We we're blind and we couldn't conceive the color of blood
This crimson flood soaking the ground
We stare in shock as the world unveils its true features to us
You then exclaim "where is God now?"

You ask me "why do we forever feed on pain
And act like mindless fiends programmed for boundless rage?
The carnage never cease, the poison is never drained
For this, should we blame the maker of everything divine?"

The virtuous dies as well as the sinful one
Death strikes all life, blind in its random ways

In essence, we contradict the conception of a watchful shaper
And still we consider being observed and closely monitored

Primitive we remain
We were devised to enjoy trials
The choice has never been ours
We are inclined to violence

You ask me "why do we forever feed on pain
And act like mindless fiends programmed for boundless rage?
The carnage never cease, the poison is never drained
For this, should we blame the maker of everything divine?"
You ask me "why do we forever feed on pain(forever feed on pain)
And act like mindless fiends programmed for boundless rage?(Programmed for boundless rage)
The carnage never cease, the poison is never drained(The poison is never drained)
For this, should we blame the maker of everything divine?"(Divine)


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    General CommentHow we forever suffer as a human race for a god that won't show his face or prove to be anything a contrived being. He is supposedly observing us and watching our every move but has never actually showed his face to anyone. How are we to believe he will save us from our suffering? How can be blindly worship this faceless contrived deity who we have no proof is actually watching over us or even ever existed? I think the song questions that and how we suffer with the notion that he is anything but a falsity and we must blindly believe he is there but is he really?
    EternalTearsOfSorrowon April 17, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationHumans are inherently evil - predisposed to violence, "mindlessly programmed for boundless rage". Are we just dancing to our DNA? Which would certainly be the case if you believe in the scientific worldview - we're just the product of time plus matter plus chance. We *evolved* to be evil - we grew to distrust each other and to declare war on our kin for greed and personal gain.

    Or were we deliberately designed this way, by a "watchful shaper"?

    The lyrics of the song are more ambiguous than you'd think. But the title of the song suggests that Benjamin is leaning towards the latter. But he still poses the topic as a question, rather than making a statement: "SHOULD we blame the maker of everything divine?"

    It's up to you to draw that conclusion.

    However let me say this: If God is an automaton, and we're created in His image, we too are ALSO automatons - we are not free, we are totally determined to be evil and behave like "mindless fiends" as Benjamin puts it. But if we're totally determined as automatons, and we're pre-wired to think and behave the way that we do - we are merely computers: data in, evil response out.

    But we have to ask ourselves: was Sybreed FREE to write this song? Was Benjamin FREE to compose these lyrics, out of his own volition? Are we, his audience, FREE to listen to this song, and enjoy it for it's marvellousness?

    If so, we are rising above the bondage of total subjectivity. And the moment you do this, you're violating determinism.

    ...We're evil because we WANT TO BE.
    joe164on November 23, 2017   Link

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