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Now I just want to thank you
For going insane
Every second that you suffer
Is a loss that I gain
Every breath is a drain down
Down into a hole
And your mind is a shrinking thing:
It was crushed by your skull
Now you f eel time unfolding
Deep in your chest
And your body's expanding
Now there's none of you left
So I just want to thank you
For losing your mind
Yeah you burned just like joan of arc
Purified by the flames
You re alive! you re alive!
Now just want to thank you
For the light that you spread
And magnesium and sulphur
And the fear in your head
And I just want to tell you
You're nothing so new
Every time that you touch it
It'll turn against you
Now your future's a cold thing
Down in the damp ground
And your memory's a lead room
Containing this sound
So I just want to thank you
For killing your mind
All the life that you bleed out
Well I steal it for mine
You're alive! you're alive!

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    General CommentThis song is incredible. I think that Michael Gira is singing to himself, after realizing that his mind isn't really there. The brutal sarcasm is an expression of the detachment, terror, and fury that comes from so complete a disassociation with the illusion of ego (in the sense of an individual, self-defining 'I'). He's coming to understand his animal nature, and in doing so he's losing his grasp on the ambiguous concept of a spirit or a soul, which is a devastating experience. It could also be descriptive of an abusive relationship from the abuser's perspective, which would make sense given later songs such as "Song for a Warrior", but I like the thought that it resonates on a spiritual level.
    QueensEnglishon June 09, 2015   Link
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    General CommentThe inversion of "Blood Promise"? God, I hope they did this live at some point.
    Cynothoglyson January 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI took it as a song from the perspective of a hellfire preacher, but your interpretation's probably better.
    The Hammeredon September 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhen I first heard this, I was so shocked at the depth of the brutality I wasn't sure I could handle it (actually I felt that way about several of their songs). but the music drew me in. now (of course) I think it's brilliant.
    foreverdroneon September 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commentpure brutality.
    hasboon February 20, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti just thought this might be about narcissicism, how the abuser thinks of the abused and what effects it has on the abused, how they destroy someone's mental health like that you know. could be some institution, a person, or whatever
    sandandcastleon August 16, 2015   Link

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