Time is the fire in which we burn.

The bitter ash and dust of hate choke what remains.

So don't breathe a mote about fate or faith,
'cause those words and their toll leave so many so cold.
And the story's so old yet it never gets told
but it's written in the scars on the wrists of the lost
in the cold of life.

Yeah, my mother was raped at nine years old. Hoo-ah'!
I guess good ol' fashioned poverty and a violent drunk of a dad was not cliche enough.
So fate tore away her faith on that secret day. Torn along with her hymen.
Still somewhere in time there's still a little bloody girl of nine.

Hey Ma, you know.
Been burned? Yeah, life is cold.
Hey Ma, you've screamed and somewhere lost in time you scream.

But life goes on.
Yeah, life goes on.
So life goes on.

Knock knock. Who's there?
I've got a little joke about the horror of the world:
the horror and the gag is the soul can die but life goes on. Hoo-ah'!
Can you dig it?
The heart keeps beating but the blood goes cold.
And there's no rock bottom,
so welcome to the joke of un-life, HA! HA! HA!

Hey Ma, I know:
you died so long ago.
Hey Ma, now I see:
you're still a nine year old girl screaming.

But life goes on.
Yeah, life goes on.
So life goes on.

Time is the fire in which we burn.
The heart keeps beating but the blood goes cold.
What do you know about horror?
Horror.



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  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song seems very sarcastic and cynical, there is some real frustration and anger in these lyrics. When you hear "welcome to the joke of un-life" you can really tell how cynical this song is, even the "nanana" is sung in a sarcastic angry way. I think this song has captured the anger and despair of being unable to erase this event from history or being unable to change anything about what happened in the past. This must've happened to someone that was dear to one of the band members, you don't just write lyrics like these, it seems very personal. A great song with a depressing message.
    elxDracoon January 06, 2009   Link

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