"Grace" as written by and Royce Campbell....
Broken, bones and the will
Capacity to disappear in misery saves
Soaking, pain as a thrill, hate to instill
Compassion's a cage

Forgiving the father
Read the story on my skin
I'll be the martyr
Falling from his grace again

Sunken, sooner or later
We crawl our way back into our favorite hole
Drunken, swallow the savior
And follow him to hang from the highest pole

Forgiving the father
Read the story on my skin
Tell me more about the man I should have been, yeah!
I'll be the martyr
Falling from his grace again

This is where the end begins


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"Grace" as written by Mark Morton David Randall Blythe

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  • +3
    General Comment@Forrix:
    Not to be genre-bitching, since discussions like that useally don't have any effect, but Lamb of God isn't to be compared with metalcore bands, they stand far above that.
    Blanquaon February 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI dont understand how this song doesnt have more written about it. to me it is a top 5 metal song ever. quick emphasis, i said for me its a top 5.

    as far as the meaning, Ive pondered it a while and i was hoping someone would post their interpretation on here so i could compare what I thought to them, but no one has so here goes.

    I think its a song about and abusive parent, most likely a father.

    Broken, Bones and the will.
    Capacity to disappear in misery saves.
    ~being beaten by the father and hiding within oneself misery to escape from the pain

    Soaking, Pain as a thrill, Hate to instill.
    Compassion's a cage.
    ~the father basically gettin his rocks off, inflicting pain is a thrill, he instills the hatred and by showing compassion tot he child he'd be weak

    Sunken, sooner or later.
    We crawl our way back into our favorite hole
    ~again, hiding within oneself to escape the torture

    Drunken, swallow the savior,
    And follow him to hang him from the highest pole.
    ~i got nothing on this verse, perhaps turning away from faith? sort of a "how does God or a god let this happen to me?



    Forgiving the father.
    Read the story on my skin,
    Tell me more about the man I should have been.
    I'll be the martyr.
    Falling from his grace again.
    ~forgiving the Father (God?) for the beatings. the story is the scars from the beatings. The father beats him because the son isnt what the father wanted, gay or something> who knows.

    i could be misinterpreting what a martyr is, however, to me this sounds like he's taking the fall from His grace, condemning himself to hell and is going to kill the father. freeing himself and others, siblings perhaps, from the fathers abuse?

    i'm not sure, this is the best i could come up with, hopefully its a starting point and some others can jump on and throw in their two cents. its a phenomenal song and i believe it has a very deep meaning and im betting im not even close to what it is or maybe just scratching the surface. LOG kicks ass

    \m/


    johnstoneson June 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDisclaimer... I use the term "religion" loosely, and in no way mean any religion other than Christianity and anything that comprosises said idea.

    I think the lyrics are a statement not so much against religion, but on religion. For example:

    Broken, Bones and the will.
    Capacity to disappear in misery saves.
    - Could suggest human weakness (most likely a person of religion, in this sense) and reliance on faith. As is said, when you accept Christ, you're "saved." Hence, disappearing in misery because one relies on faith rather than one's self.

    Soaking, Pain as a thrill, Hate to instill.
    Compassion's a cage.
    - Possible reference to fanatics who are "thrilled" by strikes (thus, inflicted pain) against their belief's "enemies." "Hate to instill" could be taken as a somewhat negative view on religions and their self-empowering goals. Their compassion for religion may be a reference to the objective "blindness" of religious followers.

    Sunken, sooner or later.
    We crawl our way back into our favorite hole.
    - Awwwfulll spitball on this one... maybe returning to religion "sooner or later" when life has gotten "tough."

    Drunken, swallow the savior,
    And follow him to hang him from the highest pole.
    - In my eyes, a definite observation people of religion. A remark that seems to imply that followers are essentially mindless sheep following "the shepherd" without question, even to his own death.

    Forgiving the father.
    Read the story on my skin,
    Tell me more about the man I should have been.
    I'll be the martyr.
    Falling from his grace again.
    - Huge guess here. Skeptics of religion "forgive the father" for what religion has made the world today. The story on the skin could represent the capability of one to survive without faith. The third line may imply that people of faith force their religion upon those who do not believe and criticize their life. In the last two lines, one will be the martyr for--arguably--objective thinking and reasoning; and in which case, will fall from "his" grace, in the eyes of religious establishments.

    This is where the end begins.
    - Possible perception of a conscious turning of meat puppets against religion and the outcome of such an event. After all, who can argue with world super powers who are strongly enthralled by religion?

    Just my two cents.

    -T&E
    TrialAndErroron June 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfucking awesome song, the whole album kicks the shit out of most of those crappy generic metalcore bands
    forrixon February 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinitely one of the best individual pieces on the album. A good single. I like that it has a few different parts to it, a blistering guitar solo at 2:40, and an absolutely hellish scream from 3:23 to 3:29. Crazy instrumentation.
    cjesteson February 24, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song is absolutely fuking amazing the solo is fuking insane!
    megadethlidon April 05, 2009   Link
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    General Commentdefinitely one of my top three from wrath, i don't really know what the hell it's about but i know it kicks fuckin ass overall
    MouthForWar20on May 18, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionYou need to remember what LoG is all about, every song they have written can be likened to something to do with Christianity and the Bible thereof... however, the band and Randy totally seperate themselves from it :) in all the interviews I have read and watched they make mention that they have nothing to do with religion, but theme their songs around which as metaphor to convey a deeper meaning other than religion... example Blacken the Cursed Sun is about Suicidal Depression and Decendancy is about Randy's struggles with alcoholism...

    With that being said, TrialAndError I will by no means say that your opinion is without warrant and I'm glad you found meaning in it.

    However, with regards to what Randy is trying to mean I would presume johnstones would be closer to it :)

    However, possibly Falling from his grace could mean, that once again he is not enough for the father...

    The definition of a martyr is someone who takes sacrifices himself for something they consider important, this could be that the father is beating him up because the kid did something the father doesn't tolerate... or perhaps its not about beatings at all, it could also include all kinds of abuse, but the breaking bones puts physical abuse on the high end.. plus.. story on my skin could be bruises etc

    Thats my two cents
    sagetarianon November 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is incredible, from begining to the end. Easily my favorite along side of broken hands, and dead seeds. Kudos log
    LambOfGodKicksAsson March 28, 2010   Link
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    My Opinionalthough i agree with the above (TrialAndError), the fall from grace biblicly speaking is the fall of lucifer. lucifer fell as a result of questioning gods will.
    lucifer was punished by eternal dammnation

    if you put this into TrialAndError's interpretation it would mean that even though you folowed gods words youd still Fall from grace after a single sin
    unholygenerationon April 20, 2010   Link

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