"Posed to Death" as written by and Jacob Thiele Clark Baechle....
I feel a warm resistance
Beneath the outer layer
What once moved living organs
Leaks through a thin verneer
Blue blooded royal body
Elegantly posed to death
Not speaking prince now are you?
Not breathing one more breath

Just now the curtain's folding
It falls and lies to rest
So selfish royal brother
You've loved your wife to death
Your ways could not continue
You'd rule with hateful hands
I called you toward the staircase
And I caused your violent end

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"Posed to Death" as written by Jacob Thiele Clark Baechle

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    General CommentOkay, so I'm 90% sure I know what this is about. It is a specific part of Hamlet. Okami I think is right on track.

    It's about when Hamlet kills Polonius. Polonius was hiding in the curtain ("Beneath the outer layer, What once moved living organs, Leaks through a thin veneer"), and Hamlet stabs him (thinking it was the King, his uncle). Also, the King (Claudius) murdered Hamlet's father (the deceased King, Hamlet Sr.) and married his wife. "So selfish royal brother, You've loved your wife to death, Your ways could not continue..." The king tries to poison Hamlet, and instead the queen drinks it and dies. Then of course Hamlet forces the king to drink the poison as well...

    The only part I don't get are the last couple of lines.

    Anyways, I'm reading the book and watching the movie in English, so I'm pretty sure.
    cyberneticxgirlon May 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIn addition:

    I saw the end of the MOVIE Hamlet today, which is word-for-word from the book. And they were on and near the stairs when Hamlet stabbed/poisoned Claudius. Ta-da!
    cyberneticxgirlon May 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI get such a shakespearean vibe when i consider these lyrics. it sounds sorta like king lear to me, but i don't remember the play all that well--the two brothers, both princes--edgar and edmund--one killed the other, but i don't remember how. "The curtain's folding", could that mean its near the end of the play? Just a thought.
    haggeron May 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is song is my favorite off the "danse macabre" album. They are the best live band eva!!
    BlackHeartValentineon April 20, 2003   Link
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    General Commentin king lear, i think that it's based slightly off the roman tale of Romulus and Remus, which were two twin brothers and one ends up killing the other. so it could be either about this or king lear, cause i'd agree, i get that feeling out of it too. and the person who posted before me should be shot, post something intelligent.

    hewhoisnothingon October 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSome of it reminds me of Hamlet, actually..
    i_forgot_to_breatheon December 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt reminds me of Hamlet. :P
    phantombreezeon February 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commenteasily the best part of this song (while the lyrics are all kind of great and wonderful) is the opening. every time i hear it, i have to stop and sing/shake along.
    catherinekson March 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe opening to this song is fuckin' amazing
    strokenon June 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentfirst of all, the opening to this song and all the ooh's throughout really make me think of sex ridiculously much. biggest turn on ever.

    and secondly, i also think it's about Hamlet. The royal brother loving his wife to death: Claudius was Hamlet Sr.'s brother, right?

    If this Hamlet/Shakespeare theory could ever be proven to me, I really would think that The Faint were an even more amazing band than I think at the momentl.
    throatpunchon September 03, 2005   Link

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