You were born wrapped in the pages
The words bind your mind and body
A false comfort of thin paper
You’re claimed as unclean property

They say you need guilt to be good
Your brothers all remain blameless
Heart of snares and nets, hands as bands
Classified as a nameless mass

Don’t look down on me
I don’t look up

Kneel
Here you’re not scared to die
Beg
Those dogs will lick and drink you dry
Kneel
Eat the pretty cursive lie
Beg
And you will not be scared to die

They say “In you lives an Eve” and
“Thy desire rules over thee”
“Thou shall not let witches live”
The fiction binds your mind and body

Give you away to male angels
The leaders all remain shameless
Wash away rains ancient marking
Please beg yourself for forgiveness

Don’t look down on me
I don’t look up

Kneel
Here you’re not scared to die
Beg
Those dogs will lick and drink you dry
Kneel
Eat the pretty cursive lie
Beg
And you will not be scared to die

Must thy sorrow multiply
Thy conception in sorrow
Thou shall live in the silence
With all subjection

He may hear false answers
He lets the voices in
Must thy sorrow follow
Visions in his head


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    Song MeaningBarely any comments on I:scintilla songs? Blasphemous! Speaking of blasphemy, this is about Christianity, and how people follow it blindly.
    I especially love the Jezebel reference. "Those dogs will lick and drink you dry."
    CorvusStrifeon July 04, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think this song to be about the negative portrait of women in popular religions. For example, in Islam a woman is "unclean" during menstruation. "your brothers all remain blameless" is about the image of woman as the origin of [original] sin (Adam and Eve).

    The "Cursive Eve" is a play on words. On one hand, it refers to the psychological maltreatment of women in religion (The CURSE OF EVE) and on the other hand "Cursive" refers to the joining of man and woman side by side as equals in the eyes of the narrator.
    asortofdreamon July 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentA false comfort of thin paper: The Bible really is a comfort. The reason we cherish it so much is because it reassures us about our existence--where we came from, why we're here, and where we'll go when we die. God is our "father." We view him like a parent, and we are his "children."

    Cannot be a good person without guilt? You must feel guilt for your natural sin, or else you have no conscience and you are a godless monster.

    Eat the pretty cursive lie: the Bible is a lie, but it makes you feel good. The Bible in itself is a "sinful" thing. She also questions why we must live in sorrow. The Bible doesn't just make us feel good--it guilts us. It makes us doubt ourselves. We worry and worry about whether we're going to heaven or hell instead of just living and enjoying life.

    This song is undeniably about the Bible.
    musiqualon July 21, 2011   Link

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