Your kind has been aborted.
This world abandoned left desolate,
Depleted of all its resources.
There's no recovery from this.

Yet there are survivors scarce
Who hide amongst the ruins where
A crucial decision must be made;
To die of starvation or take ones life and feed upon their flesh.

The sky won't expose any answers,
So stop searching there.
You cannot escape reality's trials
With a simple prayer.

For such a complicated sin fear not of punishment.
Find enjoyment in their pain and incisions made.
You're not a heathen for thinking this if God can allow these situations.
With no response or a single sign sent from the heavens,
Is God deaf, or maybe dead?
Is God deaf? God is not deaf, just non-existent.

Allow your last ounce of faith to diminish.
Let the hunger consume your thoughts.
For all the years spent on your knees
Finally stand to think without looking above.
Finally you stand to think without looking above.
Desperate times call for desperate actions.
So murder, consume, and repeat for survival in a devastated world of exile.

This is a mandatory sacrifice.

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    General Commenti think this one is about the book Battlefield Earth.

    except he re-wrote the ending to make the dude eat everybody instead of fighting the aliens.
    theimmortalon April 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentLMFAO at the above post. LOLOLOL.
    lolqueon October 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentForgot to add, This is fucking epic song, earorgasm.
    lolqueon October 26, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"i think this one is about the book Battlefield Earth.

    except he re-wrote the ending to make the dude eat everybody instead of fighting the aliens."

    Lol, sounds pretty farfetched for me.
    I believe the song is about religion, or more specifically the lack of the supernatural.
    The introduction of the song introduces us to a world abandoned by what we recall as todays sufficient world. Basically that we as humans have managed to destroy our own planet.

    Later on the song starts to provoke the darwinistic ideas of "Survival of the fittest" where only the fittest humans who could take the decisions of surviving through the means of devouring others where the ones to survive.

    The weak humans, in a sense I believe to be the religious people would as adressed by this song, would die since they would be unable to make the mandatory sacrifice, sacrificing their faulty beliefs in a God.
    The song pretty much continues in the same alignment asserting for a god allowing the horrific existence to be and either being unwilling to help his creations or simply being non-existing.

    It's pretty clear that it's a wake up song in atheistic sense in an essence to make people open their eyes to the real world and expose to nonexisting. Simply, how could an all loving god possibly allow for such situations?
    deadandlivinon March 21, 2010   Link

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