I predict a decline in the price
of lamb & lion international
The lamb's gone missing and
the lion's sleeping peacefully
We've lost our quorum

In respect, second thought,
this merger was established rather hastily
We thought we read it in the book
but we couldn't find the verse now
The storm clouds roll in

Bow your head to the lion
Chant the name of the lion
Burn the mane of the lion into
Every mountaintop

Build a cage for the lamb
Dig a grave for the lamb
Set a place for the lamb
On every altar

Lyrics submitted by Hco22dude

Lamb & Lion song meanings
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    My InterpretationThis track serves as an introduction to the rest of the spiritual album.

    Reference to the lamb and the lion "[...]is not an exact quote from scripture but rather a combination of thoughts from a couple of verses.

    " 'Isaiah 11:6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.'

    " 'Isaiah 65:25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.'

    "Both of these passages deal with the kingdom age on the earth after the Lord Jesus Christ returns to reign on the earth as King of kings. The ferocious beasts (like the lion) will live peaceably with the gentle animals (like the lamb). Certainly, this will be a literal reality on the earth. However, this picture is also symbolic of the peace that will pervade the entire earth. When preachers speak of the lion and the lamb lying down together, they are referring to the time of peace when Jesus will reign as King over the earth." (learnthebible.org)

    The song foretells impending destruction and inequalities among men. Another user (AugustKid) stated a relation to Marx on the track "Young Marks," and this song essentially reinforces that statement. Though in this, the narrator is disagreeing with Marx, there is still an implicit reference to a class struggle, and the first 2 verses are a distinct reference to capitalism.
    itsleefordon July 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentGood analysis, itsleeford. Just don't let anyone come to the incorrect conclusion that, because this album is about the bible, that it is in support of christianity; it is not.

    For example, Lamb and Lion International represents christianity depicted as a multinational corporation. Mae Shi predict the decline of this corporation, and paint an ironic picture of the lamb, a christian symbol of peace, being imprisoned, buried and sacrificed.
    Phonophobeon June 02, 2010   Link

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