Somewhere there's a choice being made
For the mass by the will of a broken few
guided by the hand of the guilty
praised as the cure for a curse

really this is all catastrophic
and we tell it to the hull of a sinking ship
scratching for a breath at the surface
praying for the ropes to slip

i always knew that the damned would inherit the earth
as soon as they learned to speak, we would be suffering
sucking on the scraps of a wicked well
we were bound by need, to vicious villainy

tear it down start again
listen, every trace of stale scars can mend

then we will sing,
the way things used to be
the way things used to be
the way things used to be
the way things used to be

i always knew that the damned would inherit the earth
as soon as they learned to speak, we would be suffering
sucking on the scraps of a wicked well
we were bound by need, to vicious villainy

tear it down start again

i always knew that the damned would inherit the earth
as soon as they learned to speak, we would be suffering
choking on the scraps of a wicked well
we were bound by need, to vicious villainy

i always knew that the damned would inherit the earth
as soon as they learned to speak, we would be suffering
sucking on the scraps of a wicked well
and we were bound by need, to vicious villainy

tear it down start again


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Filth and Squalor song meanings
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    My InterpretationI think this song is expressing the belief that the world is ruled by the corrupted who do more bad than good for society. And that the mass (the rest of the world) are blinded to this and see these rulers as saviors. The only way to end this problem is for society to be destroyed and rebuilt, "tear it down, start again"
    SykoTaxmanon January 08, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics are actually
    'And we're tethered to the hull of a sinking ship'
    Daarnon June 24, 2011   Link
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    General CommentSomewhere there’s a choice being made, for the mass by the will of a broken few. Guided by the hand
    of the guilty. Praised as a cure for a curse. When really this is all catastrophic, and we’re tethered to the
    hull of a sinking ship, scratching for a breath at the surface, praying for the ropes to slip. / I always
    knew that the damned would inherit the earth. As soon as they learned to speak we would be suffering.
    Sucking on the scraps of the wicked wealth, we were bound by need to vicious villainy. / Tear it down,
    start again, erasing every trace so stale scars can mend. Then we will sing,”The way things used to be”.
    / I always knew that the damned would inherit the earth. As soon as they learned to breed we would
    be suf fering. Choking on the scr aps of the wic ked wealth. We we’re bound by need to vicious villa iny.
    yrsbrnon June 26, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI think some of these lyrics are wrong.

    "tethered to the hull of a sinking ship" "choking on the scraps of a wicked wealth" also it's missing a point where it says "as soon as they learned to breed, we would be suffering"

    I think this song is about the lines between poverty and wealth. It takes place in a dystopian society where the rich rule completely and poverty is at the extreme.

    Basically the whole thing's about how the rich are making all the decisions, and the poor have no say in it. All in the government is corrupt and their so-called "help" is hurting all the poor people.

    "As soon as... we would be suffering" As soon as the rich children learned to talk, they would already be making the poverty-stricken suffer. As soon as a child is born into poverty, they're already doomed in this world.

    "Choking/sucking on the scraps of a wicked wealth." They only get the cores of the wealthy's apples, if you know what I mean.

    I kind of assumed that the poor started a revolt of sorts and that when it says "tear it down, start again" that they were throwing away rough drafts of the plans, then they would start again, with bigger and better plans.
    theangrymortalon May 14, 2014   Link

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