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Give us our bread and bury our dead
And kneel to the cross on the wall
Whether burnt at the stake or drunk at the wake
Just kneel to the cross on the wall
We've original sin, but we might just get in
If we beg to the cross on the wall
It's love your neighbour and rattle your sabre
But kneel to that cross on the wall.

See the roof fall, hear the bells crash
As flesh and bone turn to ash
Tried to conquer the sun with a Christian frost
The corpses' stench beneath the cross

Give them gold and they'll save your soul
And kneel to the cross on the wall
Hail to the boss of the great unwashed
And kneel to the cross on the wall
They wail and weep, the march of the sheep
As they go to the cross on the wall
And it's ever so wrong to dare to be strong
So kneel to the cross on the wall



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    General CommentWhere, oh where can I get this album/song? Agalloch's version of it is so unbelievably fitting and amazing, but I can't find this song anywhere.
    Into_the_Nihilon June 17, 2008   Link
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    My Opinion"And it's ever so wrong to dare to be strong
    So kneel to the cross on the wall":

    It is true that kneeling to the cross can often be seen as giving up on life, hoping for someone else to take control over it, and it is true that the cross doesn't answer your prayers, instead theres a sculpture of a grotesquely nailed, dying and beaten man to make you more depressed and perhaps ultimately freak you out if you visit too often..
    You can take an alternate view of this though, in the modern church it is also taught as the symbol of the afterlife, and most don't look at it as a sculpture, but only as a promise that their dead loved ones are at a better place, which can give strenght to carry on

    "Whether burnt at the stake or drunk at the wake
    Just kneel to the cross on the wall":

    Even if you're going to be burnt as a witch, you should praise the lord for perhaps letting you in after you've repented your false faith.. And no, being a believer doesn't pay for your sin when you're drunk at the wake..

    All in all.. christian faith is better today than hundred years back, but it still shouldn't be the only possibility... the good thing about christianity is that it gives many a person a way to express his good will.
    EuropeanJazzon December 30, 2010   Link

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