the soiled ground for the sacrifice
dispelled. crippling. faulty. holyland.
i am your martyr, your stigmata
the tears turn to blood beneath my eyes.
my body listens... as you whisper
my fingers bend... as im nailed to your cross.
the splinters etch... hearts in my back
i denounce this crucifixtion, i demand another sacrifice.
a cast shadow over this narrow hill
pulling my fingers from these nails
there will be no use for a second comming



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    General Commentthis song has crazy good vocals on it, and the message, about how we don't deserve a messiah. these days everyone takes it for granted. Personally, I don't think this song is a direct attack on Christianity. I think it's attack on people who abuse Christianity.
    she_died_a_virginon June 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't know, but i love this song. i listen to it anytime i'm down, not really to cheer me up, but damn, it's better than taking out my anger on someone.
    javnesson June 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCould someone transcribe what's being sang after "there will be no use for a second coming" line? I can't make it out on my own.
    o_0on August 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe just says

    "a cast shadow over this narrow hill
    pulling my fingers from these nails"

    again
    xxblackoctoberxxon December 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyo intense lyrics for sure hahh!!!
    btbamon January 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with she died a virgin
    btbamon January 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah She Died a Virgin would probably be right on this one if it wern't Number Twelve Looks Like You writing the song. I wouldn't really take them as a band to write about abusing Christianity nor God. I'm going to give it my own guess on all of the God stuff being a metaphor for someones who's being walked all over and is tired of it.


    I'm thinking this whole stanza is explaining the life of the person being walked all over emphasize on the whole "I'am your marytr, your stigmata" sentence. This is telling you how much the person is devoted. As is the rest of that stanza.


    "The soiled ground for the sacrifice
    dispelled. crippling. faulty. holyland.
    i am your martyr, your stigmata
    the tears turn to blood beneath my eyes.
    my body listens... as you whisper
    my fingers bend... as im nailed to your cross"




    And the whole rest of the song explains how devoted the person is only to be fucked over by the person they are doing all this shit for.

    "The splinters etch... hearts in my back
    i denounce this crucifixtion, i demand another sacrifice.
    a cast shadow over this narrow hill
    pulling my fingers from these nails
    there will be no use for a second comming"


    And thats my guess
    worseintention13on February 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe "tori" in the title may be tori amos, and this being a play on the whole jesus thing - as pitted against her "crucify" single. quite witty actually.
    eyecoofon April 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOk, let me clear this all up for you. Listen carefully. As you well know, the song after this is "Document:GraceBudd," which is the letter Albert Fish wrote about murdering a little girl named Grace Budd.

    If you know anything about Albert Fish, you'll know he killed many other little children and stuck pins in himself, as well as other things, as punishment. The hook here is that he believed he was instructed by God to do these things, therefore making him a prophet. So the lyrics are all about him "sacrificing children" for God, and then later punishing himself.

    And this is one of the songs that makes me believe the entire album is a concept album about Albert Fish. Yep. Makes Sense!
    je_suis_barbanton September 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely religion in this song....It's amazing.

    screamoxloveron September 12, 2006   Link

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