When you work for the father
Your sin is never saved
You carry the net,
and he holds the spade.
You will drag the lakes
And he will rob the graves.
You will be remembered.
No-one will speak your name.

Live by the sword.
Die for the lord.
Call down the vulture
To dine on the corpse.

Cursed are the places you have been,
You lead us there and forced us in..
Take the girls
to become the daughters.
If the horses wont drink
drown them in the water.

When you work for the father
Your sin is never saved
You carry the net,
and he holds the spade.
You will drag the lakes
And he will rob the graves.
You will be remembered.
No-one will speak your name.

Live by the sword.
Die for the lord.
Call down the vultures
To dine on the corpse.

Cursed are the places you have been,
You lead us there and forced us in..
Take the girls
to become the daughters.
If the horses wont drink
drown them in the water.

This is the end


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The Vulture (Acts I & II) song meanings
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    General Commentit's clearly "you WON'T be remembered, no-one will speak your name"
    XCXCXon June 07, 2009   Link
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    General Commentclearly isnt
    eskemosexon August 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's "you WON'T be remembered and it's "you drag the LEGS". I don't know how the hell you drag a lake.
    CatCourpson November 22, 2009   Link
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    General Comment'you will be remembered, no-one will speak your name' makes sense to me..
    the way i see the song is it's about someone who works with a dictator
    (like Adolf Hitler or similar) so that line is about infamy and he'll be remembered
    for his horrible acts..so people won't speak the name because of that?

    could be about Josef Mengele the so called Angel of Death.
    try looking at it this way way,

    when you work for the father (Führer)
    your sin is never saved (too vile an act)
    you carry the net (rounding up minorities)
    and he holds the spade (to bury them)
    you will drag the lakes (own the land)
    and he will rob the graves (disrespect the dead)

    Cursed are the places you have been
    You lead us there and forced us in (death camps)
    Take the girls to become the daughters (he expiramented on children, called them his own)
    If the horses wont drink
    drown them in the water. ('you can lead a horse to water
    but can't make it drink', kill those who don't accept your beliefs or do what you say)

    just my view on it.
    kid-44on January 16, 2010   Link

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