"Fake Messiah" as written by David Randall Blythe, Mark Morton, Will Adler, John Campbell and Chris Adler....
Everything you've ever begged me to be
Could never have meant any less to me
Everything you've ever asked me to say
It's so far away from the truth

Fake Messiah
Stitches sewn in your eyes
Fake Messiah
Prophecy now denied

Over and over and never again
Defending your insignificance
Useless intent hidden behind your mask
A cowards voice Anonymous
So far away from the truth

Fake Messiah
Stitches sewn in your eyes
Fake Messiah
Prophecy now denied
Fake Messiah
Open mouth, drawing flies
Fake Messiah
Prophecy now denied

Generation failure.
Suspended in irrelevance.
Slit you wide open
Just to see what you're made of
So far away from the truth

Fake Messiah
Stitches sewn in your eyes
Fake Messiah
Prophecy now denied
Fake Messiah
Open mouth, drawing flies
Fake Messiah
Prophecy now denied


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"Fake Messiah" as written by David Randall Blythe Chris Adler

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  • +1
    General Commentamazing song.

    and i think its pretty self explanitory what its about.


    and no its not about the fuckin bible. (just saying that in case some dipshit starts saying shit related to the bible)
    triviumfan1991on April 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song!
    Xrunneron February 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy only guess is it's about George Bush, and how he lied to the people leading them into a war under false pretenses and making it look like some mission under god. That's what I think anyway.
    Epiphany347on September 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentLamb of God say in an interview that this song is about a personal experience and a friend they had back in the day who they aren't friends with anymore (because of money).

    youtube.com/…

    that is the interview ^
    Whitericeisboredon June 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentMabye a former friend or acquaintance who acted like they were god. Preaching worthless things and such. 'stitches sewn in your eyes' they dont see whats going on 'prophecy now denied' he was wrong about something which caused alot of problems. 'open mouth drawing flies' he wont shut up. 'defending your insignificance' he has a menial place, but makes it seem like he is the most important person.
    rSaEdAiNoon August 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSomeone (their friend) is telling or asking him to say his God is fake. He basically says fuck you, refuses to renounce his faith, and mocks the other person in the process. He sounds fucking pissed as well, which accounts for the crazy way he screams "fake messiah."

    Everything you've ever begged me to be
    Could never have meant any less to me.

    Meaning: this person wants randy to say his God is fake, but randy believes the exact opposite.

    Everything you've ever asked me to say
    It's so far away from the truth.

    Meaning: same as first two lines. randy starts sounding more pissed off.

    So far away from the truth.
    So far away.

    Meaning: randy believes in God. renouncing his faith would be "so far away from the truth."

    Fake Messiah

    Meaning: this is what his friend wanted him to say. he's ONLY saying this to mock his friend.

    Stitches sewn in your eyes.

    Meaning: his friend is fucking blind.

    Fake Messiah

    Meaning: saying it to mock his friend again.

    Prophecy now denied.

    Meaning: his friend has denied Jesus, which randy refuses to do.

    Over and over and ever again
    Defending your insignificance.

    Meaning: People who talk most about religion these days are non-believers. They constantly bring up religion and say how wrong it is. it sounds like they're "defending" their "insignificance." randy is still calling out his friend.

    Useless intent hidden behind your mask
    A coward's voice anonymous.

    Meaning: since most non-believers don't believe in an afterlife, they don't "have" to be a good person because they won't be judged by a god after death. thus their intentions are questionable. his non-believing friend is an anonymous coward, because saying you don't believe in any religion or any organized religion at all is taking the easy way out.

    So far away from the truth.
    So far away.

    Meaning: what randy's friend is saying (and wants randy to say as well) is "so far away from the truth."

    Fake Messiah

    Meaning: mocking his friend.

    Stitches sewn in your eyes

    Meaning: saying his friend is blind.

    Fake Messiah

    Meaning: mocking his friend.

    Prophecy now denied

    Meaning: his friend is denying Jesus.

    Fake Messiah

    Meaning: mocking his friend.

    Open mouth, drawing flies

    Meaning: still mocking his friend. he sounds fucking pissed. (his friend is saying Jesus died and never resurrected).

