Out of the egg of the mother
Stagnated spaces and your cold-blooded brother
Into the mud until the summertime comes
Into the mud and back to your blood

(Save your serpent)

Your talismans can't help you now
so cast them to the stony ground
We can't evolve much farther if we let them weigh us down
We worship the rivers and the seas
We worship the stone
The only gospel that we know is encoded in our bones

We are of reptiles
We are of stardust
We are of mercury
and these things are our kin
We are of dignity
We are of mercy
We are of cruelty
and this is not our sin

Build no temple
Just remember
what you came from, who you are
And you're owed nothing
Just feel lucky
to leave a trace of who you are

(Save your serpent)

Build no temple
Just remember
what you came from, who you are
And you're owed nothing
Just feel lucky
to leave a trace of who you are

Build no temple
Just remember
what you came from, who you are
And you're owed nothing
Just feel something
and leave a trace of who you are


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    My Interpretation"Out of the egg of the mother
    Stagnated spaces and your cold-blooded brother
    Into the mud until the summertime comes
    Into the mud and back to your blood"

    This is quite surreal part of the song, I think it represents the cycle of life and death. Out of the egg, stagnated spaces as life, into the mud as your death, back to your blood as rebirth.

    (Save your serpent) - Serpent is used as symbol in many cultures/religions. This line could mean "Save your symbolism (for yourself)"

    "Your talismans can't help you now
    so cast them to the stony ground
    We can't evolve much farther if we let them weigh us down
    We worship the rivers and the seas
    We worship the stone
    The only gospel that we know is encoded in our bones"

    This part says that religious artefacts are in fact worthless and that religions are slowing our "evolution" - (anti-stem cell research, homophobia etc...).
    We worship many things, some of which may be even funny to worship, as my little T-Rex toy. The only gospel that we know is our DNA, in which is coded our past, our ancestors and everything in it is true.


    "We are of reptiles
    We are of stardust
    We are of mercury
    and these things are our kin
    We are of dignity
    We are of mercy
    We are of cruelty
    and this is not our sin"

    These lines says that we are created of everything that existed in the past - thanks to chemical elements "recyclation" this is completely true some Carbon in your body may have belonged to some Dinosaur. Next part says that we are made of the actions of our ancestors and we can´t choose not to be of it - you should simply accept who you are.

    "Build no temple
    Just remember
    what you came from, who you are
    And you're owed nothing
    Just feel lucky
    to leave a trace of who you are"

    First line is also a bit anti-religious. You should remember that you came from Dinosaurs of ROCK (and other things like simple Dinosaurs or simple rock )from ancient times and when you realize this fact that you were created by law of nature you should be happy that you live and that you will pass your chemical elements to something else after your death.

    That´s just what I think this song could mean. You should try to find your own interpretation of the song, songs like this are amazing poetry.
    Valaranon December 14, 2010   Link
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    My Interpretation"We worship the rivers and the seas
    We worship the stone
    The only gospel that we know is encoded in our bones"

    This song is about any religion that focuses on the earth (Paganism).

    "Build no temple
    Just remember
    what you came from, who you are
    And you're owed nothing
    Just feel lucky
    to leave a trace of who you are"


    It is also talking about how we should be. We should not build temples (churches). And our gods owe us nothing, we should be content with what we are given and where we came from.


    Solicon August 08, 2009   Link

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