"Effigy" as written by and Gaster/maines/sult/fallon....
Behold the man, a living example
In his likeness sacred profane
Behold the man, what I have done?

The path to hell is paved
With least resistance
But those less traveled by
Shall make a world of difference

Beating myself to a pulp
Extracting from my skull
All those things I've learned to live with
All those things I've loved
All these things are killing me
A perpetual fall from grace
But the hand that feeds
Is the hand that beats me
Fiercely in the face

So I will build myself an effigy
No longer mope in mediocre hell

Behold the man, a living example
Behold the man, what have I done?
Behold the man in his likeness
Sacred profane
Behold the man, a living example
Behold the man, what have I done?
Behold the man in his likeness
What have I done?

Effigy
Effigy
Effigy
Effigy

Behold the man
Behold the man

The icons, betrayal, and guilt
The icons, betrayal, and guilt
The icons, betrayal, and filth
The icon, what have I done?


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    General CommentThis song kicks some serious ass
    Life is relentless and because of this he builds an effigy so he doesnt have to deal with it in a sense idk

    Just blast the song
    Heckler6on August 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song kicks some serious ass
    Life is relentless and because of this he builds an effigy so he doesnt have to deal with it in a sense idk

    Just blast the song
    Heckler6on August 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbuild yourself as an effigy another figure you can attack and maim, something to blame aside from yourself. so you don't have to deal with the everyday or focus on 'sin'
    jchvoidon April 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's about the cycle of narcissicm."Behold the man, a living example", contrasted with "the hand the feeds is the hand that beats me fiercely in the face". The song is about someone being held by an abuser, either a parent or a partner, and pretty much forced to worship them. "all those things I've loved" once he realizes how fucked up his Stockholm Syndrome was, he starts questioning all the sentimentalities and memories he accrued either growing up under the parent or being in a presumable long term relationship with someone.

    After he starts questioning "what have I done" for a while he himself will end up becoming a narcissist. He will build himself an effigy and no longer mope in mediocre hell, perhaps perpetuating the same cycle that got himself into the situation onto someone else. Behold his likeness, sacred profane.
    RoodyPooon September 16, 2017   Link

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