"An Ethereal Drain" as written by Paul Burnette, John Henry, Kristopher Norris, Ryan Parrish and Michael Schleibaum....
crossed out of our mindscapes
we're frozen in the time
stretched around your face a mask
a clever disguise ever
so enticing this corroding chemical synapse
spawn of a beast
an ethereal drain tatters on the brink
burst into a cloud of spores
explode into the atmosphere
weaving our lives with chaotic design siphons
what's left inside
suppress us
impress us with subtle delusions
and life-like proportions
bled into one another plagiarize
our dreams
a rift in eternity
all encompassing within it's entirety..
baptized in fire
leeching the underbelly
tired traditions
retired a discord within the choir
so sing the praise with your noiseless voices and pass the blame in the age of distorted reality
refined relief in chaos unleashed we find release


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    General CommentThis song is badass, I really like the solo.
    Xplisit23on December 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOh damn...I just decided to buy some of their stuff a couple days ago (thanks to kris haha)

    But man, the lyrics are fecking good. I'll be back sometime to think about what it means
    5letterwordon January 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm a student of English philology and I came across many hard texts...But this one's reeeaaally freakin hard...
    still good though ;)
    Killswitch Engageon November 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentid say its about how a person lives on for eternity, but the body they grow up in is not eternal

    but the persons soul does not just go to heaven or hell but is spread out

    and it sortof has a regretful feel to it like nothing is complete

    but is accepting the end as it comes


    CrazyMcNinjaon March 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think he wrote the lyrics tripping on acid... I mean I know that sounds unlikely but Ive read these lyrics over and over again and the words are just so amazingly arranged that John either had to be tripping balls or hes like the next Shakespeare.
    zero92425on October 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is sweet. Different from most of the other songs they rock out to; more melancholy. Then again this album alone is that way. There's only maybe like 3 songs they thrash, and the rest are different. It makes me wonder what they were feelin at the time they wrote this album. I mean their new album isn't like this one was. And I'm not saying this in a bad way. I love this album by them. Its probably my favorite. It's just cool though.
    Kabooks1212on March 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about how detrimental believing in god is. This is most clear in the line "So sing your praise with your noiseless voices." It's just saying that praying and hoping for things from god is useless as voices directed toward him are noiseless. "Refind relief in chaos unleashed," is say that letting go of the rigid views of religion for that of uncertainty and chaos is freeing. "suppress us
    impress us with subtle delusions and life-like proportions bled into one another" expresses John's views that religion, while it is desired, is delusional and how religious ideas spread because of how people try to make them seem "life-like".
    childofbodom151on May 25, 2011   Link

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