"Bathory's Sainthood" as written by and Matthew Krupanski Joshua Latshaw....
Do you feel alive now that you own the dead
Praying on their corpses, their hearts no longer feel
Your sainthood is obvious on every starving face
Your deception's given us a way to separate
The poor from their hate, the rich from the stone
Genuflect away the sins that we've known
Sure one percent rules, but heaven's made of gold
So chalk it up to folly and consequence alone
Do we really want what we really need a bastard messiah
Wrapped up in the dream of patriotic clean white washed desire
And every time the real war's defined, the trenches are filled to hide battle lines
Torches to bridges and bridges to torture
Headlines distort what we see as our borders
And what gives us the right to feed with remorse for a god they created
A god for the poor, for bathory we're bleeding out the devil hicks in angelic shrouds
Blasphemy as speaking out we've asked for it for more of the same
Sad scheme of ghettos created by the power elite, for our minds and souls burning
No longer for freedom invoked just more of the same


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    General Commentfuckin love it, cant wait for the new album
    6 to 8on September 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song starts out sounding pretty different than any other Boy Sets Fire songs that I know of, it's really great, probably my favourite from Live For Today.
    walking-catastropheon September 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentCOuld this EP possibly be any better? i think not. I cant wait for the full length. I think this is the best song i have ever heard. But, in regard to the meaning, i think it is speaking out against the dogma of religion. The bastard messiah phrase obviously refers to jesus. But i dont think the song is anti- god. I think it against playing god, and getting so wrapped up in religion that you feel you know the whims of god(created or real)
    labelxmexpleaseon September 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song seems to be about elizabeth bathory - a countess of transylvania. she was one of the most cruel serial killers who lived in the late 16th, early 17th century. she murdered about 600 innocent young women and bathed in their blood since she thougt that she would regain her beauty through the blood of a young women.
    oliveron March 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI didn't know that about Elizabeth Bathory. Before I heard that, I thought it was a song that was warning people about blindly following a religion. God owns the dead, God separates poor from their hate, and causes rich people to give up their money. God promises riches in heaven, but that does nothing for people on earth. "Blasphemy for speaking out" refers to how the church keeps people from questioning it.
    dandesmeton March 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI went to boysetsfire.com and searched the forums and it seems to be more about the religion thing but the Elizabeth Bathory thing contributes to the meaning of the song as well
    FinchWillKillYouon March 30, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti don't think the bastard messiah line necessarily refers to jesus, although thats what most people would think. i thought i read something somewhere that bastard messiah was making fun of people who thought they were god.
    Orion_in_flameson March 30, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song, i think, is about us invading and 'christianizing' the middle east. especially the lines:

    "wrapped up in the dream of patriotic clean white washed desire/and every time the real wars defined/the trenches are filled to hide battle lines/torches to bridges and bridges to torture/headlines distort what we see as our borders/and what gives us the right to feel with remorse/for a god they created"

    it really, really fits in to what's going on in Iraq right now. being the political band they are this seems to fit real well.
    frikaknoton March 30, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song, i think, is about us invading and 'christianizing' the middle east. especially the lines:

    "wrapped up in the dream of patriotic clean white washed desire/and every time the real wars defined/the trenches are filled to hide battle lines/torches to bridges and bridges to torture/headlines distort what we see as our borders/and what gives us the right to feel with remorse/for a god they created"

    it really, really fits in to what's going on in Iraq right now. being the political band they are this seems to fit real well.
    frikaknoton March 30, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about the war against terror, i know cause nathan said so when i last saw them. not religion or that elizabeth
    goodoljoshbsfon April 07, 2003   Link

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