"Puritania" as written by and Stian Tomt/kopperud Thoresen....
Let chaos entwine on defenseless soil
Remove errors of man and sweep all the weakening kind

I am war, I am pain
I am all you've ever slain
I am tears in your eyes
I am grief, I am lies

Bygone are tolerance and presence of grace
Scavengers are set out to cleanse the human filth parade

I am pure, I am true
I am all over you
I am laugh, I am smile
I am the earth defiled

I am the cosmic storms
I am the tiny worms
I am fear in the night
I am bringer of light


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"Puritania" as written by Sven Atle Kopperud Stian Tomt Thoresen

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  • +3
    General CommentYou forgot the beginning and end of this song:

    We do away with your kind
    Countdown to exterminate the human race
    0, 3, 2, 1

    and

    Earth successfully erased.
    DreamScenarioon November 11, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI am war, I am pain
    I am all you've ever slain
    I am tears in your eyes
    I am grief, I am lies

    This frames the narrator as something intangible, such as a general theme. The broadness of topics he states himself as, as well as the the album's title featuring the theme, "misanthropia," we can speculate that the narrator actually represents all aspects of humanity.

    I am pure, I am true
    I am all over you
    I am laugh, I am smile
    I am the earth defiled

    This section is where the listener can begin to realize that the narrator is actually Lucifer, as he is very often characterized as telling people he is god and that he is good. "I am all over you" illustrates the merging of the first verse's theme with the satanic one. That humanity IS Satan. That all of our instincts, actions and flaws aggregated into all of humanity is inherently evil, violent and wanting. The phrases "I am laugh, I am smile" merely cement the integration of Satan(narrator) with basic human emotions.

    I am the cosmic storms
    I am the tiny worms
    I am fear in the night
    I am bringer of light

    "I am the cosmic storm, I am the tiny worms" spreads the grandeur of the narrator from being an aspect of humanity to say that he is everything in this plane of existence. The "fear in the night" is only placed to sound cool. However, the final line is the most telling reveal in the song.

    Lucifer is the English translation of "Lux Ferre" in Latin. Lux meaning light and Ferre meaning "to bring." In the bible, Lucifer is known as the morning star, or the rising sun, that brings light to the world. This reveal that the narrator is actually Satan at the end of the song while describing himself as the heart of all men and all things solidifies the thesis that humanity is inherently evil and Satan is in all of us.
    faydark10on August 30, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI'm just here to say, I don't think that this song has anything to do with religion. I like this song, but I am also religous, and to be honest I really don't care whether or not you believe in God or not. Everybody can make their own decisions that affect themselves and so you are entitled to believe in what you like. To the people that say that religion is a bad thing through inspiring the KKK and the crusades, you are wrong. The Bible and other religous teachings do not convey any message of the sort, infact its quite the opposite, these people who are harming other people 'in the name of God' are simply seeking an excuse to justify their actions, they are in no way doing what God would have wanted. Religions have had trouble in the past but that is only because of corrupt figureheads that have obviously misinterpreted the Religions teachings, principles and morals. There is no religion in the world that is based on Evil, they are only in place to make this world a better place. I'm sorry for this lengthy post but I personally have had enough of religions being the target and scape-goat for so many attrocoties, like I said, everybody can believe in whatever they like, but do not senselessly go looking for somebody to blame.

    I more think this song assumes the perspective of nature and the earth. With its cynical tone, the song illustrates how we selfishly have no repspect for anything or anyone else. We blindly destroy each other and the world. "I am all you've ever slain," supports how our futile attempts of war and hate have left us with nothing. We destroyed humanity, the earth is laughing, and now the world is pure without us.

    Peace
    Gravelandon December 21, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah, the song gets me pumped up as well, but what I think it means is just cleansing the evil out of earth and bringing the new pure life with good deeds in mind.
    TekFoxon June 08, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo anyone who thinks this is a bad song:
    You should go and stab yourself with a blunt stick.
    this song kicks so much ass, it ain't funny.
    mung_beanon May 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a good song by such a great band.
    PTW Convergeon May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a really good song, Dimmu Borgir is a really good band.
    StupidKid406on June 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song gets me so pumped, argh!!
    The Technitionon June 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpunk in drublic says... This is my fav. dimmu borgir song!! Ah man, it's really good. I agree with TekFox
    _punk_in_drublic_on June 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really love the CD Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia ...and I really like this song..

    Bygone are tolerance and presence of grace
    Scavengers are set out to cleanse the human filth parade

    This lyric reminds me off all that bullshit about 'judgement day' for some reason..
    xxpuritaniaxxon July 03, 2002   Link

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