Death to my vision
Blind I shall serve
Give rise to god war
Watch the civils fall

Hateful seed inside me
Scald my mind of all but truth
I concede, I am the chosen one
Open wide the gate
Stain the world with the blood of man

Affliction
Forced unto all
Human Vexation
Transcend with blood on my hands

Spirits of the grave remember
Rise up O powers from the land of Til
Plague and madness spread thru this world
Burn in me - I suffer your will


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    General CommentI think it's opening up the gates of hell and destroying all of humanity.
    Sessh0umaru01on October 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that this is about someone who sells his soul and agrees to be Satan's slave, helping him to open the gates of hell and destroy humanity. I think that "transcend with blood on my hands" makes two points simultaneously. I think that on the surface it means that the narrator will be spared Satan's full wrath--he will "transcend." The reason he will transcend and be spared the ghastly fate of everyone else is because he has humankind's blood on his hands which is what Satan wanted from him. That's what I believe the phrase means on the surface. However, I think it's also a parody on the crucifixion of Jesus. According to the New Testament, Jesus "transcended" by ascending into heaven. He also would have transcended with "blood on his hands" because of nails being driven through his hands during the crucifixion. So I think that this song has a Satanic theme and I think that it's taken to the max by simultaneously paralleling and parodying the "Jesus side of the issue"-i.e. the crucifixion. That's what I get out of this song.
    ScreenNameNeededon June 18, 2012   Link

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