"Heretic" as written by Zachary James Baker, Brian Elwin Haner, Matthew Charles Sanders and Jonathan Seward....
As they search for blood
All eyes descend on one
Honest man in chains
But that don’t matter anyway
My judgement day

My flesh will feed the demon
No trial, no case for reason
I've been chosen to pay with my life
Mad men define what mad is
Turning witches and saints to ashes
Rising masses marching to find heretic blood.

Impose your will on me
'Til fire sets me free
The flames of hell burn bright
My fate decided by their lies
Final demise

My flesh will feed the demon
No trial, no case for reason
I've been chosen to pay with my life
Mad men define what mad is
Turning witches and saints to ashes
Rising masses marching to find heretic
Heretic blood

Please, don’t leave me
Please, don’t leave me like this
I’ve walked a fragile line and I’ve fallen down
Please, don’t leave me

My flesh will feed the demon now
No trial, no case for reason
I've been chosen to pay with my life
Mad men define what mad is
Turning witches and saints to ashes
Rising masses marching to find heretic
Heretic blood


Lyrics submitted by Bskiffington, edited by End6ame, doav7x, meggiesoarasrex

"Heretic" as written by Zachary James Baker, Brian Elwin Haner, Matthew Charles Sanders, Jonathan Seward

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    My InterpretationA heretic, in general, is a person who does not conform to established, popularly accepted, beliefs and therefore is often viewed as an outcast from said group. This song seams to focus on the persecution of religious heretics but in today’s society, where we seek to categorize and label everyone and disassociate from and criticize differing opinions, this could easily be interpreted to apply to politics, social beliefs, etc. The line “Rising masses marching to find heretic blood” sums this up well.

    In the religious sense, the line “My fate decided by their lies” relates perfectly to the different denominations of Christianity and the different “rules” associated with each.

    The line “No trial, no case for reason” aligns with my thoughts on the above and how there is little to no basis for the various denomination’s “rules” within the Bible and historical contexts.
    End6ameon September 03, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThe song is based on the Salem witch trails, where cases of accused witchcraft led to the execution of dozens of innocent colonial Americans, when Christianity and law were one.

    Whether or not this is allegory to some modern persecution, the premise comes from that. Hopefully every kid in high school in the United States already knows this.
    deasnutzon January 13, 2014   Link

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