I'm the sadist that reminds you of your blessing
And the reaper that takes them away
To a place where they can lay there
And wilt and rot away

And this cell's just as cold as you left it
And I'm scratching the walls to escape it

Leave it to the Cannibal now
Feed him what's left of us, the rest of us
Leave it to the Cannibal now
Feed him what's left of us. The Cunning wins again

I'm the glorified liar sending you sentiment
And then posing as the innocent
You don't know about ignorance or pain
But you said you could take it away

And this cell's just as cold as you left it
And I'm scratching the walls to escape it

Leave it to the Cannibal now
Feed him what's left of us, the rest of us
Leave it to the Cannibal now
Feed him what's left of us. The Cunning wins again

You call this inspiration, I call this a charade
Driven by institution. Hell-bent on cleaning the stain

I should grab all these cannibals, lay them all in a straight line
And deny their requests for more, more, more

Leave it to the Cannibal now
Feed him what's left of us, the rest of us
Leave it to the Cannibal now
Feed him what's left of us. The Cunning wins again



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    General CommentNo clue.
    theonethatison November 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentreminds me of the silence of the lambs....what with the cannibalism, the cunning(hannibal), the cold cell...
    fite_4_Christon January 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about Christians who stab each other in the back and eat their own. Remember the parable of the two servants? The one who owed the king thousands was forgiven his debt, but he turned around and started choking the poor dude who owed him 20 bucks, saying "Pay what you owe." When the king found out, he threw him into a cold cell, until he paid what he owed.

    **You call this inspiration. I call this a charade.
    Driven by institution. Hell-bent on cleaning the stain.**

    These lyrics describe the anti-christ denominational system of that is obsessed with following the law and scrubbing their consciences clean.
    fireproofed00on February 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNO NO NO fireprofed00 (although very good and acceptable by all means), in my opinion, is incorrect. See, i brought it in for my class to evaluate and after my explanation they all agreed by popular opinion. And by the way, for all the people that don't know it, Dead Poetic is a christian band under a christian label.
    Hem-hem:
    "And this cell’s just as cold as you left it, And I’m scratching the walls to escape it" gives the meaning away. It's inevitably a christian that is locked up in a cell by Satan (the cannibal) and it is just as harsh and cold as Jesus said it would be, and now the christian is struggling to get away from his sin (scratching the walls to excape it).
    "Leave it to the Cannibal now.Feed him what’s left of us, the rest of us.Leave it to the Cannibal now.Feed him what’s left of us. The Cunning wins again." The chourus means leave it to satan to trick you into sin, and we (crowded by mainstream Hollywood) feed it to him and he loves it and is eating us up, but we barely notice it until we hit rock bottome- the cell.
    "I’m the glorified liar sending you sentiment,And then posing as the innocent.You don’t know about ignorance or pain,But you said you could take it away." He is condemming Satan as what i explained: cunningly pulling us into sin by glorifying it and saying that it's okay.
    "You call this inspiration. I call this a charade.
    Driven by institution. Hell-bent on cleaning the stain.
    I should grab all these cannibals, lay them all in a straight line,And deny their requests for more, more, more."
    He calls out Satan and realizes now that he lies and can now truly interperet through his show - his charade. And in the end he is sharing the word out to the world about what Satan is doing.
    THAT is MY OPINION. What do you say?
    dead2bpoeticon January 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think that sounds almost perfectly correct dead2bpoetic, although I see the Cunning as Satan, and the cannibals as the World, and how they constantly try to bring Christians down to their level
    commanderjarakon January 07, 2009   Link

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