Wherever you go I will be carcass
Whatever you see will be rotting flesh
Humanity recovered glittering etiquette
Answers her crimes with Mausoleum rent

Regained your self-control
And regained your self-esteem
And blind your success inspires
And analyse, despise and scrutinise
Never knowing what you hoped for
And safe and warm but life is so silent
For the victims who have no speech
In their shapeless guilty remorse
Obliterates your meaning
Obliterates your meaning
Obliterates your meaning
Your meaning, your meaning

No birds, no birds
The sky is swollen black
No birds, no birds
Holy mass of dead insect

Come and walk down memory lane
No one sees a thing but they can pretend
Life eternal scorched grass and trees
For your love nature has hemorrhaged

Regained your self-control
And regained your self-esteem
And blind your success inspires
And analyse, despise and scrutinise
Never knowing what you hoped for
And safe and warm but life is so silent
For the victims who have no speech
In their shapeless guilty remorse
Obliterates your meaning
Obliterates your meaning
Obliterates your meaning
Your meaning, your meaning

No birds, no birds
The sky is swollen black
No birds, no birds
Holy mass of dead insect

And life can be as important as death
But so mediocre when there's no air, no light and no hope
Prejudice burns brighter when it's all we have to burn
The world lances youth's lamblike winter, winter


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Mausoleum Lyrics as written by Edwards Bradfield

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  • +3
    General Comment

    Gotta love how he sings the whole "Regained your self-control... your meaning, your meaning" bit in only one breath. Adds a lot to the lyrics which are powerful on their own anyway.

    ShakerMaker1994on January 17, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    'Come and walk down memory lane No one sees a thing but they can pretend'

    This is a simultaneous reference to the way the holocaust is treated like entertainment on TV ('memory lane',- it sounds like pleasant nostalgia!) and the sheer idiotic blindness of a holocaust denier.

    jeffjeffjeffon November 09, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    "The world lances youth's lamb-like winter, winter"

    Such a creepy statement... what does it mean?

    Marquezon January 09, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Marquez: I've been wondering the same thing.

    Anyone?

    filedon March 27, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    "Regained your self-control And regained your self-esteem And blind your success inspires" - How Germany has recovered from ww2 to become this great economic power

    "For your love nature has haemorrhaged" - The Nazi's actions have scarred the earth

    "Prejudice burns brighter when it's all we have to burn" - As said earlier, about how the Nazi's could thrive in the Weimar republic because of the poverty

    darylcon March 22, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I have thought about the last line for quite some time and i think i pretty much understand it (in my way anyways) but i will try to explain as much as i can

    So i think winter in the last line can be a metaphor of a real tragic winter scene (wether in the concentration camps or just in reality) and the fact that cold can kill,cold inside also can kill Anyways back to the line i think the term "youth's lamb" means the innocent part of everybody's youth,the part that we all hate to refer to because its long gone and the filthiness of the world has gotten in our throats also! So i think it means that "The World" (aka the brutal,dirty hopeless place filled with broken dreams) is stabbing the innocence with a lance (lambs grow just to get beheaded by their assumed friends) just like winter sucked the life out of its victims and finally killing the person who held most dearly to his possessions wether they were their life through war or simply their innocence . Sorry if this means nothing but thats how i interpret that line.

    nava115370on November 22, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Sister song to the intense humming of evil - originally to be called no birds, after a visit to the extermination camp of Dacau. even when birds are considered as bringers of doom, the concentration camp of dacau is devoid of the birds, almost in knowing of the horror that took place there. Listen the the ending of the song, up loud in your headphones, and you realise how incredible this song is musically!

    matt675on December 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Erm, sorry about that last 1: i really shouldn't write after i've been drinking! the camp was called Dachau not Dacau. And looks like i got this one confused with archives of pain when i'm going on about the ending. but still a fantastic song!

    matt675on December 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    'Prejudice burns brighter when it's all we have to burn' That's about how most Germans could swallow Hitler's lies about Jews because they were in a bad state economically. Poverty is a golden oppourtunity for fascists.

    my nothingon May 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation

    Seems to me like there's an auto-biographical element in the refrain in terms of writing lyrics, or generally creating art in order to make a point;

    "Regained your self-control And regained your self-esteem And blind your success inspires And analyse, despise and scrutinise"

    A manic-depressive interpretation. Depression causes severe writer's block; mania regains the sharpness of wit and ability to write. 'Blind' is significant; although the artist can try to shed light on their subject, they cannot know them and describe their experience entirely, or in any real sense, at all; only their own interpretation and not the truth.

    "Never knowing what you hoped for And safe and warm..."

    Sometimes writing aimlessly, or writing upon subjects so grandiose that your work could never have any impact but you still believe that some good may come of it. It's just a bunch of words; how could you have hoped to have an effect upon [x]? No, the artist is removed, can't express the truth, merely observes it, safe and warm.

    "...but life is so silent For the victims who have no speech In their shapeless guilty remorse Obliterates your meaning"

    The people who lived what you're trying to expose; they should be telling this story, but they have no voice in the wider world, no means or ability to express their experience but seeing and knowing of the tragedies you're writing about nullifies and makes redundant your work. No matter how harsh and tragic your words are, they will only ever be words and the horrors faced by those who lived through the events you describe obliterates any deeper meaning you tried to contain in those words.

    kanpedon December 20, 2012   Link

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