There was a time when men would prosper
They saw a sign that would offer them the key
The desert sand held a place of recourse
Their motivation driven by a higher source
A higher source

They let them know there's something more
The writings on the wall
Tell us the story of it all
It makes no sense

Show me the key
The coffin text
The disbelievers came to conquer
The secrets lost in a buried desert tomb
They sealed the truth
As evolution ate the pharaoh
Silenced the voice that cured all our sorrow
Oh, our sorrow

Silenced the voice that let us know
The writings on the wall
Tell us the story of it all
It makes no sense
Show me the key
The coffin text

Fighting, learning, saving, burning
Never knowing what is coming next
Lying, stealing, never healing
Safe to say we've all been hexed
It's in the coffin text

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    General Commenti can't believe no one's put a comment on this song yet (wowee im the first yay) this song is soo good and it was before all the seeing red stuff so you all should listen to it!
    cherrypunkker07on June 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of the best songs on the album but i love all of them!
    surfy_chicon June 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentbest UL song, fucking rad
    shandy_28on April 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is quite a goodie, especially live (it seems to be one of the few songs they actually play fast these days). Weird esoteric lyrics -- someone in the band got an ancient Egypt fetish or something?
    Cherub Rockon December 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThey're all really into ancient Egypt, just look at the self titled album work. Last good album from these guys.
    urbanninja4on January 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI see this album as the only decent one they've released.... it is really well mixed except for 418.... dont get me wrong i like UL..... just elva and heres to the mourning can never live up to the black album
    katdefudgieon June 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAbsolutely fucking amazing song. One of their best ever. This song, to me, talks about the relations between ancient Egypt and today. Everything is so mysterious about it but do we really understand it? Could it all be a hoax? With the rise and fall of Egyptian empire, we're fighting, learning, saving, burning, never knowing what is coming next. Lying, stealing, never healing, safe to say we've all been hexed. It's in the coffin text. That's what I think, and that's what they think too....I think.
    sacrifice_for_life1on September 05, 2005   Link

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