"Messenger" as written by Peter Leo Rickard Wichers, Peter Leo Rickard Wichers and Warrel Dane....
I'm the one you call the liar
I'm the lamb who slayed the lion
Crawled upon your cross again
Play the victim till the end
What you've gained is nothingness
What you've learned is useless

You play the Martyr
Crawl upon your cross again
Always the victim but it's all inside your head

Dark are those that lie to lovers
Your fathers past, the weakest cover
Perched upon your soiled throne
Cast your sticks, I'll throw stones
Envy and Lust will drown you
Just look around you

You play the Martyr
Crawl upon your cross again
Always the victim but it's all inside your head

Remembering days we felt we were chosen
Those were the days when the hunger was all that we had
Can't take back the past, can't heal the wounds
Noone can rescue your faded ideals
All that remains are scars of a wasted youth

You play the Martyr
Crawl upon your cross again
Always the victim but it's all inside your head
When will you ever learn to trust another, my friend
just play the Martyr til the world stands to it's end


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    General CommentHe said in an interview that it wasn't intentionallt meant to be any anti-christian stuff.

    It's about someone he knows that always plays the victim and never wants to take blame for something that is clearly being his/her fault.

    ^That is pretty much a head-on quote but not in it's entire.
    RoCon May 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commentin my PERSONAL opinion... i think it's about a person who tries to crucify their beliefs upon others, and their beliefs are probably impractical and conflicting, hence a religious view like christianity. not attacking these people, just interpreting what i'm reading and hearing.

    the opening two lines: "I'm the one you call the liar
    I'm the lamb who slayed the lion" is obviously about the narrator or warrel being different from this "martyr."

    "Crawled upon your cross again
    Play the victim till the end"

    i believe he's reffering to christians as victims who will wait for the end upon a cross.

    "Remembering days we felt we were chosen
    Those were the days when the hunger was all that we had
    Can't take back the past, can't heal the wounds
    Noone can rescue your faded ideals
    All that remains are scars of a wasted youth"

    and that's where my mind entirely changes... perhaps its about an older self reflecting on their younger self, and how once they saw how the world really was the grew outside god and the religion. perhaps the "hunger was all we had" was the emptiness which wasn't fufilled with anything "useful" so they replaced it with religion.

    and the line about father's past/weakest cover is probably about how they were raised religiously and they feel they are betraying their family or father by changing it.
    buggie92on April 29, 2008   Link

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