"The Way Of All Flesh" as written by Joseph Duplantier, Mario Duplantier and Christian Andreu....
Anything that has a shape will crumble away, disappear
We belong to the circle life of all creation
We crawl, deny ourselves, refuse this evidence
That we project our greatest fears on death and forget our power

I want to live my life in close touch with the sacred
Pacify disturbances of the mind, I face my own death

Lower and lower is the pressure
I can feel the parts of me collapsing one into the other
Higher state of consciousness awaken
I can see the light of this next world leading my soul reborn

I find it hard to believe that this picture on the wall is everything
I do understand all the prayers, life is so sharp, hurts so bad
What does it mean to be dying, what if you take the guts and brain away?
Is it this blood and heartbeat that you call life

Every effort to ignore it is unavailing, we all have to die
Is it too late to dull the edges of the pain, I have to try
This is an other dimension, you can scatter ashes to the winds
And even buried in the ground I'm still there

Do not be afraid, you are dying and the four great elements
Of your body are collapsing one into the other
It feels as if you are being crushed by mountains
The light of this world has faded completely
But the light of the next world have not yet appeared

Your breath is now still, no warmth to your skin
Do not be afraid, there's no way that you can stay here
You are leaving this world, all lights are fading away now
Leave behind loved ones and all you know
Do not be afraid and let yourself go



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"The Way of All Flesh" as written by Joseph Duplantier Christian Andreu

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    My InterpretationFrom what I can interpret... the lyricist is basically saying that one shouldn't turn their back on the inevitability of death. To do so would be a pointless and futile waste of one's personal energies. Rather than ignore or deny the fact that everything 'goes the way of all flesh' as the song is titled, that one should face it and when death does come knocking on your door, don't deafen yourself to her call. There is nothing to fear when crossing over into 'enlightenment' as some cultures believe it to be.

    Also, this represents the cycle of the album. The Way Of All Flesh is the 'death aspect' waiting for it's time to be reborn... or if you go back to the opening track, Ouroboros, which is a symbol of an infinite cycle. That cycle being birth, death, and rebirth.
    ReaverOfSoulson December 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMore or less =D
    Eli Bedlamon February 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is brilliantly executed in all facets. The lyrics in particular, are of great interest to me, so much that this song makes me want to die.

    Not a suicidal desire, but a desire to truly let all go.

    readmedotexeon October 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is brilliantly executed in all facets. The lyrics in particular, are of great interest to me, so much that this song makes me want to die.

    Not a suicidal desire, but a desire to truly let all go.

    readmedotexeon October 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's basically saying that we're all going to die and there's nothing we can do about it.
    craftman32on July 16, 2013   Link
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    Link(s)"Do not be afraid, you are dying and the four great elements Of your body are collapsing one into the other It feels as if you are being crushed by mountains" at least is from the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Which is basically a funerary text for Buddhists. The quote from the book can also be found in complete form at about the 42:00 mark in Devin Townsend's "The Hummer".
    joshua1833on October 09, 2013   Link

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