"Son the Father" as written by and Joshua Elliot Zucker Damian Abraham....
Father, father, come see what I've built
Made civilization out of the Nile silt,
Built your monuments out of my brother's bones,
Exalted your words in flesh-bound tomes

It's hard enough being born in the first place,
Who would ever want to be born again?
It's taken this long just to get to this place,
So what's the point in ever being born again?

Papa, papa, come and watch me play
The whole world before me I laid to waste
Built Jerusalem out of these hidden worlds,
But I won't share it with the other boys and girls

More embarrassed than I'd hope to admit,
The living embodiment of perfect.
A reversed Oedipal complex based on power and not on the sex.

Daddy, daddy, are you proud of me?
I did it all for you because of what I believe
The sins of he father carried out by the son
From Cain and Abel until the last living life is done

Again we stand slack-jawed
As our fates are moved by the hand of God
A God is what we see as we stare into his Papal eyes.


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    Song Meaning"This song is about how we've wasted our lives in history, on bullshit.". That's from lead singer Damian Abraham's mouth while on tour.
    lazyoldsunon May 22, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI believe it's about taking the power of the father (representing the government or higher power (possibly God?)) and taking it as your own to save the mother (Mother Earth or humanity) "A reversed Oedipal complex based on power and not on the sex"
    ndocon December 21, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI believe it's about taking the power of the father (representing the government or higher power (possibly God?)) and taking it as your own to save the mother (Mother Earth or humanity) "A reversed Oedipal complex based on power and not on the sex"
    ndocon December 21, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI believe it's about taking the power of the father (representing the government or higher power (possibly God?)) and taking it as your own to save the mother (Mother Earth or humanity) "A reversed Oedipal complex based on power and not on the sex"
    ndocon December 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song. It's about the futility of religion, tying to look at the bible with an open mind, from a different point of view. It's about mistakes and evil being inherent and being passed down.
    cizzydoon January 22, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionYea, it's definitely about religion -- specifically Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. The verses focus on, as cizzydo said, evil and corruption and how they are passed down from father to son [generation to generation]. Then I believe the chorus is essentially asking why anyone would want to be born again back into all this evil/corruption? It's a really well written, intelligent song.
    RainyDaze3on June 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about grandchildren derp derp derp.

    Just kidding, it's totally about the corruption prevalent in Christianity. And, RainyDaze, the "born again" bit is about the process of salvation, known to Christians as being born again because of Jesus' conversation with Nicodemus.
    Demetrius7on September 21, 2009   Link

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