A swarm devours the heart
The seed burns where it lay build designs of none
Roots have poisoned the clay
A flame tongued blade
Opens holes in the sky
You stand holding the gate
They've all drowned in the flood
Sun-whitened bones
In a landscape of hounds
The bound shade a light
To disperse the stars
We watch, we watch
It is of the moon
It is all of the moon
In this weather we must build fire
Distill
Break them all down
Distill
Fear them all apart


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Distill (Watching the Swarm) song meanings
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    General CommentI think it's about angels descending and destroying all of man. That or the holocaust.
    TOOLrule3on July 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentNot sure about angels descending, but very much religious undertones are suggested.

    "You stand holding the (Pearly) gate
    They've all drowned in the (Great) flood ...
    In a landscape of hounds (hell, Cerberus)"

    Are we to distill religion in general? Or the threats posed by religion? Or the threats that religion talks about (e.g. following the Whore of all the Earth / Satan)?
    sokornyon December 03, 2014   Link

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