"Kirisute Gomen" as written by and Corey/gregoletto Beaulieu....
He who walks the fire breathes
Unlike the rest
Living by the bloody creed
Kirisute gomen

Air of battle tasting stale
Reeks of deceit
Send the bitter straight to hell
Kirisute gomen

In their wretched guts all they want is to feed
Unending, covetous hunger known as greed
As the last legion makes it's way to the skies
I can see in their eyes
They've already died
Inside, but as for the outside
I'll take their f**king heads
Quake has bred with the storm
Conceiving war
Wicked stampeding hordes
Kirisute gomen

I will never be what they
Want me to
I live by my own path in life
No turning
Back now, I won't be held down
Forced into a shallow grave built upon their empty ways
There's no turning back

There's hell to pay, such disarray
A bloodied mess, flesh masquerade
With all the blood making a flood
You made your path by crossing us
He who spits the fire seethes
All he detests
Decapitating, bloody creed
Kirisute gomen


Lyrics submitted by Sonic Raider, edited by Mathos22

"Kirisute Gomen" as written by Matthew Heafy Corey Beaulieu

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  • +6
    General CommentKirisute Gomen is an old Japanese expression dating back to the Feudal Era where Samurai had the right to strike at anyone of a lower class who was compromising their honor.

    In the song, it describes the band's attitude on those who try to undermine them that not only will they not be what they expect from them, but will take them down as well.

    In summary, the expression "Kirisute Gomen" serves as a metaphor for the band and how they will deal with their antagonists/critics/enemies/etc.
    Sonic Raideron August 01, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti agree with sonic raider, i think mostly it's a big "fuck you" to all the people that compare trivium to metallica.
    pedromiles101on August 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBest song on the new album, period.
    dbro46on October 04, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment2ns best song on the album next to shogun
    echopasson November 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDefinitely a huge "fuck you" to those that said they were trying to be Metallica when they released The Crusade (which was a SICK album by the way). I'm glad they've finally found their sound and are rolling with it.
    MrCatastrophyon May 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsounds like sonic raider has is right on, its got like the dual meaning with literal being the samurai thing and the deeper meaning being them taking a shot at their critics/haters.
    IcedEarthisgodon August 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe meaning of the song aside, it is all around bad ass.
    Definitely what you can always seem to expect from them. I am so stoked to be seeing them Oct. 14th.

    I love the inclusion of Japanes culture seeing as Heafy is Half Japanese.
    I also find it Ironic that the ad above thos post a comment box is advertising Samurai girl on ABC Family. I don't know if it is there for everyone else, but it is for me.

    The new Album is going to be so rad.
    QOTSAJunkeeon September 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah id say sonic got it perfectly. awesome song. i love how the shogun chorus is the intro. i freaked out when i heard it lol. the intro sounds very.... spooky.
    oXguitarchickXoon November 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI adore this song. My favorite parts are the chorus and the bridge, when they say: "I'll take their fucking heads." Makes me wish I was Samurai.
    Dragon19on February 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm surprised no one's mentioned what Kirisute Gomen actually means.

    Yes, it was used to strike someone down in feudal Japan from Samurai but it actually translates basically an apology for killing you.

    Gomen means "Sorry"
    AkariKingon September 07, 2011   Link

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