Shovels pierce the horizon bridging the barrier
between what's alive and what's deceased
And the symbiotic nature of all that's between
No matter who or what lies 'neath
Life carries on above unphased by the everlasting
absence of the slowly rotting
Delving deeper, darkness falls, corrosion sets in
as life begins to fall apart
Shapeless beings call forth to be one with them
Achieving immortality through the process of decomposition
The selfish request of a treacherous host
Everything does take life, even the earth must feed
Approaching the barren wasteland
Nothing to set one space from another
Lungs collapse from lack of air
Digestion has started
There is no turning back
Atomization occurs forcing fragments
of the former in opposite directions
Some upwards through to the surface
and others into the abyss
To be forever forgotten
For life will carry on above


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    General CommentA place such as a graveyard (all of them, to be exact) can seem very gloomy and lifeless to the untrained eye, but there's more to it. What you see when you look into a graveyard is the surface and that's all it is. It's not what's above, it's what's below. The surface is simply a disguise and all sorts of unknown things happen below.

    Life, on the other hand, goes by the way it has been for all of eternity. The dead seem to be forgotten and by nightfall, the grave comes alive. No dead rising or anything, it's all earthly internal. Ghosts (shapeless beings) "call forth to be one with them"....they rot and become eternal through that process. All of this is at the "selfish request of a treacherous host". Some individual being of some sort is demanding all of this and witnessing it firsthand.

    "Everything does take life, even the earth must feed." I believe that that statement means that even though death is seen as the end-all to everything, it's actually a creator of something new afterwards. The ending of ones life somehow feeds something else needing death.

    Somehow, the eating of corpses is involved and "there is no turning back". It all comes to an end (possibly by sunrise or some other sort of timeshift) and the same thing'll happen by the next night....all while being unknown by what goes on above ground.

    Amazing song, along with all of the others, but this one truly sticks out well.
    KrackedJarson October 02, 2007   Link

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