Now your blood travels through the veins of our history
It bursts forth in boiling black clouds from the wrists of kings
Your shadow lengthens as time draws on
It's tendrils creep into mythic cracks, blending with the light of day
We see it now before us, but even so we cannot read the lies between the lines


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    General Commenti think it's about the way that historical events become mythologised over time. a person's legacy can become exaggerated, embellished upon, until "we cannot read the lies between the lines" - we cannot know for sure what is the truth.
    nedologiston March 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about the decisions and possible bad choices someone (in this instance a king, or possibly even GWB) has to make before stepping down from power or popularity.

    "Now you're done
    Dry walls don't lean"

    Your reign has ended, but things built to last dont come apart easily.

    "Made from our
    History"

    You've done what you've done based on previous choices and decisions made before you were even concieved.

    "It bursts for them
    Boiling back
    Clouds warm the wrists of kings"

    But, unfortunately, everything is coming apart and destroying itself, even though you'd tried as hard as you could to keep it from happening, and the cover you made of who you really are is being pulled away, and as such you feel safe in an omnipotent, high up view.


    "Your shadow drain them fast
    Times unknown
    It still goes
    Creeping through heaping cracks
    Banning with inner love"

    The shadow you leave drains anyone to follow you of any glory or ideas of good deeds, and is leading people into times and themes unknown or unseen, and still the world moves on. The pain and terror is coming slowly into all parts of the world, and you try to stop it with good intentions, but cannot.

    "Chase

    Words say it
    Now they've found us
    Burning light
    Sworn I've had enough

    Bring them nothing
    They have
    Made it's way
    The nights"

    And so you leave them to chase someone who will help them and make the world better. What you've done doesnt need words, but gets them anyway, and people are beginning to find what you really are, wasting their lives and killing thousands, and now youre stepping down because youd had enough of pain and war. You leave them with nothing that they dont already have, and the "night"(pain and fear) have finally made its way into the world.
    furtherutilitieson February 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell, this album is centralized around a common theme, which is of Hassan I Sabbah and has correlated many references to it in the song lyrics and song titles in this album, such as this one.
    If you want to know more just basically look up ISIS on Wikipedia. So basically “Wrists of Kings” telling us the listener of who they are.
    walruspancakeson February 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis should be edited now that we know the official lyrics. It goes:

    Now your blood travels through the veins of our history
    It bursts forth in boiling black clouds from the wrists of kings
    Your shadow lengthens as time draws on
    It's tendrils creep into mythic cracks, blending with the light of day
    We see it now before us, but even so we cannot read the lies between the lines
    stu19224on March 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentInteresting interpretation furtherutilities, but those aren't the right lyrics. The ones posted are correct.
    TheAmazingRandoon July 27, 2007   Link

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