Hold the cross up high into the sky
far above your head
in sacred decadence.
In pride and honour
you wear the crucifix
as a shield towards
the bitter consequence.

Your sins are not redeemed
by swearing perjury.
Your sense of self-esteem
has miles to go to sanctity.

See the spiteful and widening cracks
in the bricks of all their
picture perfect walls.
The hollow grins of their hypocrisy
they rock the basis until,
until it starts to fall.

Step inside with your commandments,
bring your holy book.
Show me your divinity.
To me you're just a sheep
with zippers in the back.
Your costume does not fool me

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Perjury and Sanctity song meanings
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    Song MeaningThe song is written about people who are hiding their malice behind a feigned lifeway of a kind religious man (particularly Christians, due to the mention of cross, crucifix, etc.). The positive principles of religion, which supposed to drive these people, are decadent and eroded, and the poet is critcizing them for that. He says that by swearing perjury they won't reach redemption or purification, they don't mange to deceive him, and eventually they will find a bitter end.
    Neriaon December 20, 2014   Link
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    Song MeaningI am so confused on what this song means. Anyone out there who knows?
    yodelingtotheoldieson September 18, 2011   Link

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