"He Is" as written by and Klas Frans Ahlund A Ghoul Writer....
We're standing here by the abyss
And the world
Is in flames

Two star-crossed lovers reaching out
To the beast
With many names

He is
He’s the shining in the light
Without whom I cannot see
And he is
Insurrection, he is spite
He’s the force that made me be
He is
Nostro Dispater
Nostr'Alma Mater
He is

We’re hiding here inside a dream
And all our doubts
Are now destroyed

The guidance of the morning star
Will lead the way
Into the void

He is
He’s the shining in the light
Without whom I cannot see
And he is
Insurrection, he is spite
He’s the force that made me be
He is
Nostro Dispater
Nostr'Alma Mater
He is

He is
He’s the shining in the light
Without whom I cannot see
And he is
Insurrection, he is spite
He’s the force that made me be
He is
He’s the shining in the light
Without whom I cannot see
And he is
The disobedience that holds us together
He is
Nostro Dispater
Nostr'Alma Mater
And we are falling
Over the precipice


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"He Is" as written by Klas Ahlund Indio Marcato

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  • +5
    My InterpretationThe brilliance of this song is soooo underappreciated, it's such artful parody. The title is "He Is" and it starts with clean guitars playing a simple but sad melody, it actually sounds like a typical Christian worship song. In fact even once the triumphant chorus comes in "He is/He's the shining and the light without whom I cannot see" sounds like a line you'd hear in some white guy with an acoustic guitar worship song, but then "And he is/Insurrection, he is spite, he's the thing that makes me be" you realize the song isn't about God, it's about Satan, then the following verses get darker.

    Ghost's music, as compared to other metal bands singing about Satan, feel like actual worship music and this song is the ultimate parody of it.

    Outside of the base lyrics, I remember at one point hearing Tobias saying this was actually written about a friend and hero of his that committed suicide, but was able to morph it into something that fit into the Ghost umbrella
    chadwick57on June 26, 2016   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionI worked on this awhile, nostro dis pater is 'our dark father' , nost' alma mater is 'our nourishing mother'. I'm 99% sure this will be as close as it gets..
    Jabbermacyon January 02, 2016   Link
  • +1
    QuestionHas someone been able to translate the line 'Nostro Dis Pater
    Nostr' alma mater'? I've also found lyrics in which the line is 'Nostro Dis Pater
    Nostra Domate'. In both cases google translate is unable to translate the last part from Latin..
    Onlyonepapaon December 07, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a great track ... something you could imagine being on commercial radio with the catchy nature and clean vocals. I really enjoy their music, even if I don't really relate to their lyrical content (is it all part of their "act"?)

    I am going out on a limb and going to assume that "He" is the Devil / Satan and in essence this song talks about the "saviour" that He is ... quite ironic considering that the saviour is generally seen as Jesus.
    sokornyon May 09, 2016   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis is all I got- Our gods, the Father, of our 'alma mater.
    cemetarygaon January 22, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Dīs Pater was a Roman god of the underworld, later subsumed by Pluto or Hades (Hades was Greek). Originally a chthonic god of riches, fertile agricultural land, and underground mineral wealth, he was later commonly equated with the Roman deities Pluto and Orcus, becoming an underworld deity." - Wikipedia

    "Alma mater (Latin: alma "nourishing/kind", mater "mother") is an allegorical Latin phrase for a university or college. In modern usage, it is a school or university which an individual has attended, or a song or hymn associated with that school. The phrase is variously translated as "nourishing mother", "nursing mother", or "fostering mother", suggesting that a school provides intellectual nourishment to its students." - Wikipedia
    itsnotruepunon April 02, 2017   Link
  • 0
    Translation"Nostro Dis Pater" and "Nostr' alma mater" are Latin phrases. The meaning of the first one is: "Our force driving father". Some of you are right about the second phrase, "mater" can be translated as "mother", but according to a Latin professor, the whole phrase could mean "Our driving force." On the other hand, the the song is about Satan: "He Is". To complement the parady nature of the song, I recommend you to watch the music video at minute 02:09, there is a frame where you can see Tony Alamo, the evangelist who sexually abused children, that actually died this year in prison.
    madafoqueron August 25, 2017   Link
  • 0
    Translation"Nostro Dispater, Nostr'alma Mater" = "Our Gods, our Father, our Nourishing Mother"
    Michael_Gzon September 11, 2017   Link

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