"Faultline" as written by Jonas Fredrik Bj�rler, Anders Bj�rler, Per Jensen, Peter Dolving and Patrik Jensen....
An address to the stillborn, lost brothers in arms;
To see the cursed earth claim to providence;
A pyramid New Jerusalem.
The dream is dead.
We're burning the carcass clean.
We pretend-but we never sleep.

500 miles to the faultline.
We decompose and decay.

Captivating the moment.
Spread the disease.
"We come in peace"
As if we almost believed it.
"Strapped to the back of a live grenade"

If there was ever a saviour.
She'd be the first to leave.

500 miles to the faultline.
We decompose and decay.
Ten thousand leagues through
the coal mines.
We hesitate and comply.

Equal in death only, subject to
our own betrayal.
Inhuman, suspending reality;
what you see is truthful, but lacking.
Misinformation is the new black.
Perfect rejects, we're all incomplete.
Disfigured at birth, we're
the human debris.
We're freaks.
We live.
We die. beneath the faultlines.
One more truth to bury.

500 miles to the faultline.
We hesitate at the light.
One day we rise through
the cold tide,
and face away from this
dead end failure to see.


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    My InterpretationTo me this seems to be saying that human beings are scum and giving the example of war and hegemony. Peter Dolving is a rather cynical philosopher who has previously done many songs about how he thinks mankind is scum.

    The idea of a faultline seems to be a reference to the territorial struggles that humanity is often engaged in.

    "An address to the stillborn, lost brothers in arms," seems to be Dolving starting by explaining to the stillborn that they haven't missed much, they would have probably ended up in an army killing and being killed.

    "A pyramid new Jerusalem," seems to be a reference to how the Jewish people fled from the oppression of the Egyptians and are now oppressing the Palestinians and using their previous struggle as an excuse for it. This is a prime example of the hypocracy that many countries partake in.

    The next 3 lines seem to refer to how the dream of peace and prosperity have failed but we still pretend like they are alive and well in order to justify our actions.

    "We come in peace ... strapped to the back of a live grenade," seems to be a reference to hegemony (America's hegemony in the middle east is the current example of this) and the lies that surrounds it.

    The rest goes on like that, I don't have the time to go through every line but just look at it with this idea in mind and you might see what I mean.





    -the-decieved-on December 19, 2008   Link

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