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"I've got a secret," he said,
"We won't spare no people 'cause we need the souls."

This is an open invitation: you can keep their bodies, we're here for the souls

Yea,
Well God gave me very specific instructions, he said,
"Go down there and start sending roaches and floods and mass destruction."

Because he said, "They've lost the scent
And I don't even care why they didn't repent."
He said, "We need a new creation,
The system's self fulfilling,
It's about to self-destruct."

And He said, "Open up their eyes and let them know that I am very close to them now ,
And I've always known that it would come to this,
And that they finally have something very real to fear,
Because I am very, very close."

Open up their eyes and let them know
I'm very close to them, and
Nothing will be left behind, and
They've got something to fear.
God is very near.

He's got no room for your body,
but He's got a place for your soul, and You'll lose your life
And it might be a terrible blow.

He said, "Burn 'em up. Salt the earth. Do it fast. Make it hurt. Forget about salvation to get a new destination."
He said, "Melt the ice. Clean the snow. Here's a new sensation--it's called destiny, manifest."

Get 'em out of those bodies.


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    General CommentNot so much the second coming but one of the apocalyptic events in the bible - maybe the flood. A bunch of songs on the album are inspired by the old testament.

    Here is a helpful comment from someone on Youtube:
    yr lyrics for pwnd are incorrect. buy the awesome multi-colored double disc vinyl. there's a lyrics page that comes with it.

    "he said go down there and start SOME ERUPTIONS and floods..."

    "foget about salvation, THEY'VE GOT A NEW DESTINATION. he said melt the ice, CLEAN THE STONE, PEEL THE SKIN, GRIND THE BONE"
    Phonophobeon May 17, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationWhile the previous song "Lamb And The Lion" suggests the apocalypse (due to the presence of lamb/lion imagery in the book of Revelations), and this song itself has references to Genesis, I think it may be more about man playing the role of God with references to other biblical destruction being used as a means of describing. That being, man is quoting the Old Testament, God's "eruptions" and "floods" as justification for their actions of burning and salting the earth. Manifest Destiny was largely considered by settlers to be the will of God (Exodus 23:30 By little and little I will drive them out from before thee, until thou be increased, and inherit the land.) Not only was this newly discovered, large slice of land perfect for expansion, it was filled with heathens that could do with some converting, or killing. The line that was corrected by Phonophobe is particularly telling of this.

    He said, "Burn 'em up. Salt the earth. Do it fast. Make it hurt. Forget about salvation, they've got a new destination

    This could very well be a reference to the trail of tears and the devastation of native american land. There were many settlers who believed death was the only path to salvation for the heathen indians. The California missions may be another link, in the repeated line of God telling someone to "Open up their eyes and let them know that I am very close to them," especially because the band is from California and it is required education for every elementary school to learn in excruciating detail about the missions.
    itsleefordon July 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentLOVE THIS SONG
    can listen to it all day ^_^
    !VideoKid.JADE!on April 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentObviously about the second coming, but with a twist? Forget about salvation, and destroy everything, apparently.

    Great song.
    iamboneson August 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGET EM OUT OF THOSE BODIES!
    Rymonon September 01, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Here's a new sensation--it's called destiny, manifest."

    Manifest Destiny is the belief that the US is destined to take over the entire American continent.

    Perhaps the song is warning of the consequences of the globalisation of the US, in a metaphorical apocalypse.
    leakegon May 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis songs about the rapture as man and machine linking, the death of ego-boundaries. that makes this the only possible time that "pwnd" is funny as a joke. Also noosphere, 2012, and mcluhan. 2012 a Space Odyssey. SHITS GOING CRAZY!!
    CSalisburyon September 20, 2009   Link

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