"The Red Death" as written by Edward Carrington Breckenridge, James Riley Breckenridge, Dustin Michael Kensrue and Teppei Teranishi....
Entertain the hope that somehow you'll escape me
Weld the bolts and close the iron gate
Drink deeply the illusion of your safety

My how wishful thoughts inebriate, masquerade, and revel in your opulence
Writhe unfettered by your stabs at ignorance
Swim through hues and whispered tones of here say

A dozen strokes to run your blood cold enough to believe
Remember me? You look so surprised to see me here
With hell's black wings did I over perch these walls
For stony limits cannot hold me out
And now you all die


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"The Red Death" as written by Edward Carrington Breckenridge Dustin Michael Kensrue

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    General CommentThis song is adapted from Edgar Allan Poe's story "The Masque of the Red Death"...read it...it definitely is a great short story...
    1000thoughtsdeclineon February 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is adapted from Edgar Allan Poe's story "The Masque of the Red Death"...read it...it definitely is a great short story...
    1000thoughtsdeclineon February 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is adapted from Edgar Allan Poe's story "The Masque of the Red Death"...read it...it definitely is a great short story...
    1000thoughtsdeclineon February 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentjust one post gets the job done, chief
    chickndoodon April 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthaha, chief
    belsambaron April 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentman... i have always associated the term 'christian rock' with 'annoying rock'... ridiculously untalented mtv 'artists' such as p.o.d., michelle branch & lifehouse make a mockery of some of the most potent material the world has ever dealt with, ie, the power of religion and its role in society. i have only recently discovered thrice, and i have been completely, 100 percent impressed. their music not only makes me want to jump around and scream, it engages my intellect... something very few bands have done, and certainly something that no christian band has ever done before. songs like 'the red death,' 'a subtle dagger,' 'betrayal is a symptom,' 'deadbolt,' and 'where idols once stood' take on the topic of the symptoms of immorality and their consequences, with remarkable lyrical poignance and musicianship. i am not christian, but i have great respect for those who represent their faith with such brilliance, and especially those who do so with music so transcendental of our unfortunately diminishing expectations, that it helps us to at least 'see the light' of what music can and should be.
    belsambaron April 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI hate to burst your bubble, bud, but thrice isn't a christian band. Check their site. It plainly states in their faq that they infact are NOT a christian band. All the some though, they kick ass. :)
    Alcoholic_Pandaon April 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentsame** stupid typos..
    Alcoholic_Pandaon April 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHate to burst your bubble, but while Thrice is not a christian band(proclaims the name of Christ in the music), The writer of the lyrics, Dustin, IS a huge follower, and his struggles with it are dealt in the lyrics. What makes it not Christian rock is the fact that it's just part of his life, and he deals with his life with lyrics, instead of using the music as a way of worship
    SaveJakeon April 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWho cares. Music is music. Thrice is awesome. If christians want to think of the lyrics in that sense, then why not let them? It'll give them somethings to think about, while it's giving non-christians other things to think about. That's the power of it.
    HolkeyeSFon April 26, 2002   Link

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