Doomsday, the end of the century
In accord with prophecy
Are all your fears and fires and family
Written within the Book of Butchery?

My appetite is endless
The people defenseless
This land is big, this land is bigger
But never as big as the mouth of a singer-oh.

Every morning I listen to confessional
Couldn't give a shit 'bout the bulk of it
Still I keep it professional
Then, as penance, I tell 'em to proselytize
Say: the sun is red, say that I am red
Say: all your bases belong to us

And of doomsday, the end of the century
In accord with prophecy
Put all your fears, your fires, your family
Into the mouth of Final Fantasy

All the bishops will kneel at their alters and sing
And remove their coils, their rings, their jewels
And lay them all down in sacrifice
What of things? What thing? What is this thing?
I've a temper as shiny as any bling!
And all this attention will gain you no favour in paradise

The crack
Where is the crack?
When did I

Then I'll stand alone on a planet with
Nothing left to remember it
I'll try, I'll try, I'll try to prevent it
I'll try, I'll try, but I'll never stop it, no

Muzzle me, muzzle muzzle me
Bind my will and break of me
You try, you try, you try to prevent it
You'll try, you'll try, but you'll never stop it, no

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    General CommentThis is probably the best thing Owen's done so far
    and that all your bases belong to us line just solidifies it
    fishquawkon September 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's good, he's getting a little darker, a little naughtier. It's a very taunting ironic melody it complements the song. Very very good song.
    Soaron September 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe concept of this EP is a map/description of this fictional land "Spectrum" and I think in this song, Owen is just stating that he is the God of this world. He brought about the world, but he will be the one to end it.
    staalkinon September 17, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is one of his bests.
    deniz la maliceon October 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLove the Zero Wing reference. :)
    acoustic429on March 01, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song is just WOW. and I agree with staalkin's interpretation, he is clearly establishing Final Fantasy (i.e., himself) as the creator of Spectrum. gotta love the line "Say: all your base are belong to us" :)
    TheForceOfTragedyon July 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's clear that Owen is the god of Spectrum but he's not singing this song as himself (or himself the god). What I mean that The Butcher isn't (or whoever it is that is singing this song) god. He references "final fantasy" and "the singer" which means he's talking about Owen. However, despite holding power and acting as a kind of judge for Owen, he doesn't have the power to save the world from it's eventual demise.
    ChopperDave13on July 31, 2010   Link

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