"Mausoleum" as written by and Bradfield/edwards/jones/moore....
Wherever you go I will be carcass
Whatever you see will be rotting flesh
Humanity recovered glittering etiquette
Answers her crimes with Mausoleum rent

Regained your self-control
And regained your self-esteem
And blind your success inspires
And analyse, despise and scrutinise
Never knowing what you hoped for
And safe and warm but life is so silent
For the victims who have no speech
In their shapeless guilty remorse
Obliterates your meaning
Obliterates your meaning
Obliterates your meaning
Your meaning, your meaning

No birds, no birds
The sky is swollen black
No birds, no birds
Holy mass of dead insect

Come and walk down memory lane
No one sees a thing but they can pretend
Life eternal scorched grass and trees
For your love nature has hemorrhaged

Regained your self-control
And regained your self-esteem
And blind your success inspires
And analyse, despise and scrutinise
Never knowing what you hoped for
And safe and warm but life is so silent
For the victims who have no speech
In their shapeless guilty remorse
Obliterates your meaning
Obliterates your meaning
Obliterates your meaning
Your meaning, your meaning

No birds, no birds
The sky is swollen black
No birds, no birds
Holy mass of dead insect

And life can be as important as death
But so mediocre when there's no air, no light and no hope
Prejudice burns brighter when it's all we have to burn
The world lances youth's lamblike winter, winter


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    General CommentGotta love how he sings the whole "Regained your self-control... your meaning, your meaning" bit in only one breath. Adds a lot to the lyrics which are powerful on their own anyway.
    ShakerMaker1994on January 16, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"The world lances youth's lamb-like winter, winter"

    Such a creepy statement... what does it mean?
    Marquezon January 08, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSister song to the intense humming of evil - originally to be called no birds, after a visit to the extermination camp of Dacau. even when birds are considered as bringers of doom, the concentration camp of dacau is devoid of the birds, almost in knowing of the horror that took place there. Listen the the ending of the song, up loud in your headphones, and you realise how incredible this song is musically!
    matt675on December 02, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMarquez: I've been wondering the same thing.

    Anyone?
    filedon March 27, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment'Come and walk down memory lane
    No one sees a thing but they can pretend'

    This is a simultaneous reference to the way the holocaust is treated like entertainment on TV ('memory lane',- it sounds like pleasant nostalgia!) and the sheer idiotic blindness of a holocaust denier.
    jeffjeffjeffon November 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentErm, sorry about that last 1: i really shouldn't write after i've been drinking! the camp was called Dachau not Dacau. And looks like i got this one confused with archives of pain when i'm going on about the ending. but still a fantastic song!
    matt675on December 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commentrichey was reading five books a week at the time and was suffering from nervous exhaustion, so I'm not sure what hope we have! I thought it was a reference to the culling of the young by the Nazis, robbing them of the 'winter' of their lives, but it's a shot in the dark. 'The world' reminds us that we're not whiter than white, that we're not so different from the Nazis.
    Love the line: 'But so mediocre when there's no air, no light and no hope' - a reference to the gas chambers? Also relevant, in a wider, figurative sense, to modern life?
    richeyeon April 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'Prejudice burns brighter when it's all we have to burn' That's about how most Germans could swallow Hitler's lies about Jews because they were in a bad state economically. Poverty is a golden oppourtunity for fascists.
    my nothingon May 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment@ ShakerMaker1994

    i love it too, but i think that's why they never sing it live "/
    DiExmY_dArLinGxxon May 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Regained your self-control
    And regained your self-esteem
    And blind your success inspires" - How Germany has recovered from ww2 to become this great economic power

    "For your love nature has haemorrhaged" - The Nazi's actions have scarred the earth

    "Prejudice burns brighter when it's all we have to burn" - As said earlier, about how the Nazi's could thrive in the Weimar republic because of the poverty

    darylcon March 22, 2010   Link

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