"Still Echoes " as written by and Mark Morton David Randall Blythe....
A thousand heads cut clean across their necks
Right down the hall from me
The Reich's relentless blade
Thirsty and shining red
Still echoes of their screams

This is a tarnished heirloom
Passed down through iron fists
A shameful house of doom
A legacy of collapse built on a painful truth

A thousand years of failure
A thousand years they bled
To the bear, the blitzkrieg, and the Holy Father
They just bowed their heads

They meekly did their time
Counting the days while harnessed to their rusty shackles
Forever occupied
Folded the crimson star
The rabbits turned to jackals

(Still echoes of their screams)
(Still echoes of their screams)

This is a tarnished heirloom
Passed down through iron fists
A shameful house of doom
A legacy of collapse, built on a painful truth

A thousand years of failure
A thousand years they bled
To the bear, the blitzkrieg, and the Holy Father
They just bowed their heads

Soviet hangover, Eastern Bloc
And dirty money still flows through locks
A killing ground of rebels, black marketeers
Restrained but there's no resistance here

Southeast Asia in a Euro cellblock
Saigon's children conceal what they've got
The Opium Trail runs west through here
They're selling disease to erase all your fears

(Still echoes of their screams)
(Still echoes of their screams)

A thousand years of failure
A thousand years they bled
To the bear, the blitzkrieg, and the Holy Father
They just bowed their heads (still echoes of their screams)
I won't bow my head (still echoes of their screams)
I won't bow my head


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"Still Echoes" as written by David Randall Blythe Chris Adler

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    Song FactRandy in an interview said the following:

    "The song is a history of [Prague's] Pankrác Prison," he says. Three years ago, Czech authorities arrested the frontman under charges of manslaughter – they claimed a Lamb of God fan died as a result of injuries from Blythe allegedly pushing him offstage at a 2010 gig – and placed him in Prague's decrepit 19th century prison. He was found not guilty in 2013.

    "A thousand heads cut clean across their necks, right down the hall from me." And while, at face value, the words might read like generic gory metal imagery, Blythe asserts that their inspiration was very real. "There was a guillotine right down the hall from me, from when the Nazis had the prison. From 1943 to 1945 they executed almost 2,000 people by the guillotine, because it was cheaper than shooting and quicker than hanging."

    rollingstone.com/music/features/…
    sokornyon April 13, 2016   Link
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    My InterpretationFurther to Randy's comments there are numerous references to Reich (NAZIs were the third Reich), and the Cold War era ("the bear, the blitzkreig...") The Russians were symbolised as bears during the Cold War. "Soviet hangover, Eastern Bloc" ... terms for the communist region of Europe.

    The Czech Republic was part of the Eastern Bloc (Communism) during the Cold War time.
    sokornyon August 24, 2016   Link

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