"Locust" as written by and Robert Conrad Flynn Philip John Demmel....
Sweet caress grazes my skin
It's loveless, these hooks sink in
Behind an angel's disguise, an insect preys
Mandibles cut like a knife, the reckoning

Forming clouds, their shadow shrouds
Louder the tattered wings they sound
Descending down

Down they come, the swarm of locusts
Skies above converge to choke us
Feast of souls consume the harvest
Young and old, suffer unto the locust

Surrender, these veins are bled
Devoured, nothing sacred
Strings pull the marionettes
See how they dance upon the winds that beget our pestilence

Forming clouds, their shadow shrouds
Louder the tattered wings they sound
Descending down

Down they come, the swarm of locusts
Skies above converge to choke us
Feast of souls consume the harvest
Young and old, suffer unto the locust

Bleeding from my eyes, this plague is sent to erase us
Bleeding from inside, these vermin can't infiltrate us

Faith appears, and holds a candle
Hark, the angels sing

Forming clouds, their shadow shrouds
Louder the tattered wings they sound

Tear the veil, the lies derail
Purity ever will prevail
Trumpets sound the shattered crown
Halos of truth now they surround
The charade comes down

Down they come, the swarm of locusts
Skies above converge to choke us
Feast of souls consume the harvest
Young and old, (suffer unto the locust)

Down they come, the swarm of locusts
Skies above converge to choke us
Feast of souls consume the harvest
Young and old, suffer unto the locust


Lyrics submitted by sepultura1987, edited by Wyvern740

"Locust" as written by Robert Conrad Flynn Philip John Demmel

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  • +3
    Link(s)First of all - AWESOME SONG!!!

    Second - click the link below to read what Robb had to say about it's meaning when interviewed. This link also contains the proper lyrics. Enjoy! :)

    roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/…
    Efamiliaon August 20, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionThose don't sound like the correct lyrics... I just tried following the song with these and it doesn't sound right, nor do these make any sense.

    I found lyrics that actually sound right on metalstorm.net:

    Sweet caress
    Grazes my skin
    It's loveless
    These hooks sink in
    Behind an angel's disguise
    An insect preys
    Mandibles cut like a knife
    The reckoning

    Forming clouds
    Their shadow shrouds
    Louder the tattered wings they sound
    Descending

    Down they come
    The swarm of locusts
    Skies above
    Converge to choke us
    Feast of souls
    Consume the harvest
    Young and old
    Suffer unto the locust

    Surrender
    These veins are bled
    Devoured
    Nothing sacred
    Strings pull the marionettes
    See how they dance
    Upon the winds that beget
    Our pestilence

    Forming clouds
    Their shadow shrouds
    Louder the tattered wings they sound
    Descending

    Down they come
    The swarm of locusts
    Skies above
    Converge to choke us
    Feast of souls
    Consume the harvest
    Young and old
    Suffer unto the locust

    Bleeding from my eyes
    This plague is sent to erase us
    Bleeding from inside
    These vermin can't infiltrate us

    Faith appears and holds a candle
    Hark the angels sing

    Forming clouds
    Their shadow shrouds
    Louder the tattered wings they sound

    Tear the veil
    The lies derail
    Purity ever will prevail

    Trumpets sound
    The shattered crown
    Halos of truth now they surround
    The charade comes down

    Down they come
    The swarm of locusts
    Skies above
    Converge to choke us
    Feast of souls
    Consume the harvest
    Young and old
    Suffer unto the locust

    Those are the lyrics I found on metalstorm.net...
    Rebellion166on June 18, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Locust", is a concept I came up with, based on a few people I have encountered in my life, just like everybody has. The type of person that just comes into your life under a different guise, under false pretenses, to befriend you, be your buddy, be your man, be on your team, or, you know, to be your lover or whatever. Their goal is just to soak up all your resources and just to drain you of all you've got, whatever you have to offer. Once they're discovered, they fly off into the next crop and drain that of everything. Yeah, it just feels like hell.

    Phil Demmel / Mayhem Festival Interview
    sepultura1987on July 24, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentExodus 10 recounts the eighth plague God sent to Egypt because Pharaoh would not release the Jews from slavery:

    "14 The locusts came up over all the land of Egypt and settled on the whole country of Egypt, such a dense swarm of locusts as had never been before, nor ever will be again. 15 They covered the face of the whole land, so that the land was darkened, and they ate all the plants in the land and all the fruit of the trees that the hail had left. Not a green thing remained, neither tree nor plant of the field, through all the land of Egypt."

    All throughout the Bible this plague of locusts is referred back to and used as imagery for God's judgement. Sometimes God sends the proverbial swarm of locusts into our life to get our attention, as punishment for sins, to remind us we live in a fallen world and this is not our home, to get us to look upwards towards Him for salvation - the list could go on.

    But the important thing and the glorious thing is that these trials are temporary. God promises to bring those who love Him into glory, either in this life or the next. Either way, we have the hope of glory to look forward to.

    The song alludes to this in the last stanza:

    "These vermin cannot infiltrate us
    Faith appears and holds a candle hark the angels sing"

    Compare with Joel 2:25, "I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you."

    There is a candle in the darkness. The Lord is faithful to restore the years the locust has eaten. Look to Him who can save you.





    onlibertyon November 09, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General CommentYou could just buy the CD. Then you'd know what the lyrics are...
    Metalhead88on October 19, 2011   Link

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