"Paths Of Glory" as written by and Jon David Hudson Bill Gould....
You squirt out red and turn so yellow
And then you made me kill my own
I'm not afraid
(Coming, coming)
But I'm afraid

Blood in your eyes again
Bravery, the face of man
Blood on your mind again
Chivalry, the face of man
Blood in your lies
Enemy, the face of man
Blood in your eyes, again

Is this the only path of glory? If so then I won't go alone
Follow the trail
(Running) follow the trail

I'm not afraid
But I'm afraid


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"Paths of Glory" as written by Jon David Hudson Bill Gould

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is pretty screwed up.

    About how violence has in human history been rewarded with glory...?
    GotMeNowon February 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIts based on The movie by stanley cubrick, with the same name. i get the impression he was bored so he payed homage to a good film
    Skeezaon February 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe film was actually based on a book of the same name by Humphrey Cobb. The story is loosely based on a true story about 4 French soldiers executed for mutiny during World War 1. I've read the book and it is actually quite good.
    Kerouac2002on January 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNot sure on the book, but in the movie at least the soldier who runs away in the reconnaissance mission before the attack and 'mutiny' as you put it is put in charge of the firing squad. Thats where I think the line comes from you make me kill my own kind. The song takes a similar stance to one of the songs by The Books in my opinion, which mentions a phrase said by Muhatma Ghandi about non-participation in anything you don't belive is right, going back to these men squirting out red and turning yellow, a color often in the period of the filming of the movie referring to cowardice. More so Mike Patton saying cynically people are so stubborn when they can't solve a problem or come to a compromise with someone they kill them to make their time on earth easier.
    Senson May 01, 2011   Link
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    General CommentCome on, this song is so obviously about George W! (sarcasm)
    LoQ138on January 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a pretty kick ass song.

    I haven't read the book but understand that this is an homage to it.
    The Honest Liaron January 04, 2010   Link

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