnt even fucking exhist...
    ps.. did Dual even read the lyrics? nay. did he read the bands name?
    gnoz05on April 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentto me this sone is about how people try to rule the world and how what the news or media shows us isnt really whats going on, but what they want us to think, as in everything is ok, and not to mind whats really going on " Teaching you an artificial truth, that you will grieve no more, that you will die no more"

    "Narrow minded mercenaries, slave traders, soul collectors, Send a promise of destruction to those who will not kneel" - to me thats saying how we have modern day slave traders (corporations, sweatshops ect. and how if you dont kneel to them, and do things their way, they will find a way to destroy you)


    The doom you promised me may come, Im not afraid
    You cannot save me
    I am the counterweight
    No need to save me; for I am the counterweight
    And I will grieve no more, I will die no more

    this last part is telling me how hes standing up against all the corruption, and how he knows whats really going on, and hes the counterweight, the one thats gonna swing right back, and fight back and he doesnt need to be saved like they claim you do
    tomaszlolon July 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthen again, after re reading the lyrics, i can see how it can be about religion too
    tomaszlolon July 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt is a big FUCK YOU to religion, showing there is no need to be saved b/c you cannot be saved.


    only life we have is the one we are living, after its said and done all that you did, doesn't really matter. We are just a biological happening, no different from any other multicellular organism.

    "if god was to create anything in his image, it would be the cockroach" <-- if there is a god, he would be a cockroach, not human lol, human species is more of a disease to the planet then anything.
    forever smackedon October 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is for Corrupt Religious Leaders..
    they are using the message of God to Corrupt the money of their members..
    ChristCore27on February 19, 2010   Link
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    My Interpretation"The doom you promised me may come, Im not afraid"

    Of course it's about corruption and church leaders threatening fire and brimstone on the weak minded and fearful to get them to bend to the will of the church.
    NavalFluffon March 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think when he says "You cannot save me I am the counterweight No need to save me; for I am the counterweight" I think he is referring to the rapture saying he is the anti christ and therefor he cannot be saved
    JohnT161on August 08, 2010   Link

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