"Martyr Of The Free Word" as written by Markus H J Mark Jansen, Coen J. Janssen, Arien Van Weesenbeek, Isaac Delahaye, Markus H J Mark Jansen, Coen J. Janssen, Arien Van Weesenbeek, Isaac Delahaye, Sascha...
Speaking in degradation
A conversation can take a sudden turn
And reaching the point of violence
Because your silence left you without a hand to hold

Your past will lead you on to make

Making a final judgment
Based on your bias will never bring you forward
Terror should never guide you
For even the fearful can take a beating in the end

Suspicion gets you nowhere

Those who denounce a way of life
Will stand alone
Left to atone their social blunders
If you gun down the messenger
You guarantee that he will be made
Into a saint
The martyr of the free word

I will say what I think
I will do what I say
When liberty seems out of reach
We'll fight for our freedom of speech

Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine,
Et lux perpetua luceat eis

Missing a simple context
A mental weakness can throw you out of balance
Listen, respect each other

It's not too late for mercy

I will say what I think
I will do what I say
When liberty seems out of reach
We'll fight for our freedom of speech


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"Martyr of the Free Word" as written by Arien Van Weesenbeek Amanda Somerville

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    General CommentWell, the first poster pretty much explain whatever little there was to explain. It's a song about freedom of beliefs, freedom of speech, freedom of expression in general.

    Pretty good lyrical effort by the band on this one.
    LaughingSkullon March 30, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMartyr of the Free Word

    Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine
    et lux perpetua luceat eis

    Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord
    and let perpetual light shine upon them

    ~ From The Roman Rite liturgy en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    efkanon November 13, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSome of these lyrics are wrong! I have the album booklet right here. lol

    The first verse is this

    Speaking in degradation
    A conversation can take a sudden turn
    and reaching the point of violence
    because your silence left you without a hand to hold

    Then the 3rd part after the Latin is
    Missing a simple context
    A mental weakness
    can throw you out of balance
    Listen, respect each other
    Then you'll discover it
    mustn't always end in hate
    It's not too late for mercy

    Then the last part has 'when tolerance seems out of sight' between I will do what I say sand when liberty seems out of reach.


    The meaning of this song is obvious. It is pretty much about tolerance and respecting other people's beliefs. It seems that some glorify those who bash others for making a statement and it's a shame that it goes that way. It's obvious Mark *who wrote the song* has a strong opinion against those people. Strong point made in this, I love it. (:


    Evanescence+MCRLuvron October 25, 2009   Link

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