"Blind Bleeding The Blind" as written by and W. Steer J. Walker....
Parched with thirst our cup overfloweth
With the crimson milk of human blindness
In charnel towers of ivory besieged
The bones of subjugation are picked clean
In barren decadence, tears are the only affluence
Welling eyes are indifferent, as the blind bleed

Blood and tear, out damn spot out
The fruits of perpetual decay
Pouring the salts in open wounds, out damn spot out
The scars remain, will stay perpetual decay

Bloody hands never wash clean
Abject misery to bleed
Decadence to feed
Out damn spot out

Parched with thirst how the other half die
Void of compassion our cup runs dry
With a silver spoon born to dig communal graves
The only consecration, the economics of pain
In barren decadence, tears are the fuel of affluence
Wells of blood run effluent, a bitter harvest to reap...

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"Blind Bleeding the Blind" as written by W. Steer J. Walker

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    General CommentThis is another Shakespeare reference, this time to Macbeth, and Lady Macbeth's attempts to clean her hands of what she imagined to be King Duncan's blood. This is the origin of sayings like 'Bush and Blair have blood on their hands'.
    Ad_Nauseamon January 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis applies to the rich generally, hence 'silver spoons' and 'how they other half die' instead of 'how the other half live'. Of course it's something like 95%/5% but it's only a saying!
    Ad_Nauseamon January 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always loved this song on "Heartwork". Especially the lines "Out damn spot out!" and "Bloody hands never wash clean." This song is about murder, no question, and that a person guilty of murder can never be let off the hook, or shouldn't! This album was a complete 180 degree turn around for the band, where the subjects really don't go into the intricate subject of forensic pathology, like on their past albums. Having said that, it's obvious that the subject of death is definitely there, as it should be in a death metal album.

    snafuoneon May 09, 2010   Link

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