1. Terrible Canyons Of Static [00:00 - 03:34]

2. Atomic Clock [03:34 - 04:43]

3. Chart #3 [04:43 - 07:22]

4. World Police And Friendly Fire [07:22 - 17:10]

5. [...+The Buildings They Are Sleeping Now] [17:10 - 22:35]

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  • +4
    General CommentThis comment may be a little late, but I believe the comment above refers to another song on the album, "Antennas To Heaven."

    Anyway, this could very well be my favourite track on "Lift Your Skinny Fists Like..." The prophetic speach given above with the strings in the background, followed by the very deliberate, yet increasingly intense strings...this is what I truly think Apocolypse will sound like, people.

    (I'm also far too sleep-deprived for my own good and I have little idea of what I'm talking about. Ignore me, please.)
    LMKon January 06, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthat is which the prophet and the oarman summoned has penetrated

    This line is wrong, it is that is which the prophet and the urim and the thummim has penetrated

    magicthighs42on February 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSounds like a born-again Christian talking about the moment they were converted to me. Maybe a slightly mentally unstable born again Christian.

    I love this song
    Yer_Maon June 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm pretty sure the lyric towards the bottom where you have "there will be terror under this day of night" is instead "there will be prayer on your lips day and night".

    Not entirely sure, but pretty sure.
    sloeginfizzleon July 21, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGodspeed You! Black Emporer - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas Into Heaven - Static.

    This is the entire corrected Preacher Speech. I just spent 30mins on this comment!!

    The end of the initial speach is wrong, and I'm not sure if it says 'emotions' or 'motions' in the beginning? You typed 'emotions' but it sounds like 'motions' to me. I also corrected line 15.

    There is only a post here once every seven months so I hope this helps, because it would have saved me some time.

    ... it takes a holy life
    it takes motions
    it takes dedication
    it takes dedication
    it takes a death
    and only god can allow it
    and you couldn't do it if you're not the seed of god
    and so the path through the great corridors
    these are corridors unto his perfection
    that is which the prophet and the The Urim and Thummim has penetrated
    that through this great sea of blackness
    that i penetrated through these corridors
    and i went through that last segment
    where i went through these dark serpentines
    i passed through that corridor
    where they sat
    where they are
    and when you penetrate to the most high god
    you will believe you are mad
    you will believe you've gone insane
    but i tell you if you follow the secret window
    and you die to the ego nature
    you will penetrate this darkness
    oh yes there's many a man or woman
    that's been put in the insane asylum
    when this has happened to them
    and they're sitting there today, people think they're insane
    but they saw something that's real
    and they see it when they're on drugs
    the only thing is they see it
    not through the light of god, and the way i show you
    i show you to see it through the light of god
    and the understanding of god
    because when you see the face of god you will die
    and there will be nothing left of you
    except the god-man, the god-woman
    the heavenly man, the heavenly woman
    the heavenly child
    there will be prayer on your lips day and night
    there will be a song of jubilee waiting for your king
    there will be nothing you will be looking for in this world
    except for your god
    this is all a dream
    a dream in death

    And so I went through that window
    I encountered hell and the greatest serpentines of the highest order
    And I went through that when I showed you chart number 3
    The question is asked in Urim and Thummim concerning the Pit
    This horrible pit of mire and flame
    With the Urim and Thummim you can ask me a question
    If it’s asked from the right being or the right soul
    Out of Urimm and Thummim I can give you unspoken words
    That’s never been spoken it’s not even in the Bible
    Yes, it does clarify what is spoken in the Bible…
    godspee123on August 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song really scares me. I don't know what to think about it, it obviously sounds like someone is giving a speech about a sort of vision they had...
    Possibly talking about an occult ritual of some sort...
    andrizzle fooon April 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt sounds like "Careful with that axe, Eugene" around the 15 or 16 minute mark. Which isn't a bad thing. I think it's about the darker parts of our minds.
    Anderson_Councilon June 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch an eerie song; it gives me the chills around the 6 minute mark.
    skatestocktonon September 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe imagery is at times decidedly and specifically Judaeo-Christian. The urim and thummim he refers to were part of the priestly vestments in the Old Testament which were in some way revelatory, though it does not specifically describe how they reveal God's will. The term God-man, I have also heard used before, but only of Christ. Further, the statement that no man may see the face of God and live is from Exodus, I believe. This guy is definitely not an orthodox Christian, but his imagery is Christian. There is a statment that was left out of these lyrics that comes immediately following the last line that states "I can give you unspoken words, that are not even in the Bible" So as much as I kind of like his depiction of Christianity as an experience that will cause the death of the self and the creation of a new man, I absolutely think he's apostate because of statements like that and a few others in there, as well. It's a magnificent song, though.
    magicthighs42on February 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMovements:

    1. terrible canyons of static [00:00 - 03:34]
    2. atomic clock [03:34 - 04:43]
    3. chart #3 [04:43 - 07:22]
    4. world police and friendly fire [07:22 - 17:10]
    5. [...+the buildings they are sleeping now] [17:10 - 22:35]
    prayingmantis84on March 17, 2007   Link

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