One by one, the young will fall, indoctrinating process growing
Some too weak to fight at all, who controls their future?
God above, or God below, questions that no one can answer
Live the truth, or die to know, it's my agnostic vision

Jews killing Muslims, and Christians killing Jews
The circle is unending, and all sides always lose
If faith is blind devotion, then death is the result
When history is rotten, the young and pure grow dead and cold

I don't need a book for saving, fellowship or days of praying
Organizing means dilution, and results in persecution
Through it all I keep a vision, understand what I believe in
Truth is not the faith you follow, it’s far more than you can ever know

Religion, the burden we carry forth
Mankind, addicted, the drug spreads on
Paranoia eats all reason, driving their crusading mission
Zealotry from Rome to Mecca, millions more become infected
God cannot be mass-projected, or beaten out through forced confessions
It’s for all of us to ponder, not for dogma’s chains to hold us down
Wake up, and put the past where it belongs
Just beat them back till they are gone, ‘cause their doctrines lead to misery
They’re prophets preaching fantasy, how can they hold themselves above the rest?
From holy birth to martyr’s death, the moral quest for life beyond
It’s just a pipe dream for the paranoid, the empty words of holy books will mislead all those that read

Buried in the lines of text are the myths that feed their needs
Born from flesh, just like all earth down below
which came from a life form we can never know
Pray for a world that only God above can save?
The church is the reason why they’ve lost their way
Crusades and Inquisitions, holy wars, Jihad
They are the willing victims of a grand facade.

Above it all, the lies are told. The masses follow without question
First to die, or last to go, I know my convictions
Flesh and blood, and spirit life, the trinity of my perception
Dead awake, or sleeping dead, we will find out in the end

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Praise The Lord (opium Of The Masses) song meanings
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    General CommentThis is exactly what he calls it in the song, his agnostic vision. He is asking how there could be any gods if the world is in such a state that it is. There is so much terror, and religion is recruiting the weak that either don't care who they are affiliated with, or that are too stupid to know any better. There are tons of quotes but I don't feel the need to include them because they're, for the most part, obvious. But as far as this song goes I think it fuckin rules. Probably my favorite on the album. I like that it ends with the intro. It's so intense.
    hrehocikjon March 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentPretty much... I don't exactly think he's saying there isn't a God, he's just saying that the people over in the Mideast and such are killing each other over such matters. They're misreading and going blind by the books which are mean't to help them live life. What's happening there is everything that those books want to avoid.. but instead they are killing each other... Opium of the Masses.
    Very good song, I especially love the intro.
    Cowboy from hellon March 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOrganizing means dilution, and results in persecution
    Through it all I keep a vision, understand what I believe in
    Truth is not the faith you follow, it’s far more than you can ever know

    Definitely their best song, great riffs, especially the crunchy, groovy intro, catchy vocal lines, and of course inhuman drumming and screams
    Ddaduttaon June 16, 2007   Link

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