I am the ones & the zerosthat control commerce & file you silently far away.
I am the children starving in the gutter bellies full of unabated poverty.
I am nihilism no future base instinct realized environmental collapse.
I am life.
I am the corpse of decency crucified on a post of greed and moral decay.
I am man.
Submit & surrender unto Caesar what is his rightful due.
Complete oppression no catharsis in emphatic contempt for all of life.
I am man

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"The Black Dahlia" as written by Blythe Adler

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    General CommentI think Randy is talking about how humans are a fucked up species and that people who talk about the intrinsic (sp?) goodness of mankind, have their heads up their asses.

    I love the line; "I am the ones & the zeros that control commerce".
    quiffpornon November 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah, i agree with you, quiff. I pretty much expect everyone here to know about The Black Dahlia Murder (the disgusting crime, not the band), but that's obviously where the title came from.....
    AmishGangstaon July 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhat happened in the black Dahlia Murder?
    ferry_515on July 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe body of Elizabeth Short, a bit-part actress, known as 'Black Dahlia' was found chopped in half in a quarry , in the 1940's and a string of innocent people began confessing to the crime (something like 55 people confessed in total), but the killer was never found.
    quiffpornon September 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentActually, having said that, I can't remember if it was a quarry or a vacant lot...

    I think Randy picked "The Black Dahlia" as the title, because that crime perfectly sums up morbid facination.

    Not only in the manner in which she was murdered (pieces of her skin were cut off, her cheek was slashed open, she was cut in half, while still alive and then drained of her blood), but also the way in which she has taken on an almost cultish status, particularly among the alternative music scene.

    I feel that this title was chosen because Randy feels that mankind is every bit as groteque as this crime.
    quiffpornon September 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOn January 15, 1947, a passerby spotted her nude body in a vacant lot near Hollywood. Her body, cut in half, was bruised and beaten and she had reportedly been sodomized after death. Rumors of henna in her hair and BD carved into her body, as of yet to this outlet, have not been verified.....yep thats the BD murder...
    Babyeater1337on April 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentim not sure what this songs meens. im also not sure how someone can understand the lyrics just by listening to them, but good song.
    X It Breathes Xon September 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWe as Humans are a fucked up species, I have to agree with that statement. -_- But...I have yet another Theory. We as a Society may not even exist. Earth may be a figment of imagination. We may not even exist.
    iMattXon December 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe statement about lamb of god not believing in the "intrinsic goodness of mankind" in my opinion is not correct. Nihilistic implies that there is something better that can rise from the ashes, even hope. Maybe not for this song but in their others tracks lamb of god is very nihilistic.
    novass72on December 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe song is obviously referring to the The Black Dahlia murders in......i think it was CA....oh well just wiki it but anyway thats the reference, any other meanings people get out of it is just personal opinion
    resistfateon January 05, 2008   Link

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