"The Divine Falsehood" as written by and Steven Robert Thompson Ravi Bhadriraju....
I stood in the sand from the mouth of the sea
And watched a serpent rise from its depths
Upon his horns rested ten crowns
As the discord of trumpets grew unnerving
Its perception giving an overruling mentality of authority and supremacy
All dwellers of earth shall pray and worship this image of this deceitful demon
Whose names are not written in the ink or blood in the book of the life of the lamb
Shall be slain from the foundation of this declining and now decaying world


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    General Commentactually, Genesis is a concept album about the VariChip, which is a new chip that the government wants to implant in us all so that it's easier to keep track of everyone. The song is talking about both the apocalypse and how the band hates the idea of being constantly watched by the government.
    metal_is_lifeon August 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentZaccormon is right, if you read Revelations 13, it's very clear.
    v1. "And i saw a beast coming out of the sea, he had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on his horns."
    v4. "Men worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast.."
    v8. "All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast- all whose names have not been written in the book of life belonging to the Lamb that was slain.."
    coldblood24on May 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI know "shall" is before "slain"
    Does anyone know what he says before "demon" he says a couple of words before it, but its not written in the booklet.
    Th3ColorofD3sireon June 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentpersonally my favorite song off genesis
    berzerker7on July 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell its pretty obvious about what this song is about.

    actually, i was having a look in the bible the other day, and a lot of these phrases are in the book of revelations, specifically (chapter?) 13 (sorry i don't read the bible). Cool song though. Way different from the other songs on Genisis
    PuppyButcheron August 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPuppyButcher is right, this one is quite different to the rest of the songs on the album. Its more like doom metal, than straight up death.

    Does anyone know what he is saying between "All dwellers of earth shall pray and worship..." and "demon whose names..,"?

    It sounds something like "...worship the image of this decietful demon..."
    quiffpornon September 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyes yes metal is life nailed it right on.

    and guiffporn is right, this is a doom metal song.

    the serpent is the government. the 'perception...overruling mentality' part is metaphorical, representing the feelings that humans will get when they are chipped. the 'demon' is the government.
    blackmiasmaon October 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBlackmiasma. Read Revelations 13, from the Bible, please.
    zaccormonon November 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA little correction, after "whose names are note written, IN INK OR BLOOD, in the book of the life of the lamb"
    cloggedaortaon February 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is definitely the on the album its a break from the samey death metal
    but someone needs to get the lyrics for the demo which is by far jfac's best cd...
    xzepherxon February 28, 2008   Link

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