No one makes it out alive, but I know where the killer hides tonight
No one makes it out alive, but I know where the killer hides

I saw this night and the next, erupt in flames but years ago
Women and children scurry like roaches stomped out by fire
I warned these insects not to move but no one ever listens…

”Don't believe this girl, she preaches mayhem!”
“She's the devils bitch and a liar!”
“I want to see the look in her eyes,
when body parts ways with life!”

No one listens to the damned

No one listens to the damned
At six miles up it will explode, I can see it all
No one listens to the damned
At sea level you will be drowned, I have seen it all
No one listens to the damned
Beneath the surface the monster will have you
No one listens to the damned
But god damned no one will believe me

No one listens to the damned
No one listens to the damned
No one listens to the damned
No one listens to the damned…


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    General CommentInterestingly Enough, the title of the song is the give away to the meaning.

    It's a bit of an abstract run down on the greek story of Cassandra, who was given the gift of prophecy by apollo (because of her great beauty) but was then cursed to never be believed when she refused to return his affections.

    modernly, it's nicknamed the 'cassandra syndrome'
    tkilljoyon December 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I just wanted to say that tkilljoy is dead on with the meaning of this song. Using the mythological figure Cassandra, they were able to build a song that shows her predicting the future, but being hated for it, having no one believe her. Coincidentally, the song could be taken in modern times with destruction and all that, but in Ancient Greek times, the same shit existed. Really, you can place the "destruction, ignorance, and hatred" themes at any time in history, and they would easily fit in. We may just look at it as a modern equivalent since we, you know, live now...and not back then.
    theautodafeon January 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell I did not know that it would be that hard for you guys to figure out this song.

    This song is about the cassandra in greek mytholoygy.

    Here is the info about her:
    In Greek mythology, Cassandra (Greek: Κασσάνδρα "she who entangles men") (also known as Alexandra) was a daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy whose beauty caused Apollo to grant her the gift of prophecy. However, when she did not return his love, Apollo placed a curse on her so that no one would ever believe her predictions.
    efficient killeron February 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIs this title a reference to the Doctor Who episode "The End of The World"?
    Harry_Manbackon September 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentKillercerealx are you an fucking ass? The lyrics IS from the booklet just modified so it's easier to follow.
    theTyranton September 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think

    this girls being executed for being thought to be a heretic
    or like a witch


    like in the 1800's they would kill al those who they thought were associated with the devil.


    they are like
    shes a witch

    and nobody listens to what she says
    about them murdering people
    she is saying by doing this
    youll all go to hell

    and they wont listen to her
    because they have condemned her to death

    "no one listens to the damned."
    and such

    my opinion
    theangryemuon December 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentno, i'm sure the title is refering to "the rules of attraction"

    read it or watch it. or both.

    nothing to do with the book or movie though, except both are fucking amazing.
    briansayswordon December 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commenttheangryemu

    Witch trials in the 1800's?
    It was the 1690's tool.

    I think in addition with the story of Cassandra, it's about man ignoring the dangers of what they're doing.


    People die from smoking...but mankind still smokes.
    America learned about the dangers of building an entire state below sea-level, a hurricane came and demolished it, and they want to rebuild it.
    The body count of anything is proof that something is wrong and needs to be fixed but "no one listens to the..."
    jageon December 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYou're absolutely right about the Trojan prophetess, Cassandra. This song parallels her prediction of the fall of Troy. She warned the Trojans not to keep the wooden horse given as a gift from the "retreating" Achaeans. However, being cursed, she was called mad and ignored.

    The Achaean army faked a retreat, climbed on board their boats, and sailed out to hide past the horizon and behind rocks, where they would not be spotted by the Trojans. Meanwhile, they built a large wooden horse (the Trojan horse) and sent it to Troy as a gift, where it was accepted. The horse, however, was hollow and contained many Achaean soldiers, including Odysseus himself. Celebrating the end of the ten year war, the Trojans partied in the streets and passed out drunk.

    The citizens of Troy were massacred when the Achaeans snuck out of the Trojan horse and opened Troy's gates to the hiding Achaean army. The massacre and the prophecies of Cassandra are what this song is about.

    "No one makes it out alive": the citizens of Troy were slaughtered.

    "I know where the killer hides": the killer was the Achaean soldiers, who hid in the Trojan horse.

    She predicted that accepting the horse would be the decline of Troy, that it would "erupt in flames" and "women and children" would "scurry like roaches."

    She "warned [the Trojans] not to move," or, not to accept the horse, but no one listened to her.

    "Don't believe this girl... parts ways with life" is a section of insults and vilifications from the citizens of Troy that Cassandra had received when she made predictions.

    "No one listens to the damned" Cassandra.
    PAADotyon March 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI really wish they hadn't changed this song so much. It's so much different from the demo and the demo was amazing. But I do love this song, nonetheless...
    dressedtokillllon April 18, 2007   Link

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