Once my earthly pass
Over and stuck in the past
I will become one with the ground
Dust, I'll be
For those who've seen my earthly pass
Taking place in the past
Coldness will lead to emptiness
Free I'll be from this carnal state.

The stench of mediocrity soars
Once tangible vanish
The lucid pure calmness of ecstasy
The carnal state, my only grief

The carnal state

Entrenched in the logical
Carnal state
The epitome of a comfortless epoch
Transcend
Dreamless in this mind of flesh
Mind of flesh
The fragments of a worthless epoch
Collapse

The stench of mediocrity soars
Once tangible vanish
The lucid pure calmness of ecstasy
The carnal state, my only grief


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    General CommentDying is not that bad, as you can see.

    I had a dream a long time ago, but I can remember it almost perfectly. It was somewhat like a documentary about war and terrorism. It would have been a normal dream, but at a certain point of the dream the voice-over said "Life is Misery, Life is evilness". "Life" and "Misery" are two very strong words, and we may think that the ideas they represent are not naturally linked, but Gorguts made a great point here.

    When we think of misery we may tend to think about hunger, war and poverty, but that's just "carnal" misery, derived from our needs. The true misery is life itself. If you believe in a metaphysical world, as Luc Lemay does, that would make perfect sense, and that's what we can see in this song.

    "Entrenched in the logical, Carnal state
    The epitome of a comfortless epoch, Transcend
    Dreamless in this mind of flesh, Mind of flesh
    The fragments of a worthless epoch, Collapse"

    This fragment pretty much summarizes what I mean. Gorguts refers to life as "a worthless epoch", and death as "The lucid pure calmness of ecstasy".
    cbravoon June 29, 2011   Link

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