    Fake Messiah

    Meaning: mocking his friend.

    Prophecy now denied

    Meaning: his friend is denying Jesus.

    Generation failure
    suspended in irrelevance.

    Meaning: lots of people in this generation are non-believers who are suspended in irrelevance.

    Slit you wide open
    Just to see what you're made of

    Meaning: he is directly challenging these non-believers.

    So far away from the truth.

    Meaning: he is fucking pissed because they're so wrong.

    The chorus is repeated again. Notice how he screams Messiah towards the end. He screams Messiah first. He believes in Jesus.

    metalhead1890on October 16, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThe speaker is actually Jesus Christ. As His lungs are crushed hanging on the cross, there is a crowd of people yelling at Him, telling Him to say He is a fake. (We all crucified Jesus with our sins). He loves these people. Jesus is trying to make them see that He is God.

    Everything you've ever begged me to be
    Could never have meant any less to me.

    Meaning: The people watching Jesus die are shouting and yelling. They are demanding Jesus to admit that He's a fake. Jesus is basically being tortured, and the people are trying to get Him to "confess" that He isn't really God. Jesus remains strong, but He is in pain. (Remember He can save Himself at any time if He wants).

    Everything you've ever asked me to say
    It's so far away from the truth.

    Meaning: Jesus is dying on the cross as all this is happening. He remains strong.

    So far away from the truth.
    So far away.

    Meaning: Jesus is God. However, He feels human pain.

    Fake Messiah
    Stitches sewn in your eyes.

    Meaning: You know how innocent people are tortured until they admit just about anything? This is happening to Jesus on the cross. He screams "fake messiah" because that is what the crowd wants to hear. However, Jesus still manages to warn them that the devil is blinding them.

    Fake Messiah
    Prophecy now denied.

    Meaning: Jesus, still being tortured into "confessing" that He isn't God, is in severe pain. He still manages to warn the people about evil (between breaths). Although He allows Himself to die (He could have saved Himself), the pain is really getting to Him.


    Over and over and ever again
    Defending your insignificance.

    Meaning: The crowd has been shouting and yelling at Him this whole time. The people are blinded by the devil and evil spirits. Jesus forgives them and loves them. (If you're shouting at someone as part of a crowd, you're "defending your insignificance").

    Useless intent hidden behind your mask
    A coward's voice anonymous.

    Meaning: Mob mentality. The "mask" is the crowd. The anonymous voice is one of many, all shouting at Jesus as He dies painfully.

    So far away from the truth.
    So far away.

    Meaning: The pain is getting to Jesus again. It's getting worse and worse with every breath (think "Hourglass").

    Fake Messiah
    Stitches sewn in your eyes

    Meaning: You know how innocent people are tortured until they admit just about anything? This is happening to Jesus on the cross. He screams "fake messiah" because that is what the crowd wants to hear. However, Jesus is warning them that the devil is trying to blind them.

    Fake Messiah
    Prophecy now denied

    Meaning: Jesus, still being tortured into "confessing" that He isn't God, is in severe pain. He still manages to warn the people about evil (between breaths). Although He allows Himself to die (He could have saved Himself), the pain is really bad now.


    Fake Messiah
    Open mouth, drawing flies

    Meaning: Jesus is really giving in (verbally). He knows He will be dead soon, so He is telling the crowd what they want to hear. Jesus is God, but His human pain is real.

    Fake Messiah
    Prophecy now denied

    Meaning: He still manages to warn the people about evil (between breaths). It's really hard though.

    Generation failure
    suspended in irrelevance.
    Slit you wide open
    Just to see what you're made of

    Meaning: Jesus loves us, but He's really sad that we're so violent. This crowd has been watching Him this whole time as He slowly dies. (Jesus is showing them what He's made of).


    So far away from the truth.

    Meaning: Jesus is God.

    Messiah...
    Fake...
    Messiah...
    Fake...
    Messiah...

    Meaning: Jesus is finally dying after all the torture. He seems to be telling the crowd what they want to hear: "I'm a fake messiah." BECAUSE HE'S IN SO MUCH PAIN. However, He still has the strength and courage to scream messiah first. Jesus knows in His heart that He is God.
    metalhead1890on August 23, 2011   Link

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