Blasphemy Made Flesh, 1995
Lyrics by Lord Worm
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I've learned to control my thoughts
ever since I recognized the first eavesdropper:
those who listen in on my thoughts,
my logic, my sanity

I cannot let them know I don't know
the verses, or converse in my head:
lash out at future foes,
banter with friends I've not yet met

The psychoaggressive minions of
your lord mock with laugher I can't hear,
with hidden scowls they admonish me

Nothing's sacred, Nothing's safe:
your filthy god is omnipresent,
this undying nonentity that haunts
my every waking dream

They watch me, his mortal flock,
they know me now by sight alone:
my thoughts are too well concealed...
Yet I sense more scrutiny

Fleeting lucidity's too loud for me,
let me be my silent self:
our existences irreconciled

Make them stop! I'm rotting fast...
The answer, painful though it may be,
is change

Alter my outer shell...
The listener's may not, then, know it's me
Open Face Surgery: short of pain
and long on masquerade
Ounce by ounce, lose a little weight
nip here, tuck there... So who needs eyelids?


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    So who needs eyelids?

    Song about people who judge and want to punish for their own ideas, they control the writer's life and the only way to escape is to change himself.

    Ancient Lorcadoon August 19, 2002   Link
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    I'll have to agree.

    This is also one of Cryptopsy's best songs.

    NothingManon November 26, 2004   Link
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    I would say that this chracter is a follower of Satan and must hide himself from God's angels, always seeking to evade their watchful eyes while he commits more crimes and schemes against heaven.

    DakkonRavencrofton April 23, 2006   Link
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    He believes some secret society or cult is spying on him by reading his thoughts, so he tries to control his thoughts to elude them. He discovers it's too late, because this cult has discovered what he looks like, and can track him by sight, so he decides to, well, change his appearance.

    Stabwound666on July 28, 2008   Link

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