A heroine, a deity
on heroin, or vanity
To jack their personality,
beyond normal humanity.
A crowd of massed humanity
bow and worship diligently.
He's built a loyal following
and they steer him thoroughly.

But jealous man plots from the pews,
no need for valid righteousness.
One slightly truthful word set free,
will turn the tides quite easily.
Our accusations need not be
what would bury mortal man.
The sins of our own deity are tiny,
but on these we stand.

We don't cry for the gods that die by our hands,
We throw stones if our gods take a stand
We create and destroy our stigmata martyrs, stigmata martyrs

So once upon the podium,
a crucifix we then erect,
And nail our hero heartily,
hands and feet, we bind his neck.
The reasons for our worship fades,
our Idol drenched in his own blood,
Forgotten are the virtues that we,
valued beyond royalty.

We don't cry for the gods that die by our hands,
We throw stones if our gods take a stand
We create and destroy our stigmata martyrs, stigmata martyrs

Such joy we dig his shallow grave,
anticipating pains to come.
We watch the wriggling dance of death,
and laugh light hearted at death's fun.
We pounded out the joyous light.
Our savior's buried now for years.
A legend now of time gone by,
A martyr of forgotten tears.

We don't cry for the gods that die by our hands,
We throw stones if our gods take a stand
We create and destroy our stigmata martyrs, stigmata martyrs

We don't cry for the gods that die by our hands,
We throw stones if our gods take a stand
We create and destroy our stigmata martyrs, stigmata martyrs

We don't cry for the gods that die by our hands,
We throw stones if our gods take a stand
We create and destroy our stigmata martyrs, stigmata martyrs


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  • +2
    General CommentMore specifically, Robbert himself had at one point blogged something about how this song is about celebrity worship.
    asortofdreamon April 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSelf explanitory. About how people build up heroes and messiahs and then tear them down.
    Dr_Toxicophilouson October 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCan you link me to that, asortofdream? I'd like to see Capt. Rob's comments on this song please.
    daddystabzon August 10, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Song ComparisonThe lyrics are not identical. The Bauhaus song's lyrics are:

    In a crucifiction ecstasy
    Lying cross chequed in agony
    Stigmata bleed continuously
    Holes in head, hands, feet, and weep for me

    Stigmata oh you sordid sight
    Stigmata in your splintered plight
    Look into your crimson orifice
    In holy remembrance
    In scarlet bliss

    In nomine patri et filii et spiriti sanctum
    In nomine patri et filii et spiriti sanctum
    In nomine patri et filii et spiriti sanctum
    In nomine patri et filii et spiriti sanctum
    Father, son, and holy ghost
    Stigmata Martyr

    Apart from the name, not one is repeated here. They may be in the same genre, but this is not a cover.
    Phuntingon April 11, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThere is a Bauhaus song by the same name, but this is not a cover.
    sfo62on January 20, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentActually, this song is a modified cover of the Bauhaus song by the same name. Most of the lyric is identicle, and Abney Park did start as a goth/industrial/pagan band, so its not surprising that they covered both Bauhaus and Dead can Dance (I am Streatched on Your Grave).
    undrasonon March 28, 2012   Link

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