Behind your facade hides an indomitable
lust for power and tyranny
Taking advantage of your pendencies

Fear is the doom, doom of us all
Instead of exterminating the weed
We allow it to overgrow our function

All means are justified for the "djihad fi sabil Allah"

I embrace you, accept my soul
I shall make my life subordinate to you
Live like your rules and laws prescribe
and follow you wherever I go

Follow in the cry

Hang this heretic who's indulged in unchaste thoughts
Silence him such as the laws of the vellums prescribe
Pusillanimous massacres the order of the day
On behalf of power-hungry fundamentalists

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    General CommentRagebox, you are totally right on.

    This song is another song from Mark's Embrace that Smothers and like other songs from this serie it critizes religion.

    The first paragraph basically says that organised religion seems nice and all, but actually is a kind of tyranny, which abuses his power and uses us (the fundamentalists in this case) as tools for its crimes.

    The second paragraphs tries to explain what fundamentalistic people actually think.. why they think like they do..
    It's because they fear (and fear is the doom, doom of us all :P) They are brainwashed, they allowed their relgion to brainwash them :/

    Then the rest of the song basically parodies on the fundamentalists.. illustrating how they think, how sick their thoughts are..

    The last two lines conclude the song by saying "here you go, another couple of hunderd victims on behave of the fundamentalist"
    SnowballInExtremumon April 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJust to add, "fi sabil Allah" means "for the sake of God" in Arabic. Very interesting song, I like it.
    Dark Laithon January 11, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe meaning does relate with Islamic fundamentalism, but on a sidenote, it's not fear that rules the fundamentalists, it's their leader who makes up stuff to have people do as they bid and have their own heaven on earth recklessly and selfishly. If only people thought for themselves...
    dark ivoryon February 27, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Hang this heretic who's indulged in unchaste thoughts
    Silence him such as the laws of the vellums prescribe"

    That means that because their are certain peoples in the song who have a different religion, they should be killed, wich is decreted in a religion.
    NeonsOfMe91on January 18, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAccording to an interview with the band: "Follow in the Cry is a critical utterance against fundamentalism. Especially the fundamentalism of the Arabic world."
    Rageboxon July 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commentpoetic.... awesome.... incredible!!!
    leffertian_gwydionon November 07, 2004   Link

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