"A Selection Unnatural" as written by and Brian Eschbach Ryan Knight....
Spawned into a life of suffering
Scientific pawn
It now begets vestigial extremities
A twisted mass of skin
It looks a monster, but they swear it's human too
Don't be scared, it could be me or you
Were several ailments misconstrued

The world of science finds it beautiful
...
Beneath the glowing lights it's grown
Can it feel human love?
Though what would waste a drop on such a thing?
Mindless abomination
Hideously destroyed today

Machines invade its withered lungs
Sustained by liquid food
...

Monitor ...
Internal organs will be splayed
To find what therein lies
Unlock the secrets of its mind
Its mysteries will baffle modern medicine
For centuries to come

What god will it belong to now?
... displayed in macroscopic detail
... intestinal maze
The operating theater awaits

Can it feel human love?
Though what would waste a drop on such a thing?
Mindless abomination
Hideously destroyed today

It looks a monster, but they swear it's human too
Don't be scared, it could be me or you
Were several ailments misconstrued

He would look better floating in a jar
Catalog to carry out
This life of hell comes to an end

Monitor ...
Internal organs will be splayed
To find what therein lies
Unlock the secrets of its mind
Its mysteries will baffle modern medicine
For centuries to come

It's sad existence in the gleam of the waning scalpel
A sick example of selection most unnatural
...
We may never know the meaning
Of his short and torturous life


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"A Selection Unnatural" as written by Ryan Knight Brian Eschbach

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    Song MeaningIn case anyone missed Trevor's interview on RevolverMag.com, here's the meaning of the song:

    "I was watching some crazy shit on birth defects on the health channel and I wanted to try to recreate the feelings of horror and repulsion that people react with when seeing these kinds of unfortunate images. “A Selection Unnatural” is meant to be a science-fiction shocker about the short life of a terribly deformed mutant of a child. From the moment he is born he is kept in labs and is regarded as a living medical marvel, poked and prodded by scientific minds wondering how such a being could come to be. How could such a thing occur in nature? Is he a human being like you and I? I was trying to find a balance between completely describing the creature and leaving a bit up to the imagination and let the listener decide exactly what it would look like. The person telling the story is meant to sound disgusted, a voice of sheer cruelty and indifference to the child’s life. He wonders what the boy’s purpose was on this earth, scoffing at his plight. The title is obviously a play on Darwin’s theory of natural selection."

    revolvermag.com/…
    igotwormson September 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is what I've got it as so far
    It's bloody confusing!
    ONLY 28 DAYS TO DEFLORATE!!!


    Born into a life of suffering, sadness..
    ...
    A twisted mass of skin

    It looks upon some body's...
    Undestand it could be me or you...

    The world of silence finds it beautiful
    ...

    .. human love... mindless abomination


    ... Sustained by liquid food

    Born into...
    Internal mind control, he's made to fight with every breath?
    Unlock the secrets to it's brain
    Its mysteries will baffle modern medicine for centuries to come

    What god...
    ... microscopic detail
    ... intestinal maze
    The operating theater will wait

    .....
    How long to get me out
    This life of hell comes to an end

    Born into...
    Internal mind control, he's made to fight with every breath?
    Unlock the secrets to it's brain
    Its mysteries will baffle modern medicine for centuries to come

    It's sad existence to the claim of the waning scalpel
    A second devil; A selection most unnatural
    .... unfortunate fatality
    We may never now the meaning of this short and torturous life
    Fantastic_Stuon August 18, 2009   Link

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