I've been hit! Oh My God! Oh My God!
The ground burst and cold soaks my shirt. Send word!
The clarit river forms at my boots
With a flash and rain of dirt
I've been met for the hundredth time
Call the medic. This wounds meant to cripple! RUN!
The red crest on his head
And a choice off his lips
He sat never once phased. He,
While I'm open and spilling!
Am I a sheep for the slaughter?
Am I JUST a sheep for the slaughter?
No no, please no, help me!
Oh Death, must you reap one more?
Medic! I've been hit! Oh my God! Oh my God!
The ground burst and cold soaks my shirt. Send word!
The clarit river forms and pools over my head
And for a moment I'm submerged in the lake,
And a sparks birth could not be heard.
All night the thunder of war raged
And it finally seemed as if I had met the eye.
With fights more lost than won I walk away with one trophy
A thousand scars on my own chest
Only to realize nowhere else was I hit.
But then with your grip gloved by mercy
I was wrenched back to the storm!
Lay dead or charge the line! Another patch wont do!
Cut it from my chest, and begin this run.

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The End Of A Dark Campaign (The Amputation) song meanings
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    General Commentdouble post!
    yams02on May 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentEven though this is the last song, I don't think that it's lyrically meant as the end of the campaign. I know I'm disagreeing with the title, but... The last line talks of beginning, not of ending. I think of this song as just another part of the battle that is taking place throughout the album. And in this one, it's no character flaw, vice, or temptation that hits our hero, as I think of him. It's a straight up attack from the enemy, and he needs a medic, not just some time alone. But this part I'm not so sure about. I think the medic is just sitting there doing nothing, but I'm not sure why the medic has a red crest on his head...all I can think of is a rooster. Anyway. If it is the medic, it seems like he's completely unphased and unmoving when our hero is there spilling blood (claret) all over the ground. Like he's seen it so much that he's lost hope. Now our hero loses hope too, and thinks that he's completely useless, just a sheep for the slaughter. See how damaging an attack on the heart, mixed with a lack of help, can be?
    Now he's drowning in his own blood and completely out of the fight. And he also realizes that his one trophy, thousands of scars, is only on his chest, above his heart. I know your physical heart has no real processing purpose, but it represents who he is, and the fact that the enemy has ONLY been attacking his heart. We are not in a battle with enemies of flesh and blood, but a spiritual battle. I could get even more into ephesians and say our hero was lacking righteousness...but I think this is more about where he was attacked. His heart. And once he realized that that is the only place that he's been beaten, he knows that he can be fixed. He's scarred before, and can do it again. God brings him back, and when he realizes that he can either give up or charge the line, he knows that just trying a quick fix (patch) won't do. It'll take real sacrifice. He gives up some of himself (the Amputation), for the line. His heart, which has gone through thousands of attacks and survived and healed each and every one, his heart, which is stronger because of it. He gives up the part of him that is most useful, and begins to run, to take back the line. Sorry I got a bit epic there, but that's how Oh, Sleeper makes me think. Let me know what you think. Be blessed.
    theBushon January 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song is very much teh win!
    yams02on May 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is very much teh win!
    yams02on May 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe story is rather clear...the problem in deciphering it is figuring out what it is a metaphor for. My guess is...well, right now, I simply don't have one. I may come back later to take another stab, but my mind simply isn't working at full capacity right now.
    KillerL1amaon June 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThat really was epic, theBush, and I completely agree with you. Perfect.

    Though, I believe that the crest simply refers to the red cross that would be on the helmet of the medic =P
    Mechacideon April 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTo me, the Medic is just a representation of Christ. His calmness is just a moment of serenity, while the narrator is just laying in agony. It's like when you call out for help, but you don't seem to hear anything back?
    At least that's what I'm getting.
    Talking to Micah about this song was intense, and the new album is gonna destroy.
    lifecoredaveon May 20, 2009   Link
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    General Commentand at that, theBush, I notice that it's called the end of a dark campaign.
    aka, the campaign for darkness, whether it's just in one's life, or just in the world.
    It's the final fight within this character to destroy what was once ruling his life.
    lifecoredaveon May 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentGuys, both you and the title are right.
    This IS 'the end of a DARK campaign', but it also is the beginning of a NEW one; of a LIGHT campaign.
    Edboyon May 31, 2009   Link
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    General Commentin my opinon the Medic (Christ) is unphased by the narrator wound because he has been though alot worse, and he is sitting to tend to is wounds, though all the chaos (metaphor for all the suffering around you that that you endure God is their helping you along the way. And afater the narrator realization in the lake, Gid brings him back and finish this war.
    tristan777on March 25, 2010   Link

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