I am the Promethean
Tragic Figure in this dream
Dream known as life
I bring spark into the lives
Take the molded show them fire
Fire's the spark in their eyes

My Flesh is Ripped daily
It's the cross I bear

I feel it tear out my insides
A pain so heavy I could collapse
I feel it just may kill me
I must brave through this storm

I am made Exemplary
Lashed up by the public scene
For bearing my heart, my soul's on fire
I pull my ribs open now
Bleed my heart upon the grounds
Drink of the blood, take me in

My flesh is ripped at daily
It's the cross I bear

I feel it tear out my insides
A pain so heavy I could collapse
I feel it just may kill me
I must brave through this storm

Chain me down, nail me up
It feels so cold on my skin
Flesh cut deep from their claws
Chew my organs out
Salivating with hate
Crown of thorns, deathly boards; won't make me cease to be
You've turned this scapegoat into
The lion that will devour you whole

My flesh is ripped at daily
It's the cross I bear

I feel it tear out my insides
A pain so heavy I could collapse
I feel it just may kill me
I must brave through this storm


Lyrics submitted by QOTSAJunkee

Of Promethus and the Crucifix song meanings
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    General CommentPrometheus was a Greek Titan who stole fire from Zeus and gave it to humans.

    In punishment for this he was chained to a cliff side where his Liver was eaten daily by Eagles/Vultures but would regenerate at night time due to his imortality.

    So yeah, thats what the origin is....meaning however I have no idea....Maybe fighting through pain that you are suffering because something good may come of it in the end??
    AWGon September 30, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's comparing Prometheus to Jesus and how people are often punished for trying to bring enlightenment to the world
    robert_grim_reaperon December 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this is about being a martyr, doing something you think is right and facing the consequences - but braving them out and dealing with them like a hardcore sonbitch that can take getting his liver ripped out every night and be ready for it the next day!

    And damn, this song is GOOD, the solo melts faces and the chorus riffs are awesome - I love the super high pitched Trivium harmonies in their solos, like on The Deceieved on Ascendancy.

    Classic!
    Charlehon February 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think its all about enduring what is wrought.
    If you believe something should be done, then do it but be prepared for the consequences that could come with it.

    It looks like it is all about just enduring the things in life you go through because of the things you have done. Life goes on.
    QOTSAJunkeeon September 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe first hard in the chorus should be heavy...
    dbro46on October 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyah all of them are heavy, not hard
    dbro46on October 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know why posted Hard.
    I think I fucked up the first time on the chores and then just copied and pasted the rest of them without noticing.

    Fixt
    QOTSAJunkeeon October 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIm pretty sure this song is about how Trivium are very popular for a metal band and are viciously hated by a large part of the metal community for this popularity. He is using the story of Prometheus giving the humans the gift of fire and recieving years of suffering from Zeus because of it as a metaphor for him giving the world his music, getting very popular and yet recieving constant hatred from large members of the 'old guard'.

    'I am the Promethean
    Tragic Figure in this dream
    Dream known as life'

    His dream was for the band to take off and become popular, the dream is now 'life', it came true. He is a 'tragic figure' though because with the accomplishment of this dream came the hatred.

    'I bring spark into the lives
    Take the molded show them fire
    Fire's the spark in their eyes'

    He give people his music, they enjoy it, it brings 'spark' into their lives.

    'My Flesh is Ripped at daily
    It's the cross I bear

    I feel it tear out my insides
    A pain so heavy I could collapse
    I feel it just may kill me
    I must brave through this storm'

    Go onto blabbermouth, youtube or just google 'Matt Heafy' and see the huuuuuuge amount of really very vicious hatred many metalheads have for him. He released the bands first album when he was 16, it took off pretty majorly when he was still only 19 and that was when all the hatred started ('flesh cut deep from their claws,chew my organs out, salivating with hate'), at a young age like that seeing all that shit about yourself suddenly errupt all over the place has gotta hit you pretty hard ...in some earlier interviews he mentions blabbermouth quite a bit (and they have already dedicated two songs to attacks on their haters, To The Rats and Kirisute Gomen) so clearly this had quite a big effect on him. He says despite this though he will try and 'brave through this storm', ie continue to write music people enjoy.

    At the end of the song he states that their insults will not make him stop and they have just made him a stronger person with more fire to write even better music.

    'Crown of thorns, deathly boards; won't make me cease to be
    You've turned this scapegoat into
    The lion that will devour you whole'

    It is most definately NOT about Jesus, I spoke to Matt before a show a few years ago, the dude is an atheist.
    Chrisguitaron October 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere are so many people swearing that the song isn't about Jesus, it's bordering on stupidity.

    Let me make my case:

    1. The name of the song is "Of Prometheus and the Crucifix." This can be directly translated to [b]"About Prometheus and Jesus on the Cross."[/b] Google "Crucifix" if you have any doubts, here.

    2. The lyrics include phrases like "It's the cross I bear," "Crown of Thorns, deathly boards," "Lion that will devour you whole," "Drink of the blood, take me in," etc. [b]All of these are references to verses in the Bible.[/b] Jesus is frequently referred as "The Lion of Judah" and in the Book of Revelations he destroys all of humanity (not to mention Mathew 10).

    3. Many of the people claiming it's [i]not[/i] about Jesus often say that the lead singer is atheist. That's completely moot. Firstly, because American atheists must constantly discuss and reference religion and most of us were religious at some point in our lives, anyway. Secondly, because this song (and this album as a whole) are references to mythology. A Christian would [i]never[/i] compare Jesus to Prometheus, but an atheist just might!

    So let's be clear, the song [i]is[/i] about Jesus [i]and[/i] Prometheus. Any resemblance to real life situations are resemblances that can also be drawn to the stories of either Jesus or Prometheus (I'm looking at you Chrisguitar).
    TAZealoton June 27, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General CommentWhat Junkee said about enduring what is wrought upon you seems to be pretty close to the actual meaning. Knowing that you're in a situation, even if you did the right thing and ended up there anyway, and knowing you can't do anything but suffer through it to the end.

    It's definitely, in no way, about Jesus.
    theGrynchon March 28, 2009   Link

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