Hush Yael, I hear them coming
We'll hide here until we're safe
Just hold tight to me,
Until they find what they need

Hush little Yael, I hear them leaving for the beach
Where on the stone and sand
Your sister finds her sleep

Wet your jaws for the world
We're going back to the darkest hours
Where our kind has confirmed
We are the masters of sin and slaughter

On the 22nd day of the 4th month, 1979
Warrants a judgment
Because he came and he saw
And this coward conquered a family asleep in their home

Rise
Rise
We must rise for the helpless and fight for their justice

So lift your voices high
Higher than the mountains of their spite
We are
We are the fearless, the ruthless,
The heralds of our time

So lift your voices high
Higher than the mountains of their spite
We are
We are the fearless, the ruthless,
The heroes of our time

She had to watch him pull the trigger in her daddy's back
Then put his face to the waves till he took his last
Then he took her life with the butt of a gun
Four years from when her life had begun

Rise (x4)

We are all weavers at the loom of the slaughter
But we will rise and make these victims our martyrs

So lift your voices high
Higher than the mountains of their spite
We are
We are the fearless, the ruthless,
The heralds of our time

So lift your voices high
Higher than the mountains of their spite
We are
We are the fearless, the ruthless,
The heroes of our time

Make him beg for his life
Make him beg for his life
He made me watch as my family died
He'll never know what it's like
So cut him slow until his soul takes flight

Hush Yael, they found him and they put him in chains
The one who broke our home is finally feeling pain
Hush little Yael, I'm sorry your lungs are empty
But in your new home, that man will not be seen

End him slow
End him slow
Make him feel the rocks that her temple rode
End him slow
End him slow
End him slow


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    General Comment1979 Nahariya attack. Samir Kuntar and three other PLF terrorists landed on the beach by rubber boat, killed an Israeli cop, then made their way to an apartment building. The mother(Smadar Haran) grabbed the neighbors and her two year old daughter Yael and hid.

    Sadly, the terrorists captured the other daughter(Einat Haram, 4 years old) and the father(Danny Haram).
    They went outside, got in a firefight with Israeli soldiers. After finding his rubber boat had bullet holes in it, he decided to shot Danny Haram in the back and drown him, then rifle-butt the Einat Haram against a rock. The mother, in an effort to save the neighbors' and all their lives in the hiding spot, suffocated the 2 year old girl, Yael.(Hence, Hush Yael)

    He was captured, spent time in jail, but was allowed a stipend with an activist(Free Gaza), an Israeli-arab woman whom he had married while incarcerated. He was released by the Israeli Government on July, 16th, 2008 for a prisoner swap. He's received all sorts of accolades in the Middle East, including Syria's highest medal, welcome parties by the leader of the Progressive Socialist Party leader in Lebanon. Al Jazeera wanted to lick his ass with a birthday party, but Israel threatened to boycott them.

    This worthless bastard has no right to breath, the day he dies will be a cause for celebration.
    Here he is, doing his heil shitler thing.

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    Not to mention he's never regretted killing these poor people. There's crap floating around about him denying ever done it, but forensics and his original plea say otherwise. He did it, and he has pretty much said he'd do it again(He said he makes no distinction between Israeli civilians and soldiers).
    CycleDown777on August 30, 2011   Link
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    General Commentwhat do they mean by herolds?
    CHILDxOFxFIREon September 08, 2011   Link
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    General CommentCycledown777 is exactly right. This is just such a powerful song. Probably the best on the album.
    MuhNamesTyleron September 16, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI know what this song is about, and I know this album is a concept album but I don't see how this song goes with the album if it is part of the concept. It may not be which is totally cool I was just wondering if this had any relevance to the cd or not. Whether it does or not this is one of my favorites on the cd.
    cjfollowsjcon December 31, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationOne of the biggest themes this album deals with is the fact that humans are inherently evil, and with no punishment from God, they can do what they want, with no hope for heaven or fear of hell.

    This song is one of several that deal with this theme. It describes the Nahariya attack back in 1979 to support this idea.

    Nahariya is in Israel. In April of 1979, four Palestinian terrorists arrived by boat in the town of Nahariya, to carry out a mission given to them by their leaders. This mission was to kill an Israeli police officer, and to kidnap some Israelis and take them back to Lebanon. They killed the police officer first, then went to an apartment building to search for their next victims. They broke into an apartment containing Danny Haran, his wife, and their two daughters, one was four and the other (Yael) was one. The mother was able to crawl into the crawl space with Yael and a neighbor that went to them for help. In order to prevent Yael from crying and causing them to be found, the mother held her hand over Yael's mouth in fear. This resulted in Yael being suffocated. The terrorists (at this point one of the four had been killed by another resident of the building) then took Danny and his four year old daughter as hostages to secure their escape and went back to their boat. By the time they reached it, however, Israeli police had surrounded them and disabled the boat. In an act of desperation, the leader of the terrorists, Samir Kuntar (who was only 16 at the time) shot Danny in the back, then drowned him to ensure that he was dead. He then beat the four year old girl to death against the rocks on the beach with the butt of his rifle. One more terrorist was killed by the Israeli police, and Kuntar and the remaining one were captured. They have both been released since then.


    Phew, sorry for that long explanation, now on to how it fits into the album.


    There are two relevant sets of lines that are important to the overall meaning of the album. First, it reiterates that humans are capable of despicable things, and second, The lines such as "cut him slow til his soul takes flight," and "End him slow," again brings up the cruelty of this world where they believe God is dead. They relish and take pleasure in punishing others.


    Also (on a personal note), as I think others have said, the bastard that led the group, Samir Kuntar, has been honored as a hero in Lebanon, and the idea that he lives free just sickens me.
    SoulScreamon April 08, 2012   Link
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    General CommentOk, official lyrics everywhere say the line is "End him slow", but I've listened to the song a few times now with the volume cranked and it sounds a lot like the first line is "Rape him slow". Sounds really odd, but it fits with the rest of their sex-violence imagery (ie: The Marriage of Skin and Steel). Especially after they already said "Cut him til his soul takes flight". Anyone else hear this?
    ianfrr6pon February 11, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure at the end it doesn't say "end him slow" but instead "raise him slow" referring to earlier where it says "so cut him slow until his souls takes flight"
    Pwn9886on July 09, 2013   Link

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