"Limb From Limb" as written by and Moe Carlson Tim Millar....
Split the sky asunder,
Noble huntress Of the clan.

In your left hand raise the sword
In your right hand cast a spear.
Summon all the thieves and bastards
Hiding in the woodland

Crack their skulls into the cauldron,
For invading our frontier
The shadows fall, the hammer falls
The stone is placed above us all

Forge our weapons in the furnace,
Soar to heights like oak trees tall

Do not beg before me,
I will not head your appeals
With your final words be
Grateful you died by Irish steel

Do not crawl before us,
For your fate has been revealed
The heavens will not,
Desecrate their gates with your admittance

Do not beg before me,
I will not head your appeals
With your final words
Be gratefully you died by Irish steel
Do not beg before me,
Your fate has been revealed



Do not crawl before me,
I'll not head your appeal

Son of flesh I cast you out,
Into exile forever hence

Flidais rides again,
Flidais rides again

She is the forest and she is the rain,
She is the huntress and,
She is the prey,
She is the dusk,
She is the dawn,
She is the moon,
She is the sun

(keyboard solo)

See her bellow out,
See her,
See her,
Bellow out in anger,
See her raise the infant fawn
She is drawn by a cart of cervidae

She is here,
She is gone,
She is here,
She is gone,
She is gone


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"Limb from Limb" as written by Rody Walker Lucas Hoskin

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    General Commentwhat i got about the meaning is hat Flidais is a irish mythology goddess who protects the woods/the creatures in the wood and society. and she is an accomplished hunter/archer bastard children and thieves/ societies bad people try to hide form her because she hunts them fmaybe because she doesnt like them hence "Summon all the thieves and bastards hiding in the woodland" i might be way off but thats what i could think of
    Punk-Aholicon April 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSplit the sky asunder noble huntress of the clan - in your left hand raise the sword and in your right hand cast the spear. Summon all the slaves and bastards hiding in the woodland - crack their skulls into the cauldron for invading our frontier - the shadows fall, the hammer falls, the stone is placed above us all, forge our weapons in the furnace, sour to the heights like oak trees tall - do not beg before me, I will not heed your appeals - with your final words be grateful that you died by Irish steel - do not crawl before us for your fate has been revealed - the heavens will not desecrate their gates with your admittance - son of flesh I cast you out into exile forever hence - Flidias rides again, she is the forest and the rain, she is the huntress and the prey, she is the dusk, she is the dawn, she is the moon and she is the sun, see her bellow out in anger, see her raise the infant fawn - she is drawn by a cart of cervidae, she is here and she is gone.

    from the lyrics book
    gorgonseyeon January 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThanks, I'll edit it. I was just going with what I found on another site.
    adeptionon January 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwicked keyboard solo
    song sounds so empty without it live
    mellfordeftoneson February 02, 2008   Link
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    General Comment" by mattlolwtf on 03-31-2008 @ 08:52:59 AM
    Oooh, look at me. I'm gorgonseye. I went to the store and bought the cd when it came out, then posted the lyrics really fast on every song and commented when people got there before me, CAUSE I HAVE THE LYRICS BOOK WITH THE ACTUAL LYRICS IN THEM, STOOPID. Now I'm awesome.

    ..douche. "

    err.. OK? What does stoopid mean? I actually made a typo on this one :( . Some of them, Bloodmeat really, people were arguing over a few key lyrics (Nurjan being the correct one) and other tense issues were corrected. Would you rather have people just guessing what the lyrics are? Some people might prefer to read what the lyrics are supposed to read. Take Goddess Bound for example. There is a whole verse that Rody doesn't sing.

    I always see this song about a big build up, then anticlimax sort of deal; hyping yourself up for something, but then losing it really fast. Flidias comes and kicks ass and sounds all amazing. She is commanding over nature. But, in an instant, she is conquered by the humans.

    "She is the forest, she is the rain
    She is the huntress, she is the prey
    She is the dusk and she is the dawn
    She is the moon and she is the sun"

    She is here
    She is gone

    Total balance. I wish Rody has sang "prey" to complete the feeling. All of these require each other to exist sort of deal. In order to have a good thing, a bad thing needs to eventually happen.
    gorgonseyeon May 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthanks gorgonseye :)
    emchappson May 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commentmattlolwtf, you're a dumbass.

    "Hey, look at me. I'm mattlolwtf and I like to give people shit for uploading correct lyrics. God forbid I'd actually wanna know what the bands says when I listen to their songs. But no, I'd rather respect a version uploaded by someone who has no fucking EARS!"

    After having seen the correct lyrics for this song, I can see it's one of the better written songs on the album.
    XBFNoodleson August 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentJust wanted to point out that Fildais is indeed protector of the woodland and such in Irish mythology. She does not, however, hunt out the miscreants of society, she actually protects them (in most accounts). Many of society's outcasts would seek out her guardianship. Just thought I would clear that up since some people seem to have gotten the reverse impression.

    Here is a decent little blurb on her:
    en.allexperts.com/e/f/fl/…
    Ashpliskenon November 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFlidias is a Irish goddess of the forests. Animals adored her. But basically she would use music to lure people down to a lake in the forest and they would never be seen again. That's ALL I can figure out about this song. Protest the Hero's songs seem to have a lot of mythology in them, which makes for a very epic (as in, actually epic, not like "3P1C W1N!!!1" epic) listening experience, but it also makes it very difficult to decipher the song meanings.
    hslpt0774on March 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Punk Aholic but disagree with gorgonseye, while it does seem to relate to Irish mythology the main reason is due to the mention of Flidais in the White Goddess, which is what the whole album is about. I don't mean that his analysis of humans causing her to be overthrown was wrong, though the book itself in fact refers to worships of male gods instead of female gods causing Flidais to be overthrown. Also, for FlidaisKezia1028, the celts allowed women to be warriors and considered them equals to men in many cases. Though Flidais was overthrown by a male god (i.e. Jesus), much of the new religion was identical to the old one, so you could argue that "[their] goddess gave birth to [that] god".
    flidaisridesagainon July 25, 2010   Link

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