Guiltiness (talkin' 'bout guiltiness)
Pressed on their conscience. Oh yeah.
And they live their lives (they live their lives)
On false pretence everyday -
each and everyday. Yeah.

These are the big fish
Who always try to eat down the small fish,
just the small fish.
I tell you what: they would do anything
To materialize their every wish. Oh yeah-eah-eah-eah.

Say: Woe to the downpressors:
They'll eat the bread of sorrow!
Woe to the downpressors:
They'll eat the bread of sad tomorrow!
Woe to the downpressors:
They'll eat the bread of sorrow!
Oh, yeah-eah! Oh, yeah-eah-eah-eah!

Guiltiness
Pressed on their conscience. Oh yeah. Oh yeah.
These are the big fish
Who always try to eat down the small fish,
just the small fish.

I tell you what: they would do anything
To materialize their every wish. Oh, yeah-eah-eah-eah-eah-eah.

But: Woe to the downpressors:
They'll eat the bread of sorrow!
Woe to the downpressors:
They'll eat the bread of sad tomorrow!
Woe to the downpressors:
They'll eat the bread of sad tomorrow!
Oh, yeah-eah! Oh yeah-e-e-e-e-e!

Guiltiness. Oh yeah. Ah!
They'll eat the bread of sorrow everyday.



Lyrics submitted by spliphstar


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    General Comment:This was written about "babylon" and the western world. For me it is about "other people" - who lead lives in "sin" and misery - don't follow them. You don't have to go with the flow. Be true to yourself !
    nobsteron March 28, 2006   Link
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    My Interpretation:This song is about nothing more than greed, be it a corporation or an individual. It's the classic tale of the "big fish" rich, and manipulative people, who build their opulent lifestyle on the poor and desperate people who scrape pennies from the dollar of the capitalists, who are either born into their position or acquired it through ruthless or shady means. The hope and promise of the song is that these people will eventually get what's coming to them, a consequence of their own decadence and hedonism, they eventually "eat the bread of sorrow" Think of every socialite, talentless celeb, legacy politician, for the most part they're talentless, undeserving, scum, who despite their bank roll, are miserable. There are biblical connotations as well of course, but the way this song portrays these soulless jerks and the fact that power and wealth do not guarantee happiness, is brilliant, simple and true! This is one of my favorite songs ever!
    Marcus Brodyon December 27, 2013   Link

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