"Miasma" as written by and John Kempainen Brian Eschbach....
In between, insidious vapor shall teem
Looming so loathesome
And it seems to me like I'm dead inside
Bloated corpse, propped out of tradition

I can never recall what it was I had ever to strive for as a youth
Was it just to exist, autonomously?

No, we don't want to work
We just want to fuck,
Swallow pills and forget our curses

No, we don't need pigs like you
We'll follow the laws of our emptying veins

In this world of nothing for me
I'd be sooner destroyed
Vampire youth, raise your cups to the ne'er waning moon,
Let its visage ring true!

To the hearts cold and blue
We're dying each moment, free
We're all animals here
Flesh and blood, bone and dream!

We're just impulses here
Another piece of shit in the storm

Just another piece of shit

From the smelling of things it appears this shit has come to a boil
The night-time we shall rule as our own
While the hollow shall sleep
We shall bark at the moon

In this world of nothing for me
I'd be sooner destroyed
In this world there is nothing for us but the sound (but the sound)

Vampire youth, raise your cups to the ne'er waning moon,
Let its visage ring true!

To the hearts cold and blue
We're dying each moment

We'll never sleep again
We'll be going fucking mad
Sin and hell is all we will ever know
Just another piece of shit!


Lyrics submitted by espguitarist13

"Miasma" as written by David Lock Brian Eschbach

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    General CommentIt's supposed to be about the vile ugliness, selfishness, laziness, and just plain out pieces of shit that humanity really is. They will always sin, they'll always just wanna fuck, get away from their problems like bitches.
    unholy_soldier13on March 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about how Trevor thinks the youth of today feel. I dont think I have to get in detail because he goes into detail in the song.
    I own your headon April 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTrevor explains how our generation seeks to escape sobriety, life, and monotony. This song has a more black metal feel with the whole the violin. Great Riff, one of the best songs. Drums are as complex but still great.
    MyOwnBloodon May 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite song off the new album!
    Prolly why they named the album after it.
    B12on June 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love the breakdown at the end when everything stops for a second and its fucking brutal. they way the exit riff is, it just somehow wraps up the whole concept of the song. its awsome.
    halfpunkhalfjockon July 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentB12 is right, its my Fav song on the album too and deffinately the most powerful and thats why the band undoubtedly named the album after it also i love the fuckin Black metal feel to this song with the giutar riffs fuckin killer!!!!!
    sacrificedon August 01, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Miasma is considered to be a poisonous vapor or mist that is filled with particles from decomposed matter (miasmata) that could cause illnesses and is identifiable by its nasty, foul smell (which, of course, came from the decomposed material)."


    Thats the definition of the word Miasma. Hopefully it will give you a better insight into the song.
    matt55on November 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe first poster had a correct interpretation, but it's notable that Trevor specifies the young and rebellious. The second poster was also correct. as well as the third.
    anarkiskaon March 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe meaning has already been clearly stated. Although their lyrics aren't at their best in this song, the vocals and music alone make it their best song by far. The Black Dahlia Murder is possibly the best band in the genre. Their lyrical style, vocals, and music set them apart from other bands and it's a shame that more people don't know about them. Miasma is their best song on the album...and any album.
    UntilDeathDoUsParton April 07, 2007   Link
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    My OpinionI agree with I Own Your Head, I reckon it's how teens or "Yampire Youth" feel about the world, which is true, hell I'm a teenager and when I heard this song, I was just like...Fuck...YES! It just spoke to me, TBDM are so fucking great, best band around atm.
    BornOfOsirison January 13, 2009   Link

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