Covenant of pure corruption
Sink my teeth deep into you
Solemn oath of sheer destruction
Nightmare, through and through

In that hour, I'll devour
Hope is swallowed up in pain
Taste the venom, feel the power
Coursing through my veins

I'm corruption
I'm destruction, through and through

Trust in me, for I will set you free
With a Serpent's Kiss
With a Serpent's Kiss

Be my lights and I won't stray
Make me beg make me pray
Tell me when to laugh or cry
When to live and when to die

Forgotten and betrayed
Rotting and decayed
Left to wither, without a voice
Left to slither, without a choice

[solo]

Crucifier, spitting fire
Say your little empty prayers
This empire, growing higher
To the sky I swear

Sharp tongue severs, like a razor
Swimming in a sea or rage
Vindicators, masqueraders
All the world's my stage

I devour
I empower, god of pain

Trust in me, for I will set you free
With a Serpent's Kiss
How could it come to this?
With a Serpent's Kiss


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    General CommentOk this is obviously about the Fall of man.... Adam and Eve that whole bit.........Just Check out The music video....that's it plain and simple..... pretty sweet song.....
    Maiden828on August 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI concur with the guy above. It's obviously about Adam and Eve, and the whole "OMGZ I WANTZ THAT APPLE LOL!" thing >_>

    'Cuz if anyone here knows the story (I only know it 'cuz it's off the Simpsons o_q) it was a snake that convinced them to eat one of the apples.
    The_Communionon November 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThey're very messy eaters in the video and the apple is really weired. Its full of white goo. And whats up with their backs they have like a black thing on their spine
    jainsworth16on December 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentall of the above
    the whole album is based off the poem Paradise Lost by John Milton...if you have a lot of patience try givin it a read. i "read" it in college, after hearin this album i wish i paid more attention to it lol
    steveo54on August 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commentsure its about satan, but what about this part:

    "Be my lights and I won't stray
    Make me beg make me pray
    Tell me when to laugh or cry
    When to live and when to die"

    is that from the pov of adam/eve?
    ZodiacDon August 29, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Be my lights and I won't stray
    Make me beg make me pray
    Tell me when to laugh or cry
    When to live and when to die"
    This verse might be from the POV of Adam/Eve, but if Symphony X took a page from Milton (who kind of made Satan out to be a Byronic hero), then it could be a sort of final plea from Satan -- like his moment of hesitation before trying to tempt Eve.
    HystericRomanceon February 28, 2009   Link

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