An atrophied frame by an impotent rapture sustained
A god you will truly never see
"Thou shalt" unfurling in the wind
Rising above with an "I will"
The shrouded impulse of your self preservation
A flash of the fearful wickedness inside
Phantoms dreamt to life by the desperately lost
Despisers of life bound in other worldly hopes
Voices from above
Mere delusions of shame and guilt
Say goodnight to the voices in your head
You never heard them anyway
You might just be insane
I ascended carrying ashes
Upon my descent I carry my fire through the valleys
Its radiance outshines the wicked light
The sleepers are awakening with the falling of the sun
Casting the darkness into light
"Into a god's mask your dreadful coiling snake has crawled"
Now usurp the throne and possess creation
"Thou shalt" unfurling in the wind
Rising above with an "I will"
A purified mind
In the death of lies become alive
Extinguishing the fires of hell


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Autotheist Movement II: Emancipate song meanings
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    General Comment"Thou shalt" unfurling in the wind
    Rising above with an "I will"

    This helps to contextualize what I said on part I. Don't live your life as commanded, in fear. Choose what you want to do, and "rise above" and do it.

    Phantoms dreamt to life by the desperately lost

    This line is somewhat condescending in delivery, but I can speak from experience that there was a time during my bout of mental illness where I believed in God against my will. Delusions of Reference. I mean, if it works for someone, fine, but these tracks seem to be penned to those whose idea of religion is "consecrated imposition"
    circleofcontorton June 02, 2013   Link
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    General CommentNo vagueness in this song... self worship. And considering how perfect this song is along with the other 2 parts, I think self worship is justified. #1 song of 2012, hands down.
    brucedotwillison October 12, 2012   Link

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