"Live like an angel, die like a devil." Don't let it worry you, we're down here together. We're all here: heathens, heretics, kids with blue socks. I asked some questions and wasn't satisfied with the answers. It seems that's the biggest crime since not fitting in. But we're all here: King Diamond, todd's mom, fallen angels, the decimated cultures, the kid in the corner in sweat pants. We'll find our own way.

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    General CommentI think it's about how people turn toward religion to find an answer but only end up more confuzed than before and that there is no real meaning to life other than living it but we seem to think there is.
    SongMeaningson July 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI pretty much agree with swollendog... whether or not we adhere to religion (as prescribed by its dogmatic bosses here on Earth) is going to make no difference in the end. Plus, we don't need institutionalised relgion to show us how to lead good lives; it doesn't matter if we don't conform to 'their' template of virtuous behaviour because, as sentient beings, we can live by our own code - "we'll find our own way".
    Tom Mon August 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI asked some questions and wasn't satisfied with the answers. It seems that's the biggest crime since not fitting in. ---People discriminated against in society for exercising freedom of thought.
    jakelearon April 08, 2003   Link
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    General CommentLive like a angel die like a devil -- live a good life yet still go to hell (perhaps) thats the meaning

    A fair bit of the song relates to everyone being on this world together ... i see that as a everyone can work together and live a good life kind of point

    I aksed some questions and wasnt satisfied with the answers == no religion is complete although lots have some good ideals lots are based on threat for the good of the religion/god not for the good of the people

    dont live in threat of a religion live a good life in your own mind

    -- feel free to icq me 26324446
    borrachoon May 02, 2003   Link
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    General Comment"Live Like An Angel Die Like A Devil" is the title (and central lyric) of a Venom song from the 1981 album Welcome To Hell.

    We all know that Propagandhi are big on early 80s punk, thrash and metal. This is one of several instances on the TETA album where take a popular lyric from those styles, and twist it to give it a new meaning (another example would be the use of "You've got another thing coming" on COINTELPRO, originally from the Judas Priest song).

    I think this song basically about how we all end up the same - dead. Heaven or Hell are ultimately irrelevant concepts, and so it's a fallacy to suggest that any one human being can be "superior" or more important than another.
    TomFallonon July 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe beginning is funny :) I think, I agree with punkpirate. A lot of religious people are like that. I hate them.
    MissNeuroticon February 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIts all in the title. I am the pope. The point is that we are all the pope. He isnt any different from you, me or the kid in sweat pants. Religion isnt the only option anyway, its fine. We'll find our own way. I find the optimism in this pretty striking.
    gregsrunecoon April 14, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI'm so fucking confused about this song, help me with opinions with what you think it means, please :)
    jesssicaon May 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentanyone?!
    jesssicaon May 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentguess not :(
    jesssicaon May 19, 2002   Link

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