Every man will ask the questions, and every man will suffer blame and loss
Every day you die a little understand the change and choose your path without disdain
The seven tongues of god are in my mind, they speak to me in ancient DNR design

I have never seen god, you have never seen God
And when they speak to me and the seven tongues align programmed to desecrate the pretentions in your mind
To further complicate I will now state that your convictions lack definition and form

Every day there is a bleeding and every time I watch the world slipp by
Focus, the blind pretention underscoring pain, the path to solace felt in vain
The seven tongues of god are in my mind, they speak to me in ancient DNR design

I have never seen god, you have never seen God
And when they speak to me and the seven tongues align
programmed to desecrate the pretentions in your mind
to further complicate I will now state that your convictions lack definition

And when they speak to me and the seven tongues align
programmed to desecrate the pretentions in your mind
To further complicate I will now state that your convictions lack definition and form
To see the light is the purest form of reward


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    General CommentQuite simply about how every religion says they are right, and that theirs is the true voice of god, and that when you listen to them all together, you see how contradictory and illogical it all is.

    Hence the quote at the end of the song "if God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him", which is taken from a famous quote by the famous 18th century author, Voltaire, who in 1768 theorised that the idea of organised religion was vital to control the docile masses. For instance, without it, criminals would no longer fear the punishments of the afterlife. Basically, Voltaire was against the Catholic church yet acknowledged that religion brings social order.

    Which is much the theme of this song... that religion governs the world and thus the world is an illogical and evil place.
    6th_sadistic_sniperon May 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree with 6th_sadistic_snipe, but I think this song is more complicated than that. Since Warrel Dane is clearly so against control of the docile masses, he seems to be saying that a belief in God is a survival mechanism that kicks in through "ancient DNA design". Even though he 'knows' that God cannot exist, he still feels drawn to religion when he is feeling pain and loss.
    Ad_Nauseamon July 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone know who plays what solo in this song and when? I'm trying to figure out when Jeff and Pat solo, because this is one of those albums which annoyingly doesn't give that info.
    theothernesson April 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLoomis does the solo from 4:00 to 4:54. Watched him to it live. Anything Pat may have done in the recording, I'm pretty sure Loomis just lifted it by ear. :P
    Conemanon December 08, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Which is much the theme of this song... that religion governs the world and thus the world is an illogical and evil place."

    If this was the theme of the song, why would he add a quote that explains how religion brings social order?
    Blackened89on February 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't follow how "You have never seen God," conflicts with choices, or how he has "brainwash millions of youth" when this band (Nevermore) is by far underrated and overlooked. If any bands are to brainwash the youth it's this lame Marilyn Manson cult and the occasional easily lead that thinks they're politically correct because they listen to System of a Down. There are by far worse out there. To further argue, you're contradicting yourself by stating he's shoving his ideas down people's throats when you're doing the same. You do have people who will believe ANYTHING you throw at them. For the average person, they feel like a "rat in a maze" and "religion is power"-Nevermore. As far as religion not having an impact: I think suicide bombers would say otherwise. Maybe it's not the whole world, but it controls alot of people. He never says he knows the right "path" or whatever, in fact in most songs he claims he's blind, still finding his way himself.

    I believe 6th Sniper summed it up pretty well.
    Vicious.on March 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOne last thought, "genre that has become so anti-religion, anti-God. pretty sad that a type of music has to blindly follow a certain trend" You twit. Nevermore was one of the few heavy metal bands that REFUSED to change to the every growing mainstream success at the time, Grunge. They're sound, they're lyrics don't follow ANY former "trend". They just play and write what sounds good. They're not anti -god, they're not embracing religion. They're portraying the inner confusions we all have. The questions we all have. And the ways we try and heal them, or solve them.
    Vicious.on March 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfinally some sense in this area...

    i couldnt understand what blackened was babbling about

    if he did his research, he would know that the style of nevermore is the same as their previous band sanctuary, but in a more enlightened sense, they didnt want to be "grunge" even though i admit songs like "what tommorrow knows" kind of have some sort of grunginess about them. but not lyrically...
    nevermore is true, theyve been true, and theyll stay true... they are trend setters, and they dont even think of themselves as such.
    learn your bands, and then bash them with a foot to stand on...
    people...
    TheRiverDragonon April 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDane doesn't shove anything. YOU do, however.
    Sintenon May 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGlad I got to all you minions. Sorry my words are too complex for your minds. Basically, Dane is just another trend-following atheist zealot. Don't take your confused teen ansgt out on me because you can't understand that Dane is more vocal than 10 preachers combined. You are brainwashed, and delusional, along with MANY others....thanks to the likes of Dane.
    Blackened89on July 17, 2007   Link

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