Your entire life, your religion is embedded in your mind
Words spoken from a book, tell you never to change
After death you are taught, your soul will cleansed
But even reduced to ashes, the misery still prevails

The day has finally come for you to be put to rest
As your body enters the furnace

Searing fire begins its bath
As your entity begins its path

There will be no rebirth of your soul
Emptiness that clouds your depression
Forced in to see the light, knowing Jesus wept

Only one thing clinging to your mind
The prayers to the feeble god whom you once believed in

Looking at the mortal from your cauldron of pain
Weeping as you know nothing will make this end
But now an ever greater pain engulfs you
Reincremation did you no good, return to inflict others

Your credulous family somehow hears your pitiful cries
They take the urn which contains what is left of your mortal life
It's taken back to the crematory to attempt once again
The brutal burning of your soul, thought to cleanse


Lyrics submitted by Disposition_987

Jesus Wept Lyrics as written by Joshua Barohn Doug Cerrito

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  • +1
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    yeah dude. suffocation is one of those bands that gets better with more listens. hell, i rarely like a band until i listen to their shit more and more.

    hermanator05on December 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    aw shit man..... too late, i already listen to suffocation, and dont think they are shit.... oh well.

    Disposition_987on October 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    Actually, this band is starting to grow on me...

    quiffpornon November 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    haha there ya go.... you cant resist the power of Suffocation

    Disposition_987on November 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    They got me in the end...

    quiffpornon December 10, 2004   Link
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    suffocation fuckin rocks.

    ultramarine12on August 19, 2007   Link
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    I found myself listening to suffocation purely for the drums, because the guitars feel to much like they're only there to back the drums up. But goddamn, are they good drums.

    Stabwound666on July 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
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    that's because mike smith is a beautiful creation.

    lifthereon June 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    What, nine comments and nobody's tried to guess the meaning of the song? It sounds like the lyrics are disparaging the Christian idea of the afterlife. The whole cremation thing is a metaphor for ceasing to exist after death.

    Jake1992on February 27, 2010   Link
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    My mate told me to listen to this band, so I did.

    They are shit.

    The lesson here is: Don't listen to Suffocation, they are shit. Learning is fun.

    quiffpornon June 03, 2004   Link

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